Updated: ‘Grand Theft Auto VI’ Trailer Arrives in December

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Rockstar Games’ “Grand Theft Auto VI” has been at the top of anticipated video game lists, and we might finally be close to something substantial.

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Published on Nov 8, 2023

Rockstar Games intends to announce “Grand Theft Auto VI” — the newest installment to its immensely popular franchise — as early as this week, reports Bloomberg. The announcement could be followed by a trailer release next month, since December marks Rockstar’s 25th anniversary.

The report was later confirmed by Rockstar Games president Sam Houser. “We are very excited to let you know that in early December, we will release the first trailer for the next Grand Theft Auto,” read the post.

The company first confirmed working on “GTA VI” through a post published in early 2022, claiming that active development for the next entry is “well underway.” While remaining tight-lipped, the studio has since suffered from a massive hack last year when nearly 100 videos totaling 50 minutes of “GTA VI” footage were leaked online — which Rockstar later confirmed was authentic footage. Two UK teenagers were found guilty by a London jury earlier this year.

A Bloomberg report previously claimed that the game would feature a female protagonist (a first for the series) in a fictionalized version of Miami — similar in setting to 2002’s “GTA: Vice City.” It added that there will be two protagonists, influenced by Bonnie and Clyde.

“Grand Theft Auto V” turned 10 earlier this year, and the prospects of a successor to the unparalleled video game have always excited enthusiasts. The game has sold more than 185 million copies to date and is still generating millions through micro-transactions. The studio has undergone a transformation since the last “GTA” release, with changes in the work environment and the exit of senior leaders.

While “Grand Theft Auto VI” does not have a concrete release date, industry insiders have previously predicted a spring 2025 release window. Take-Two has also hinted that a release is unlikely until mid-2024 or early 2025. ❑

Update: The article was updated with the official statement from Rockstar Games president Sam Houser regarding the trailer release date.