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GTA VI: all the news on Rockstar’s next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series

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It’s been a decade and two console generations since the release of GTA V. But that time’s over. Rockstar announced that it would reveal the game’s first trailer on Tuesday, December 5th, 2023, at 6AM PT / 9AM ET. Unfortunately, an early leak prompted the company to release the trailer more than half a day earlier than planned, revealing Grand Theft Auto VI will bring the series back to Vice City, and it showed off a new protagonist, Lucia.

Though Rockstar Games has kept mum on what to expect from the next installment in the series, we do have a bit of an idea of what the game looks like thanks to a hacker leaking 90 videos’ worth of material. In 2022, Arion Kurtaj — a member of the Lapsus$ hacker ring — leaked the videos, and in 2023, a London jury found him responsible for the act.

There have also been unconfirmed reports of another, more recent GTA VI leak in the days before the trailer’s world premiere, showing off a bit of the game’s map that allegedly came from a Rockstar employee’s kid.

  • Ash Parrish

    Two hours ago

    Ash Parrish

    Y’all really liked that trailer, huh?

    The reveal of GTA VI was always going to be a moment. The events preceding the game’s initial reveal were, itself, a moment when the trailer got leaked, forcing Rockstar to release it earlier than intended.

    In the 48-ish hours since then, the debut trailer for GTA VI has already eclipsed the first trailer of its predecessor, amassing more views in that short time than the GTA V trailer could get in 10 years.


    Screenshot of YouTube thumbnail featuring the view number for the GTA V trailer which is 101 million views.


    Image: The Verge / YouTube
  • Jay Peters

    Two hours ago

    Jay Peters

    Digital Foundry posted a nearly 37-minute analysis of the GTA VI trailer.

    I expected nothing less, even though the actual trailer is only 90 seconds long. The trailer looks great, and good news: Digital Foundry is “inclined to believe” that the footage “is representative of the actual game,” Digital Foundry’s Richard Leadbetter writes in a written analysis.

  • The GTA VI trailer is already breaking viewership records on YouTube.

    Despite Rockstar releasing the GTA VI trailer early following a leak, it still managed to rake in 72 million views and counting. PC Gamer points out this makes it the most-viewed non-music video on YouTube in the 24 hours following its release — a record previously held by MrBeast.

    It’s also getting close to dethroning BTS’s “Dynamite” music video, which currently holds the record for getting the most views on all of YouTube in 24 hours.

  • GTA VI isn’t launching on PC.

    According to Rockstar’s press release for the just-released Grand Theft Auto VI trailer, the game will launch on PS5 and Xbox Series X / S in 2025 — PC isn’t a listed platform.

    Unfortunately, the absence of PC isn’t too surprising, given that the PC version of GTA V was released more than a year and a half after the game first came out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Seems like we might be waiting awhile for GTA VI on PC, too.

  • The first GTA VI trailer is here

    Less than a day before Rockstar was set to debut GTA VI’s first trailer, a now-suspended account posted the trailer on X (formerly Twitter). Though the GTA VI trailer was scheduled to premiere Tuesday, December 5th at 9AM ET, Rockstar quickly responded by publishing the trailer in full on its official YouTube channel.

    The trailer confirms many little details that have slowly come out about GTA VI over the last two years, including the Vice City setting and that the game would star the series’s first female protagonist with Bonnie and Clyde-inspired story elements. The trailer says GTA VI is set for release in 2025, and in a press release published later on Monday, Rockstar specified that the game is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X / S that year.

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  • This is where you can watch the first GTA VI trailer tomorrow.

    We knew the time, and now we know the place. Rockstar Games has published the YouTube link where it will premiere Trailer 1 for the next Grand Theft Auto game on Tuesday, December 5th, at 9AM ET. Wario64 notes that the clip should be 91 seconds long.

  • Speak softly, then drop a hype-ass trailer.

    We knew it was coming. Then Rockstar confirmed it was coming. Now it’s telling us exactly when — Tuesday, December 5th at 9 AM Eastern.

    You know, it.

    The GTA VI trailer.

    Though a short blog post with just an image and the date and time information doesn’t seem like the most exciting of teases, it is in line with Rockstar’s penchant for understated announcement schemes.

    Image: Rockstar Games
  • Grand Theft Auto VI’s first trailer will debut in December

    GTA V trunk
    Image: Rockstar

    It’s finally happening: Rockstar Games has officially revealed that the next chapter of the Grand Theft Auto franchise will get a trailer next month. Likely to be called GTA VI, the new game is expected to feature the series’ first female protagonist, influenced by Bonnie and Clyde. GTA VI will also reportedly be set in a fictionalized version of Miami, just like 2002’s GTA: Vice City.

    After reports of a GTA VI reveal this week, Rockstar Games took to X (formerly Twitter) today to officially announce that a trailer “for the next Grand Theft Auto” is coming in early December.

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  • Emma Roth

    Sep 19, 2022

    Emma Roth

    Rockstar confirms hack, says work on GTA VI will ‘continue as planned’

    An image showing palm trees in Grand Theft Auto V.
    Image: Rockstar

    Rockstar has confirmed the Grand Theft Auto VI footage leaked online over the weekend was stolen from its network. The user who posted the gameplay, “teapotuberhacker,” claims they also carried out an attack on Uber that occurred last week, but it’s still unclear whether they’re actually connected.

    “We recently suffered a network intrusion in which an unauthorized third party illegally accessed and downloaded confidential information from our systems, including early development footage for the next Grand Theft Auto,” Rockstar says on Twitter. “We are extremely disappointed to have any details of our next game shared with you all in this way. Our work on the next Grand Theft Auto game will continue as planned and we remain as committed as ever to delivering an experience to you, our players, that truly exceeds your expectations.”

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  • Tom Warren

    Sep 18, 2022

    Tom Warren

    GTA 6 gameplay leaks online in 90 videos

    GTA V was released almost nine years ago.
    GTA V was released almost nine years ago.
    Image: Rockstar

    Footage of Grand Theft Auto VI, Rockstar’s next entry in its open-world franchise, has leaked online. PC Gamer reports that a user on the GTA Forums has posted a 3GB file full of 90 videos of GTA VI footage. It’s not exactly clear how the footage was obtained, but the “teapotuberhacker” poster claims to be behind the unrelated Uber hack late last week, and says they may “leak more data soon” including GTA V and GTA VI source code, assets, and testing builds.

    The massive leak lines up with some earlier reporting on GTA VI, showing a female playable character in some clips. Bloomberg reported earlier this year that GTA VI would include a female protagonist influenced by Bonnie and Clyde. Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier says he has verified the leak is real through sources at Rockstar Games.

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  • Jon Porter

    Jul 27, 2022

    Jon Porter

    GTA VI could finally let you blow up Miami as a woman in 2024

    GTA V was released almost nine years ago.
    GTA V was released almost nine years ago.
    Image: Rockstar

    Grand Theft Auto VI, the next entry in Rockstar’s blockbuster open-world franchise, will reportedly be the first to let you play as a female character in its story mode. That’s according to a new report from Bloomberg, which just published a lengthy feature on the game’s development. The report also includes new details on the game’s release, which sources suggest is likely to be at least two years away.

    Rockstar has reportedly made efforts to overhaul its internal culture ever since the release of its last major title, 2018’s Red Dead Redemption 2, was marred by reports of poor working conditions at the studio. According to Bloomberg, morale at the company has improved significantly since then, and the development of GTA VI is being managed in such a way so as to minimize the crunch that employees experienced during the development of previous titles.

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  • Jon Porter

    Feb 4, 2022

    Jon Porter

    Rockstar finally confirms it’s working on the next Grand Theft Auto

    GTA5’s Michael De Santa.
    GTA5’s Michael De Santa.
    Image: Rockstar Games

    A new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is in active development, Rockstar Games has confirmed. “We are pleased to confirm that active development for the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway,” the company wrote in a post on its website. In the more immediate future, GTAV and Grand Theft Auto Online will release on PS5 and Xbox Series X and S on March 15th.

    The popularity — and profitability — of GTAV’s online component has meant that there’s been an unusually long wait for a sequel. The game originally released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2013, over eight years ago. In contrast, GTAV released a little over five years after 2008’s GTAIV. “With the unprecedented longevity of GTAV, we know many of you have been asking us about a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series,” Rockstar Games writes. “With every new project we embark on, our goal is always to significantly move beyond what we have previously delivered.”

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