Less than a week ago, Rockstar excited the whole internet with a simple announcement: Grand Theft Auto is officially returning, and the first trailer will be released on December 5. Unfortunately for Rockstar, the announcement trailer leaked barely one hour ago on social media. Fortunately for fans, the company chose to pull the trigger early, as the official Grand Theft Auto VI premiere trailer has been released. You can watch it below.
Before uploading the trailer, Rockstar simply stated, "Our trailer has leaked, so please watch the real thing on YouTube," taking the wind out of those who were attempting to disseminate the leaked footage.
Rockstar is returning gamers to the fictitious panoramas of Vice City with its edition, as several leaks have hinted for years. It's been nearly 20 years since Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was published, and based on what the company showed off in its video today, the city renovations in GTA VI will be much bigger than what San Andreas received in GTA V.
While not precisely gameplay, this appears to be in-engine produced video of GTA VI, displaying a significant graphic improvement over what the team achieved with Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018. Dual protagonists appear to be confirmed as well, perhaps paving the path for a Bonnie and Clyde-style plot.
If Rockstar can avoid delays, Grand Theft Auto VI will be released in 2025. Platforms have not yet been disclosed, although it is safe to presume that it will be available on day one for Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 platforms. A PC version is also expected, but based on prior Rockstar releases, it may not be released alongside the current-gen platforms.