The GTA series’ sixth main game has been ten years in the making, but now that a trailer has been revealed, the wait is over.
It tells the story of a romance and criminality between Lucia, the first female protagonist, and an unidentified male lead set in Miami-inspired Vice City.
After it was leaked online, the trailer was posted by the developer fifteen hours ahead of schedule.
As the trailer suggests a 2025 release window, gamers will still have to wait.
It’s going to be the follow-up to 2013’s massive blockbuster GTA V, which went on to become the second-best-selling video game ever, right after Minecraft.
The last ten years have seen an almost constant stream of GTA VI leaks and rumours.
In November, the revelation that a trailer would be released—an announcement of an announcement, if you will—was enough to make headlines across the world as eager gamers searched for any details about the next game.
GTA was initially created in Dundee in 1997 by DMA Design, which subsequently changed its name to Rockstar. The game has been both critically and economically successful, as well as contentious.
The vicious nature of the original game even prompted questions in the House of Lords.
The teaser features scenes of people having fun on boats, racing vehicles, and a man removing an alligator from a swimming pool.
The chairman of gaming media company Network N, James Binns, claimed that the reason the new game has taken so long to release might be attributed to Grand Theft Auto V’s enormous popularity, having sold 190 million copies globally.
“It’s one of the biggest games in the world and it’s kept alive now by GTA Online, an online game where you rob banks and build gangs,” he stated.
This indicates that it’s now topping the play charts for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation most weeks.
“It will have an epic scope because they invested more than $1 billion in it… The most costly game ever produced will be this one.
Sam Houser, the president of the massive gaming company, previously stated that the trailer’s December release was meant to mark the company’s 25th anniversary.
Separately, Rockstar announced a partnership with Netflix to add many of their games to the streaming behemoth’s game library.