The first GTA 6 trailer is now available. Rockstar Games originally wanted to release the trailer on Tuesday at 3 p.m. German time. Due to leaks, the development studio decided to put the trailer online on Tuesday night at 1 a.m. German time.
The trailer is titled “Grand Theft Auto VI Trailer 1” and has already been viewed over 47 million times on YouTube. The song “Love Is A Long Road” by Tom Petty from 1989 plays in the background.
There is a small dampener in the joy surrounding the first trailer: it reveals that the game will not be released until 2025. When exactly remains a mystery.
Also for which platforms the game will be available at launch. However, Take-Two’s press release for the trailer explains that the game will be released for Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. This makes it seem unlikely that GTA 6 will be released for the PC at the same time. Like other Rockstar games in the past (such as GTA 5 or Red Dead Redemption 2), the PC version will probably follow at a later date.
The most important (some new) findings from the trailer summarized:
There will be a female main character, but she has a male partner. It remains to be seen whether both characters will be playable. In a short scene, the couple can be seen during a robbery, which is reminiscent of the game mechanics of the robberies in GTA 5.
GTA 6 will offer even more realistic graphics than its predecessor. However, it is not clear from the trailer whether in-game graphics can actually be seen in all scenes.
Vice City is confirmed as a location, but there are also other locations in the Florida setting. The state is named “Leonida” in the game and is described in the press release as follows: “Grand Theft Auto VI takes you to the state of Leonida, home to the neon-soaked streets of Vice City and beyond, and is the largest and most intense evolution yet the Grand Theft Auto series.”
Things are pretty wicked in the state of Leonida and gang crime seems to play an important role in the story of GTA 6.
The release of GTA 6 is not planned until 2025. In spring, summer, autumn or winter 2025? That remains open.