GTA 6 Release Date: Rockstar Games has officially unveiled the much-anticipated Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer, affirming earlier leaks and disclosing a release date set for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S in 2025.
The trailer for GTA 6 unexpectedly surfaced on Tuesday, preceding its scheduled release time, purportedly due to a leak on the social media platform X (formerly Twitter). As anticipated, the trailer swiftly gained traction on YouTube, amassing over 11 million views within the initial 2-hour window after its posting on the official Rockstar Games channel.
In alignment with the prevailing leaks surrounding the open-world game, the GTA 6 trailer provides validation. A subsequent press release from Rockstar Games confirmed the game’s availability on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S in 2025. Regrettably, there was no update on a potential release for PC, leaving PC gaming enthusiasts disheartened.
Addressing the leaked trailer on X, Rockstar Games stated, “Our trailer has leaked, so please watch the real thing on YouTube.”
The GTA 6 trailer introduces Lucia, the franchise’s inaugural female protagonist, initially portrayed in a prison setting. Subsequently, Lucia and her boyfriend are depicted executing heists reminiscent of Bonnie and Clyde in the vibrant backdrop of Vice City.
Rockstar Games declared in a statement, “Grand Theft Auto VI ventures into the state of Leonida, featuring the neon-drenched streets of Vice City and beyond, marking the most substantial and immersive evolution in the Grand Theft Auto series.”
Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games, foresees GTA 6 to generate $8 billion in net bookings by 2025, as reported by Bloomberg. Notably, the Grand Theft Auto series, originating in 1997, has surpassed 400 million units in sales to date, with the last release in 2013. The prolonged hiatus between GTA 5 and GTA 6, spanning over a decade, has heightened anticipation among the game’s devoted fanbase.
GTA 5 holds the distinction of being the second best-selling video game globally, with over 190 million copies sold. It trails only Microsoft’s Minecraft, which has exceeded 300 million copies in sales, according to data cited by CNBC.