The first trailer for Grand Theft Auto VI has been officially released early after Rockstar reacted to a leak late last night on Twitter. You can watch the full GTA 6 trailer now, with character and story reveals, and the confirmation of a 2025 release window for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.
Grand Theft Auto VI takes us all back to Vice City for another crime story. The trailer introduces us to Lucia, the series’ first female protagonist, as well an as-yet-unnamed male counterpart. Lucia seemingly starts off the game getting out of prison after a bit of “bad luck”
It’s clearly a modern day setting in the fictionalised state of Leonida, with a handful of things like social media shown in the trailer, but that won’t stop there being plenty of iconic classic cars and inspirations from the breadth of American culture in the South East of the country and Florida in particular. From packed beaches to going across the swamps on hover craft, and partying at the tops of skyscrapers, there’s also jokes thrown into the trailer about battling crocodiles in back garden swimming pools, “Floridaman” antics – Leonidaman in the game – and plenty more.
It’s a compelling setting, and within that, our two protagonists are trying to carve out a new crime-filled life for themselves amidst the chaos. Theirs looks to be a modern day Bonnie and Clyde kind of deal.
There’s a good long while still to go before the game’s release, with the trailer confirming that we definitely won’t see GTA 6 coming out before 2025.
There’s naturally been a huge and growing amount of hype and excitement for Grand Theft Auto VI, as fans wait for a full sequel to the last game, which first came out in 2013. GTA 5 has been a cornerstone of gaming ever since then, thanks to the wild popularity of GTA Online’s sprawl of game modes and options. It’s this that has continuously filled Take Two’s coffers each quarter, and the main reason why GTA 5 wasn’t just ported from PS3 and Xbox 360 to PS4 and Xbox One, but also had a PS5 and Xbox Series X|S release as well.