After years of speculation and anticipation, Rockstar Games has finally announced the premiere date for the first Grand Theft Auto VI trailer. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 5th at 9AM Eastern Time, when fans will get their first official look at GTA 6 gameplay and story details.
Publisher Rockstar confirmed the news via Twitter last week, building major hype for what may shape up to be one of the biggest entertainment launches ever. The GTA franchise has amassed well over 300 million sales to date, with the last major entry, GTA V, recognized as the most financially successful media title in history with over $6 billion in revenue.
While concrete details remain scarce ahead of the trailer reveal, gamers expect GTA VI to push boundaries once again with its immersive open world and sandbox structure. Rumors suggest the newest installment may feature an evolving story set across multiple cities with playable protagonists of different backgrounds.
Notable video game analyst Michael Pachter theorized we may see a fictionalized Miami setting for GTA VI, which lines up with alleged leaked footage from Rockstar insiders. “Vice City certainly seems possible,” said Pachter. “Rockstar has the budget to build a truly staggering recreation of the Miami landscape, culture, and criminal underworld.”
Other experts predict GTA VI may tap into ethical themes around crime in America, continuing a tradition of social commentary commonly associated with the mega-franchise. Longtime fans hope for a return of the over-the-top humor, action set pieces, and eclectic soundtrack as well.
While plot details remain unknown, the power and scale of new console generation technology promises to deliver an unprecedented level of realism and detail. Early rumors pointed to a 2024 or 2025 release date for GTA VI, but pandemic-related delays may push production further out.
Stay tuned on Tuesday as we provide live coverage and analysis of the first GTA VI trailer. Will it live up to years of sky-high anticipation? Check back here on release day for our trailer breakdown and early review impressions.