It comes a decade after the release of GTA V.
The gaming community is going wild with anticipation as Rockstar Games announces that the trailer for the much-awaited Grand Theft Auto VI (GTA 6) will be dropping in early December.
The exciting announcement comes as a significant update since the release of GTA V a decade ago, marking a new era for the iconic gaming franchise. GTA VI is said to be set in a fictional version of Miami and features two main protagonists, a man and a woman.
The fifth title in the series holds the distinction of being the second highest-selling video game of all time, trailing only behind Minecraft, with sales surpassing 185 million copies. Rockstar Games, on the cusp of its 25th anniversary, has strategically timed the release of the latest edition in celebration of its legacy.
Sam Houser, the President of Rockstar Games, expressed his excitement on social media, stating, "We are very excited to let you know that in early December, we will release the first trailer for the next Grand Theft Auto. We look forward to many more years of sharing these experiences with all of you."
"Next month marks the 25th anniversary of Rockstar Games," Houser added. "Thanks to the incredible support of our players worldwide, we have had the opportunity to create games we are truly passionate about.
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"In 1998, Rockstar Games was founded on the idea that video games could come to be as essential to culture as any other form of entertainment, and we hope that we have created games you love in our efforts to be part of that evolution."
We are very excited to let you know that in early December, we will release the first trailer for the next Grand Theft Auto. We look forward to many more years of sharing these experiences with all of you.— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) November 8, 2023
The announcement post quickly became a sensation, setting a new record as the most-viewed gaming tweet in history, with over 143.6 million views and 1.4 million likes. The gaming community's response has been hugely positive, with fans expressing their excitement and speculating about the upcoming trailer's content.
“WE LIVED LONG ENOUGH TO SEE THE GTA 6 ROLLOUT,” one fan commented.
Another added, “Gonna be the most watched trailer of all time.”
The Game Awards on December 7th is speculated to be the platform for the trailer's debut, aligning with Rockstar's history of making significant announcements during high-profile events.
Since the groundbreaking release of GTA III in 2001, the series has been a staple in the gaming industry, with over 405 million units shipped worldwide.