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Rockstar Games has decided to release its highly anticipated GTA 6 announcement trailer a day earlier than expected after the clip was recently leaked through X (formerly Twitter). In addition to giving fans a glimpse of the upcoming game’s two main protagonists, it also gave the community a look at the sixth mainline installment’s launch window, currently slated for 2025, barring any unforeseen setbacks.
Though the GTA 6 release date is still excruciatingly far off, there’s still plenty to digest with the surprise trailer drop, which you’ll be able to check out below. Rockstar Games will likely provide more details closer to its launch, such as confirmation on its PS4 and Xbox One compatibility, though you’re in for a slightly long wait with the game only set to release after two years.
As many had previously predicted, the game’s setting will take place in the ever-popular metropolis of Vice City, Tommy Vercetti’s former playground, albeit with a modern twist. Several scenes showcased throughout the short clip also gave viewers a look at many eccentric characters you’ll meet at certain points in your chaotic story, including several social media influencers and a dual-hammer-wielding grandma.
Of course, the most important aspect of the GTA 6 announcement trailer was the revelation of the two central players’ identities. Despite specific details on their origin stories remaining scarce, a brief soundbite at the beginning of the video revealed the female lead character’s name as Lucia, the first female protagonist in the series’ history. Unfortunately, the development team has yet to announce the male protagonist’s name, so you’ll have to stay tuned for more updates in the meantime.
While you wait for additional information, check out our pages on GTA 6’s PS5 exclusivity and GTA 6’s crossplay and cross-platform functionality. You can also take a look at our comprehensive GTA 6 iceberg piece if you want to learn more about the lead-up to the surprise announcement trailer drop.