Rockstar Games, the acclaimed video game developer behind the Grand Theft Auto franchise, has announced that it will release the first gameplay trailer for the highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto VI (GTA VI) in early December. The announcement came as part of the company’s 25th anniversary celebration, including a retrospective video showcasing its history and achievements.
GTA VI is one of the most awaited games of the decade, as fans have been eagerly anticipating the follow-up to GTA V, which was released in 2013 and became the second best-selling video game of all time, with over 185 million copies sold. Rockstar Games confirmed the company was working on the next Grand Theft Auto in February 2022, but did not reveal any details about the game’s setting, story, or release date.
However, some information about GTA VI was leaked online in September 2022, when a hacker accessed and uploaded confidential data from Rockstar’s systems, including early development footage for the game. The leak showed a modern-day Vice City setting and featured two playable protagonists, Jason and Lucia, who appeared to be involved in a Bonnie and Clyde-style crime spree. Rockstar Games expressed disappointment over the leak and assured fans that it would properly introduce the game when it was ready.
The upcoming gameplay trailer will reveal more details about GTA VI, such as its graphics, mechanics, features, and modes. Fans are hoping that the game will take advantage of the latest console and PC hardware, which can support higher resolutions, frame rates, and ray-tracing effects. GTA V has been continuously updated and ported to different platforms over the years and received its final version for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S in March 2022, which added ray-traced reflections and shadows.
Rockstar Games has not announced a release date for GTA VI, but some analysts predict that it will not launch any time soon, due to the challenges and delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the high expectations and standards of the developer and the fans. GTA VI will be the first new entry in the main series in over 10 years, and will likely set new records and benchmarks for the video game industry.
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