All about GTA VI trailer leak

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Announced for Tuesday, 2 p.m. GMT, the trailer was “incidentally” leaked earlier, a leak that forced Rockstar Games to officially release the trailer ahead of schedule, already viewed 100 million times, unleashing the gaming community video which floods social networks with comments between disappointment, frustration and enthusiasm.

Fans around the world flocked to the first trailer on Monday for Grand Theft Auto VI , the most anticipated game of the decade, which will be released in 2025. This first glimpse of the next installment in the successful series, revealed by Rockstar Games, follows years of speculation about the setting, characters and atmosphere from GTA VI .

Where it happens ?

The action takes place in Vice City, the “city of crime” with its neon lights and his dangerous life nocturnal, packed with breathtaking detail — a major improvement over the graphics of GTA V , released 10 years ago. It is a fictionalized version of Miami, Florida, where the 2002 opus Grand Theft Auto: Vice City took place .

Set to the backdrop of Tom Petty’s Love is a Long Road  , the video contains everything gamers everywhere have come to love — or hate — about GTA: wild car chases , scantily clad women, and plenty of winks eye to the culture of social networks . Sam Houser, founder of Rockstar, said that GTA VI ” continues [its] efforts to push the boundaries of what is possible in matter of highly immersive and story-driven open-world experiences .”

 

What’s changing in GTA VI?

For the first time, one of the main characters will be a woman . At the center of the trailer is Lucia, in an orange inmate jumpsuit, in what appears to be a prison. We then see her with a man, referred to as Jason by the media. The duo, masked, entered stores and fled car to escape his pursuers, in a “Bonnie and Clyde” style run.

The introduction of the character Lucia follows decades of criticism against Rockstar over the depiction of women in its games, particularly their lack of autonomy and the violence and denigration they experience. “ It’s a decision that deserves to be highlighted, and one that other gaming companies have not taken in the past ,” Esther told AFP. Wright, games historian at Cardiff University. That said, the game looks like the GTA that people know and love… It remains very comfortably within Rockstar’s habits. We’ll have to wait and see if the attachment to the GTA brand and player expectations leave enough space to engage with a different perspective . ”

When, who and how to play GTA VI?

While players were excited by what they saw of GTA VI , they were somewhat frustrated by the announced release date: 2025. The game will be released on Sony’s PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X and Series S consoles. Of Microsoft. No PC version was mentioned.

 

How did GTA fans react?

The trailer has quickly become one of the hottest topics on the social networks. “ I got goosebumps ,” commented @sachinbhujel909 on YoutubeWe have all waited a good part of our lives…RIP to those who never got to see this .” In the space of eleven hours, the trailer was viewed more than 57 million times on YouTube [editor’s note: 100 million, at the time of writing]. Some are betting that she can break the record for the number of views in 24 hours, more than 100 million for the music video for Butter  by K-pop superstars BTS.

 

Some joked about the fate of the leakers and how Rockstar — known for its secrecy — might punish them. Like this image shared by @vidsthatgohard, which shows an explosion in a house, with this caption: “ NOOOOO, they got the GTA leaker”.

 

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