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Rockstar’s new crime epic finally comes out of hiding
Rockstar Games has released the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto 6 on Monday — earlier than expected — officially revealing the next entry in the open-world crime franchise after years of anticipation. GTA 6 is the first brand-new Grand Theft Auto game in more than a decade, and expectations are high — GTA 6’s predecessor, Grand Theft Auto 5, has sold more than 190 million copies since its debut in 2013.
GTA 6’s debut trailer shows off its dual protagonists Jason and Lucia chasing a different style of American dream in Vice City — the Grand Theft Auto version of Miami, Florida — and locations beyond. Vice City is a location familiar to GTA fans, but it looks radically different in GTA 6; this time, players will commit heists, hijackings, and hijinks in a modern-day context, not the stylized 1980s version of Vice City explored in two previous Grand Theft Auto games.
In addition to first official gameplay footage, the debut trailer for Grand Theft Auto 6 also includes a release date/window for the game: 2025. Rockstar did not reveal which platforms Grand Theft Auto 6 is coming to, however.
GTA 6 will be the first GTA game that Sam Houser releases without his brother and Rockstar co-founder, Dan Houser. Dan often wrote the scripts for Rockstar games as well as producing them, and he has a writing credit on every GTA as far back as 1999’s GTA: London 1969 and GTA 2. He left Rockstar in March 2020.