Fans of GTA, rejoice! The highly anticipated debut trailer for Grand Theft Auto 6 (GTA 6) now has an official release date: Tuesday, December 5, at 9 am ET.
The excitement reached a fever pitch with Rockstar Games, the publisher behind the iconic franchise, confirming the release time through a tweet that has set the gaming community abuzz.
In a November announcement, Rockstar Games tantalizingly stated, “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.” This confirmation came after years of speculation and rumors surrounding the development of GTA 6.
The journey towards GTA 6 began over a decade ago with the release of Grand Theft Auto 5. Since then, fans have eagerly awaited news of the next installment in the series. In 2020, Rockstar’s efforts to address crunch culture at the studio were reported by Kotaku, indirectly hinting at the ongoing development of GTA 6. The official confirmation came in 2022, declaring that the game was well underway.
However, the path to unveiling GTA 6 has not been without its challenges. In 2022, a significant breach led to leaked in-development footage of the game. Authorities later apprehended a British teenage hacker in connection with the incident. Despite setbacks, the anticipation for GTA 6 has only intensified, with a speculated release window between April 2024 and March 2025.
The announcement of the trailer’s release date brings clarity to the speculation surrounding the highly anticipated reveal. Rockstar Games has chosen to bypass The Game Awards on December 7, surprising many who expected the trailer to drop during the prestigious event. Instead, the GTA 6 trailer is set to premiere two days earlier, on December 5.
The forthcoming trailer, labeled as “Trailer 1,” is expected to serve as an introduction to the core concept and setting of GTA 6. While fans eagerly anticipate this first glimpse, there’s hope that it might also provide insights into the game’s release window. The revelation on December 5 is just the beginning, with more trailers likely to follow, offering deeper dives into the gameplay and features that will define this highly anticipated addition to the Grand Theft Auto legacy.
So mark your calendars and set your alarms because on December 5 at 9 am ET, the gaming world will finally get a glimpse of what may become one of the biggest video games of all time – Grand Theft Auto 6.