Rockstar Games has announced that the trailer of the much-anticipated Grand Theft Auto 6 (GTA 6) will be released on December 5 at 1400 GMT.
The reveal has stirred tremendous excitement, evident in the rapid accumulation of 26 million views on Rockstar's X post within just under two hours, emphasising the fervour surrounding the upcoming release.
Following a decade since the global success of Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA 5), which stands as the second best-selling video game with over 185 million copies sold, fans have been eagerly anticipating the next chapter. Rockstar Games officially confirmed the production of GTA 6 in February 2022, with company president Sam Houser strategically choosing a December trailer release to align with the game's 25th anniversary.
In tandem with this announcement, Rockstar has forged a partnership with Netflix, unveiling plans to introduce beloved titles GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas to Netflix's gaming platform on mobile devices starting from December 14. This revelation adds an extra layer of excitement, providing fans with access to iconic games via the streaming giant.
As the gaming community braces for the unveiling of GTA 6, the enduring popularity of the series since its inception in 1997 is noteworthy, featuring numerous spin-offs and platform releases. Speculation about the prolonged wait for GTA 6 points to the success of GTA Online, the multiplayer component generating substantial annual revenue for Rockstar Games. The sustained popularity of GTA V across three console generations underscores the franchise's lasting appeal, with multiplayer contributions significantly contributing to the company's financial success.