Less than a day before Rockstar was set to debut GTA VI’s first trailer, a now-suspended account posted the trailer on X (formerly Twitter). Though the GTA VI trailer was scheduled to premiere Tuesday, December 5th at 9AM ET, Rockstar quickly responded by publishing the trailer in full on its official YouTube channel.
The trailer confirms many little details that have slowly come out about GTA VI over the last two years, including the Vice City setting and that the game would star the series’s first female protagonist with Bonnie and Clyde-inspired story elements. The trailer says GTA VI is set for release in 2025, and in a press release published later on Monday, Rockstar specified that the game is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X / S that year.
Ten years in the making, GTA VI’s first trailer could have been nothing more than the Roman numeral for six, and it would have likely fueled discussion and speculation until the heat death of the universe. Fortunately, the trailer was meatier than that, featuring GTA standards — fast cars, reckless gunplay, handfuls full of ill-gotten cash, and general American-flavored hedonism — set against the backdrop of Vice City, a fictionalized version of Miami.
The trailer focused on a single protagonist, a woman by the name of Lucia. Apparently, Lucia, shown in a prison jumpsuit at the beginning of the trailer, will do some crimes with her boyfriend after ostensibly being released from jail.
The press release also has a very brief description of the game itself. “Grand Theft Auto VI heads to the state of Leonida, home to the neon-soaked streets of Vice City and beyond in the biggest, most immersive evolution of the Grand Theft Auto series yet,” Rockstar says.
GTA VI’s reveal has been rife with leaked information. Earlier this year, a teenager from the UK was found responsible for last year’s leak that distributed 90 videos from the in-development process. Additionally, this week, a video on TikTok surfaced that claimed to be leaked footage from the game that allegedly came from a Rockstar employee’s kid. The TikTok videos (which, as of publishing, are still available on service) feature footage of a computer monitor showing off wide shots of the game’s setting.
Update December 4th, 7:30PM ET: Added details from Rockstar’s press release.