After a decade of anticipation, rumors, and fan theories, Rockstar Games has officially confirmed that the next installment in the Grand Theft Auto series will be revealed through a trailer in early December. This announcement marks the end of a long era of speculation that began shortly after the release of GTA V in 2013.
Over the years, fans have scoured every possible source for hints, from fake announcements in GTA Online to scrutinizing artwork on Rockstar’s website. The community’s desperation even led to bizarre incidents, such as a fan interrupting a live TV show to demand information about GTA VI.
The speculation reached a fever pitch when a massive leak of early GTA VI gameplay footage hit the internet in September 2022. This leak provided fans with their first real glimpse of the game, including details about the protagonists and the setting. As a result, the cottage industry that had sprung up around GTA VI rumors began to lose momentum.
Meanwhile, Take-Two Interactive’s CEO, Strauss Zelnick, has expressed a constant awareness of the competition in the gaming industry, stating that the company is “terrified at all times” of competitors.
Despite the success of GTA V, which sold over 185 million copies, Zelnick emphasizes the need for innovation and perfection with each new release.
He hinted at the potential use of generative AI technology to enrich non-player character interactions in future games, although he did not confirm its use in GTA VI.
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.
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) November 8, 2023
The gaming community is now eagerly awaiting the first official trailer for GTA VI, which is expected to be released in early December, possibly aligning with The Game Awards on December 7.
This event will finally put an end to the wild decade of rumors and speculation, as fans look forward to real information about the next chapter in the Grand Theft Auto saga.