The trailer confirms many small details that have been slowly coming out about GTA VI over the past two years, such as the Vice City setting and that the game would star the series’ first female protagonist with Bonnie and Clyde-inspired story elements. According to the trailer, GTA VI will be released in 2025, and in a press release issued on Monday, Rockstar specified that the game will come to PS5 and Xbox X / S Series that year.
Ten years later, the first trailer for GTA VI might have been nothing more than the Roman numeral for six, and would likely have fueled debate and speculation to the heat death of the universe. Fortunately, the trailer was more substantial than that, and showcased GTA standards-fast cars, reckless shootouts, fistfuls of ill-gotten cash, and general American-flavored hedonism-with Vice City as the backdrop, a fictionalized version of Miami.
The trailer focused on a single protagonist, a woman named Lucia. Apparently Lucia, who appears in a prison jumpsuit at the beginning of the trailer, will commit some crimes with her boyfriend after ostensibly being released from prison.
The reveal of GTA VI has been plagued by leaks. Earlier this year, a UK teenager was found responsible for last year’s leak that distributed 90 videos of the development process. In addition, this week a video surfaced on TikTok claiming that footage of the game had been leaked that allegedly came from the son of a Rockstar employee. The TikTok videos (which, at the time of publication, are still available on the service) show footage from a computer monitor showing extensive shots of the game’s setting.