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Everything we know about GTA 6 after Rockstar dropped trailer

Everything we know about GTA 6 after Rockstar dropped trailer

It looks incredible

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 12 hours or so, you'll have no doubt seen the trailer for GTA 6 by now.

After being leaked online, Rockstar was forced to release the long-awaited teaser itself. Check it out, if you haven't already:

Today (5 December) was meant to be the day fans would finally get to see what lies in store for them in the next instalment of the long-running series.

However, after the trailer was shared by an unknown source late yesterday evening (4 December), Rockstar took the decision to lean into it, releasing the full trailer on its YouTube channel a few minutes later.

Since then, it's fair to say that the initial reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, but what do we know about it?

Where is it set?

This will come as little surprise to most of us, but the new game will see us return to Vice City for the first time in over 20 years.

The iconic 2002 release is one of the best in the series, and boasted an all-star case, with Ray Liotta voicing protagonist Tommy Vercetti.

The new map, however, looks much more detailed - obviously - with more places to explore and much more lifelike background characters.

We're back in the faux Miami shores of Vice City.
Rockstar Games

While Vice City was originally based on Florida, with Miami the clear inspiration back in the day, Rockstar has confirmed the name of the game's fictional state is Leonida, which is a nice new detail.


We've not had anything official from Rockstar on this, but by the looks of the trailer, gamers will play as two characters - much like GTA 5 - called Lucia and a male lead rumoured to be named Jason.

Billed as a Bonnie and Clyde kind of relationship, the pair go to town in Vice City, shown robbing a store at one point in the trailer.

According to reports, an alleged Rockstar employee previously leaked some info about the plot, telling Adin Ross that Lucia has a baby she abandons at a deli en route to a bank robbery.

GTA 6 will centre on a Bonnie and Clyde partnership.
Rockstar Games

I guess we'll have to wait and see what other bits of info the developer drip feeds us over the coming months, though.

When will it be released?

Well, with the trailer landing just before Christmas, I think most of us hoped that it would finally hit the shelves in a few months - maybe the summer at the latest.

But sadly, gamers have got a little while yet until they can finally get involved, with GTA 6 due out in 2025, according to the trailer.

Much more immersive than previous games

Every evolution of the GTA world takes huge leaps forward in terms of design, nods to the current zeitgeist, and general quality of play, and number six is no different.

Eagle-eyed gamers spotted a number of features that make the new game stand out from the rest:

Limits to gameplay

As many pointed out after Rockstar released its poster art, it looks like Lucia's ankle is actually tagged, hinting at her criminal past.

Lucia might struggle to get about.
Rockstar Games

This suggests she - you - might struggle to access other parts of the map, at least in the early stages.

Social media

Sites inspired by the likes of Instagram and TikTok will also seemingly play a big part, with hints in the trailer that viral footage of fake social media accounts will be used a fair bit.

Does this mean there might also be the potential for characters to possibly share their own clips and follow other accounts?


The trailer suggests rolling 24-hour news channels will cover everything that happens in the city, as it unfolds, maybe adding another angle to missions and all-round storyline, potentially?

Rolling news channels will cover things from the skies.
Rockstar Games

Weazel News - inspired by Fox - mocks the Florida Man meme with one of its stories about a 'Leonida man' who got sucked into a water spout.

Body cam footage

If another clip is to be believed, then gamers will also be able to view scenes through police bodycam footage as they carry out busts.




Characters inspired by real life

As ever, Rockstar have borrowed from real life, and sometimes the truth really is stranger than fiction.

Take 'Florida Joker' - real name Lawrence Sullivan - who bizarrely makes an appearance... or at least someone who looks an awful lot like him.

Recognise these Jokers?
Rockstar Games

Sullivan's mugshot hit the headlines for his distinctive face art, and seems to have been used to model one one of the game's character.

And the old lady seen holding two claw hammers in an Instagram live appears to be based on the viral video of the irate Los Angeles woman who went after her neighbours in a similar fashion, smashing up a car a few years back.

But maybe it's just a coincidence, eh?

It's uncanny.
Rockstar Games

What platforms will it be available on?

In terms of initial reports and announcements, when the game is finally released in 2025, it will be available on Xbox Series X and S, and PlayStation 5.

However, as yet, there's been no mention of PC compatibility, so we'll have to wait on that.


This one was always going to hurt, wasn't it, so we've left it till last.

Now, we've not heard anything concrete from Rockstar, so you should probably take this with a grain of salt, but it's rumoured GTA 6 will set gamers back somewhere in the region of $150 (£120).

So you better get saving.

Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games

Topics: GTA, US News, PlayStation 5, Xbox