Rockstar Games has unleashed the much-anticipated trailer for Grand Theft Auto 6 (GTA 6), following an unintended leak on social media platform X. Despite being released ahead of schedule, the trailer quickly gained massive traction on YouTube, amassing over 11 million views within a mere two hours of being posted on Rockstar Games’ official YouTube channel.

The GTA 6 trailer substantiates numerous leaks circulating within the gaming community, unveiling key details about the open-world game. In an unforeseen turn of events, the subsequent press release from Rockstar Games disclosed that GTA 6 is slated to hit PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and Series S consoles in 2025. However, the absence of information regarding a PC release left PC gaming enthusiasts disappointed and eager for updates.

Acknowledging the trailer leak, Rockstar Games responded on X: “Our trailer has leaked, so please watch the real thing on YouTube.” This incident follows the viral spread of a GTA 6 gameplay video on TikTok, offering a sneak peek into the highly anticipated gameplay and map, intensifying the excitement within the gaming community.

The GTA 6 trailer introduces Lucia, the series’ first female protagonist, depicted initially in a prison setting. As the trailer unfolds, Lucia and her boyfriend engage in daring heists reminiscent of Bonnie and Clyde’s exploits in Vice City.

In an official statement, Rockstar Games shared insights into GTA 6: “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.” The reveal of a new location and the promise of an expansive, immersive gaming experience have heightened anticipation among fans.

Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar Games’ parent company, has ambitious expectations for GTA 6, projecting $8 billion in net bookings by 2025, according to Bloomberg. The Grand Theft Auto series, which commenced in 1997, has achieved remarkable success, surpassing 400 million units in total sales to date. The prolonged gap between the release of GTA 5 in 2013 and the upcoming GTA 6 has intensified the anticipation among the game’s dedicated fanbase.

GTA 5, the previous installment in the series, holds the distinction of being the second best-selling video game of all time, with over 190 million copies sold worldwide. Only Microsoft’s Minecraft surpasses it in sales, boasting over 300 million copies. The gaming community eagerly awaits further details and glimpses of GTA 6 as Rockstar Games continues to unveil the evolution of this iconic series.