Last night, Bloomberg’s Jason Schrier reported that Rockstar Games will officially reveal Grand Theft Auto VI next month. This morning, Rockstar’s Sam Houser confirmed the report in a thread celebrating the studio’s 25th anniversary next month on Rockstar’s Twitter.
The first trailer for Grand Theft Auto VI is set to be revealed in “early December,” teasing that the hotly anticipated title will be revealed at Geoff Kieghley’s The Game Awards celebration on December 7th. In 2022, Rockstar Games commented that the new Grand Theft Auto entry was actively developing. A couple of months later, the game was in the news again, but this time, the game was dealing with a major leak featuring a playable female protagonist.
To add to the fire of speculation, around the time of Grand Theft Auto VI’s initial reporting last night, The Game Awards founder and host “coincidentally” reminded us that his upcoming 2023 game celebrating event will happen 30 days from now. We see you, Geoff.
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.
The last major entry franchise, Grand Theft Auto V, was a huge juggernaut in sales after it launched in 2013 on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, literally over a decade ago. As a new generation in PS4 and Xbox One made its way to homes, Rockstar released a native version of that successful entry on those platforms, most recently on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. Grand Theft Auto V is the best-selling game of all time and went on to sell over 185 million copies.
The upcoming release of Grand Theft Auto VI is the biggest gap between franchise releases, with Grand Theft Auto V coming only after five years since Grand Theft Auto IV’s 2008 launch. It’s been double the wait for the new game as the parent company, Take-Two Interactive, has been raking in the money.