Grand Theft Auto 6 to be revealed this week, trailer in December

A trailer for the highly anticipated game is expected to drop in December to mark 25 years of Rockstar Games

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Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy by Take-Two Interactive Software Inc is seen for sale in a store in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., February 7, 2022.—Reuters
Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy by Take-Two Interactive Software Inc is seen for sale in a store in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., February 7, 2022.—Reuters 

Rockstar Games is reportedly gearing up to reveal Grand Theft Auto VI (GTA 6) as early as this week, as a trailer for the highly anticipated game is expected to drop in December to mark 25 years of Rockstar Games, Bloomberg reported.

Rockstar confirmed its work on the next instalment of GTA in February 2022, stating that active development was well underway. A Bloomberg report earlier revealed that GTA 6 will feature the series' first female protagonist, inspired by Bonnie and Clyde, and it will be set in a fictionalised version of Miami, similar to the location used for 2002's GTA: Vice City.

Last year, a massive leak saw 90 videos of GTA 6 footage posted online, showing a female playable character robbing a restaurant. The gameplay was in an early and unfinished state, with placeholder text and the game engine in debug mode. Another leaked clip depicted a character on a "Vice City Metro" train.

Notably, a London jury found that a teenage member of the Lapsus$ hacking group was responsible for high-profile cyberattacks on Rockstar Games, Uber, and Nvidia. This individual released the leaked gameplay videos of GTA 6 after threatening Rockstar Games.

The revelation of GTA 6's name and location could be accompanied by a timeline for the game's release. Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and has sold over 185 million copies since its initial launch in 2013.

GTA V has spanned multiple console generations and continues to receive updates for GTA Online. Grand Theft Auto VI is anticipated to arrive in 2024. Fans and gamers alike are eagerly awaiting this latest instalment in the iconic franchise.