The release of the first trailer for GTA 6 it happened hours before Rockstar promised. A new leak released the long-awaited video onto the internet on Monday night, breaking the company’s schedule of only releasing the first images of the game on Tuesday morning (05). And while fans were able to sleep happily after seeing the first scenes of the highly anticipated sequel, the team working on the new Grand Theft Auto regretted yet another security breach.
One of the game’s developers, senior animator Javier Altman, used his social media to reveal his disappointment regarding the launch of the trailer, something that was also highly anticipated by professionals working on the game. Soon after, even after an avalanche of messages in support of the developers, Javier ended up deleting his account on X, the old Twitter.
According to Altman, the professionals would gather at Rockstar’s offices to watch the trailer together for the first time, as soon as it was released, commenting that they deserved this moment. Amy Hartley, one of Rockstar North’s animators, also commented on the leak, but focused on releasing the official link and talking about how proud she was of everyone working on the game.
Rockstar Games itself spoke, albeit briefly, about the leak, posting on its social networks only that the video had been leaked on the internet and the link to the official version on YouTube.
Despite all the anticipation and response to the first glimpse of GTA 6it is possible to say that the leak took some of the fun out of the launch of the trailer, as it would have been a moment in which the world could all see the game together.
Grand Theft Auto 6 takes players to the state of Leonida, a Rockstar version of Florida, home to Vice City, the glorious coastal city that was once the setting for one of the best games in the franchise, GTA Vice Cityreleased in 2002 for PlayStation 2. The player must control a couple of criminals who must engage in chaos, robberies and betrayals in the city and beyond.
GTA 6 is scheduled for release in 2025, for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S and X.