You’ve likely seen it around 300 times by now, but it won’t hurt to watch the Grand Theft Auto VI trailer one more time.
Now that is grand
It has been a while since we’ve seen anything completely new out of the Grand Theft Auto series. Outside of re-releases, the last time there was a new GTA experience was the initial release of part five. Believe it or not, that was a decade ago (in 2013), and since that time Rockstar’s premier IP has been publicly dormant. “Publicly” is the key word there, as work has clearly been progressing behind the scenes for quite a while.
Released late yesterday, the first real look at Grand Theft Auto VI is flat-out stunning. While part of it was leaked a few days prior, this new trailer has all the trimmings, including a look at the story and main characters. Now we know at least one of those, presuming there’ll once again be multiple, and at least in part players will be taking on the role of Lucia. She’s a young woman who is no stranger to the criminal, and also looks to be half of a Bonnie and Clyde duo.
Not that you didn’t know already either, but the backdrop for her story will be none other than a shockingly gorgeous vision of Vice City. Not revisited by the series since the game of the same name, Vice is now decades older, though no less unfriendly. Or weird.
You want “Florida Man”? Yeah, Vice City has a few versions of him. Actually, scratch that, it’s “Leonida Man” in the GTA universe.
“Grand Theft Auto VI continues our efforts to push the limits of what’s possible in highly immersive, story-driven open-world experiences,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “We’re thrilled to be able to share this new vision with players everywhere.”
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.Take Two Interactive press release
“Immersive evolution” seems like an apt statement, and this is just our first look at the game in action. So stay tuned, because there’s undoubtably lots more to come on the subject of Grand Theft Auto VI, as we head towards its release.
That by the way, won’t be until some time in 2025. And from the looks of it, it’ll be exclusively for consoles (at least at launch).