GTA 6 – revealed just a little bit sooner than expected (Picture: Rockstar Games)
It’s now over a decade since GTA 5 first appeared, three generations ago on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but finally we’ve got a proper look at its successor: Grand Theft Auto 6 for the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5.
It wasn’t mean to happen like this though. The GTA 6 trailer was supposed to premiere at 2pm on Tuesday afternoon but after leaked versions started appearing online Rockstar decided to make it official and released the trailer at around 11.30pm on Monday.
Everything was very rushed though and at time of writing the Rockstar Newswire hasn’t even acknowledged the trailer is live, so it’s unclear if there’ll be any more information today.
As predicted, the trailer is just over a minute and 30 seconds long, giving a good look at the new open world environment, including built-up city areas and less populated wilderness spots.
This is the first time Rockstar has made a game solely for the current generation of consoles and, as you’d expect, the graphics are stunning. They look even better than Red Dead Redemption 2 and have a much higher level of interactivity, with previous rumours suggesting that 70% of the buildings can be entered.
The human characters look even better, with some amazing facial animation and dozens in a scene at one time. It’s early days, but GTA 6 is clearly going to be accused of being the best looking video game of all time.
The question now is what happens next. Ordinarily, you’d say the next trailer would be several months away but there is a chance that GTA 6 will still be featured at The Game Awards on Friday, either to just rerun the trailer or perhaps to show a tiny bit extra of the game.
If that doesn’t happen then you are definitely looking at next year before you learn anything more (assuming there are no more leaks).
Rockstar doesn’t tend to give much advance warning, so Trailer #2 could be at any time. Although if you had to guess then sometime around Easter seems like the absolute earliest.
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