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GTA VI Officially Revealed

First look at Grand Theft Auto VI offers plenty of Miami vice.


After years of waiting Rockstar Games has finally released the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto VI, the next installment in the blockbuster open-world crime series. The trailer, which was leaked online earlier today, saw Rockstar release an official version ahead of its scheduled December 5th release. The official

first look has already generated a lot of excitement and millions of views; you can check it out below:



The reveal treated viewers to stunning graphics, sun soaked beaches, dense urban settings, everglades and more all to Tom Petty’s “Love Is a Long Road.” Let’s dive into some of the key details and features that were revealed in the trailer:


Welcome back to Vice City

The trailer confirmed the long-rumored return of Vice City, the fictional Miami-inspired city that was first featured in GTA: Vice City (2002). However, unlike the previous game, which was set in the 1980s, GTA VI will take place in the present day, with modern vehicles, weapons, and technology. Notably, social media parody apps and influencer style portrait style videos were shown among the clips of gameplay and story cutscenes. The trailer also showed glimpses of other locations, such as a rural area with farms and fields, a tropical area that looked like the Florida Keys, and more.

GTA VI’s Protagonists and Story

One of the most surprising and ground-breaking aspects of GTA VI is that it will feature the franchise’s first female protagonist, who is rumored to be voiced by actress Alexandra C. Echavarri. The trailer introduced her as Lucia, a criminal operating in Vice City. Opposite of Lucia is her partner in crime Jason the other protagonist in GTA 6, nothing concrete is known about either character, other than they are romantically involved. The trailer offered a modern day “Bonnie and Clyde” style story with the two lovers on the run from the law.


GTA VI’s Gameplay and Features

The trailer showcased some of the gameplay elements and features that will look to make GTA VI the most immersive and dynamic the series to date. One of the most noticeable standouts are the stunning graphics. The trailer offered a look at different areas of the map featuring dynamic lighting, lush environments, radically different character types and plenty of details. Of the dozens of NPCs in the trailer characters had custom fashion and accessories. There was also a diverse and rich selection of vehicles, weapons, boats, planes, racing, and more.

 

GTA VI’s Release Date and Platforms

The trailer ended with a teaser of the game’s release date and platforms. GTA VI will be released in 2025, and will be available for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, no word on the PC platform yet. What are your thoughts on the world’s first look at GTA VI? Sound off in the comments below.

 

About the Author - Matthew "Dapper Tux" Rondina


Matthew has been involved in all things gaming since the 8-bit era. He is a veteran of the video game and tech industry who has been passionate about technology and gaming for over 20 years. Along with being the Managing Editor of dappertux.com, he has bylines with Best Buy, Cineplex Entertainment, Mobile Syrup and Walmart. Follow Matthew’s gaming + tech adventures on multiple social platforms with the handle @dapper_tux via "X", Instagram, Threads, TikTok and join in on the fun!

 

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