GTA 6 Announcement Trailer Reportedly Leaked Early

GTA 6 Announcement Trailer Reportedly Leaked Early
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Tom Chapman


13th Jan 2023 11:01

This year is a big one for Grand Theft Auto, and while we doubt we'll be racing back into Vice City with GTA 6 in 2023, let's take a moment to remember it'll be a whole decade since GTA V first released.

Despite GTA 6 being officially announced last year, Rockstar has kept us in the dark about what's coming to the next mainline entry. Don't worry though, the leakers are here to fill us in on what might be on the way. 

What's The GTA 6 Leak?

From the top-down roots of DMA Design's first game in 1997, it's hard to believe how far the GTA name has come. GTA V is the most profitable entertainment product of all time (thanks to some help from GTA Online), so there are high hopes for its sequel to perform.

GTA 6 leaks have been doing the rounds for years, with the infamous Project America's dump proving it's not as fanciful as some first thought. Then, there was the massive leak of 2022, which confirmed brother and sister protagonists, a return to Vice City, and some sketchy footage.

Rockstar continues to tease GTA 6 in 2023, and while there's no official release date on an announcement trailer, Dexerto reports that one could be on the way... very soon.

According to YouTuber SanInPlay, they've seen the first trailer - focusing on introducing us to Lucia. For those who don't know, Lucia is one-half of the game's Bonnie and Clyde-inspired duo and its female protagonist - something of a big deal for the franchise.

In a tweet, San details what the GTA 6 announcement trailer will involve, including dogs playing on a beach, a lizard crossing the street, and Lucia exercising in prison. If you aren't convinced, the site reminds us that SanInPlay was one of the first to correctly report Lucia's name.

When Will GTA 6 Launch?

Announcement trailers are all well and good, but dare we hold out hope for a release date being tacked on at the end? The 2022 leak was apparently from an early build of the game, reiterating that GTA 6 has been in the works for years.

Every week, we hear different rumours about GTA 6 release dates. After reports of a "turbulent" development process and the whole thing possibly being started again, we then heard GTA 6 is being accelerated for early release

The problem is, after a decade, can you really consider anything an early release? Given that we've seen so little from Rockstar, a 2023 or 2024 release looks almost impossible. 2025 or 2026 could be possible, but to be honest, we're tired of guessing.

Until Rockstar gives us the nod and releases an official trailer, we'll go back to trawling Reddit to try and figure out which leaks are the real deal and which are just someone looking for an upvote. 

Tom Chapman
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Tom Chapman
Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.
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