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GTA 6 fans blown away as YouTuber recreated the trailer IRL

GTA 6 fans blown away as YouTuber recreated the trailer IRL
Image via YouTube - CYRILmp4 | Rockstar Games

Written by 

Joseph Kime

Published 

8th Feb 2024 17:00

There's little doubt that the GTA 6 trailer was a big deal. Its shocking leak just hours before Rockstar Games' planned release made for one of the biggest events the gaming world has experienced in recent years, and having already broken plenty of records, it's become something of legend already.

As is typical with GTA games, Rockstar had plenty of parodies of real life, and now, one fan has amplified the trailer's impact hugely by returning the favour. In a case of life imitating art, one YouTuber has tried to recreate the GTA 6 trailer IRL. 

GTA fan recreates trailer IRL

French YouTuber CYRILmp4 has revealed an incredibly impressive undertaking on his YouTube channel - he travelled all the way to Florida to recreate the GTA trailer in real life. A cut of the video has appeared on Reddit (as the full one is 18 minutes long) that dissects the parts of the video that reflect the GTA 6 trailer.

The accuracy of the shots is genuinely incredible. Despite GTA 6 being set in the fictional Vice City, CYRILmp4 seems to have visited the exact locations shown in the trailer and replicated the shots perfectly using handheld cameras and drones alike to bring the promo to life.

From overhead beach shots to watery vistas, exotic birds, and even wrangling with alligators, the character of Florida leaps out in the recreated shots. Fans are loving the charming project, and with a second trailer hopefully just around the corner, CYRILmp4 could soon have more work to do. 

Fans react to live-action GTA trailer

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Fans have taken to Reddit to express their excitement for the project, but even in spite of the hard work, Rockstar has somehow developed a trailer that looks better than our usual lives. "Real life could use a graphics upgrade," says one commenter, "Maybe add ray tracing while at it." Another added, "I had to question my sense of reality for a few scenes."

Someone concluded, "Some shots are really difficult to tell which one is irl and which is in-game. Can't wait for the game to come out." It's a charming project that brings the GTA 6 trailer to life in an impressive way, and if Rockstar needs help making more trailer between now and the game's 2025 release, give the YouTuber a call. 

Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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