While waiting ten years for the next instalment, Grand Theft Auto gamers went digging for clues. Now we are getting our first look at what's in store for GTAVI.
The trailer for the next instalment of the best-selling video game franchise was shared by developer Rockstar Games a day earlier than planned, due to a leak. It confirms the game will be released in 2025, on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.
Featuring gameplay footage, it also confirms long-standing rumours that GTAVI will be set in Vice City, the series' take on Miami, Florida, and has a female protagonist — a first for the series. The trailer sees Lucia and a male partner on a Bonnie and Clyde-esque crime spree captured via social media live-streams.
If you're not a gamer, it can be hard to understand the magnitude of the announcement. But it has been more than a decade since Grand Theft Auto V was released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013 – an exorbitant wait, especially with other blockbuster gaming franchises like Call of Duty, Super Mario and Final Fantasy averaging a new release every two or three years.