OGUN, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- A leaked trailer for “Grand Theft Auto VI,” the highly anticipated violent video game series, was made available online ahead of schedule.
According to creator Rockstar Games, the sixth chapter will be released in 2025, as seen in the trailer.
In its first few hours on YouTube, the eagerly awaited trailer received over 32 million views.
The trailer was originally supposed to go up on Tuesday, December 5 at 9 am PST. However, in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, Rockstar Games said, “Our trailer has leaked so please watch the real thing on YouTube.”
GTA 6, the next chapter of the action-adventure franchise, has been a long time coming. GTA 5 was released in 2013.
The trailer features a female protaganist, Lucia, who appears to go a crime spree through crowded beaches, city highways and clubs with her partner in a Bonnie-and-Clyde scenario.
Rockstar Games, owned by Take-Two Interactive, has struggled with leaks. In 2022, hackers leaked unreleased footage from its next iteration of GTA. The video gaming community was rocked by the emergence online of screenshots and game-play videos, which the company confirmed were real and had been leaked as the result of a “network intrusion.”
“We recently suffered a network intrusion in which an unauthorized third party illegally accessed and downloaded confidential information from our systems, including early development footage for the next Grand Theft Auto,” Rockstar Games announced in a statement posted on X formerly twitter.