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The announcement for Grand Theft Auto Six is expected to be made in the beginning of December.

According to sources familiar with the development of the game, Take-Two and Rockstar Games will make an official announcement about the upcoming addition to the Grand Theft Auto series this week. Sam Houser, the founder of Rockstar, has also confirmed that the game’s trailer will be released in December, which coincides with Rockstar’s 25th anniversary.

A significant amount of information has been revealed about Grand Theft Auto Six following a major leak in 2022. This leak, which involved the theft of several hours of unfinished game footage from Rockstar’s servers, led to the prosecution of two teenagers from Britain. In February of the same year, the developer had already announced that work on the game was progressing smoothly. The setting for the game is Vice City, a fictional version of Miami that was previously featured in 2006’s GTA: Vice City Stories. Additionally, for the first time in the series, players will have the opportunity to play as a female protagonist.

Ten years ago, Rockstar launched Grand Theft Auto Five, followed by the online multiplayer game GTA Online. Both games take place in the virtual world of San Andreas and have generated a total of $7.7 billion for parent company Take-Two, according to their earnings report. GTA 5 is the second highest selling game in history, after Minecraft.

Both gamers and investors of Take-Two have been anticipating the release of the next game in the Grand Theft Auto franchise for a while now. After the hack, there has been a growing demand for Rockstar to make an official announcement about the game. According to Take-Two’s May financial report (via IGN), they are expecting a significant $8 billion (£6.5 billion) profit in 2024, leading to speculation that Grand Theft Auto 6 will be launched before the end of next year.

Rockstar’s founder, Sam Houser, responded with the following statement: “Next month marks the 25th anniversary of Rockstar Games … In 1998, Rockstar Games was founded on the idea that video games could come to be as essential to culture as any other form of entertainment, and we hope that we have created games you love in our efforts to be part of that evolution.

“We are thrilled to announce that the first trailer for the next Grand Theft Auto will be released in early December. We are eager to continue sharing these experiences with all of our fans for years to come.”

Source: theguardian.com