After years of anticipation, we’ve lastly gotten our first glimpse of Grand Theft Auto 6 through a tantalizing reveal trailer. Just like the preliminary Grand Theft Auto V trailer, this inaugural GTA 6 trailer packs an excessive amount of data whereas additionally leaving us wanting extra. If this sport is as well-liked as its predecessor, GTA 6 will little doubt be the most important launch in 2025 — and doubtlessly preserve its reputation for effectively over a decade.
Grand Theft Auto has been considered one of my prime three favourite gaming franchises because the seminal Grand Theft Auto III got here out in 2001. Due to that, it’s no shock that I’m stoked to play the subsequent correct installment. The brand new trailer appears phenomenal and has many components I anticipate from a GTA entry. That mentioned, some facets have left me considerably dissatisfied.
Beneath, I’ll element three issues I liked and two I hated in regards to the GTA 6 trailer.
GTA 6 — 3 issues I like
The Rockstar Superior Graphics Engine (RAGE) has at all times delivered beautiful visuals, as evidenced by Grand Theft Auto V and Pink Useless Redemption 2, to not point out their instant predecessors. I anticipated Grand Theft Auto 6 to additionally sport unimaginable graphics, however the brand new trailer left my jaw on the ground. Rockstar is about to drop one other visible stunner.
I used to be most impressed by the character fashions, which managed to look each lifelike and stylized. The range of character fashions was nice, exhibiting a variety of various physique varieties, clothes and hairstyles, and strolling animations. We by no means noticed anyone character on display for too lengthy, however their expressive traits got here by means of clearly.
Greater than ever, GTA 6’s visuals higher match the detailed and classy promotional posters the sequence is understood for. The sport leans extra towards realism, however the daring and vibrant colours typical of GTA posters have been in full impact within the trailer. The Miami-esque Vice Metropolis little doubt contributed to this, given how colourful a few of that metropolis’s locales are. I can solely think about how significantly better the sport will look when it’s launched.
The GTA 6 trailer is just 91 seconds lengthy however it does an efficient job of showcasing Vice Metropolis’s many locales. From sun-drenched seashores, muggy swamps, colourful city facilities, packed nightclubs, a vivid blue ocean and extra, this trailer doesn’t skimp on exhibiting the numerous locations you’ll go to.
The quantity and number of folks seen in every location have been additionally spectacular. This was showcased throughout a scene on the seaside, which appeared to have tons of of individuals strolling round. And as I mentioned above, each appeared distinctive. I’m unsure in the event you’ll see so many individuals strolling round in-game, however getting even half of that will be wild.
If the trailer is correct to the in-game expertise, the up to date Vice Metropolis is perhaps essentially the most densely-packed location within the franchise’s historical past. My colleague Dave Meikleham thinks returning to Vice Metropolis is a mistake. I respectfully disagree. Take me all the way down to Vice Metropolis!
Two potential fundamental characters
Rumors claimed GTA 6 would function a Bonnie and Clyde-inspired couple. The trailer appears to recommend this because it contains a girl named Lucia and her boyfriend robbing a retailer and fleeing from the police. This might imply we’ll get to play as each characters if earlier rumors and leaks are true.
The trailer makes it appear as if Lucia is the protagonist of GTA 6. If that’s the case, she’d be the primary feminine lead in a core GTA entry. Although I’d be wonderful with that, I hope we additionally get to play as her boyfriend. As GTA V with its three protagonists proved, having multiple lead permits for various tales to get informed — even when mentioned narratives finally converge. Two protagonists would additionally assist showcase completely different parts of Vice Metropolis.
I ought to be aware that Rockstar hasn’t formally mentioned GTA 6 could have two playable characters. Proper now, it appears Lucia is the primary star. Hopefully, we’ll get to see the world from one other protagonist’s eyes sooner or later. If the Pink Useless Redemption video games are something to go by, then it wouldn’t be misplaced to anticipate a switch-up. However we’ll have to attend and see.
GTA 6 — 2 issues I hate
Lack of story particulars
Whereas the trailer doesn’t skimp on Vice Metropolis locales, it’s frugal relating to story components. Certain, we see Lucia being launched from jail after which returning to a lifetime of crime. Past that, we aren’t informed what the primary story can be.
We are able to guess it’ll contain Lucia and her boyfriend pulling off heists, operating from the cops and attempting to not get killed by rival criminals. Past that, it’s exhausting to say what is going to push the narrative ahead — not less than based mostly on this primary trailer.
2025 launch date
The most important disappointment comes on the very finish of the trailer the place we be taught we received’t see GTA 6 till 2025.
Each Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V have been delayed earlier than their inevitable releases. Due to that, I theorized that Rockstar would say GTA 6 could be launched in 2024 and inevitably delay the sport till 2025. It appears the corporate is hedging its bets and taking pictures for 2025.
After all, that doesn’t stop GTA 6 from really being delayed, which would definitely be a good worse bummer. Hopefully, the sport does certainly launch in 2025, as a lot as it’ll ache me to attend.