Following a leak, the early online release of the “Grand Theft Auto VI” trailer has caused a stir among fans eagerly awaiting the next instalment of the top-rated and action-packed gaming series. Rockstar Games, the developer, confirmed that the sixth chapter is slated for a 2025 release.

Within just a few hours of its unexpected debut, the highly anticipated trailer garnered over 32 million views on YouTube.

Originally scheduled for a Tuesday, December 5th, 9 am PST premiere, the trailer's premature release prompted Rockstar Games to address the situation on X, previously known as Twitter, urging viewers to “watch the real thing on YouTube” after the unauthorized leak.

The gaming community has been yearning for GTA 6 since the release of GTA 5 in 2013, and this unveiling brings a glimpse into the upcoming action-adventure narrative. The trailer introduces Lucia, a female protagonist embarking on a crime spree, navigating bustling beaches, urban highways, and vibrant clubs, portraying a modern-day Bonnie-and-Clyde dynamic with her partner.

Rockstar Games, a Take-Two Interactive subsidiary, has previously grappled with leaks. In 2022, hackers breached security, leaking unreleased footage from the forthcoming GTA iteration. Screenshots and gameplay videos surfaced online, confirmed by the company as genuine material, stemming from a "network intrusion."

Rockstar Games addressed the incident at that time via a statement on their Twitter platform, acknowledging the unauthorized access to confidential data, including early development content for the upcoming Grand Theft Auto game.