WASHINGTON: Rockstar Video games stated it would launch a trailer subsequent Tuesday for the primary instalment in a decade of “Grand Theft Auto,” video-gaming’s controversial blockbuster.
In a minimalist put up on social media, the corporate stated that “Trailer 1” could be launched on Dec 5 at 1400 GMT, in a picture displaying a sundown sky and palm bushes.
Though the put up didn’t point out GTA particularly, this appeared to substantiate media studies that the sixth instalment could be set within the fictionalised model of Miami.
Rockstar Video games is understood for preserving a decent veil of secrecy round its releases, by no means giving a date upfront opposite to basic trade protocol.
Final yr the studio was the sufferer of a hack, with over 90 photos and movies showing on social media, in what is taken into account to be one of many largest leaks in online game historical past.
It stays unclear whether or not GTA VI might be launched subsequent yr or in 2025 as Rockstar has a historical past of asserting video games greater than a yr previous to their launch.
GTA V has offered round 190 million copies, in response to Rockstar guardian Take-Two Interactive, making it the best-selling sport in the USA for the previous decade based mostly on each unit and greenback gross sales.
One of the well-known franchises on this planet of video video games, GTA has by no means been freed from controversy, as a consequence of its sulfurous mixture of violence, intercourse and gangster life.
Earlier episodes have seen gamers tackle roles within the Italian mafia, comply with within the footsteps of “Scarface” kingpin Tony Montana, or slip into the sneakers of a former gang member in Los Angeles.
The collection has been closely criticised for its significantly misogynistic depictions of girls, caricatures of minorities and its use of torture.