GTA 6 Trailer Announcement Makes History As Most Liked Gaming Tweet of All-Time

GTA 6's trailer announcement has made history, smashing the previous record. Would you expect any different for GTA?

GTA 6 Trailer Announcement Makes History As Most Liked Gaming Tweet of All-Time

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  • GTA 6's trailer will be released in December.
  • The trailer will coincide with Rockstar Games' 25th Anniversary.
  • The trailer's announcement made history and it is the most-liked gaming tweet by far.
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Rockstar Games has finally announced GTA 6 in an official post on the website. The studio also shared the news on many social media channels. The hype around GTA 6 has been maddening and very evidently so, following the leaks of more than 90 video clips of the game’s development surfacing online. Since then, there has been no announcement around the game, barring the recent announcement.

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GTA 6‘s predecessor, GTA 5, also broke numerous records at launch. It was the best-selling video game in the first 24 hours. It was also the fastest video game to gross one billion dollars. Apart from the release, trailers and announcements by the studio have also turned heads everywhere. For example, GTA 5 had the most viewed trailer for an action-adventure game. Rockstar’s GTA 6 Trailer announcement is no exception and has made history again. The trailer announcement is now the most-liked gaming Tweet of all time.

GTA 6 Trailer Announcement Finally Gives Eager Fans Some Respite and Creates History in the Process

Before GTA 6's announcement, GTA 5 also broke records with the most-watched trailer for an action-adventure game.
Before GTA 6‘s announcement, GTA 5‘s announcement and marketing also broke records. GTA 5‘s trailer was the most-watched trailer for an action-adventure game.

GTA 6 hasn’t been an exception to Rockstar’s habit of nonchalantly shattering records. The announcement made by the studio on Twitter managed to get one million likes and 75 million views in 5 hours.

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The official announcement by Rockstar was a thread containing a heartfelt message for the fans expressing gratitude. As its 25th Anniversary is coming next month, Rockstar also reflected on the company’s vision. Finally, at the end was the much-awaited announcement for GTA 6.

The statement read:

Next month marks the 25th anniversary of Rockstar Games. Thanks to the incredible support of our players worldwide, we have had the opportunity to create games we are truly passionate about.

The last addition to the thread contained the most liked gaming Tweet in history reading:

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We are very excited to let you know that in early December, we will release the first trailer for the next Grand Theft Auto. We look forward to many more years of sharing these experiences with all of you. Thank you, Sam Houser

What followed were some of the most hilarious responses to the announcement. This included people engaging in banter. Some individuals also started taking to Twitter and trending “GTA 7”.

The studio officially confirmed that the trailer for GTA 6 would drop sometime in December, coinciding with Rockstar Game’s 25th Anniversary. Before this, a report was published by the financial, software, data, and media company Bloomberg.

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Why Did GTA 6’s Development Take So Long?

Akin to GTA 5, GTA 6 will also feature multiple protagonists.
Akin to GTA 5, GTA 6 will also feature multiple protagonists.

GTA 5 celebrated its 10th Anniversary in September this year. The game has since then retained a massive player base, with many players immersing themselves in GTA Online. Ten years without a game in the franchise passed. double the time between GTA 4, released in 2008, and GTA 5.

It could be argued that Rockstar Games was taking its time with the next in the franchise because they wanted to do it right. After all, the franchise and IP are worth billions of dollars. But when the leaks for the game happened they confirmed the reports, which stated the game would do something done never before.

GTA 6 also carries not one but two responsibilities with its release. The previous entry was a game-changer for the genre, the studio, and the franchise. This one had to keep up with the last one’s tone, flair and excellence. The second expectation from the game was that it would be innovative and offer something new to the players.

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Both of these are incredibly difficult to fulfill individually, let alone simultaneously. Apart from this, it was rumored last year that GTA 6 would have the franchise’s first female protagonist. This was reportedly done to clean up the studio’s frat-boy culture. This was a step in the right direction for the franchise and the studio.

The leaks, which occurred in September last year and were subsequently confirmed by Rockstar Games’ official handle, confirmed this. Footage of a female playable character model surfaced in the leaks, only for the footage to be removed from social media platforms and game forums. But it is refreshing for one of the most iconic franchises to be more inclusive now.

It is evident that there was a lot of delay, but now that the game’s trailer will finally come out next month, we’re counting down the days until we can finally get to feast our eyes on the most anticipated game of this decade!

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Written by Sparsh Jaimini

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Sparsh Jaimini Sharma is a video games enthusiast and a Games Writer. A true white-blooded Madridsta. He is often seen grinding away at EAFC 24's Ultimate team and learning to code when he is not writing. A Batman fan and Arkham Games connoisseur. He is the quintessential DC aficionado.