Rockstar Games’ GTA 6 Trailer Breaks Longstanding GTA 5 Record Within 35 Minutes

The GTA 6 trailer is receiving a lot of love from fans!

Rockstar Games' GTA 6 Trailer Breaks Longstanding GTA 5 Record Within 35 Minutes

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  • GTA 6's trailer has been long-awaited by fans ever since the trailer was first announced to be coming in early December and was then revealed to come out on December 5.
  • One thing that Rockstar has stayed consistent with regarding trailer releases and announcements in general is nonchalantly breaking records.
  • GTA 6's trailer has already shattered another of its predecessor's trailer's records in less than an hour.
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GTA 6‘s trailer has been long-awaited by fans ever since the trailer was first announced to be coming in early December and was then revealed to come out on December 5. Rockstar Games went ahead and released the trailer almost 15 hours beforehand. Per speculation, this was due to the numerous leaks surrounding the trailer. An X user, suspended from the website, leaked the trailer 24 hours before the official release.

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One thing that Rockstar has stayed consistent with regarding trailer releases and announcements in general is nonchalantly breaking records. The trailer for GTA 5 also broke the record for the most-watched trailer for an action-adventure game on YouTube. Meanwhile, GTA 6 seems to be on track to break that record. GTA 6’s trailer has already shattered another of its predecessor’s trailer’s records in less than an hour. This is a testimonial to the hype that has been building up since the game was officially confirmed to be in development in 2022.

What was GTA 5’s trailer record that was broken by GTA 6?

The GTA 6 trailer is causing a stir on social media.

Leaks regarding GTA 6 have been doing the rounds since Aaron Kurtaj released official footage from the game’s development cycle last year. If anything, the leaks played a significant role in the game’s announcement timeline. For example, Rockstar announced the game’s development shortly after the game’s footage surfaced online.

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A leak also prompted the video game giant to lift the curtains on indubitably the most anticipated game in recent years earlier than expected. Returning to the iconic GTA 5’s trailer release, which happened in 2011, 12 years ago, it currently sits at 96 million views; more than two-thirds of this number has already been reached by GTA 6’s trailer (currently at 73 million views) in less than 20 hours at the time of writing. GTA 5’s trailer also gathered 2.1 million likes on Youtube. GTA 6’s first trailer easily surpassed this within 35 minutes of release and currently stands at 6.8 million. This is 500 thousand more than thrice the likes received by GTA 5’s trailer.

Like any other announcement, some folks on social media were quick to be dismissive and pessimistic about the trailer. But, in all fairness, the trailer looks incredible. The trailer was expected to create a lot of noise on social media and break numerous records. By the looks of it, this is just the beginning, and plenty of records will possibly be broken by the GTA 6 trailer.

GTA 6 is expected to arrive in 2025, which is a mix of good and bad news for the title. It isn’t good news because gamers must wait another year before getting the title. On the contrary, it is good news because, after so much time in the development pipeline, the chances of the game being further delayed are significantly reduced. It is well known that Rockstar Games always releases its titles when they are finished products. Rockstar Games is a reputed company for the value it delivers with every product.

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Other records broken by GTA 6 trailer

Rockstar's date announcement for GTA 6's trailer saw many brands following the same design trend when releasing dates for their trailers.

This is not the first time that an announcement of GTA 6 has broken records without even trying very hard. The game has also broken the record of the most-watched non-music video on YouTube within 24 hours.

The trailer for GTA 6 even broke the record for the most-liked trailer previously held by Avengers Infinity War. Not just the game’s trailer but even the tweet announcing the trailer’s release date is also the most liked gaming-related Tweet on the social media platform Twitter. Notably, the previous record for the most-liked gaming-related Tweet was also held by a Tweet relating to GTA 6’s announcement.

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At this rate, it is almost entirely sure that the game’s release will also break numerous records since it is not even out yet and is already making history. As per the trailer, it is confirmed that the game will be released in the year 2025As per Take-Two Interactive’s press release, the platforms are Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. There is no mention of the game being available, at least on PC.

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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.