Grand Theft Auto VI’ Rockstar Games, a division of Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., intends to announce the next highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto game as early as this week, according to sources familiar with its plans.
The company plans to release a Grand Theft Auto VI trailer next month to celebrate Rockstar’s 25th anniversary, said the sources, who requested anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly. A spokesperson for Rockstar did not immediately respond to a request for comment sent after business hours.
No video game has generated more excitement from fans and investors than Grand Theft Auto VI, which is expected to be one of the most significant entertainment releases of the decade. Its predecessor, Grand Theft Auto V, has sold more than 185 million copies and is the second best-selling video game of all time, trailing only Minecraft, which had the advantage of being playable on phones as well.
Over the past few years, Rockstar has been working on improving its corporate culture and work-life balance, following complaints of burnout from employees during the development of its last game, 2018’s Red Dead Redemption 2.
Last year, hackers leaked hours of early footage from Grand Theft Auto VI. Rockstar attributed it to a “network intrusion” and stated that they would “properly introduce you to this next game when it is ready.” Two UK teenagers were convicted of the hack in a London criminal trial earlier this year.
The game is set in a fictional version of Miami and features two protagonists, a man and a woman.”