- Rockstar Games confirms first Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer arriving in early December 2023
- Announcement coincides with company’s 25th anniversary celebrations
- Patents suggest GTA 6 using advanced animation system for more realistic NPCs
- Fans anticipate trailer will confirm return to Vice City setting from earlier leaks
Long-Awaited First GTA 6 Trailer Confirmed for December
Exciting news for gaming fans – Rockstar Games has finally confirmed when we can expect to see the first trailer for the hotly anticipated Grand Theft Auto 6.
In a recent tweet on social site X, Rockstar co-founder Sam Houser announced that the debut trailer for the next instalment in the Grand Theft Auto series will be dropping in early December 2023.
While an exact date wasn’t provided, the timing coincides with Rockstar’s 25th anniversary celebrations this year. Houser thanked fans for their ongoing support over the past quarter century in his tweet, noting “without you, none of this would be possible.”
He ended the thread by revealing:“We are very excited to let you know that in early December, we will release the first trailer for the next Grand Theft Auto.”
When Will the GTA 6 Trailer Release?
- Early December 2023 is the confirmed window
- The Game Awards on December 7th could be a potential launch date
- However, Rockstar may opt for separate trailer premiere on another day
The lack of a precise trailer date may frustrate some GTA enthusiasts. But having official confirmation that it’s coming within a specific timeframe is still welcome news.
Popular industry event The Game Awards takes place on December 7th, making this a prime candidate for the big GTA 6 unveiling. However, Rockstar often prefers to do its own thing, meaning the footage could drop separately on another day in early December.
Fans should keep their eyes peeled for updates as the month approaches. Wherever it premieres, the trailer looks set to break the internet upon release.
Title Remains a Mystery
Interestingly, Houser referred to the game only as the “next Grand Theft Auto” rather than GTA 6 specifically.
This opens up the possibility that the new entry could have an unexpected subtitle, just as previous titles like Vice City and San Andreas eschewed numbering.
The massive leaks which surfaced earlier this year strongly suggest a return to Vice City, the fan-favourite setting from 2002’s GTA: Vice City. Many anticipate the trailer will confirm this location.
But for now, the official name remains one of the biggest mysteries around Rockstar’s blockbuster in development.
Advanced Animation Tech Promises Realistic NPCs
While concrete details directly from Rockstar are still scarce, alleged leaks continue to emerge hinting at what fans can expect from the game.
The latest unofficial information comes from a Reddit user called Tobbelobben30 who claims to have found a patent linked to GTA 6’s character animation system.
The player initiated their inquiry upon discovering the name “Tobias Kleanthous” in the leaks. A brief online search promptly directed Tobbelobben to Kleanthous’s LinkedIn profile, revealing his employment at Rockstar Games from 2014 to late 2021, where he was involved in AI, gameplay, and animation.
The patent outlines a library of modular animation “building blocks” which can be blended together to portray realistic movements and reactions from NPCs.
For example, characters may walk or run differently based on variables like weather, injuries sustained, and energy levels. This adds greater diversity and dynamism to their actions.
Rather than scripting every possible animation, the modular system allows for dynamic combinations suited to each in-game scenario.
If true, it means NPC citizens in the GTA 6 game world could behave more immersively, reacting seamlessly to their surroundings like real people.
Comments under the patent discovery marvel at how “revolutionary” the animations look even at this stage of development. The enhanced NPC interactions promise a thrilling level of realism for the series.
Fans Eager for Gameplay Trailer
While concrete details remain scant, each new leak increases the hungry anticipation for more GTA 6 info.
The brief photo teaser on X in late September only whet appetites further. Fans are now desperately hoping the December trailer will provide the first proper look at the gameplay.
Aside from the animation system, rumours indicate players can expect improved environmental destruction, visually stunning graphics, and an expansive open world.
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But only Rockstar knows for sure what will be shown in the footage next month.
One thing is guaranteed – when those first scenes from GTA 6 finally drop, the gaming community will lose its collective mind with excitement.
For now, fans continue the eager countdown to the big December reveal.
GTA 6 is currently in development.
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