What time does the GTA 6 trailer release?
The release of one GTA6 trailer it took a long time. It's been ten years since the last one Grand Theft Auto game, and even longer since it was first revealed with its own teaser from developer Rockstar Games.
We probably already know some of what we can expect thanks to some early leaks, which Rockstar confirmed at the time while clarifying in a statement that it would wait to “properly introduce the next game (…) when it's ready.”
Well, that time has come. This page explains when the GTA6 trailer is released in your time zone, and what to expect.
GTA 6 trailer release time: when will the GTA 6 trailer be released?
GTA6'S first trailer will be released Tuesday December 5at the following times:
- 6am PST off the west coast of North America
- 9am EST off the east coast of North America
- 2:00 PM GMT for Great Britain
- 3:00 PM CEST for western mainland Europe
- 11pm JST in Japan
As with previous trailers, expect this one to be published to the official Rockstar Games YouTube channel. It is also worth a visit Rockstar's newswire and social channels enabled Twitter/X or Facebook, where we may learn some additional information beyond the trailer itself. On that note, what can we expect?
What can we expect from the first GTA 6 trailer?
It is confirmed that “Trailer 1” for Rockstar's next project will be “next”. Grand Theft Auto” according to a press release from November, which will almost certainly be named Grand Theft Auto 6. This may sound obvious to point out, but we technically don't know the name yet. Because it's been ten years since the last game – GTA 5 debuted in September 2013 – and those numbered entries are reserved for the next big game in the series, namely GTA6 seems like a safe bet.
After the leak of “early development footage” of the game late last year, we probably already know some important details, from the institution (a fictionalized Miami, similar to that of 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice Cityalbeit a fresh take on modern times) and the return of multiple playable protagonists (including a female character). You can read about this and more in our Grand Theft Auto6 everything we know page.
All of this, as well as the broad themes of the story, will likely be revealed as part of this first trailer. Of course, some changes could have happened since those leaks, but based on the teaser image for the trailer – as seen below – the Miami/Vice City theme, with its palm trees and color palette, is all but confirmed.
As for news of a release date at this point, it's certainly possible. Red Dead Redemption 2 saw its first trailer end with a date (which was later postponed), while Grand Theft Auto 5not at first glance.
Either way, revisiting these reveal trailers may give us a better idea of what to expect from our first look at the game. Both teasers are less about story details and individual characters and more about establishing the setting and tone; it's likely that this first look at the next Grand Theft Auto will aim to do the same.
Here is Grand Theft Auto 5's reveal trailer, from November 2011 (the game launched almost two full years later):
And Red Dead Redemption 2's reveal trailer, from October 2016 (the game launched in October 2018):
While the 2022 leaks have given us an idea of the broad strokes of this next Grand Theft Auto, there's still a lot we don't know yet about the game this debut trailer is supposed to reveal. And if it doesn't show much, this is “Trailer 1”, which suggests this will be the first of many – meaning we'll get multiple glimpses of the game before it finally arrives.