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GTA VI Trailer Breaks the Internet with Record-Shattering 24 Hours

While it’s still a long, long road to Grand Theft Auto VI (set to release sometime in 2025), that hasn’t stopped Rockstar Games’ upcoming juggernaut from breaking records. The first trailer for GTA VI dropped recently, sending the whole of the internet into a frenzy, and according to Guinness World Records, the new trailer has already shattered three official world records. Within a mere 24 hours, the trailer had amassed a staggering 90.4 million views (currently sitting at 121 million), setting a new record for the most-watched video game trailer ever.

But the victory lap doesn’t end there. The new trailer also snagged the title of the most-liked video game trailer with a whopping 8.9 million likes, proving its undeniable popularity. Even the internet’s engagement king, Mr. Beast, couldn’t compete with this cultural phenomenon, as the GTA VI trailer claimed the title of the most-watched ‘non-music’ YouTube video ever, garnering a mind-boggling 59.4 million views within the initial day.

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Lucia and her partner in crime will lead a Bonnie and Clyde style storyline | Image: Rockstar Games / YouTube

The highly anticipated sequel has been in the works for a long time now and stands out as one of the most remarkable games in video game history. The game suffered a major leak last year which flooded the internet with footage of an early build of the release and various unfinished gameplay, revealing numerous details.

However, the first GTA VI trailer is firing on all cylinders, teasing everything we could have wanted from a big-budget GTA game. The visuals look next-gen, the world is one of the most detailed we have ever seen and is packed with Rockstar’s signature social commentary, promising a wild and authentically Floridian adventure in Leonida, a re-imagined Vice City.

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The ‘Thrillbilly Mud Club’ could signal a new vehicle type being added to GTA VI | Image: Rockstar Games / YouTube

Rockstar is clearly saving all the good stuff for later, but the trailer does give us a peek at the vibrant new city life, its beaches, NPCs, wildlife, things to do, and places to explore. While nothing was revealed story-wise, GTA VI is set to feature a brand new female protagonist, Lucia, alongside the male lead Jason, (if leaks are to be believed), and might likely follow a ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ inspired plot.

In the trailer press release, Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games said, “Grand Theft Auto VI continues our efforts to push the limits of what’s possible in highly immersive, story-driven open-world experiences. We’re thrilled to be able to share this new vision with players everywhere.”

Grand Theft Auto VI is slated for a 2025 release and will be coming on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, with no official PC release in sight yet.