- Take-Two’s CEO says the GTA 6 trailer leak was disappointing but didn’t negatively impact the development team.
- The leaked trailer prompted an early official reveal, dividing fans between excitement and sadness over the leak.
- GTA 6’s trailer became the most-viewed video game reveal on YouTube in its first 24 hours, with over 174 million views.
Take-Two’s CEO Strauss Zelnick has recently commented on the GTA 6 trailer leak, revealing that it was a disappointing event, but it did not hurt the development team. Grand Theft Auto 6 is one of the most eagerly awaited games in the world right now, and this is the first time the CEO has publicly revealed his thoughts about the leak.
Last December, the GTA 6 trailer was leaked one day before its official reveal. As soon as the leak happened, Rockstar decided to unveil the official trailer early. It was a surprising event, and fans were divided between being excited about the reveal and sad that the leak happened.
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Now, the CEO of Take-Two Interactive, Strauss Zelnick, has talked about the leak during an earnings report made by the company. As reported by IGN, Zelnick confirmed that the whole team was very excited when the trailer was released. He also said that “in terms of the leak, that’s always disappointing for the team, but ultimately, I don’t think it hurt us.” It’s not hard to understand why Zelnick thinks this way considering how successful the Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer was. The GTA 6 trailer became the most-viewed video game reveal on YouTube in its first 24 hours, and it currently has over 174 million views.
In terms of the leak, that’s always disappointing for the team, but ultimately, I don’t think it hurt us.
While Zelnick is very relaxed about the leak today, this is far from the immediate reaction that most of the development team had soon after the event. Back in December, several GTA 6 developers demonstrated frustration about the leak, especially considering it was the culmination of several years of work, and they could not prepare properly to commemorate this important moment. Despite this problem, most of them were still proud to see their work unveiled.
GTA 6 Will Likely Be Released in 2025
After the trailer’s reveal, many gamers are looking forward to the release of Grand Theft Auto 6, which is confirmed for 2025. At the moment, the exact release date for Rockstar’s big game is not yet defined, though. Considering Rockstar’s track record, it’s possible that the release may be in September or October, which is around the same time of the year that GTA 5 launched. It’s even possible that GTA 6 may be delayed, as it’s common with some recent AAA releases. In any case, gamers should wait for Take-Two and Rockstar’s official announcement of the exact release date.
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