Take-Two CEO Says GTA 6 Trailer Leak Was Disappointing, But In The End I Don't Think It Hurts Us

Alongside Take-Two's earnings report, CEO Strauss Zelnick revealed his thoughts on the trailer leak for Rockstar Games' upcoming Grand Theft Auto 6 game.

Zelnick said that while it was “disappointing” that the trailer was leaked before Rockstar could officially reveal it to the world, he doesn't think it hurt the development team.

“It's amazing when the trailer announcement is huge news, and then we were thrilled when the trailer broke the internet…so we couldn't be happier or more excited,” Zelnick explained to IGN before the earnings call. “Regarding the leak, it's always disappointing for the team, but in the end, I don't think it hurt us.”

One of the biggest gaming announcements of 2023 was Grand Theft Auto 6, which will be released at the end of the year. Rockstar planned to reveal the first GTA 6 trailer on December 5, 2023 at 9 a.m. ET. However, this trailer would be leaked on X/Twitter less than 24 hours before the scheduled premiere, leading to Rockstar officially posting the trailer to YouTube early.

As Zelnick alluded to, Rockstar developers took to social media to express their frustration with the trailer leaking ahead of the premiere. However, the trailer was still there particle It was a huge hit when it debuted, breaking MrBeasts' record for the most views on YouTube in 24 hours. One of the game's playable characters, Lucia, quickly became a fan favorite, so much so that fans have actually adapted her into other games.

Grand Theft Auto 6 will be released sometime next year on PS5 and Xbox Series For more on GTA 6, check out our roundup of everything we've learned about the game so far.

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Taylor is a reporter at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @Ty Nexter.

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