After years of rumors and conspiracy theories–including baseless GTA 6 speculation just last month–the game will finally get a first look trailer in December. But before Rockstar made that announcement, a Bloomberg report spilled the beans on the upcoming reveal for the much-anticipated game.
That didn’t sit well with Halo senior community manager John Junyszek at 343 Industries. He posted on Twitter/X why unnamed sources sharing GTA 6 info with the media bothered him so much, adding developers shouldn’t do it.
“Imagine: You and your teammates have been dreaming of this moment since day one,” Junyszek wrote. “Now that it’s almost ready, entire teams have started planning to turn that reveal into something truly memorable for the fans, the studio, and the gaming community as a whole. Then, right before the announcement, someone takes it upon themselves to undermine it all–robbing millions of fans (and the team you’ve been in the trenches with) of the reveal that they deserve.
“Rather than being a spectacular surprise–you are now an expectation. All because of one person. Don’t be that person. Please just let cool moments be cool moments.”
In a follow-up post, Junyszek defended Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier, who was behind the GTA 6 story. He noted that Schreier has “shined a light on many games and stories in the industry that deserved to be covered.”
Rockstar already confirmed GTA 6 development was “well underway” in February 2022. This came after a massive leak for the game that pointed to a return to Vice City. In addition, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick told investors this year that he believes the company will have “new record levels of operating performance” for fiscal 2025 (April 2024-March 2025), which seems to hint at GTA 6 launching in that timeframe.
The GTA 6 trailer will arrive in December, alongside Rockstar’s 25th anniversary. No specific date or time was detailed, though.