We are mere days away from the GTA 6 reveal trailer and anticipation is at an all time high. Expectations are through the roof with speculation from fans all across the world. We’d like to share the 6 things we’d like to see in the GTA 6 trailer when it drops early December.
Rockstar Games are known for crafting incredible announcement trailers which have stood the test of time. The most iconic being the Grand Theft Auto V Trailer. Opening with Michael’s famous first line before we see the sun, sand and sea. Sure, nostalgia is thing but each shot and sound was perfectly executed. It displayed what would be our playground for the next decade in just over a minute.
Red Dead Redemption 2’s trailer also set the bar again for visuals and open world games in just about 60 seconds. Just like GTA IV did almost 20 years ago now. Whatever Rockstar have come up with for this new trailer, it will almost certainly be one for the history books
Show us why next gen is needed
This current generation of gaming has been a little bit unusual. The actual hardware in both the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles is a substantial leap from the previous generation. It is a bigger jump from the Xbox 360 and PS3 to the Xbox One and PS4.
Despite this, many gamers are disappointed with how games haven’t really taken advantage of this additional horsepower. Sure, there have been some fantastic titles from a technical point of view but we are now almost 3 years into this generation and it’s still lacking.
We were promised a lot. This includes far less loading and greater AI. And yet, Rockstar Games’ GTA V and Red Dead Redemption 2 from the previous two generations feel ahead of many current games.
GTA V released on the Xbox 360 and PS3 at the end of their life cycles. Somehow Rockstar got that game running on such low and hardware. The open world hasn’t really been rivalled much aside from say Red Dead Redemption 2. The western epic is also one of the best looking games around despite releasing over 5 years ago on last generation hardware.
Some people are still needing a reason to justify the $500 console purchase that they’ve made or want to make. Rockstar have the opportunity blow everyone away.
Rockstar implemented some next generation features such as retracing into third iteration of GTA V. But the game wasn’t designed and built for it. We need to see in this trailer what is only possible thanks to the PS5 and Xbox Series X and S.
Our protagonists having fun
Humour is a huge part of the Grand Theft Auto series. It’s one of the main pillars that props it up. Depending on the tone of the game story, a moment between our two expected protagonists that gives us a laugh would be fun.
Even though GTA V’s first trailer was a little bit serious in tone, the second trailer showed the fun of Grand Theft Auto. It displayed the outrageousness of what is possible in the sandbox but also small and fun cutscene moments.
The protagonists of the Grand Theft Auto games have been such an key part. The same goes for the rest of Rockstar’s back catalogue.
The trio in GTA V have been cultural icons for a decade. That’s testament to the great acting by the performers and the writing from Rockstar.
We’re about to witness the arrival of supposedly two new characters who will be the front and centre of this next Grand Theft Auto game. On a slightly different note, whoever has been cast to play these protagonists are going to see their lives change. This game Is the most anticipated game and potential piece of entertainment of all time.
Sense of density
One particular issue some players have had with GTA V is the lack of its density. A lot of its map is natural space and interiors of buildings are lacking compared to its predecessor, GTA 4.
With the vastly improved hardware, Rockstar Games should be able to have four more usable interior space. If the trailer comes out swinging with clips that show more accessible interiors, fans who were disappointed with This aspect of GTA V will be very pleased.
Another thing that would go down quite well with the GTA community is an actual release month at the end of the trailer. This does seem less likely than other requests pure because game development is always in flux.
Fans have waited essentially a decade for the next Grand Theft Auto game. Whilst they will appreciate getting this trailer, having an extremely vague time frame could create more restlessness.
Rockstar may not know when the game will be ready yet. Games take time and unforeseen problems can arise. However just having nothing or even just a year say 2025 doesn’t offer as much faith. Even if a delay must happen and it does not hit the window of Rockstar say in the trailer, this wouldn’t be entirely unexpected based on Rockstar’s previous track record.
Lack of communication and clarity surrounding GTA V Expanded and Enhanced rubbed people the wrong way. The studio even dropped the Expanded and Enhanced subtitle quietly.
Hopefully Rockstar have learnt from this recent situation and having a release window does go a long way. Red Dead 2 said Fall 2017 in its first trailer so a season release time frame could be shown for GTA 6.
Animation work that set a new bar
Rockstar have been blurring the lines between virtual worlds and reality since their inception. A big talking point recently regarding GTA 6 has been animations.
GTA V then Red dead Redemption 2 set new standards in terms of animation. There’s a feeling that we will see an evolution in animation thanks to the new hardware and time has Rockstar had at their disposal.
Red Dead 2 delivered not just a game but a life-altering experience through a journey of great writing but also feeling in gameplay. Animations played a big part in that.
A hint at new gameplay mechanics
If we look back at Rockstar’s previous trailers, there will be lack of gameplay from the player’s in the GTA 6 trailer. Rockstar typically saves non-cinematic gameplay for a gameplay overview video closer to release.
However Rockstar do like to drop in mechanics that you can do in the game as part of the cinematic footage in trailers. Some people have started to take issue with what they call “outdated game design” in Rockstar’s titles.
If Rockstar have created some new gameplay elements showing one or two of these inside of the trailer would it be rather exciting.