The anticipation surrounding the release of Grand Theft Auto VI (GTA 6) has reached unprecedented levels as Rockstar Games, the developer behind the iconic franchise, broke its silence earlier this month. In a brief but highly impactful announcement, the company confirmed the imminent release of a trailer for the next installment in the Grand Theft Auto series.
With little more than the promise of a trailer, the gaming community and fans worldwide have been sent into a frenzy of excitement, setting new records on social media platforms.
GTA 6 trailer announcement shatters records
Rockstar Games, the renowned creator of the Grand Theft Auto series, recently announced that a trailer for GTA 6 would be unveiled in early December. Despite withholding specific details about the game, such as its official title, the mere mention of a new Grand Theft Auto installment sparked a social media storm.
The news spread like wildfire across the internet, igniting the hopes and expectations of fans who have been eagerly awaiting the next chapter in this legendary gaming series.
Within hours of the announcement, Rockstar Games achieved the remarkable feat of having the most-liked tweet in the history of gaming. This achievement, combined with the GTA 6 trailer announcement, has also propelled the company to surpass 3 million likes on Instagram.
This surge in social media engagement is particularly significant when considering that Rockstar Games typically garners only a modest number of likes on its posts, primarily those promoting updates for GTA Online.
To put this social media milestone into perspective, it’s important to note that the previous record holder for the “most liked gaming post” on Instagram was the PlayStation 5 logo reveal in 2020, which had just over 5 million likes. At that time, the second most-liked gaming post featured a Fortnite crossover with The Avengers, amassing 2.7 million likes.
While it is not yet definitive, it is highly likely that the GTA 6 trailer announcement now holds the second position for the most-liked gaming post on Instagram, firmly establishing the massive anticipation surrounding the game’s release.
With the unprecedented response to the simple announcement of the GTA 6 trailer, one can only imagine the excitement and frenzy that will surround the release of the actual trailer itself. If a mere text announcement and the Rockstar Games logo can trigger such a monumental reaction, it is safe to assume that the first official footage of the game will take social media platforms by storm.