After a now-suspended account on X (formerly Twitter) posted a teaser trailer for the highly-anticipated GTA 6, Rockstar Games quickly responded by publishing an official version in full via its YouTube channel.
The trailer confirms several small details and rumors that have come to light about GTA 6 over the last two years, including the game’s Vice City setting and female protagonist (a first for the series). The trailer also confirms the game’s 2025 release and hints at a Bonnie and Clyde-inspired story.
In a later press release published yesterday, Rockstar added that the game — which has now been ten years in the making — would be coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X / S.
The GTA 6 trailer, which features the usual guns, fast cars, and ill-gotten cash, is set against the backdrop of Vice City, a fictitious version of Miami, Florida. Meanwhile, we also meet one of the game’s protagonists, a woman named Lucia, who seems to be on a crime spree with her boyfriend after recently being released from prison.
The press release does add a few more facts about the upcoming game, stating: “Grand Theft Auto VI heads to the state of Leonida, home to the neon-soaked streets of Vice City and beyond in the biggest, most immersive evolution of the Grand Theft Auto series yet”.
GTA 6’s reveal has been rife with leaks from hackers and employees. Earlier this year, a UK teenager was found responsible for a leak that distributed 90 in-game videos from the upcoming title. Additionally, this week, TikTok footage emerged of the game that is thought to have been leaked by the child of a Rockstar employee.
LEAP 2024 Will Shine A Light On Female Innovators In Technology
Women comprise nearly a third of the event’s speaker lineup alongside a dedicated program of high-level content, investment, and mentorship.
LEAP 2024, a premier global technology event, will highlight the achievements of women in the technology sector as it returns for its third edition at the Riyadh Exhibition and Convention Centre in Malham district from March 4 to 7.
Hosted by Tahaluf, a strategic collaboration between Informa PLC, the Events Investment Fund (EIF), and the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones (SAFCSP), LEAP 2024 will feature a dedicated program titled “Women in Tech”. The program will offer enriching content, investment opportunities, networking sessions, mentorship programs, and a special startup award.
The initiative aims to inspire women to actively participate in the technology industry, aligning with broader diversity efforts. Reflecting the Kingdom’s commitment to equality, the focus on “Women in Tech” coincides with the increasing female participation at LEAP events.
Annabelle Mander, Senior Vice President of Tahaluf, emphasized the event’s commitment to gender inclusivity, stating, “Female representation is across all of LEAP’s features and reflects the event’s mission of driving economic diversification and providing market access to international business. Within Tahaluf itself, half of our team members are women, and women make up half of our SMT, too”.
The “Women in Tech” program will feature distinguished speakers including Nadine Hachach Haram, CEO and Founder of Proximie, and Sahar Albanarna from IMPACTIQUE Bahrain, who explained: “Over 26 million women worldwide with professional experience and degrees are not in the global workplace. This demographic includes a huge pool of untapped talent which technology can help unleash to fuel the co-creation of exponential solutions across multiple sectors. To help women access productive employment, we urge industry leaders to support high-impact female entrepreneurs as a means to boost their economies and accelerate the UN’s sustainable development goals by promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth”.
The event will also provide a platform for female-led startups and entrepreneurs to pitch for funding and support through various initiatives such as the Women’s Investor Forum, Entrepreneur Mentorship Scheme, and the Aviatrix Award at the Rocket Fuel pitch competition, offering a prize fund of US$150,000.