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Rockstar Games releases Grand Theft Auto trailer ahead of schedule following X leak

by Michael Stark

**Take-Two Interactive Shares Dip After Leak of Grand Theft Auto VI Trailer**

*Video game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software saw a drop in its shares after the leak of the trailer for the next installment in the Grand Theft Auto series, Grand Theft Auto VI. The leak caused the company to release the trailer earlier than planned.*

Shares of Take-Two Interactive Software fell as much as 4% in extended trading on Monday after the company released its trailer for the next version of the Grand Theft Auto game, which is set to come out in 2025. The company had originally intended to release the trailer at 6 a.m. ET. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, but the leak led to Take-Two moving up its timeline.

**Leak and Response**

The leaked video originated from the account @Gta6trailerleak on Twitter. After the leak, Rockstar Games, a subsidiary of Take-Two, published the trailer on YouTube, and Twitter suspended the account that posted the leaked video.

**Market Impact of Grand Theft Auto VI**

Grand Theft Auto VI is anticipated to have a significant impact on Take-Two’s shares upon its release. Grand Theft Auto V, released in 2013, is now the second best-selling video game in history, with over 190 million copies sold. Only Microsoft-owned Minecraft, with over 300 million copies sold, surpasses it in sales.

**Anticipation and Announcement**

There has been immense anticipation for details about the new game for years. In early November, Sam Houser, Rockstar’s founder, announced that the trailer would be released in December. Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick also praised Rockstar Games for their innovation during a conference call in November.

**Implications for the Market**

The release of Grand Theft Auto VI is expected to have a significant impact on Take-Two Interactive Software’s prospects, particularly considering the massive success of its predecessor, Grand Theft Auto V.

**Looking Ahead**

As anticipation builds for the new game, the leaked trailer has caused a stir in the gaming community. The earlier-than-expected release has sparked both excitement and speculation among gamers and investors alike.

In light of the leak and the subsequent early release of the trailer, all eyes will be on Take-Two Interactive Software as it navigates the lead-up to the release of Grand Theft Auto VI and the potential market impact it will have.

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