Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive, recently shared his thoughts with IGN on the Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer leak. Despite the leak occurring just a day before the planned release, Zelnick believes it didn’t harm the company.

The leak led to an early official reveal, causing mixed reactions among fans. Some were excited, while others were disappointed by the leak.

The GTA 6 trailer quickly gained immense popularity, becoming the most-watched video game reveal on YouTube within the first 24 hours.

It amassed over 174 million views, showcasing the game’s significant anticipation. Zelnick expressed that while leaks are always disappointing, he doesn’t think this incident negatively impacted the team or the company.

In December, the GTA 6 trailer was unexpectedly leaked, prompting Rockstar Games to release the official version earlier than planned.

This event divided the gaming community, with many expressing excitement and others feeling upset about the premature leak. Despite the initial frustration among the GTA 6 development team, they took pride in their work being revealed to the public.

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Looking ahead, fans eagerly await the release of Grand Theft Auto 6, confirmed for 2025.

The exact launch date remains undisclosed, but expectations are high, given Rockstar’s history of successful game releases. Grand Theft Auto 6 promises to return players to the vibrant world of Vice City, continuing the renowned open-world crime game series.