GTA 6 release date: What does Rockstar's GTA Online Halloween trailer show?

In a Halloween surprise that left GTA fans disheartened, Rockstar Games unveiled a thrilling GTA Online event trailer, but the eagerly anticipated GTA 6 announcement remained conspicuously absent.

| Updated on: Oct 29 2023, 16:33 IST
Apple's 'Scary Fast' October 30 Event: What to expect
1/7 Apple Inc. is set to kick off its final product unveiling of the year, and it's taking place on Halloween eve, October 30, at 5 p.m. California time (5:30 a.m IST). This event, known as "Scary Fast," is a deviation from the usual in-person gatherings at Cupertino. Instead, it will be an online-only affair, raising anticipation for what Apple has in store. (@Apple)
2/7 What to Expect at the Event: Apple has remained tight-lipped about the specifics of the event, but reports from Bloomberg suggest we can anticipate fresh MacBook Pro laptops and iMac desktops. While the design might not see radical changes, the highlight is the introduction of Apple's first M3 3-nanometer processors, a significant upgrade from the previous M2 chips. (Unsplash)
3/7 The introduction of these new models comes at a crucial juncture for Apple. With the personal computing market rebounding after the pandemic, Apple faces competition from companies like Nvidia and Qualcomm, who are venturing into the PC market. Apple hopes these new products will drive a resurgence in sales, as it has experienced a few quarters of declining revenue. (Unsplash)
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4/7 Although the Mac is no longer at the core of Apple's business, it remains a key revenue generator, contributing about 10 percent of annual sales. Wall Street estimates predict Mac sales to reach just under $8.1 billion in the holiday quarter, an improvement from the previous year, but not as robust as the pre-pandemic period. (AFP)
5/7 MacBook Pro Upgrades: The MacBook Pro lineup will see updates with high-end models codenamed J514 and J516. These machines will retain a similar look to their predecessors but are expected to feature faster M3 Pro and M3 Max processors. These processors come in various configurations with more CPU and graphics cores, promising improved performance and gaming capabilities. (Unsplash)
6/7 The Revamped iMac: The iMac lineup is also getting a refresh for the first time in over 900 days. Similar to the MacBook Pros, the design will remain largely unchanged, but internal enhancements and a redesigned stand are expected. These new iMacs, codenamed J433 and J434, will feature the M3 chip and offer different graphics configurations. (Apple)
7/7 While the event will showcase MacBook Pros and iMacs, a low-end MacBook Pro with the M3 chip won't be unveiled yet. Also, new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Airs with M3 chips, codenamed J613 and J615, are in development and scheduled for release in the first half of 2024. As for updated iPads, Apple plans to debut them in the spring. Meanwhile, AirPods will receive updates in the coming years, with new models and headphones on the horizon. (AFP)
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Gamers were left disappointed as GTA 6 release date remains hidden even as in Rockstar releases Halloween trailer. (@RockstarGames)

In a month filled with eerie Halloween surprises, gamers had been eagerly waiting for a treat of their own: the long-anticipated announcement of GTA 6 release date. However, October has come and gone, and Rockstar Games, known for dropping major releases during this month, left fans with a decidedly tricky twist. Instead of the eagerly awaited revelation of the next Grand Theft Auto installment, Rockstar unveiled a thrilling Halloween event trailer for GTA Online, much to the chagrin of fans who had been hyped for a potential "Rocktober" release.

The absence of any GTA 6 teaser in the Halloween trailer left enthusiasts disheartened. Despite their fervent hopes, the video focused solely on the ongoing limited-time activities in GTA Online, leaving no hints about the next GTA adventure. X erupted with reactions, with one astute user pointing out the glaring absence, "Notice that there is not a single hint about the next GTA 6 game in the Halloween trailer for GTA Online."

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Memes and Anticipation Take Over Social Media

The disappointment resonated deeply with gamers, leading to an avalanche of internet memes and jokes across social media platforms, reflecting the widespread frustration. Some fans, in a mix of jest and resignation, compared their anticipation to the ghostly figures featured in the Halloween trailer, all while waiting for a glimpse of GTA 6. The excitement for a new GTA instalment has been steadily building for over 400 days, ever since Rockstar Games vaguely promised to share news "soon."

A GTA 6 trailer would undoubtedly have created waves of excitement, but the Halloween content for GTA Online, while entertaining for current players, fell short of satisfying the insatiable hunger for new developments in the GTA universe. The iconic "milking cow" meme, symbolising Rockstar Games' tendency to prolong the life of existing titles without releasing new ones, resurfaced, encapsulating the sentiments of gamers worldwide.

Although Rockstar Games' social media accounts showcased the Halloween content, discussions predominantly revolved around the conspicuous absence of GTA 6 news. Fans inundated the various platforms with requests for a GTA 6 trailer, making their anticipation unequivocally clear. As the month drew to a close without the much-anticipated announcement, gamers began speculating about the next possible timeframe for a glimpse of the highly awaited game.

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First Published Date: 29 Oct, 16:33 IST