How Popular Games Joined the GTA 6 Hype Train

How Popular Games Joined the GTA 6 Hype Train

News by Roberto Orosa
Published: December 05, 2023

The imminent drop of Rockstar Games' GTA 6 trailer had the entire internet in an uproar — so much so that other gaming companies have joined in on the trend. 

Before the circulation of its leak, Rockstar Games dropped an announcement post with the scheduled release of the GTA 6 trailer. 

With the entire gaming community abuzz, the post has since garnered over two million likes, nearly 500,000 reposts, and over 68,000 replies.

However, it was only a matter of time before the game developer would be joined by others wishing to share the hype and glory. 

Rockstar Games' original post, which used a colorful backdrop synonymous with the aesthetics of previous GTA games, was parodied by other gaming giants to create their own announcements. 

For the battle royale free-to-play game Fall Guys, the template was used to announce its new trailer, set to drop on December 6.

Meanwhile, the first-person-shooter game Halo riffed off the GTA 6 post to announce a trailer for Halo Infinite, making use of the same sunset-colored backdrop. 

Sea of Thieves has also joined in on the trend, and has jokingly replied to an X user who pointed out the GTA 6 reference, saying: "Once pirates, always pirates."

Other gaming giants such as Overwatch, Call of Duty: Warzone and many more have hopped on the trend, proving not only the sheer anticipation fans have for the Rockstar Games classic, but also the influence it carries for the entire gaming community. 

Following leaks, Rockstar Games has posted the first trailer for the highly anticipated sequel of GTA 5, already garnering 64 million views after its first 14 hours.

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