The 90-second teaser, which was begrudgingly uploaded to YouTube by Rockstar Games following online leaks, racked up more than 60 million views in 12 hours – smashing records and delighting gamers around the world.
One wrote, "Proud to be here to witness this gaming history milestone. Welcome back to Vice City," while another ecstatic aficionado added: "We've been waiting for this moment for 10 years, man. I can't express how excited I am right now."
However, despite the buzz among the gaming community, there's one person who seemingly isn't buying into it: the king of tech himself.
In response to an X/Twitter employee who publicly admitted they had never played a GTA game in their life, Elon Musk confessed that he had "tried" – but it wasn't for him.
"Tried, but didn’t like doing crime," the billionaire mogul wrote. "GTA5 required shooting police officers in the opening scene. Just couldn’t do it."
@KettlebellLife Tried, but didn\u2019t like doing crime. GTA5 required shooting police officers in the opening scene. Just couldn\u2019t do it.
The responses to his admission didn't disappoint with one commentator jokingly accusing the Tesla founder of following "the traffic laws and stopping at all the red lights."
Meanwhile, another user said Musk's take was "refreshing to hear" given GTA is taking over social feeds high and low.
From the game's first female player Lucia to the inclusion of social media and an exciting return to Vice City, fans have since gone off to unpack all of GTA 6's new additions.
Sadly though, while speculations were right about the 2025 release date, gamers were left feeling disheartened after optimistically hoping for it to be next year.