Tom Petty’s ‘Love Is a Long Road’ Soundtracks ‘Grand Theft Auto VI’ Trailer


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The game is set for release in 2025.

Tom Petty onstage in 2017.

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Grand Theft Auto VI is finally on its way.

After an online leak, Rockstar Games released the first trailer for its long-awaited sixth installment of the GTA franchise on Monday (Dec. 4), with Tom Petty’s 1989 track “Love Is a Long Road” soundtracking the adventure. The song, from his album Full Moon Fever, peaked at No. 7 on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart that year.

The minute-and-a-half trailer introduces protagonists Lucia and Jason and their Bonnie and Clyde-style love story in the game’s classic city of the Miami-inspired Vice City. Lucia marks the franchise’s first female protagonist, as she maneuvers beaches and bayous as scenes flash of people racing cars along highways, riding speedboats and racing dirt bikes in traffic.



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Grand Theft Auto VI is set to release in 2025, 12 years after its predecessor, which achieved the second-best selling video game after Microsoft’s Minecraft. GTA5, which was released in 2013, has sold more than 190 million copies worldwide and generated more than $7.7 billion in revenue.

Watch the trailer below.

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