Anticipating GTA V: Everything You Need to Know
Posted by: January 4, 2012on the
At the beginning of November, Rockstar Games announced Grand Theft Auto V and set the gaming community into a frenzy. Outside of a trailer, the company said little about the game. Here’s a rundown of what we know so far, and what can be expected from the game.
First, the title is almost certainly set in Los Santos, which is located in the fictional state of San Andreas. Longtime fans of the series will recall that Los Santos was featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as well as Grand Theft Auto 2. The city is a fictionalized version of Los Angeles, and will provide an atmosphere that is in stark contrast to Grand Theft Auto 4′s Liberty City. Just from the trailer, there are shots of the Hollywood-parodying Vinewood sign, as well as people at the beach. The trailer makes it evident that the pedestrian AI has been revamped to provide a more realistic city than ever.
Another important detail is that the game will feature a lead character unlike any other that we’ve seen in the series. In the trailer, the protagonist discusses his desires to move out to Los Santos and just be a father. Through various shots in the trailer as well as the character’s own words, it’s hinted that the economic recession will play a role in the lead character’s presumed turn towards the criminal lifestyle.
Beyond that, very little concrete information is available. We’ll know soon enough what the plot of the game is, as Rockstar is certain to release more trailers as the game’s release date draws near. The trailer for the game shows off that it is easily one of the more beautiful Xbox 360 games to date. It’s safe to say that many game players are already upgrading their home theater systems in anticipation of the game, scoping out Dell TV deals and investing in new audio equipment. Grand Theft Auto V is likely going to be released in 2012, and it’s safe to say that the gaming world can’t wait.