Rockstar releases Grand Theft Auto V trailer

Last week, gamers everywhere rejoiced as it was officially confirmed that the latest instalment in the phenomenally popular Grand Theft Auto series is in development. Today, Rockstar has released the first trailer, giving a preview of what's to come in GTA V.

Recent rumours suggested that the game would take place in a fictionalised version of Los Angeles, and this appears to be right - the setting for the game is the California city of Los Santos, with plenty of visual cues to its real-world LA counterpart; Los Santos even has its own version of the Hollywood sign.

The first trailer is still a little light on detail, although there's obviously the usual mix of violence, high speed car chases, escaping from the cops, and a generous helping of prostitutes.

Rockstar has evidently worked hard to create a virtual city and gaming environment that builds on the vibrant, bustling metropolis of GTA IV's Liberty City. Let's just hope we don't have too long to wait for it.

Check out the trailer right now on the Rockstar site.

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God... people will be disappointed when they realize that it is only a a re-imaging of one cities from San Andreas.

Awesome can't wait, should have my new XBOX by then. Not even going to bother getting it for the PC this time around.

I was kinda hoping they wouldn't release a new one until the next xbox but oh well, this looks pretty good. Looks to be running on the same engine, i just hope the driving is revamped and so is the sluggish controls of your character.

I really like how they put a "Five" across "V". Reminds me that V is actually a roman numeral and means "five". Too bad they didn't do that with the previous GTA games... /s

gaurav said,
Somebody bring Fernando the **** back from Vice City!

6 will problably be vice city......again.....

I like the amount of detail. Unimpressed storywise, we shall see about that.

For me, regardless of the above, it will still be highly enjoyable because of the usual stuff - free roam, big amount of vehicles, big city that feels more and more alive in each rendition, epic radio stations, and large doses of Rockstar trademark satire.

jamesyfx said,
Looks great. Saints Row the Third is less appealing, purely because of how over the top it is.

I tried, I really tried to like SR, simply because usually I like "getting more of the same stuff" that I already like.
But SR is... over the top as you said it.
Ridiculous franchise, they could make it such a better game, but I guess they desperately tried to be (at least "slightly") "different" to not be too much of a copycat...
Meh... better copy well than remake bad.

Glassed Silver:mac

it looks great but I bet I'll need a new graphics card to play it, My GT220 does run IV just fine but V looks a lot more advanced in the graphics area. I just hope they port it to PC properly this time round!

Inklin said,
it looks great but I bet I'll need a new graphics card to play it, My GT220 does run IV just fine but V looks a lot more advanced in the graphics area. I just hope they port it to PC properly this time round!

You won't see me buying the PC "port" on the day of release. I'll wait for the reviews. GTA IV was such a **** poor PC port I've lost all confidence in Rockstar on the PC.

Shadrack said,

You won't see me buying the PC "port" on the day of release. I'll wait for the reviews. GTA IV was such a **** poor PC port I've lost all confidence in Rockstar on the PC.

This.
I wish I could buy it on day one, or even pre-order, but I have mixed feelings...

Maybe a beta will leak and show that it's at least better this time around even in beta.
That would make it a no-brainer for pre-order for me.
Big GTA fan here

GS:mac

Apparently it has been confirmed by IGN that the game is set in San Andreas. Makes sense considering that it would be stupid to have planes for one city.

I read the IGN article. It doesn't say anything other than Los Santos is a part of the fictional state of San Andreas.

I don't want to play as another CJ. My impression is you play a businessman at the end of his career - which would be interesting and definitely the flip-side to the other GTA games.

soLoredd said,
I don't want to play as another CJ. My impression is you play a businessman at the end of his career - which would be interesting and definitely the flip-side to the other GTA games.

Actually, there is a guy that looks like CJ running away from the cops in the trailer.....

WOAH!!! Bright, vivid colors, awesomely designed graphics, special vehicles and stuff, awesome ambiance… It has a lot of ingredients to make a successful game ! Great preview so far, I can't wait to get my hands on this

Me gusta!

Bright colors again!
Couldn't play GTA IV too long in a row cause of the grey atmosphere.

Now SA/VC really shined in that regard, V seems to bring back this quality to me!

GS:mac

Glassed Silver said,
Me gusta!

Bright colors again!
Couldn't play GTA IV too long in a row cause of the grey atmosphere.

Did you skip the whole "Ballad of Gay Tony" addon?

akav0id said,

Did you skip the whole "Ballad of Gay Tony" addon?


Didn't play so far... I know it's a side-story and me playing it before finishing IV (I'm close I guess) wouldn't mess up the chronological order, but I still think I want to go release-chronologically!

GS:mac

Nicholas-c said,

Seems pretty likely

Hopefully it plays like it. GTA IV was one of the most boring and badly controlled games I'd played in a long time (consider that I only tend to play highly rated games anyway). San Andreas on the other hand was just fun - seems like Saints Row is probably the go to place for a "fun" sandbox now though.

Sylar0 said,
Question given we have only seen Los Stantos it could still be a remake of San Andreas rignt?

That seems unlikely considering they'd have to make 3 cities at least nearly as large as gta4. this seems to be a the first city from SA, Los Santos and the surrounding areas.

Anybody else a little underwhelmed? I expected GTA V to be a game-changer of sorts. Otherwise, why not just call it GTA: (insert phony city name here).