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.