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'''Grand Theft Auto V''' ('''GTA V''') is an upcoming video game created by [[Rockstar Games]]. It will be the next instalment in the [[Grand Theft Auto]] series. The game is set in modern day [[Los Santos in GTA V|Los Santos]], [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]]. A release date is not known, although it is presumed to be released in 2012 or 2013.
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'''Grand Theft Auto V''' (also known as '''GTA V''' or '''GTA 5''') is a video game created by [[Rockstar Games]] and is the fifteenth installment in the [[Grand Theft Auto]] series of games. The game is also linked with [[Grand Theft Auto Online]], a game released in October [[2013]] that takes place in the same setting but shortly before the events of GTA V.
  
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The game is set in modern day [[Los Santos in GTA V|Los Santos]] and [[Blaine County]], [[San Andreas in GTA V|San Andreas]] and its surrounding countryside. Although it was originally going to be released in spring [[2013]], this was delayed with the [[PlayStation 3]] and [[Xbox 360]] versions being released on September 17th, 2013. The game is part of the [[HD Universe]], a fictional universe that connects the storylines of [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]], [[The Lost and Damned]], [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]] with those of GTA V and [[Grand Theft Auto Online|GTA Online]].
  
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For full details on the announcement, buildup, hype and leaks of GTA V, see [[History of GTA V]].
''For an analysis of the Trailer, see [[Grand Theft Auto V/Trailers|here]].''
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==Game Information==
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'''Game Content'''
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*[[San Andreas in GTA V]]
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*[[Missions in GTA V|Missions]]
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*[[Vehicles in GTA V|Vehicles]]
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*[[Weapons in GTA V|Weapons]]
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*[[Characters in GTA V|Characters]]
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*[[Gangs in GTA V|Gangs]]
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*[[TV Shows in GTA V|TV Shows]]
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*[[Radio Stations in GTA V|Radio Stations]]
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*[[Businesses in GTA V|Businesses]]
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'''Game Features'''
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*[[Cheats in GTA V|Cheats]]
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*[[Grand Theft Auto V/Features|Features]]
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*[[Internet in GTA V|Internet]]
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*[[Wanted Level in GTA V|Wanted Level]]
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*[[Safehouses in GTA V|Safehouses]]
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*[[Secrets and Easter Eggs in GTA V|Secrets and Easter Eggs]]
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*[[Special Vehicles in GTA V|Unique Vehicles]]
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'''Main Articles'''
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*[[Grand Theft Auto V Confirmed Information|Pre-release Information]]
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*[[Grand Theft Auto V/Criticism and Sales|Critical Reception and Sales]]
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*[[Completion in GTA V|Completion]]
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*[[Achievements in GTA V|Achievements & Trophies]]
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*[[Grand Theft Auto V/Trailers|Trailers]]
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*[[GTA V Gripes|Gripes]]
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*[[GTA V Timeline]]
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*[[GTA V Tips|Tips]]
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==Official Information about GTA V==
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[[File:LosSantos-GTAV.jpg|thumb|right|300px|[[Los Santos in GTA V|Los Santos]] in GTA V]]
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On 2 November 2011, Rockstar Games released a trailer for GTA V, showing a range of clips of the game.<ref>[http://www.rockstargames.com/videos/video/8001 GTA V trailer] - rockstargames.com</ref> The next day, Rockstar released the "official announcement":
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{{quote|We are very proud to officially announce that Grand Theft Auto V is in full development. <br>
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Developed by series creator [[Rockstar North]], Grand Theft Auto V heads to the city of Los Santos and surrounding hills, countryside and beaches in the largest and most ambitious game Rockstar has yet created. <br>
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A bold new direction in open-world freedom, storytelling, mission-based gameplay and online multiplayer, Grand Theft Auto V focuses on the pursuit of the almighty dollar in a re-imagined, present day Southern California.<ref>[http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/19471/grand-theft-auto-v-official-announcement.html Rockstar Games Announcement]</ref>}}
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These two sources provide the only known information about the game:
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* The game is set in modern-day Los Santos (based on [[wp:Los Angeles|Los Angeles]]) and surrounding countryside in the state of [[San Andreas]].
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**The cities of [[San Fierro]] or [[Las Venturas]] (the other cities in San Andreas) '''may not''' be included in GTA V. This might mean that the main story line takes place in Los Santos, but many fans have doubted that only Los Santos and some other parts of Southern California will be in the game, as Rockstar are known for various marketing tricks. It's possible that Rockstar are following a similar style of marketing, as in GTA: San Andreas, only Los Santos was shown with no evidence of any other cities, as a whole state was only a rumor, but eventually it was confirmed that San Fierro and Las Venturas existed.
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**Los Santos and the surrounding areas have been completely remade; it is not a copy of the map from [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]. However from the trailers, the general outline seems to be the same, Downtown area being situated west of the East side, the rolling hills to the north with the Vinewood sign, outback with large mountain etc.
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**Named locations include: [[Vinewood]], Little Seoul, Los Puerta Freeway, Vespucci Beach, Downtown, Del Perro Freeway, East Los Santos and Los Santos Bay.
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* The trailer also shows: planes, airships/blimps, trucks, jet-skis, mountainous countryside, convertible cars, mines and wind turbines.
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* The city and surrounding areas appear to be thick with smog during late evening time.
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* Many [[Vehicles in GTA V|vehicles]] in the trailer appear to be directly from GTA IV, with some being redesigned, and many new ones have been created.
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* The U.S. Interstate will be featured in the game, making it one of the few things not to be parodied and have its real-life form in a GTA game. This does not confirm that San Fierro, Las Venturas or any new cities will be in the game.
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* The music in the trailer is "Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake Overture" by Small Faces.<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0xFS3qd73k Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake Overture/ Afterglow (of Your Love)] - YouTube.com</ref>
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* Crews will be carried over from Max Payne 3 into Grand Theft Auto V's multiplayer.<ref>http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/23171/multiplayer-crews-revealed-on-ign-play-from-max-payne-3-to-grand.html</ref>
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===Analysis===
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A number of conclusions could be drawn from the trailer. The following points are assumptions, guesses or expectations rather than being official or confirmed.
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*A man moved to Los Santos looking for a fresh start, retiring from "that line of work". He "bought a big house, came here, put my feet up, thought I'd be a dad like all the other dads", but fell back into a criminal lifestyle because of financial troubles (fitting into the theme of "the almighty dollar").
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{{Chronology}}
*A [[Dogs|dog]] is seen in the beginning of the first GTA V trailer, suggesting that the game may include pets.
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==Gameplay==
*"Los Puerta" might be another city in San Andreas, possibly based on [[wp:San Diego|San Diego]]. There is good reason to believe this because the highway sign shown is Interstate 5, a real-life U.S. Interstate in Los Angeles. The I-5 goes both through LA and San Diego, and in real-life a portion of the I-5 in Los Angeles is called the [[wp:San Diego Freeway|San Diego Freeway]], and Los Puerta Freeway might be its GTA counterpart. Interstate 5 also passes through the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento, but it's too early to tell whether those cities will be in the game.
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Grand Theft Auto V features three playable [[protagonist]]s, a first for the GTA series: [[Michael De Santa]], [[Franklin Clinton]] and [[Trevor Philips]], with the player able to swap between the three when not on certain missions or [[Wanted Level in GTA V|wanted]] by the [[LSPD in GTA V|police]]. Certain missions involve two or all three protagonists, allowing the player to switch between them to assist in completing the mission. One mission also allows the player to swap to [[Chop]], a Rottweiler dog owned by [[Lamar Davis]] but looked after by Franklin. The three protagonists have their own lives and, when not chosen, continue with their daily routines, occasionally resulting in the player continuing the activity. When the player chooses another character, the protagonist "left behind" remains in his location for a short period of time; if the newly controller character returns to the location where the other character was left, the two will interact and can optionally take part in non-mission activities together.
*The robbers that are dressed as exterminators' target resembles the landmark shopping plaza on the corner of Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Blvd. in real-life Los Angeles.
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==Gallery==
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Some storyline missions, side missions and hobbies will only be available to a specific character while random encounters can be encountered and completed by any protagonist. The player can also customise each character beyond their initial appearance through buying clothes, changing hairstyles, getting tattoos and enhancing certain abilities such as stamina, driving skill or flying skill. Each protagonist also has a [[Special Abilities|special ability]], which can be triggered during gameplay: Michael can slow down time while on foot, Franklin can slow down time while driving and Trevor can become angry, dealing out more damage and taking little in return.
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File:GTAV-Beach.jpg|A beach with a [[Dogs|dog]]
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File:GTAV-JetSki.jpg|A Jet Ski, marked Speedophile 2000
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File:Mountain-GTAV.JPG|Hikers at the base of a mountain near Los Santos
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File:GTAV-Convertible.jpg|A convertible car retracting its roof
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File:GTAV-WindTurbines.jpg|Several wind power generators near Los Santos
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File:GTAV-Suit.jpg|A man in a suit overlooking the [[Los Santos in GTA V|city]]
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File:GTAV-CropDuster.jpg|A crop dusting plane over a vineyard
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File:GTAV-Robbing.jpg|Three men attempt to rob a store dressed as exterminators, notice the accessories on the rifle and that there is a driver
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File:GTAV-Oil.jpg|A [[wp:pumpjack|pumpjack]] on an oil well
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File:GTAV-LSPD.jpg|An LSPD Police Cruiser with the words "Obey & Survive" written on the passenger door
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File:GTAV-Chopper.jpg|A police helicopter + officers chasing a man
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File:GTAV-Vinewood.jpg|The [[Vinewood]] sign
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File:GTAV-privatejet.jpg|A Learjet-based plane (similar to a [[Shamal]]) flying over the city
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== Hints and guesses about GTA V ==
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[[File:Liberty City its all over.jpg|thumb|right|150px|The [[Liberty City, It's Over!]] poster, a possible teaser on Grand Theft Auto V.]]
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A number of possible clues have been found in previous GTA games and elsewhere to indicate what may be the setting and content of GTA V. Fans have also made a number of educated guesses.
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*There has been no official release date announced yet, but there are many suggestions and potential leaks. For example, British retailer [http://www.zavvi.com/games/platforms/xbox-360/gta-grand-theft-auto-v-5/10569985.html Zavvi] lists the game for pre-order with the release date as 23 November 2012, although this could be just an educated guess.
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==Setting==
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Grand Theft Auto V is set in the fictional state of [[San Andreas in GTA V|San Andreas]]: consisting of the city of [[Los Santos in GTA V|Los Santos]] and the rural [[Blaine County]], which also includes two towns called [[Paleto Bay]] and [[Sandy Shores]]. The player can explore the entire map from the beginning of the game, although certain areas ([[Fort Zancudo]], [[Los Santos International Airport in GTA V|Los Santos International Airport]] and [[Bolingbroke Penitentiary]]), result in a wanted level being given to the player. GTA V also includes a fully explorable [[Pacific Ocean|ocean]] floor, which can be explored by swimming underwater, scuba diving or in a submarine. Animals also roam across Blaine County and the surrounding Pacific Ocean with some (such as mountain lions and sharks) being prepared to hunt and kill the player character.
  
*A number of sources are citing [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0902623/ Ned Luke] as the actor portraying the [[protagonist|lead character]], supposedly named Albert De Silva<ref>[http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/11/14/is-albert-de-silva-gta-5s-lead-character/ Is Albert De Silva GTA 5′s lead character?]</ref>. If this character is the [[:File:GTAV-Suit.jpg|man in the suit]] from the GTA V trailer, who closely resembles Ned Luke, this character seems to be older and more successful than previous GTA protagonists who have started at the bottom of the food chain and worked their way up. This could indicate a significant change in the progression of the game from previous iterations. Alternatively, this character could be one of several playable characters through the course of the game, as has been rumoured, which would be a first since the [[GTA 1 Era]].  
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==Official Information==
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{{main|History of GTA V}}
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Grand Theft Auto V was official announced by [[Rockstar Games]] in November [[2011]] with the release of the first [[Trailers_of_GTA_V#First_Trailer|first trailer]], while retail posters released in October [[2012]] confirmed a Spring [[2013]] release for the [[Xbox 360]] and the [[PlayStation 3]], which was later confirmed by Rockstar Games. In November 2012 Rockstar Games announced that the game was available for pre-order and three days later a twenty-three page [[Grand Theft Auto V/Game Informer|preview]] is released revealing the first real information about the game, including the scale of the games map and the inclusion of three playable characters. On Novembver 14th the [[Trailers_of_GTA_V#Second_Trailer|second trailer]] was released. January [[2013]] saw Rockstar Games announce that the release date for GTA V had been pushed back. On April 30th [[Trailers_of_GTA_V#Protagonist_Trailer_Set|three new protagonist based trailers]] were released.  
  
*A [http://www.igta5.com/characters leaked casting call] lists several characters for a future game, which coincides with the name "Albert de Silva". These include mentally unstable hillbillies in "the sticks", a detailed cast of FBI agents, soccer moms and divorcees in the suburbs (perhaps de Silva's neighbors), celebrities, at least two Chinese [[Triad]] characters, and an 18-year-old slacker son for Albert named Kevin. Several young male Irish characters, including Eddie McReary who "lives with his cousin", hints very strongly at the return of [[Packie McReary]]. [[Niko Bellic]]'s voice actor is in a dispute with Rockstar Games, and his return seems highly unlikely. [[James Pedeaston]] was released from prison and will make a comeback, but possibly with a different voice actor. There is a very strong focus on the political issue of legalized and/or medicinal marijuana.
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On 2 July 2013, Rockstar [http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/50871/asked-answered-gtav.html answered several gamers' questions] through a news article. In this article, they confirmed the following:
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:*The ability to switch to any protagonist at any time when not in a mission, as well as missions that involve multiple protagonists
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:*Using one protagonist to "kill" another would result similarly to a protagonist "dying" in previous GTA games (they don't actually ''die'', they just end up in the hospital fully recovered)
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:*All editions of the game will include a double-sided map of Los Santos
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:*Both weapons and cars will be "very customizable"
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:*The Xbox 360 version will be 2 discs, with Disc 1 being a first-time install-only disc and Disc 2 being the gameplay disc, while the PlayStation 3 version will be one disc and will automatically install the same way the Xbox 360 version does, both requiring 8GB of space
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:*A gameplay trailer and information on [[Grand Theft Auto Online]] will be coming soon; Rockstar will not confirm nor deny a PC version as well as next gen versions
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:*There will be new and stronger anti-cheating measures online
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:*Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gameplay will be identical
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:*There ''will not'' be another delay and the 17 September release date still stands
  
*Gaming blog Kotaku quoted a source "familiar with the game" stating that the game will be set in [[wp:Los Angeles|Los Angeles]] (which was previously featured as [[Los Santos in GTA V|Los Santos]] in GTA San Andreas and in Rockstar's crime-solving game [[wp:LA Noire|LA Noire]]), and may feature multiple playable characters (similar to [[GTA IV Episodes|GTA IV's episodic contents]] that brought new characters and stories to the game).<ref>[http://kotaku.com/5853279/grand-theft-auto-v-will-be-set-in-los-angeles-may-star-multiple-characters Grand Theft Auto V Will Be Set in Los Angeles, May Star Multiple Characters] - Kotaku.com</ref>
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One week later an official gameplay trailer was released and ''The Official'' trailer followed on August 29th.
  
* On page thirteen of the [[GTA IV Episodes|Episodes from Liberty City]] guide book, there's a teaser that shows a broken heart made of the [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] box art and says "[[Liberty City, It's Over!]]" followed by "Next Stop..." and a small torn area that shows another poster behind, later revealed to be an advert for [[Mollis]]. The torn area has been noted as being in the shape of France. It also says in the right lower corner in a red box "Opens March Everywhere".
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* According to reports, [[Rockstar Games]] recently registered new website domains that sound like they could belong to GTA V's in-game Internet, assuming the game inherits [[Internet in GTA IV|the feature]] from GTA IV. The domains are: CashForDeadDreams.com, SixFigureTemps.com, StopPayingYourMortgage.net, HammersteinFaust.com, and LifeInvader.com.<ref>[http://www.1up.com/news/grand-theft-auto-5-domains-registered New Grand Theft Auto 5 Domains Registered?] - 1up.com</ref>
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==Plot==
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===Time Period===
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GTA V is set in [[2013]] shortly after the events of [[Grand Theft Auto Online]], four years on from [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]], and five years on from [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], [[The Lost and Damned]] and [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]].
  
[[File:AirSol-GTAIV-planeticket.jpg|thumb|left|190px|Niko Bellic's [[Air Sol]] ticket to San Andreas.]]
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===Pretense===
* On the [[Rockstar Games Social Club]] in the GTA IV Story Gang section, there is an [[Air Sol]] plane ticket that was apparently purchased by [[Niko Bellic]] to fly from [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]] to San Andreas. This hints that Niko Bellic might make an appearance in the game, most likely as a mission boss or supporting character.
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The game follows three [[protagonist]]s on their individual journeys to success in the criminal underworld.
  
* [[Take-Two Interactive]] revealed they are expecting at least $2.00 per share for the first quarter of fiscal year 2012. The last time this happened was during the release of GTA IV, which reached $2.08 per share. Income only reached $1.06 per share during the release of Red Dead Redemption, and is projected to only reach $0.35 for the current fiscal year. It is expected that only a GTA game is able to bring this level of success to T2, which implies one must be planned for release in fiscal year 2012.
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*'''[[Michael De Santa]]''': In [[2004]] Michael De Santa, then known as '''Michael Townley''', makes an off the books deal with [[Federal_Bureau_of_Investigation#GTA_V|FIB]] agent [[Dave Norton]] to retire from criminal activity in return for the arrests of [[Trevor Philips]], who escapes, and [[Bradley Snider]], who Norton killed. Michael, spending his days relaxing and arguing with his family, eventually returns to criminal activity after meeting [[Franklin Clinton]].
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*'''[[Franklin Clinton]]''': Franklin Clinton is a gang member attempting to move to a more lucrative type of activity, legal or otherwise. He works as a repossession agent alongside friend [[Lamar Davis]] and lives with his [[Denise Clinton|Aunt Denise]] in [[Strawberry]], [[Los Santos in GTA V|Los Santos]].
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*'''[[Trevor Philips]]''': Trevor Philips, believing his friend had been [[Prologue (GTA V)|killed]] in [[2004]], became involved in numerous types of criminal activity and is looking to expand his operations. Trevor lives in [[Sandy Shores]], [[Blaine County]].
  
[[File:Imdb.jpg|thumb|right|190px|A screenshot of the GTA V casting list on IMDB; note how CJ is listed as ''rumored'' while Niko is not.]]
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===GTA V===
* According to dualshocknexus.com there are rumors that both [[Niko Bellic]] and [[Carl Johnson]] will return.<ref>[http://www.dualshocknexus.com/2011/11/niko-bellic-confirmed-to-be-in-grand.html Niko Bellic and Carl Johnson to appear in GTA V]</ref>, although this is unlikely as the [[GTA III era]] is considered complete and Niko Bellic's [[Michael Hollick|voice actor]] was involved in a pay dispute with Rockstar, the reason that he wasn't invited back to record new dialogue for GTA IV's [[DLC]]<ref>[http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2009/01/23/no-new-niko-bellic-lines-in-gta-lost-and-damned/ Why Niko Bellic didn't receive new dialogue in The Lost and Damned]]</ref>. However there is nothing to suggest that he hasn't resolved these issues. Also: [[Young Maylay]], the voice actor of CJ, denied on twitter that he is going to be in GTA V <ref>http://twitter.com/#!/youngmaylay/status/187659643970011136</ref>.
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====History to current events====
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The game begins in [[2004]] with an attempted heist on a business in [[Ludendorff]], [[North Yankton]] by [[Michael De Santa|Michael Townley]], [[Trevor Philips]], [[Bradley Snider]] and an unnamed getaway driver. They manage to get away from the building with the money, however, the getaway driver and Bradley are killed, while Michael is also shot. Trevor flees the scene, which is filled with the local police and FIB agents, evading them. In between 2004 and [[2013]] Snider is buried as Michael, who moves to [[Los Santos in GTA V|Los Santos]] to retire from criminal activity, while Trevor eventually finds his way to living in [[Sandy Shores]], [[Blaine County]] just north of Los Santos.
  
[[File:GTAVPlanes.png|thumb|left|250px|The images found in Max Payne 3 in-game, possibly showing the planes which will feature in GTA V. Two of these planes - the private jet and the fighter, have been seen in the GTA V trailer and look remarkably similar to the ones seen in these photos.]]
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====The present day====
[[File:LosSantos-TBOGT-GTAIIIEra-background.jpg|thumb|right|190px|The easter egg at [[Firefly Island]]]]
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Following the [[Prologue (GTA V)|opening mission set in 2004]], the game begins in earnest with [[Franklin Clinton]] and [[Lamar Davis]] working at [[Premium Deluxe Motorsport]] for [[Simeon Yetarian]] as repossession agents. Simeon, having sold a car to Michael's son [[Jimmy De Santa|Jimmy]], sends Franklin to repossess the car after he defaults on the payments. Michael, however, holds Franklin at gun point and forces him to drive the car into Premium Deluxe Motorsport's showroom. Franklin and Lamar, who had also kept a motorcycle rather than returning it, are both fired. Michael, feeling bad for Franklin, offers him a free beer and the two begin to talk about their involvement in the criminal underworld, both past and present.
*In the [[Firefly Island]] amusement park in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], located quite near the miniature golf course, there is a fairground ride with a [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjnQqxXuw98 backdrop] that features a collage of screenshots from [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]: the [[Vinewood]] Sign, a [[Hydra]] hovering in front of the [[Los Santos in GTA III Era|Los Santos]] skyline, and a [[Shamal]] flying over the countryside. The similarity of this mural and the end of the GTA V trailer (where a private jet flies over the Vinewood Sign and towards Los Santos) has lead many to believe that the mural was a deliberate hint towards the location of GTA V, suggesting that GTA V has been in production since the release of GTA IV, or that the game's location was planned at that time.  
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* The internal files of [[Max Payne 3]]'s list some vehicles from GTA games (including  [[Patriot]], [[Rancher]], and [[Willard]]) alongside some new vehicle names (such as  "bobsleigh", "carga", "cs2000", and "winky"). As Max Payne 3 and GTA V are interlinked, particularly with multiplayer crews, it is believed that these may be some vehicles from GTA V <ref>http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=510202</ref>.
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Michael, having seen his [[Amanda De Santa|wife Amanda]] cheating with her [[Kyle Chavis|tennis coach]], chases him to a house before pulling the support beams from underneath it, destroying the house. [[Martin Madrazo]], the home's owner, convinces Michael and Franklin, who had assisted Michael, into paying for the house to be rebuilt. The two form a crew and rob a [[Vangelico's Fine Jewelry|jewelery store]], taking enough money to repay Madrazo.
  
* A possible easter egg in Max Payne 3 also hints towards potential vehicles in GTA V. In-game on a pin board, there are four images of aircraft, none of which are seen in Max Payne 3. Two of these aircraft however bear a striking resemblance to the ones seen in the GTA V trailer, namely the private jet and the fighter jet. The other plane appears to be based on a C-130 Hercules.<ref>http://www.gtav.net/</ref>
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====Introducing Trevor Philips====
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In [[Blaine County]], at the same time, Trevor Philips begins to expand his criminal empire by destroying [[The Lost Brotherhood]]'s Los Santos chapter while also attempting to form links with the Triads, although this proves unsuccessful, which includes destroying a rival meth lab owned by the [[O'Neil Brothers]]. News of the jewellery store heist appears on news programs and a phrase used during the heist reminds Trevor of his lost friend Michael. He sends [[Wade Hebert]] to Los Santos to discover the whereabouts of Michael and eventually tracks him down. The two confront each other but work together to [[Fame or Shame (mission)|stop]] Michael's daughter [[Tracey De Santa|Tracey]] from appearing on a [[Fame or Shame|reality television show]].
  
* IGN has made [http://www.ign.com/wikis/grand-theft-auto-5/Rumors_and_Leaks?utm_campaign=ign+main+twitter&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social a list of rumors and leaks] that have been reported.
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Michael, Franklin and Trevor then begin to work together to achieve their aims of earning enough money to live out their lives, while also attempting to keep [[Federal_Bureau_of_Investigation#GTA_V|FIB]] agents [[Steve Haines]], [[Dave Norton]] and [[Andreas Sanchez]] from arresting or killing them. Together they [[The Merryweather Heist|steal military hardware]], 'recover' a man from the [[Central_Intelligence_Agency#Grand_Theft_Auto_V|IAA]] with information about a terrorist and [[The Paleto Score|perform a heist]] at a [[Paleto Bay]-based bank, although Michael and Trevor briefly go into hiding after kidnapping [[Patricia Madrazo]]. Trevor also spends this time piecing together the events of [[2004]] and brings his suspicions to Michael who is unable to successfully deny the truth.
  
* A part from the trailer has shown up in [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHZY4hefaJk teaser trailer for Gamescon] at the 1:50 mark. This has lead some to believe that new information will be confirmed at the event which takes place in August 15-19 in Cologne, Germany.
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====The truth revealed====
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Michael and Trevor, having planned to perform [[The Big Score|one last heist]], go their separate ways with Trevor promising to return and kill Michael. Michael and Franklin, however, continue to work together by perform a [[The Bureau Raid|terrorist attack]] on the [[FIB Building|FIB building]], with the promise of being set free from their work with the FIB corrupt agents. They, however, double cross the group and plan another meeting, which is subsequently raided by FIB agents after having received information from Andreas Sanchez. Steve Haines escapes and leaves his partner [[Dave Norton]] behind. Norton, however, also escapes with help from Michael and Trevor, who agree to put their differences aside to work on one last heist.
  
==See also==
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====The ending====
* [[Los Santos in GTA V]]
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Michael, Franklin and Trevor prepare for and then execute the heist, getting away with a vast sum of gold, which is later melted down and sold by [[Lester Crest]]. The crew gets its agreed share and the relationship between Michael, Franklin and Trevor ends. However, unknown to Michael and Trevor, Franklin had been contacted by the FIB to kill Trevor and by [[Devin Weston]], a businessman and billionaire the trio had stolen cars for, to kill Michael.
* [[Businesses in GTA V]]
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* [[Weapons in GTA V]]
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* [[Vehicles in GTA V]]
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* [[Grand Theft Auto V/Trailers|GTA V Trailers]]
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* [[Vice City in GTA IV Era]] & [[San Andreas in GTA IV Era]] - references to the locations of GTA III Era games in the GTA IV Era.
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* [[Community: GTA V Wishlist]] - the Grand Theft Wiki Community's suggestions on what should be included in GTA V.
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The player, as Franklin, then has three choices: to kill Trevor for the FIB, to kill Michael for Devin Weston or to save both:
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*'''Killing Michael''': If the player kills Michael, then he and Franklin will drive to a secluded spot before Michael is pushed off a water tower. Franklin can then either let him fall to his death or attempt to save him, causing Michael to headbutt him and fall to his death.
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*'''Killing Trevor''': If the player kills Trevor, then Michael and Franklin will chase him to an oil plant where Trevor will crash his car into an oil tank, covering him with oil, which Franklin lights on fire.
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*'''Saving both''': If the player decides to save both Michael and Trevor then the three work together one final time to attack FIB agents and [[Merryweather Security Consulting|Merryweather]] mercenaries before agreeing to split up and kill their various enemies. Michael agrees to kill [[Stretch (GTA V)|Stretch]], who had tried to get Franklin and Lamar killed on numerous occasions, Franklin agrees to kill Triad boss [[Wei Chung]], who had almost had a business relationship with Trevor and who had almost killed Michael, while Trevor is left to kill Steve Haines. Afterwards Trevor kidnaps [[Devin Weston]] and locks him in the boot Devin's car, which is driven to a secluded location and pushed into the Pacific Ocean by the trio. With Trevor and Michael reconciling, the three agree to remain friends, but end their relationships professionally.
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==Sales==
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Grand Theft Auto V was commercially successful within twenty-four hours of release having generated [[Money|$]]800 million, equating to 13 million copies being sold, and set a new record for first-day sales. Three days after released, on September 20th, 2013, the game exceeded $1 billion, making it the fastest selling entertainment product in history. Six days after release, September 26, 2013, GTA V had become the [[United Kingdom|UK's]] fastest selling game of all time and the 24th biggest-selling game ever.
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==Controversy==
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The mission [[By the Book]] generated significant controversy regarding its use of torture on [[Mr. K]] in order to extract information about an Azerbaijani terrorist. [[Trevor Philips]] uses various torture devices on Mr. K, who is strapped to a chair. Trevor is later asked by corrupt [[Federal_Bureau_of_Investigation#GTA_V|FIB]] agent [[Steve Haines]] to kill Mr. K but instead drives him to the [[Los Santos International Airport in GTA V|airport]] and while driving to the airport Trevor comments on the ineffectiveness of torture in extracting information.
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== See also ==
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* [[History of GTA V]]
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* [[Grand Theft Auto V/Trailers|GTA V Trailers]]
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* [[Community:GTA V Wishlist]] - the Grand Theft Wiki Community's suggestions on what should be included in GTA V.
  
 
== External link ==
 
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* [http://www.rockstargames.com/V/ Grand Theft Auto V] - official website
 
* [http://www.rockstargames.com/V/ Grand Theft Auto V] - official website
  
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Latest revision as of 18:02, 26 April 2014

Grand Theft Auto V
GTA V box art
DevelopersRockstar North
PublishersRockstar Games
PlatformsPlayStation 3
Xbox 360
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
PC
Release dates

Xbox 360 - 17 September, 2013
PS3 - 17 September, 2013
Xbox One - Fall 2014
PlayStation 4 - Fall 2014
PC - Fall 2014

EngineRAGE
Protagonists
LocationLos Santos, State of San Andreas
Year2013

Grand Theft Auto V (also known as GTA V or GTA 5) is a video game created by Rockstar Games and is the fifteenth installment in the Grand Theft Auto series of games. The game is also linked with Grand Theft Auto Online, a game released in October 2013 that takes place in the same setting but shortly before the events of GTA V.

The game is set in modern day Los Santos and Blaine County, San Andreas and its surrounding countryside. Although it was originally going to be released in spring 2013, this was delayed with the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions being released on September 17th, 2013. The game is part of the HD Universe, a fictional universe that connects the storylines of GTA IV, The Lost and Damned, The Ballad of Gay Tony and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars with those of GTA V and GTA Online.

For full details on the announcement, buildup, hype and leaks of GTA V, see History of GTA V.

Game Information

Game Content

Game Features

Main Articles


Grand Theft Auto series
chronology of events

2D Universe
GTA 1 Era

1961London 1961
1969London 1969
1997Grand Theft Auto 1


GTA 2 Era

2013GTA 2

3D Universe
GTA III Era

1984GTA Vice City Stories
1986GTA Vice City
1992GTA San Andreas
1998GTA Liberty City Stories
2000GTA Advance
2001GTA III

HD Universe
GTA IV Era

2008GTA IV

The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony

2009GTA Chinatown Wars


GTA V Era

2013GTA Online
2013GTA V

Gameplay

Grand Theft Auto V features three playable protagonists, a first for the GTA series: Michael De Santa, Franklin Clinton and Trevor Philips, with the player able to swap between the three when not on certain missions or wanted by the police. Certain missions involve two or all three protagonists, allowing the player to switch between them to assist in completing the mission. One mission also allows the player to swap to Chop, a Rottweiler dog owned by Lamar Davis but looked after by Franklin. The three protagonists have their own lives and, when not chosen, continue with their daily routines, occasionally resulting in the player continuing the activity. When the player chooses another character, the protagonist "left behind" remains in his location for a short period of time; if the newly controller character returns to the location where the other character was left, the two will interact and can optionally take part in non-mission activities together.

Some storyline missions, side missions and hobbies will only be available to a specific character while random encounters can be encountered and completed by any protagonist. The player can also customise each character beyond their initial appearance through buying clothes, changing hairstyles, getting tattoos and enhancing certain abilities such as stamina, driving skill or flying skill. Each protagonist also has a special ability, which can be triggered during gameplay: Michael can slow down time while on foot, Franklin can slow down time while driving and Trevor can become angry, dealing out more damage and taking little in return.

Image Name Description
Michael De Santa Michael De Santa Michael is a retired bank robber, living under the protection of the FIB witness protection program. With his money running out, he is being drawn back into a life of crime.
Trevor Phillips Trevor Philips Trevor is an emotionally unstable, sociopathic career criminal, suffering from drug addiction. He has previously worked with Michael in various heists, and has prior experience as a military pilot, allowing him to operate aircraft.
Franklin Clinton Franklin Clinton Franklin is "fit and fashion conscious", working for an Armenian luxury car dealer, repossessing cars of those who default on their payments. He is starting to work his way up in the criminal world.

Setting

Grand Theft Auto V is set in the fictional state of San Andreas: consisting of the city of Los Santos and the rural Blaine County, which also includes two towns called Paleto Bay and Sandy Shores. The player can explore the entire map from the beginning of the game, although certain areas (Fort Zancudo, Los Santos International Airport and Bolingbroke Penitentiary), result in a wanted level being given to the player. GTA V also includes a fully explorable ocean floor, which can be explored by swimming underwater, scuba diving or in a submarine. Animals also roam across Blaine County and the surrounding Pacific Ocean with some (such as mountain lions and sharks) being prepared to hunt and kill the player character.

Official Information

Grand Theft Auto V was official announced by Rockstar Games in November 2011 with the release of the first first trailer, while retail posters released in October 2012 confirmed a Spring 2013 release for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3, which was later confirmed by Rockstar Games. In November 2012 Rockstar Games announced that the game was available for pre-order and three days later a twenty-three page preview is released revealing the first real information about the game, including the scale of the games map and the inclusion of three playable characters. On Novembver 14th the second trailer was released. January 2013 saw Rockstar Games announce that the release date for GTA V had been pushed back. On April 30th three new protagonist based trailers were released.

On 2 July 2013, Rockstar answered several gamers' questions through a news article. In this article, they confirmed the following:

  • The ability to switch to any protagonist at any time when not in a mission, as well as missions that involve multiple protagonists
  • Using one protagonist to "kill" another would result similarly to a protagonist "dying" in previous GTA games (they don't actually die, they just end up in the hospital fully recovered)
  • All editions of the game will include a double-sided map of Los Santos
  • Both weapons and cars will be "very customizable"
  • The Xbox 360 version will be 2 discs, with Disc 1 being a first-time install-only disc and Disc 2 being the gameplay disc, while the PlayStation 3 version will be one disc and will automatically install the same way the Xbox 360 version does, both requiring 8GB of space
  • A gameplay trailer and information on Grand Theft Auto Online will be coming soon; Rockstar will not confirm nor deny a PC version as well as next gen versions
  • There will be new and stronger anti-cheating measures online
  • Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gameplay will be identical
  • There will not be another delay and the 17 September release date still stands

One week later an official gameplay trailer was released and The Official trailer followed on August 29th.


Plot

Time Period

GTA V is set in 2013 shortly after the events of Grand Theft Auto Online, four years on from Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, and five years on from Grand Theft Auto IV, The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony.

Pretense

The game follows three protagonists on their individual journeys to success in the criminal underworld.

GTA V

History to current events

The game begins in 2004 with an attempted heist on a business in Ludendorff, North Yankton by Michael Townley, Trevor Philips, Bradley Snider and an unnamed getaway driver. They manage to get away from the building with the money, however, the getaway driver and Bradley are killed, while Michael is also shot. Trevor flees the scene, which is filled with the local police and FIB agents, evading them. In between 2004 and 2013 Snider is buried as Michael, who moves to Los Santos to retire from criminal activity, while Trevor eventually finds his way to living in Sandy Shores, Blaine County just north of Los Santos.

The present day

Following the opening mission set in 2004, the game begins in earnest with Franklin Clinton and Lamar Davis working at Premium Deluxe Motorsport for Simeon Yetarian as repossession agents. Simeon, having sold a car to Michael's son Jimmy, sends Franklin to repossess the car after he defaults on the payments. Michael, however, holds Franklin at gun point and forces him to drive the car into Premium Deluxe Motorsport's showroom. Franklin and Lamar, who had also kept a motorcycle rather than returning it, are both fired. Michael, feeling bad for Franklin, offers him a free beer and the two begin to talk about their involvement in the criminal underworld, both past and present.

Michael, having seen his wife Amanda cheating with her tennis coach, chases him to a house before pulling the support beams from underneath it, destroying the house. Martin Madrazo, the home's owner, convinces Michael and Franklin, who had assisted Michael, into paying for the house to be rebuilt. The two form a crew and rob a jewelery store, taking enough money to repay Madrazo.

Introducing Trevor Philips

In Blaine County, at the same time, Trevor Philips begins to expand his criminal empire by destroying The Lost Brotherhood's Los Santos chapter while also attempting to form links with the Triads, although this proves unsuccessful, which includes destroying a rival meth lab owned by the O'Neil Brothers. News of the jewellery store heist appears on news programs and a phrase used during the heist reminds Trevor of his lost friend Michael. He sends Wade Hebert to Los Santos to discover the whereabouts of Michael and eventually tracks him down. The two confront each other but work together to stop Michael's daughter Tracey from appearing on a reality television show.

Michael, Franklin and Trevor then begin to work together to achieve their aims of earning enough money to live out their lives, while also attempting to keep FIB agents Steve Haines, Dave Norton and Andreas Sanchez from arresting or killing them. Together they steal military hardware, 'recover' a man from the IAA with information about a terrorist and perform a heist at a [[Paleto Bay]-based bank, although Michael and Trevor briefly go into hiding after kidnapping Patricia Madrazo. Trevor also spends this time piecing together the events of 2004 and brings his suspicions to Michael who is unable to successfully deny the truth.

The truth revealed

Michael and Trevor, having planned to perform one last heist, go their separate ways with Trevor promising to return and kill Michael. Michael and Franklin, however, continue to work together by perform a terrorist attack on the FIB building, with the promise of being set free from their work with the FIB corrupt agents. They, however, double cross the group and plan another meeting, which is subsequently raided by FIB agents after having received information from Andreas Sanchez. Steve Haines escapes and leaves his partner Dave Norton behind. Norton, however, also escapes with help from Michael and Trevor, who agree to put their differences aside to work on one last heist.

The ending

Michael, Franklin and Trevor prepare for and then execute the heist, getting away with a vast sum of gold, which is later melted down and sold by Lester Crest. The crew gets its agreed share and the relationship between Michael, Franklin and Trevor ends. However, unknown to Michael and Trevor, Franklin had been contacted by the FIB to kill Trevor and by Devin Weston, a businessman and billionaire the trio had stolen cars for, to kill Michael.

The player, as Franklin, then has three choices: to kill Trevor for the FIB, to kill Michael for Devin Weston or to save both:

  • Killing Michael: If the player kills Michael, then he and Franklin will drive to a secluded spot before Michael is pushed off a water tower. Franklin can then either let him fall to his death or attempt to save him, causing Michael to headbutt him and fall to his death.
  • Killing Trevor: If the player kills Trevor, then Michael and Franklin will chase him to an oil plant where Trevor will crash his car into an oil tank, covering him with oil, which Franklin lights on fire.
  • Saving both: If the player decides to save both Michael and Trevor then the three work together one final time to attack FIB agents and Merryweather mercenaries before agreeing to split up and kill their various enemies. Michael agrees to kill Stretch, who had tried to get Franklin and Lamar killed on numerous occasions, Franklin agrees to kill Triad boss Wei Chung, who had almost had a business relationship with Trevor and who had almost killed Michael, while Trevor is left to kill Steve Haines. Afterwards Trevor kidnaps Devin Weston and locks him in the boot Devin's car, which is driven to a secluded location and pushed into the Pacific Ocean by the trio. With Trevor and Michael reconciling, the three agree to remain friends, but end their relationships professionally.


Sales

Grand Theft Auto V was commercially successful within twenty-four hours of release having generated $800 million, equating to 13 million copies being sold, and set a new record for first-day sales. Three days after released, on September 20th, 2013, the game exceeded $1 billion, making it the fastest selling entertainment product in history. Six days after release, September 26, 2013, GTA V had become the UK's fastest selling game of all time and the 24th biggest-selling game ever.

Controversy

The mission By the Book generated significant controversy regarding its use of torture on Mr. K in order to extract information about an Azerbaijani terrorist. Trevor Philips uses various torture devices on Mr. K, who is strapped to a chair. Trevor is later asked by corrupt FIB agent Steve Haines to kill Mr. K but instead drives him to the airport and while driving to the airport Trevor comments on the ineffectiveness of torture in extracting information.

See also

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