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*[[The Lost Brotherhood]] will be returning as seen in the second trailer. A group of The Lost MC members are seen chasing and shooting at protagonist Trevor Phillips as he escapes in a plane.
  
  

Revision as of 10:39, 6 December 2012

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

Xbox 360 - 17 September, 2013
PS3 - 17 September, 2013

EngineRAGE
Protagonists
LocationLos Santos, State of San Andreas
Year2013

Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V or GTA 5) is an upcoming video game created by Rockstar Games. It will be the next instalment in the Grand Theft Auto series, after GTA IV and Episodes from Liberty City.

The game is set in modern day Los Santos, San Andreas and its surrounding countryside;, and it will be released in Spring 2013 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.[1] A precise release is not yet known, and a PC version has yet to be confirmed.



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

There are three separate protagonists: Michael, Trevor Phillips and Franklin. Dan Houser stated in an interview that one of the protagonists will be the antagonist.

At any time outside a mission (and in some missions that feature several of them), you can switch between these characters. When not being controlled, they will continue with their lives, so switching to them will put in you whatever situation they are currently in. These three protagonists will have overlapping storylines and will affect each other.

Storyline missions and some hobbies and side-missions will only be available to the specific character. But most side-missions and random encounters will be available to any. Character customisation will be limited to clothing and similar - GTA V will not include full RPG-style customisation, like the fat/thin possibilities in GTA San Andreas, due to the complexity and personalities of the three protagonists.

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.

Rockstar have confirmed that, as GTA V is part of the HD Universe (GTA IV Era onwards), certain characters from GTA IV and its episodes will return, but not major ones like Niko Bellic.


Los Santos

Los Santos and the surrounding areas have been completely remade on a much larger and more detailed scale than in GTA San Andreas.

The world will be bigger than the total size of the worlds from GTA IV, Red Dead Redemption, and GTA San Andreas combined.

Unusually, the entire map will be open to the player right from the start of the game, like in GTA Chinatown Wars, rather than being restricted to a small corner or island until the game permits you to continue. This is in keeping with GTA V's philosophy of letting you do whatever you want to do, rather than being forced to do certain things at a certain time in a certain way.

Named locations include: Vinewood, Little Seoul, Los Puerta Freeway, Vespucci Beach, Downtown, Del Perro Freeway, East Los Santos and Los Santos Bay. There is also expansive countryside including Mount Chiliad, a military base and coastline.

Notably, the game will continue to display distant mountains and buildings from the entire map, even many miles away. This is in contrast to GTA IV where only 1.5 kilometers of distance is rendered, and buildings suddenly appear when the player gets close. Now, even lights on buildings and streetlights from the opposite side of the map will be visible when high enough up, creating a much greater sense of the massive scale.

Features

In addition to the multiple protagonists, GTA V will bring many new (and returning) features:

Vehicles
  • Planes will return, and as Trevor Phillips is a former military pilot, he can fly them from the start of the game
  • Also known to be in the game will be: bicycles, helicopters, airships/blimps, trucks, jetskis, convertible cars and freight trains
  • Aircraft and exotic cars will be available from the start, but they will be challenging to obtain


Weapons
  • Weapons appear to be customisable, such as choosing paint jobs and adding optics and flashlights
  • There are several modern-day or updated weapons in the game, including the IMI Tavor TAR-21, a Ruger MP-9, AK-47 and Mossberg 500


Game world
  • The entire map will be open from the very start of the game
  • The map is bigger than the total size of the worlds from GTA IV, Red Dead Redemption, and GTA San Andreas combined
  • The map is not a copy of that of GTA San Andreas, but a brand new city designed around LA, with some names reused from San Andreas
  • The map contains the city of Los Santos plus masses of countryside including Mount Chiliad, a vast desert, forests, beaches and many communities
  • The entire map will be visible from anywhere, instead of only rendering short distances. Even mountains and building lights from the far side of the map will be visible
  • The city and surrounding areas appear to be thick with smog during late evening time
  • Mines and wind turbines appear in the landscape
  • There is a fully-operational 18-hole golf course
  • The ocean floor can be fully explored


Characters
  • There are 3 playable characters (protagonists) - Michael, Trevor Phillips and Franklin. The player can jump into another character at any time.
  • Each protagonist will have its own storyline, and will continue its life in the background when not being controlled
  • Some characters from the GTA IV Era will appear in the game, but not protagonists such as Niko Bellic
  • Random Characters will appear in random places, with the player having the option to interact with them to start a side-mission
  • Wildlife and animals will appear for the first time, including dogs who will guard restricted areas and will alert enemies of the player's presence.
  • The Lost Brotherhood will be returning as seen in the second trailer. A group of The Lost MC members are seen chasing and shooting at protagonist Trevor Phillips as he escapes in a plane.


Multiplayer
  • There is no single-player co-op, but there will be co-op multiplayer
  • Crews will be carried over from Max Payne 3 into Grand Theft Auto V's multiplayer.[2]


Official Information

In November 2011, Rockstar announced GTA V with the first trailer.

Throughout autumn 2012, Rockstar released a range of screenshots from GTA V.

In October 2012, retail posters and displays were leaked showing a release date of Spring 2013 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. A PC date is not yet known. This was confirmed by a Facebook post from Rockstar

On 5 November 2012, Rockstar announced that GTA V is available to be pre ordered and released a "Beach Weather" PC wallpaper. Later that day they announced that a 2nd trailer will be shown on 14 Nov 12.

On 8 November 2012, GameInformer released a 23-page feature on GTA V, revealing masses of information including the three protagonists, the scale of the Los Santos map, and some hints into the feature changes. See /Game Informer for more information.


Trailers


Gallery

For all GTA V screenshots, see: Category:Screenshots of GTA V

Trailer 1

Promotional screenshots

Game Informer Screenshots

Trailer 2

Artwork

Hints and Speculation about GTA V

Prior to the official announcements, trailers and magazine features of Grand Theft Auto V, a large number of possible clues had been found in previous GTA games and elsewhere to indicate what may have been the setting and content of GTA V. Fans also made a number of educated guesses, and many rumours circulated the Internet. See Speculation of GTA V for a detailed list.

See also

References

  1. GTA V release date
  2. Crews in GTA V

External link