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A trailer for the new game will be released on the site Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Rockstar Games has officially announced the next segment of its GTA series: "Grand Theft Auto V."

Rockstar Games' website doesn't offer any details, such as release date, platforms, or which Rockstar Games studio will make the game. It simply shows the new logo.

However, a trailer for the new game will be released on the site Wednesday, November 2, 2011.

According to VG247, "Grand Theft Auto V's" location is to be set in Hollywood, and a 2012 release seems likely. More specifically, a holiday 2012 release may be in the works. VG247 also predicts that the game will be made in the Rockstar North studio in Edinburgh.

"Grand Theft Auto," which is a game that allows players to take on the role of individuals rising in the ranks of organized crime by completing different missions such as motor vehicle theft, was originally released in October 1997. "Grand Theft Auto 2" launched in 1999, "Grand Theft Auto lll" was released in 2001, and "Grand Theft Auto lV" launched in 2008. In between many of these releases were others, such as "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" and "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas."

Sources: Rockstar Games, VG247



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Grr...
By MrBlastman on 10/25/2011 10:21:28 AM , Rating: 4
I don't care, Rockstar. The only thing I want to hear from you is that Red Dead Redemption is finally coming to the PC.




RE: Grr...
By lamerz4391 on 10/25/11, Rating: -1
RE: Grr...
By MrBlastman on 10/25/2011 10:43:57 AM , Rating: 4
Why should I waste my money on something like that?


RE: Grr...
By xti on 10/25/11, Rating: -1
RE: Grr...
By MrBlastman on 10/25/2011 10:59:34 AM , Rating: 5
There's a difference between being poor and the elitist, PC snob that I am. ;) (okay, I admit, I enjoy oldschool console games tremendously--i.e. 32-bit era and earlier, mostly platformers).

My PC can do practically everything I want it to do--except play Red Dead Redemption! ;) My lost sale alone though will do little to convince them to port it. They've made so much money off of it that they could care less.

But still, the only way I have ever enjoyed GTA-style games is with a mouse and keyboard. Autoaim is for wimps!


RE: Grr...
By ClownPuncher on 10/25/2011 12:52:29 PM , Rating: 2
I've no intention of buying a console either. I think there are enough potential sales on the PC side that it would be a worthwhile port. GTA4 sold pretty well on PC.


RE: Grr...
By callmeroy on 10/25/2011 1:53:34 PM , Rating: 2
Hell I bought a PS3 for two games...that's all I play and even lately those two games collect dust for almost 2 months now....

I just can't pull away from PC gaming...and now that D3 is around the corner (though they are talkinga bout a console version of that)....


RE: Grr...
By Bioniccrackmonk on 10/25/2011 9:46:22 PM , Rating: 2
Console version of Diablo 3 = FAIL

Sorry, but some games are not proper on console. There is no substitution for having a full keyboard at your disposal.


RE: Grr...
By Samus on 10/25/2011 9:02:40 PM , Rating: 1
I remember I purchased a 360 just to play Mirror's Edge. It was such crap on the 360, the controls were garbage, and it eventually (months later) came out on PC with better graphics, PhysX support, awesome controls, online time trials, better download content, and it cost $20 less.

My XBOX has been sitting on a shelf since 2009. What a good for nothing piece of crap. With my luck it'll probably be banned when I boot it back up for being 'off the network' too long like a lot of people have experienced lately.


RE: Grr...
By piroroadkill on 10/27/2011 9:16:36 AM , Rating: 2
Simply not true. The 360 is good for something. Racing games.
Forza 4, mmmmm <3


RE: Grr...
By FITCamaro on 10/26/2011 6:10:22 PM , Rating: 2
Really? I typically prefer a controller to a mouse and keyboard for a 3rd person RPG. I'd play most MMOs with a controller if I could. That's one of the things I loved about FFXI. And FFXIV. So much simpler of an interface and you don't get misformed hands from trying to hit keys at odd angles.


RE: Grr...
By Tequilasunriser on 10/26/11, Rating: 0
RE: Grr...
By xti on 11/8/2011 11:27:17 AM , Rating: 2
none of that is my problem. if you cant afford the hobby...then i dont know what to tell you. knit or something.


RE: Grr...
By Reclaimer77 on 10/25/2011 3:09:15 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Why should I waste my money on something like that?


Cause you enjoy playing online? Or shall we heap praise on Sony for how good PSN is working out :P

p.s. I thought Red Dead Redemption was pretty boring and redundant personally. It's just Grand Theft Auto: Wild West.


RE: Grr...
By MrBlastman on 10/25/2011 3:15:42 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
p.s. I thought Red Dead Redemption was pretty boring and redundant personally. It's just Grand Theft Auto: Wild West.


Hmm, well I had hoped the story would at least have been superior. Maybe my hopes are in vain. I've never cared for the whole "gotta get 100%" thing in GTA.

As far as online, I get plenty of that on my PC. Heck, I was playing GTA: San Andreas online (via mods) years before online officially came to GTA. Multi-theft auto was pretty awesome.


RE: Grr...
By Reclaimer77 on 10/25/2011 3:41:02 PM , Rating: 2
Well I'm a pretty jaded gamer soooo, don't let me kill it for ya :P


RE: Grr...
By FITCamaro on 10/26/2011 6:11:33 PM , Rating: 1
I liked Red Dead Redemption. Yes it is just GTA in the Wild West. But I didn't view that as a bad thing.


RE: Grr...
By BZDTemp on 10/25/2011 11:13:58 AM , Rating: 2
RDR got old pretty fast. Great concept and all but horses are not cars and riding got boring real quick which really killed RDR for me.

A new GTA could be great but I fear it will be a long time before it goes PC and even if not then it will likely be dragged down by being a cross-platform title.

(Rockstar - please prove me wrong and do a real PC game).


RE: Grr...
By FITCamaro on 10/26/2011 6:12:48 PM , Rating: 1
I'm happier with GTA on console. Perhaps the shooting controls aren't as accurate. But driving sure is easier on a control pad than with a keyboard and mouse.

And I'll take good game play all around to prettier graphics.


RE: Grr...
By Aloonatic on 10/25/2011 1:51:48 PM , Rating: 2
Call me a simpleton, or a philistine, or whatever, but I'd prepare to be disappointed if you're putting a great deal of store in RDR, as that's what exactly I was.

It is basically Grand Theft Auto, but without the fun of driving some fast or big cars, without the rocket launchers, without the music, without the.....

Still, I hope that it works out for you, but just be prepared is all I'm sayin'.


RE: Grr...
By BadAcid on 10/25/2011 2:00:54 PM , Rating: 2
You mean GTA without the drawn out plot sidetracked by a multitude of subplots that are roadblocks toward advancing the main plot, without Roman calling you to go bowling every night and hating you for not caring, without the 24/7 absurd gangland environment.

:P

Still, both have the annoying chase and/or race missions.


RE: Grr...
By FITCamaro on 10/26/2011 6:14:48 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah the cell phone was the worse idea of GTAIV. I don't mind it when I can call other people to go do stuff with. But I don't want to be on the way to a mission (or on one) and have someone "call" me to say lets hang out and them get upset for saying no. Minigames should be a distraction in the game. Not a requirement.


RE: Grr...
By ClownPuncher on 10/25/2011 2:01:17 PM , Rating: 2
Though, it actually has more story than GTA4


RE: Grr...
By MrBlastman on 10/25/2011 2:41:30 PM , Rating: 2
There's just something about that whole Western theme that is kind of, well... captivating.

*dreamy music plays*

A gruff man puffed on an unfiltered cigarette as he tilted his hat under the blistering sun, trying to block out what light he could. His face was gristled and looked as if he hadn't shaved for days. Sweat welled up on his cheeks and rolled of the edges of his stark, chisled jaw. He took a few more deep puffs as he caressed the steely-silver six shooter strapped to his side.

He looked serious, dead serious. At his foot lay another man, sprawled out on the dusty ground with a deep-red pool of blood collecting underneath his body. In his outstretched arm laid a photograph of a woman next to a house. His dead eyes affixed upon it, caught an eternal glance, fixated on it forever and ever. It was his dream. The dreams of a deadman, ones that he would never have again.

The chisled man gnawed his teeth together and yanked the cigarette from their grasp. He reached into the bowels of his stomach with a deep, gutteral urp and as he flicked his cigarette towards the dead man, he spat on the corpse with disgust.

He was nothing to him. Just another vagrant in his way. Another vagrant with a dream. His dream, a dream he'd kill for rather than die, unlike this other poor sap. He tilted his hat in half-respect, kicked some dust upon his corpse and walked away as tumbleweed blew past his spurred heels. He clacked into the distance, off to his horse, off to the next, off to find his own dreams no matter the cost.

*dreamy music stops*

Now, I don't know if Red Dead is perfect, heck, I don't know much about it other than what my friends say--but I'll say this, we certainly have a deficit in Westerns for gaming, whereas we have a glut of fantasy and post-apocalyptic/modern games right now. I kinda like the painfully romantic times of western yore, kinda wish we'd see more games bring us a good story in it.


RE: Grr...
By TakinYourPoints on 10/26/2011 6:07:14 AM , Rating: 2
I enjoyed RDR far more than any of the GTA games. Vice City is a close second, but man, the setting and music and story of RDR really grabbed me. It also has one of my favorite endings from the last few years. I'm generally not a giant open world game fan but I loved RDR, so excellent.

As for GTA 5, rumors are that it takes place in Los Angeles. If they go with a vibe like Heat, Collateral, The Terminator, or Drive, I'm totally on board. LA has a unique character those movies captured that I haven't seen in a game yet. It would be far more interesting to me than the expected 90s gangsta setting of San Andreas.


RE: Grr...
By Aloonatic on 10/26/2011 8:09:39 AM , Rating: 2
I've had a few conversations about RDR elsewhere, and it seems to be one of those games that people either really love, or just don't really see the point of.

To be fair, maybe I should just never have bought the game in the first place, as I'm not really into the whole western thing. It's just not something that I'm interested in. Probably as it's not part of my cultural upbringing I guess.

So when you strip away all the "atmosphere" of a location that I don't really care about, and being a cowboy in the wild west is not something that I've ever (personally) thought about or fantasised about, then the game itself needed to be interesting, and that's where it all fell down.

I loved the earlier GTA games (up to Vice City Probably) but I think they've become stale and just seem to repeat themselves too often, without there being a great deal of change between versions.

There's a stand-up in the uk who does a routine about gaming, who points out that on one of his "days off" (whatever that means for a stand up comedian) he was playing GTA IV and realised that he was just driving a car across town, but having to do it discreetly as he couldn't attract the attention of the Police, so he was actually spending his spare time "playing" at being stuck in rush-hour traffic.

There are plenty of games that do the same thing as GTA now, like Assassin's creed, and IMHO I think that they do it better in many ways, which might seem odd coming from me, as I'd previously moaned about RDR being GTA but without the cars and rocket launchers and music... Which I realise that you can apply to Assissn's Cred too. However, the story in RDR just didn't interest me, and I was so bored at times so maybe I just wasn't paying attention as it really turned into a dull grind for me to get to the end, which I must admit, I wasn't all that excited about either.

Whereas Assassin's Creed just seems to work a lot better (character movement is a lot better, IMHO) and while I realise that it is also guilty of just making you repeat the same missions again and again, in subtly different forms, it just seems a lot more interesting, and the story lines (on going through the series, in the particular episode and in Animus) seem a lot more interesting too.

Maybe it all just comes down to the fact that I'm European, so I don't care about cowboys or find the whole notion of the wild-west all that "romantic", while medieval Europe seems a lot more interesting as it's part of my heritage?

I hope that makes sense, written quickly in a break :o)


The Sims
By nafhan on 10/25/2011 11:11:08 AM , Rating: 2
My guess:
GTA is finally going to converge with the Sims. In addition to being able to have a girlfriend like in GTA4, you'll also be able to have kids, furniture, pets and design your own "crib".




RE: The Sims
By gmyx on 10/25/2011 11:48:46 AM , Rating: 5
As long as I can get my Hot Coffee.


RE: The Sims
By espaghetti on 10/25/2011 1:47:38 PM , Rating: 2
...and my grenade launcher!


RE: The Sims
By MrBlastman on 10/25/2011 2:42:49 PM , Rating: 2
Oh you can certainly launch your grenade... launcher into some... hot... coffee.


Meh...
By garagetinkerer on 10/25/2011 12:34:08 PM , Rating: 2
I know someone who plays GTA... its like a drug! For me on the other hand... i'd like some arcade style games like Mortal-Kombat, King Of Fighters and Art of Fighting etc.

Other than that, nothing comes close to gaming on a PC.

All those who say Xbox, PS is better, i could bet most haven't even tried playing some modern PC game like original Crysis, Metro 2033 etc on a reasonably new PC... Even GRAW was fun on PC.

Only thing that sometimes is a buzz-kill is some racing simulations. You need a steering wheel for those ultra-real simulators and keyboards don't cut it, but if money's no object you could score one.




RE: Meh...
By Omega215D on 10/25/2011 1:17:29 PM , Rating: 2
I would never play racing or platform games on my PC with a mouse and keyboard anyway. MS makes an XBOX controller for the PC and Logitech has their steering wheels that work for both PS3 and PC. I got the wheel for GT5 and Dirt 3.

Haven't really touched my PS3 in a while, and now that Battlefield 3 is out and COD: MW3 is due soon, I probably won't even touch the PS3 in the near future.


RE: Meh...
By nikon133 on 10/25/2011 6:44:43 PM , Rating: 2
Well, original Crysis is available on PS3 and X360 nowadays. It is re-done in new Crytech engine, though... but still looks darn fine. Some of GRAWs are available as well.

I'm not saying that consoles are better - I do game on PC and PS3, after all. But short of RTS games, it is nowadays bigger chance that you will miss game on PC than on console. Consoles end up with more exclusives (or multiplat but consoles-only games). It is a fact of life.


RE: Meh...
By ClownPuncher on 10/25/2011 7:10:08 PM , Rating: 2
Exclusives are mostly action games, often third person.

In addition to missing most RTS, you'd miss TBS and a lot of RPG's by sticking to a console.


Just in case...
By Aikouka on 10/25/2011 12:46:40 PM , Rating: 2
Just in case your schooling wasn't good enough, they translated the roman numeral for you. How thoughtful of them. ;)

Hehe, I found that quite amusing.




RE: Just in case...
By Omega215D on 10/25/2011 1:20:24 PM , Rating: 2
Either that or there's something else to the numerical part of the title as the past GTAs kept the roman numerals, except for 1 & 2 of course.


GTAV - San Andreas?
By UnauthorisedAccess on 10/25/2011 6:45:55 PM , Rating: 4
I still hold San Andreas as one of the best games I've ever played. I was disappointed with GTA4 as it felt like the gameplay and rich depth actually went backwards compared to GTA SA.

Fingers crossed they bring back more vehicles, aircraft, bmx/mountain bikes, RPGish stats (+driving schools etc), gyms, fighting styles and everything else that made San Andreas a really enjoyable game. Graphics aside, it was all doable on a PS2 ffs.




Stupid
By kaosstar on 10/25/2011 12:47:46 PM , Rating: 1
I like how they had to spell out the word "FIVE" because their target audience, mainly young American males, are too stupid to understand the Roman numeral.




RE: Stupid
By cjohnson2136 on 10/25/2011 2:11:14 PM , Rating: 2
Actually those people you are talking about know it only because the NFL uses it when talking about which Super Bowl it is :D


Good
By KOOLTIME on 10/26/2011 4:43:05 PM , Rating: 2
This is good news, as I've played every GTA version ever made, from the 1st top down version to latest. Always been one of my favorite games to play.

Hope gta 5 is better then gta vi kinda sucked in compare to san andreas was so much fun. Gang wars and all. GTA vi, was just go here stick to script missions, till game end then your done, very boring. No random fun like vice city or san andreas had hiding all over their environments.




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