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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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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)

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