Rockstar officially announces Grand Theft Auto V
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Developer Rockstar has officially announced work has begun on Grand Theft Auto V. A debut trailer is expected next week.
Speculation that development was already underway has been doing the rounds for a while, with Rockstar executives talking up the project a couple of years back.
Now, though, the game is official with insiders pointing towards a 2012 release.
While little other details have emerged, rumours suggest the game will be set in real-world Los Angeles. I guess we'll find out when the trailer lands next week.
Earlier this year, the rumour mill kicked into full swing after actors posted about their GTA V involvement on CVs and Rockstar registered some dubious-looking URLs. ®
How about Edinburgh or Glasgow? I'd be happy kicking the pixels out of neds at bus stops all day!
Where's the trailer?
11th of February 2011 has been and gone already.
GTA IV was vastly overrated
Its high scores are more a testament to Rockstar's ability to threaten, bribe, cajole and otherwise exact the scores they wanted. I expect in a more impartial objective environment it would have scored 80-90%. Still a good score but nothing like the ridiculous scores it did get.
The whole show will repeat for GTA V. Watch how bloggers squeal over their "exclusive" all expenses paid jollies to preview events. Watch as sites speculate over the minutae of some bullshots (pictures which were not rendered in game). Watch as sites and magazines breathlessly gush hyperbole and 10/10 scores in exchange for exclusive review rights and advertising tie-ins.
It all happened last time. Expect it to happen again. Just don't trust any of it.
The trailer was released on 11th February, 2011, although I can't seem to find it...
Hold the front page!
Anyone notified The Sun and The Daily Mail so they can write up the obligatory "My 12 year old went nuts playing this game I bought him despite it having an 18 rating." and "Ban this sick filth!" stories?