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You Will Get to See a Grand Theft Auto V Trailer In VIII Days

Rockstar blurts out the existence of its latest Grand Theft Auto game via a logo post--demands us to wait a week to see a trailer.

It's been one of the worse-kept secrets in the game industry for the last few years, and now it's not even a secret at all. Rockstar Games dropped the news in appropriately clandestine fashion this morning that Grand Theft Auto V does, in fact, exist.

The posting on Rockstar's official site doesn't tip much. All we have thus far is a logo (which you can see here) that uses both Roman numerals and the spelled out version of "five." It's got green in it, too. Feel free to start speculating wildly about any of those obscure details.

You thankfully won't have to speculate for too long, as a trailer for the game will debut on November 2. Granted, it's unlikely that Rockstar will show too much of its hand with a first trailer, but we might at least get a sense of setting, and possibly who the lead character might be. Or maybe it'll just be two-and-a-half minutes of that logo set to random dialogue and a Kanye West song. Who knows?

Be sure to set your appointment calendars to next Wednesday. Odds are you won't want to miss this one...even if it does just turn out to be a logo and Kanye.

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Posted by Alex

It's been one of the worse-kept secrets in the game industry for the last few years, and now it's not even a secret at all. Rockstar Games dropped the news in appropriately clandestine fashion this morning that Grand Theft Auto V does, in fact, exist.

The posting on Rockstar's official site doesn't tip much. All we have thus far is a logo (which you can see here) that uses both Roman numerals and the spelled out version of "five." It's got green in it, too. Feel free to start speculating wildly about any of those obscure details.

You thankfully won't have to speculate for too long, as a trailer for the game will debut on November 2. Granted, it's unlikely that Rockstar will show too much of its hand with a first trailer, but we might at least get a sense of setting, and possibly who the lead character might be. Or maybe it'll just be two-and-a-half minutes of that logo set to random dialogue and a Kanye West song. Who knows?

Be sure to set your appointment calendars to next Wednesday. Odds are you won't want to miss this one...even if it does just turn out to be a logo and Kanye.

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Edited by redbliss

I will wait as long as they want if it at least contains the location.

When I first saw the story I wasnt sure it was real because that five looks fake.

Posted by AlisterCat

Cant wait.

Edited by Wraxend

Can't wait :D I remember when the GTAIV trailer came out and I was just captivated by it.

Posted by endaround

Green has five letters...

Posted by A_Cute_Squirtle

You will play as Kanye West.

Posted by Hexogen

About time!

Posted by TheDudeOfGaming

Meh, I'm not really excited.

Posted by DjDonFrancisco

No one V should have all that power.

Edited by PrintedCrayon

Fantastic. I get the feeling that the green represents Grove Street, as there are a lot of rumours of a return to Los Santos.

Needless to say, wherever it is set, another GTA game is fine by me.

Edit: I done goofed.

Posted by CaLe

Green for Ireland?

Posted by Wiseblood

I hope they go all out and make a full blown dating sim.

Posted by BeefyGrandmole

I'd love to see a present day vice city or an entirely new location altogether.

Posted by ELpork

@endaround said:

Green has five letters...

So dose money

Posted by TopCat88

Just purchased the GTA Complete Collection from Steam this weekend so been on a bit of a nostalgia trip recently...This news could not have been better timed.

Posted by Wuddel

Irish protagonist.

Posted by Derekh1029

Looks very similar to the font and style used in US currency

Posted by Minos

DEFINITELY, a latino setting.... That logo "feels" latino. Green as in "green card"!!! LOL!!

Posted by MaFoLu

No one logo should have all that power...

The game will take place in the 21th century and you will play as a schizoid man.

Also, it will be set inside Kanye West.

Edited by AuthenticM

The release date for the trailer is 1102 and in GTA vice city the player has a safehouse called 1102 Washington Street.

also, who was the punk arguing that the next two GTAs wouldn't have numbers in their titles? Yeah. Zing.

Posted by Jawshua

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAHHHHH!!!!!

Posted by LifeByDegrees

The VFive is very much in the style of font and crosshatching/shading used on U.S. currency- so maybe its GTA Wall Street?

It would definitely be a topic that would push some buttons- and not just be another city- more of a lifestyle/environmental switch up.

It would also make a more clear opportunity to make Good/Bad (More Lawful/Less Lawful) decisions- as it wouldn't necessitate quite as much gun firing or high speed car chases- which I think was a barrier that GTA IV ran into- even though Nico was supposed to be trying to shift away from the full on criminal lifestyle.

I'd support this sort of direction for the game- but we'll have to see what happens.

Posted by swamplord666

come on rockstar... UK setting!

And just to get the conspiracy theorists going, remember how true crime hong kong got cancelled because it could not compete with other open world games being developed?

discuss.

Posted by MaFoLu

@AuthenticM said:

The release date for the trailer is 1102 and in GTA vice city the player has a safehouse called 1102 Washington Street.

So it's decided then, the game will take place in Washington.

Posted by raiz265

@CaLe said:

Green for Ireland?

My first thought too. I'm hoping Packie McReary but I doubt it. :(

Posted by MooseyMcMan

Five...Five dollar bill...Abraham Lincoln...

GTA: LINCOLN FORCE!

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Posted by Cincaid

I hope we'll get some juicy information from the trailer, which hopefully won't end with "Coming 2013" or something like that. If anything later than a 2012 release I bet my shoes that it'll be for next-gen consoles at least.

Posted by InsidiousTuna

Really hoping for DC. That could be incredible.

Posted by jvdgoot

Siri, remind me to watch the GTA 5 trailer in seven days.

Posted by WJist

It would be pretty hilarious if there was a mission called Occupy Wall Street in this game.

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Posted by JDW519

Curious if this will tie into 4 at all, fingers crossed for a new locale

Edited by dvorak

The five in that text is straight out of five dollar bill. So, pretty sure it will be in America at least.

Maybe Washington DC? I just don't know if there's enough recognizable "stuff" there beyond the monuments and government buildings. Could be LA/Los Santos.

Posted by ptys

Character customisation is a must if they want to stay fresh like Saints Row.

Posted by probablytuna

Again, anywhere other than San Andreas would be appreciated.

Posted by Frootsnax

@swamplord666 said:

come on rockstar... UK setting!

And just to get the conspiracy theorists going, remember how true crime hong kong got cancelled because it could not compete with other open world games being developed?

discuss.

You should play GTA London 1969 and 1961. True crime got cancelled because it was another game in a so called "True Crime" series, wherein you played a character in a video game therefore not committing "True Crime".

Posted by CaLe
@ptys said:

Character customisation is a must if they want to stay fresh like Saints Row.

GTFO.
Posted by Meowshi

@ptys said:

Character customisation is a must if they want to stay fresh like Saints Row.

Character customization like San Andreas? Sure.

Character customization like Saints Row? No chance.

Posted by Thuggish

My guess, based on the Green in the logo... is that we're going to be revisiting "Grove Street". While I tend to enjoy the GTA games, right now I can't freaking WAIT for Saints Row: The Third... I'm ready for some more silly, over the top murdering mayhem.

Posted by Berkie

Puh-lease be in Vice City! I think the fact that the "V" gets some special treatment it could mean I get my wish... I still remember buying GTA 3 for PS2...it was the first game I ever got carded for, and I was already like 22! Memmmmorieeeees!

Posted by Ashen

@dvorak said:

The five in that text is straight out of five dollar bill. So, pretty sure it will be in America at least.

Maybe Washington DC? I just don't know if there's enough recognizable "stuff" there beyond the monuments and government buildings. Could be LA/Los Santos.

I thought the same thing when I first saw the logo.

Posted by Twocifer

My money is on a GTA version of Washington, D.C.

Posted by fattonyxxl

Nooo I want some pink like Vice City...

Edited by ptys

@Meowshi said:

@ptys said:

Character customisation is a must if they want to stay fresh like Saints Row.

Character customization like San Andreas? Sure.

Character customization like Saints Row? No chance.

I was more leaning character creator like Mass Effect ; ) I don't know much about Saints Row, just heard you can change your guys appearance.

Posted by StillAThreat

Let's please start calling it grand theVt auto. Immediately.

Posted by Vexxan

Speculations begin!

Posted by TurboMan

GTA in SPACE

Edited by Ventilaator

Absolutely despised IV and it's easily the worst purchase I've made in my entire life and the worst way I've spent my time doing anything.
 
Honestly very excited to see this trailer.

Posted by HistoryInRust

Logo is clearly designed to look like a dollar.

Very excited, though, holy fuck. If the lessons the studio learned between GTAIV and Red Dead are indicative of anything, this could be a really, really, really good game.

Posted by 234r2we232

Same old Rockstar open world game that they've been recycling for the past decade? No thanks.

Posted by Jeffk38uk

I really should get on to finishing Episodes of Liberty City, thank god I got it cheap on that 10th anniversary sale on Steam.

Anyways, woot for V. I suspect Los Santos or Las Venturas from San Andreas given how that V is designed, but the Washington DC in terms of money is an intriguing possibility. Still wish it was London after so long but oh well. Find out next week in anticipation.