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

Posted by Alex (1969 posts) -

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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#1 Posted by Alex (1969 posts) -

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.

Staff
#2 Edited by redbliss (647 posts) -

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.

#3 Posted by AlisterCat (5480 posts) -

Cant wait.

#4 Edited by Wraxend (551 posts) -

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

#5 Posted by endaround (2138 posts) -

Green has five letters...

#6 Posted by A_Cute_Squirtle (679 posts) -

You will play as Kanye West.

#7 Posted by Hexogen (766 posts) -

About time!

#8 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

Meh, I'm not really excited.

#9 Posted by DjDonFrancisco (289 posts) -

No one V should have all that power.

#10 Edited by PrintedCrayon (170 posts) -

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.

#11 Posted by CaLe (3910 posts) -

Green for Ireland?

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#12 Posted by Wiseblood (632 posts) -

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

#13 Posted by BeefyGrandmole (337 posts) -

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

#14 Posted by ELpork (206 posts) -

@endaround said:

Green has five letters...

So dose money

#15 Posted by TopCat88 (174 posts) -

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.

#16 Posted by Wuddel (2079 posts) -

Irish protagonist.

#17 Posted by Derekh1029 (55 posts) -

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

#18 Posted by Minos (156 posts) -

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

#19 Posted by MaFoLu (1858 posts) -

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.

#20 Edited by AuthenticM (3698 posts) -

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.

#21 Posted by Jawshua (253 posts) -

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAHHHHH!!!!!

#22 Posted by LifeByDegrees (238 posts) -

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.

#23 Posted by swamplord666 (1757 posts) -

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.

#24 Posted by MaFoLu (1858 posts) -

@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.

#25 Posted by raiz265 (2233 posts) -

@CaLe said:

Green for Ireland?

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

#26 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10466 posts) -

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

GTA: LINCOLN FORCE!

#27 Posted by Cincaid (2953 posts) -

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.

#28 Posted by InsidiousTuna (376 posts) -

Really hoping for DC. That could be incredible.

#29 Posted by jvdgoot (73 posts) -

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

#30 Posted by WJist (313 posts) -

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

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#31 Posted by JDW519 (148 posts) -

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

#32 Edited by dvorak (1496 posts) -

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.

#33 Posted by ptys (1883 posts) -

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

#34 Posted by probablytuna (3533 posts) -

Again, anywhere other than San Andreas would be appreciated.

#35 Posted by Frootsnax (73 posts) -

@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".

#36 Posted by CaLe (3910 posts) -
@ptys said:

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

GTFO.
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#37 Posted by Meowshi (2911 posts) -

@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.

#38 Posted by Thuggish (102 posts) -

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.

#39 Posted by Berkie (132 posts) -

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!

#40 Posted by Ashen (125 posts) -

@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.

#41 Posted by Twocifer (17 posts) -

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

#42 Posted by fattonyxxl (79 posts) -

Nooo I want some pink like Vice City...

#43 Edited by ptys (1883 posts) -

@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.

#44 Posted by StillAThreat (40 posts) -

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

#45 Posted by Vexxan (4615 posts) -

Speculations begin!

#46 Posted by TurboMan (7396 posts) -

GTA in SPACE

#47 Edited by Ventilaator (1501 posts) -

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.

#48 Posted by HistoryInRust (6274 posts) -

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.

#49 Posted by 234r2we232 (3181 posts) -

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

#50 Posted by Jeffk38uk (715 posts) -

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.

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