GTA V Trailer Countdown and Discussion

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#1 Edited by Aegon (7244 posts) -

The trailer will be up tomorrow at 12PM Eastern and 9AM Pacific. For now we can discuss what our expectations are and then contrast with our thoughts about the trailer once it's out.   
 
Edit: ~10 More minutes. 
 
I'm expecting beautiful visuals. You can call me a graphics whore I don't care. We're talking about Rockstar here. They have the money and the manpower. After Red Dead Redemption's beautifully rendered environments and the facial tech shown in LA Noire, I'm expecting something breathtaking. Gameplay-wise I want to feel like the AI buddies you have are actual people , with some lovable personalities, who can also hold their own in a fight and participate in any set pieces there might be. Make your character really versatile. More options on your cell phone. The shooting and cover system have to feel better.   
 
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#2 Posted by Manhattan_Project (2254 posts) -

@H2Oyea said:

The trailer will be up tomorrow at 12PM Eastern and 9AM Pacific. For now we can discuss what our expectations are and then contrast with our thoughts about the trailer once it's out. I'm expecting beautiful visuals. You can call me a graphics whore I don't care. We're talking about Rockstar here. They have the money and the manpower. After Red Dead Redemption's beautifully rendered environments and the facial tech shown in LA Noire, I'm expecting something breathtaking. Gameplay-wise I want to feel like the AI buddies you have are actual people , with some lovable personalities, who can also hold their own in a fight and participate in any set pieces there might be. Make your character really versatile. More options on your cell phone. The shooting and cover system have to feel better.

Yeah that facial tech most likely won't be in GTA V since it cost a lot of money and it takes up a shitload of space.

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#3 Posted by Aegon (7244 posts) -
@Manhattan_Project: Yeah, I'm not saying that it should be in there, just that Rockstar has the dough and people to do something great. 
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#4 Posted by Landon (4137 posts) -

Didn't the GTA IV trailer break the internet or something?

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#5 Posted by familyphotoshoot (712 posts) -

@Landon: It's how Rickrolling got started.

People on 4chan's video game board were posting links to the music video claiming it was the GTA IV trailer. The rest is history.

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#6 Posted by anywhereilay (204 posts) -

I hope that they bring back an area akin to San Andreas (with the detail of 4) and I'm half expecting animals as they were integrated into the engine back in RDR.

I want the trailer to be at least 2 minutes and get a real feel for the game, not some brief glimpse of a character and setting as GTA IV's trailer was.

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#7 Edited by Cloudenvy (5893 posts) -

I will bet $20 Brad Bucks that it will show no gameplay! ; )

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#8 Posted by Aegon (7244 posts) -
@Cloudenvy said:

I will bet $20 Brad Bucks that it will show no gameplay! : )

That would suck total balls. I hope you lose your 20 brad bucks. 
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#9 Posted by jjnen (680 posts) -

@Manhattan_Project: Why wouldn't they use it? I hope they didn't spend all that money developing that tech just to abadon it. Also wasn't the developing of the facial tech what cost them so much money and not using it for the game?

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#10 Posted by Cloudenvy (5893 posts) -

@H2Oyea said:

@Cloudenvy said:

I will bet $20 Brad Bucks that it will show no gameplay! : )

That would suck total balls. I hope you lose your 20 brad bucks.

Awwwwwww. : (

@Rappelsiini:

Because it takes a hell of a lot of money and space to actually do it, and I bet it isn't worth it in the grand scheme of things.

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#11 Posted by Aegon (7244 posts) -
@familyphotoshoot said:

@Landon: It's how Rickrolling got started.

People on 4chan's video game board were posting links to the music video claiming it was the GTA IV trailer. The rest is history.

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#12 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (5010 posts) -

San Andreas plzzzz

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#13 Posted by mikeeegeee (1636 posts) -

LA Noire face tech? No:

@Cloudenvy said:

Because it takes a hell of a lot of money and space to actually do it, and I bet it isn't worth it in the grand scheme of things.

@H2Oyea said:

I'm expecting beautiful visuals.

I say ditto, but I'm not sure we're expecting the same thing. I expect it will be on the same engine as GTA IV and Red Dead, with incremental improvements. I thought GTA IV was gorgeous (still do), I thought RDR improved even further (mostly in the character models... wasn't much scenery to render), and I expect Max Payne to look even better.

GTA V will no doubt be a very pretty game (with its strongest points likely amounting to lighting and physics), but I'm not expecting to be blown away. I'm almost positive it will be the same graphics engine. And I'm totally okay with that.

I'm actually most interested to see if Natural Motion/Euphoria has made any noticeable improvements. It'll be a while before we figure any of that out, though.

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#14 Posted by C0V3RT (1420 posts) -

I for one can't wait for the shitstorm the ensuing hours after when it's announced it's a Vita exclusive... ;)

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#15 Posted by FilipHolm (689 posts) -

I'm so excited for this. I will be waiting by my computer hours before it starts.

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#16 Posted by Cincaid (3051 posts) -

You know what would break the Internet tomorrow? At the end of the trailer:

"Wii U exclusive"

...or...

"Coming 2013 to PS4 & NextBox"

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#17 Posted by Andorski (5481 posts) -

I'm going to be dissapointed if it's set in Los Angeles/San Andreas. GTA:SA is still my favorite game of the series, but R* should have to balls to venture out into new territories.

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#18 Posted by Cloudenvy (5893 posts) -

@Andorski said:

I'm going to be dissapointed if it's set in Los Angeles/San Andreas. GTA:SA is still my favorite game of the series, but R* should have to balls to venture out into new territories.

Are you saying that the next GTA should be set in space?!

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#19 Posted by Ramone (3080 posts) -

I don't want to speculate, I just want to sit back, get excited and then watch what should be an extremely interesting if not enjoyable trailer.

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#20 Posted by Dany (8018 posts) -

new city.

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#21 Posted by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -

Like I stated in another thread, I want it to be set in present-day San Andreas.

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#22 Posted by MikeGosot (3237 posts) -
@Cloudenvy said:

@Andorski said:

I'm going to be dissapointed if it's set in Los Angeles/San Andreas. GTA:SA is still my favorite game of the series, but R* should have to balls to venture out into new territories.

Are you saying that the next GTA should be set in space?!

GTA V: Moon Rangers.
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#23 Posted by Andorski (5481 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@Andorski said:

I'm going to be dissapointed if it's set in Los Angeles/San Andreas. GTA:SA is still my favorite game of the series, but R* should have to balls to venture out into new territories.

Are you saying that the next GTA should be set in space?!

I liked one of the rumors that claimed it would be set in Washington DC. Considering the current political atmosphere, having it set there would be eerily topical for R*.

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#24 Posted by Azteck (7416 posts) -

I'd really like a protagonist that wasn't a total fucking asshole and a tool. I get that you have to be a dick considering the things you do, but it just makes it so hard to like anyone in the games, and playing a game where I absolutely hate everyone just isn't fun.

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#25 Posted by Landon (4137 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@Andorski said:

I'm going to be dissapointed if it's set in Los Angeles/San Andreas. GTA:SA is still my favorite game of the series, but R* should have to balls to venture out into new territories.

Are you saying that the next GTA should be set in space?!

If you steal spaceships, will that sill be called grand theft auto?

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#26 Posted by Cloudenvy (5893 posts) -

@Azteck said:

I'd really like a protagonist that wasn't a total fucking asshole and a tool.

Good luck with that! ; )

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#27 Posted by Azteck (7416 posts) -
@Cloudenvy said:

@Azteck said:

I'd really like a protagonist that wasn't a total fucking asshole and a tool.

Good luck with that! ; )

I know. I realize that it's an outlandish thing to want out of a GTA game but even so. It's just not fun on any level.
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#28 Posted by mikeeegeee (1636 posts) -

@Landon said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@Andorski said:

I'm going to be dissapointed if it's set in Los Angeles/San Andreas. GTA:SA is still my favorite game of the series, but R* should have to balls to venture out into new territories.

Are you saying that the next GTA should be set in space?!

If you steal spaceships, will that sill be called grand theft auto?

If the title card comes up at the end of a spacey-themed trailer... and it reads "Grand Theft Spaceship"... I think I'd shit. But I'd smile while I was doing it.

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#29 Posted by Venatio (4732 posts) -

I'm betting the trailer will be a logo and some music

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#30 Posted by Loyal_Dragoon (118 posts) -

I'm thinking it will be just like the GTA:IV trailer, but hopefully i'm wrong.

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#31 Posted by AngelN7 (3001 posts) -

I don´t care how it looks just give me the Natural Motion´s Euphoria engine 2.0 that was one of the things that made IV for me, I cannot count how many times I laughed my ass off griefing pedestrians and messing up with the physics.

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#32 Posted by Duckef (34 posts) -

I heard it was going to be set in the UK in Manchester/Liverpool Would be cool to see Kent Paul again.

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#33 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

@Ramone said:

I don't want to speculate, I just want to sit back, get excited and then watch what should be an extremely interesting if not enjoyable trailer.

Same here. Speculation can be tiring, yo!

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#34 Edited by L44 (638 posts) -

I really really hope its in Vice City. Or London, I mean you never know...

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#35 Posted by probablytuna (4981 posts) -

Tommy Vercetti, let's go.

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#36 Posted by awesomeusername (4612 posts) -

I just hope it shows enough for me to be able to survive the next how long before they reveal new details about the game or show another trailer.

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#37 Posted by RobertOrri (1183 posts) -

Set in the future of Neo Chuparosa and you play as Claude Speed Jr.

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#38 Posted by Kung_Fu_Viking (754 posts) -

@Rappelsiini said:

@Manhattan_Project: Why wouldn't they use it? I hope they didn't spend all that money developing that tech just to abadon it. Also wasn't the developing of the facial tech what cost them so much money and not using it for the game?

Because Rockstar don't own that technology or the company that does. The company that spent the money researching and developing that stuff was another company setup by the man who brought you Team Bondai.

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#39 Posted by SerHulse (710 posts) -

@H2Oyea: Have to remember though I'm pretty sure actual gameplay of GTA IV wasn't shown until right near (or probably day of) release. It'll all be in engine stuff, but we won't see any gameplay (at least not in the first trailer).

I put down 50 Brad Bucks on that. This is Rockstar, they could just put a black image with "Grand Theft Auto V" printed on it and it will send the internet into meltdown. They needn't show anything.

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#40 Posted by jkuc316 (1002 posts) -

I'm totally hyped, but I'm want Agent more. I always like it when devs try new IP.

And it'll probably have great visuals, just not the greatest.

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#41 Posted by Oldirtybearon (5626 posts) -

You know, considering how the modern era has worked out for large scale criminality, there's not much left to romanticize. GTA 4 worked as a kind of swan song for criminality told through the eyes of a newly arrived immigrant. They hit all the high notes they needed to. If the persistent rumours of GTA 5 being more "money" focused in the sense that they're taking on corporate America as well as the political landscape, it could work. I don't see Rockstar having the interest in doing it, however. They lampoon the culture they love. When they talk shit about 24 (72 in GTA IV) they're referencing a TV show they enjoy. The point of the satire in GTA games isn't to look at it and say "Look at this stuff we're making fun of, isn't it terrible?" The point is to satirize and say "this place is insane, absurd, and messed up, but we love it."

I feel like with the economy being the way it is in the US, with the public sentiment toward politicians and figures of authority being so caustic, a serious GTA game taking on serious, here-and-now issues would be more of a commitment than Rockstar is willing to make. They like to make fun of stuff or shed light on certain issues, sure, but those have been rooted directly in the past of the United States, as opposed to current climate and conditions. Judging by the artistic work Rockstar puts out, they're not interested in changing opinions or bringing to bear an issue that's actually important. Basically, the GTA game about Washington and the "money" would need a much more deft, mature touch than GTA games are known for having.

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#42 Posted by BongChilla (291 posts) -

I always thought an alternate history theme would be cool, they need to keep it in the US though, would be weird to have it in another country.

Setting it in Chicago during Al Capone's time would be pretty interesting as well. Haven't seen a lot of games set during that time (that I'm aware of).

How cool would it be to set the game off during a prison break? The protagonist needs to escape prison than re enter a life of crime. I'm tired of the morale BS they had with Niko, just make the guy/girl and asshole/ bitch through and through.

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#43 Posted by Valkyr (746 posts) -

GTA V the same generation as GTA IV is fucking silly, the world is going to go out of orbit and fly to dark space, proper GTA sequels are supposed to use a new engine, this is madness

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#44 Posted by Aegon (7244 posts) -

10 MORE MINUTES!

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#45 Edited by SuperZamrod (280 posts) -

Looks like we're back in San Andreas!

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#46 Posted by Witzig (364 posts) -

@flawless2c said:

Looks like we're back in San Andreas!

I couldn't be more happy.

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#47 Posted by Cloudenvy (5893 posts) -

Well......Meh. : (

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#49 Posted by DeeGee (2192 posts) -

I thought it was Vice City for a few seconds, but I'll settle for Los Santos.

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#50 Posted by eroticfishcake (7857 posts) -

Okay, now I'm really intrigued. Looks pretty damn good too. Bit of a bummer that the protagonist is male though. Was kind of hoping that they'll try something else.

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