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GTA V announced, first trailer on November 2

Tuesday, 25th October 2011 12:05 GMT By Johnny Cullen

The biggest and best left-field announcement ever: Rockstar Games, out of nowhere, has announced Grand Theft Auto V, with its debut trailer appearing online next week.

The main Rockstar website has a logo on its main page, confirming its first trailer for November 2 – that’s next Wednesday for those not keeping count.

No platforms or date aren’t mentioned, nor which Rockstar-based studio will be making the game. Chances are, considering its done every main installment in the series, it will be Rockstar North in Edinburgh, who are also meant to be working on supposed PS3 exclusive Agent.

The fact its being announced now – and with a trailer to boot next week – seems to suggest a holiday 2012 release is likely. Rockstar already has Max Payne 3 in its books for a March 2012 release.

Last summer, VG247 was told by a source the game’s location would be set in Hollywood.

Since then, signs have pointed towards GTA V being in development under the codename “Rush.”

Web domains and casting calls linked to the game were then unearthed. A report suggested recently a 2012 release was “likely.”

The last main release was Grand Theft Auto iV, which took place in Liberty City, in April 2008. It seen two DLC episodes since its release, both released in 2009: The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony.

Logo is below. Let the internet pant-shitting commence.

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  1. someguy2

    Oh shit

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Raiden

    OMFG

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?!?!?!?!? :O

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Razor

    Fucking finally!

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Kabby

    Why announce it now? Weird.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Shubb9

    Any wild speculation we can make on the style of the V and it’s dollar style scroll and colour?

    #6 3 years ago
  7. someguy2

    As excited as I am, this leaves me with one question. What about Agent?

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Colin Gallacher

    HOLY MOTHER OF GOD :D

    #8 3 years ago
  9. B.E.S.O

    YEAH !!!

    #9 3 years ago
  10. TheKeyPit

    Nice move. So now everybody will talk about GTA V and all other games like Battlefield 3 will have to hide?

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Shubb9

    That’s it. You’re a banker and you’ve got to pauperise a nation.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. LOLshock94

    OPWefb kjpa\j gebshaefibefiueiuobfoerobgorbuio

    #12 3 years ago
  13. strikkebil

    fuck yeah!

    fap fap fap

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Talkar

    I just hope it won’t suck as much as the 3rd and 4th x)

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Gheritt White

    Fuck me sideways, wasn’t expecting that until Jan.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Shaz37k

    AWESOME!!

    #16 3 years ago
  17. FillRoyy

    Nice, anything that breaks up the tedium of MORE Battlefield 3 news…

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Fin

    HOLY FUCK

    Jesus I am so unbelievably excited.

    Q4 2012?

    #18 3 years ago
  19. manamana

    Hmmm…. 16 furious comments for a trailer announcement…..

    #19 3 years ago
  20. 2plus2equals5

    After the 4th no thanks.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. daytripper

    brilliant news!!! :D

    #21 3 years ago
  22. GenericShooterSoldier

    That just came out of nowhere!!!!

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Eregol

    I’m guessing Agent has been permanently shelved.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. silkvg247

    Sorry, will be too busy playing SR3 :)

    GTA lost it’s way when it favoured realism over fun. Yes SR2 took it too far for some, but somewhere in between would be the sweet spot.

    I don’t see the fun in having to please in game NPC’s by doing mundane things like go bowling. And then again. And then again. Or driving something that feels like a trolley full of cement.. er yey “realism”. Or running from cops because you fire a gun in your own house at a wall.

    Seriously you can’t do shit in that game without the cops chasing you, it gets old the 600th time.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Yoshi

    @6 I’d say by the look of the V they’re trying to do a GTA4 crossed with GTASA

    @24 Wow someone clearly sucked at GTA4 XD
    I don’t understand the hate around GTA4, it was an amazing game in some respect it took new elements a new way like BF3 with the civvies acting more like real people etc. It’s the small details that make GTA4 unique. Yes it didn’t have as many crazy moments but it had a fair few awesome sauce moments.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. LOLshock94

    this game will definitely come out near summer.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Vitanimus

    Unexpected!

    #27 3 years ago
  28. YoungZer0

    Is that supposed to be something you’d find on a dollar sign?

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Moonwalker1982

    HELL FUCKING YEAH!!!!!

    That’s all i can say!!!!!

    Now please have more variety in the missions, a bit more of the fun from San Andreas and please have a countryside with forests, and simply nature.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Joe Musashi

    Surprise Game Announcements > Games

    JM

    #30 3 years ago
  31. aseddon130

    MY FUCKING HEAD JUST ASPLODED!!!!

    PLEASE BE SAN ANDREAS PLEASE BE SAN ANDREAS PLEASE BE SAN ANDREAS !!!

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Gama_888

    BOOOYAAAA YAYYYY
    im so happy they finally announced it.

    funnily enough i was just thinking to myself yesterday, when are they going to announce it

    I remember when they announced GTA4 and the servers were so overloaded with people wanting to see the trailer, hopefully they will have planned that out this time.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. NeoSquall

    Now we can actually say GTAV is a Saints Row: The Third rip-off! :D

    #33 3 years ago
  34. G1GAHURTZ

    meh.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Kigaroth

    Oh My God! Awesome! :D

    #35 3 years ago
  36. humanfish

    If this is like San Andreas, I won’t be interested, or not as interested as I would of been. That Snoop Dig shit dont interest me

    #36 3 years ago
  37. OrbitMonkey

    Double meh.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. StolenGlory

    Hmmmm, this could be really, really fucking great.

    Or…

    It could be merely a good game wrapped up in piss-annoying social activities like the last one.

    It’ll be interesting to see which it is.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. Dark

    SR3 feels like an arcade game,and it won’t beat GTA!!
    this is like comparing COD to B3
    Dark siders to God of war
    DMC4 to bayonetta

    GTA is REAL open world game
    realism >>>> fun

    #39 3 years ago
  40. Peetry

    Aww I thought there was going to be a trailer now, announching GTAV in this manor is like annoucing that tomorrow is Wednesday, everybody already knows its coming. Here’s an exclusive for you guys, I am officially announcing Uncharted 4 – you’re welcome! Still excited mind.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. StolenGlory

    @40

    Given that everything else we have heard up until this point about the game has been a mixture of bullshit and conjecture, ANYTHING about the game is welcome :)

    #41 3 years ago
  42. deathgaze

    Is anyone seriously surprised that Rockstar would announce GTA5? It’s one of the most popular franchises in video game history! Of course they were going to make a sequel. The only question was “when?” and that has now been answered.

    #42 3 years ago
  43. YoungZer0

    @36: WORD!

    #43 3 years ago
  44. LOLshock94

    please be in vegas!!!! but i bet its in jersey :(

    #44 3 years ago
  45. silkvg247

    @39

    If realism >>> fun, then let’s hope that death in GTA is permanent.

    Other changes that we need if realism is indeed more important than fun:

    * You can’t fall more than 10 feet without breaking a limb, and have to spend 8 weeks of game time recovering.
    * If you survive a bullet wound you’ll have to recover for a few months.
    * Your car has a chance to just “fail”, and you need to call the garage who will charge you an extortionate amount of money to get it fixed.
    * Your hand/wrist will get sore and stiffen up if you use a handgun too much, meaning you can’t fire it for a few days.
    * Buying cheap ammo will have a chance to blowback into your face, maiming or killing you (permanently).
    * You have to spend 8 hours of gametime per day asleep, no fast forward as that’s not realistic.

    All said in jest of course, but I think what you meant to say was semi-realism == fun. Which I agree with, it’s just about knowing where to draw the line. For example if driving a car feels the same as driving my own car.. I might as well drive my own car because that can’t do handbrake turns very well either.

    #45 3 years ago
  46. YoungZer0

    @45: People think shooting shit at houses is stupid. Live with it. There’s a reason why Saints Row sells less.

    #46 3 years ago
  47. NeoSquall

    @45 do it and I’ll buy ten copies

    /sarcasm

    #47 3 years ago
  48. GenericShooterSoldier

    If you squint i think u can make out a sasquatch….

    (Made u squint)

    #48 3 years ago
  49. Erthazus

    Lol

    #49 3 years ago
  50. scratchy69

    Bothered.

    #50 3 years ago
  51. silkvg247

    @46

    I already said the lack of realism in SR2 was too far for some. Though I will admit I liked the mini games.

    I’ve yet to see a game perfectly balance realism and fun, though Just Cause 2 gets close.

    #51 3 years ago
  52. loki

    Megaton. I hope no PC this time. Rockstar don’t be greed fools

    #52 3 years ago
  53. HauntaVirus

    HOLY DAMMIT?

    #53 3 years ago
  54. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Please be fun again, GTA4 sucked piss

    #54 3 years ago
  55. Iceman-1992

    I thought Obama said the war was ending. So why are megaton bombs still being dropped?

    #55 3 years ago
  56. Anders

    I stay away from the site for a day and this happens? Fuck.

    Very excited to find out what this’ll turn out to be.

    #56 3 years ago
  57. stretch215

    Pumped for this but I hope it’s more like the older games. GTA4 was good, but I feel they were trying too hard with the “realism” . I had waaaay more fun with saint’s row 2.

    #57 3 years ago
  58. ASBI

    I want it to be more like VICE CITY , plzzzzzzzzz make it like vice city

    #58 3 years ago
  59. OrbitMonkey

    Well if we’re gonna start speculating, I’d say GTA5 will be more in the style of Ballad of Gay Tony. Wasn’t that Rockstars answer to those who thought GTA4 was dull?

    Wonder if it’ll have Zombies?

    #59 3 years ago
  60. DaMan

    Not interested, I’ll be playing the likes of Just Cause and Saints Row.

    #60 3 years ago
  61. frostquake

    Once you all get over your “Joy-Gasams” and start thinking with your heads and not your, well..I have no idea where you think from when you loose it and not control yourself with stuff like this..You will start to get a little nervous…

    Rockstar, has been letting me down as of late, though just maybe, with a different house developing it, the game will be better. Wondering if the Slave conditions with this game will become apparent closer to release? Wondering how Buggy this game will be compared to the last one. Remember how 4 came out with Huge Patches to fix a Broken game that shipped anyway, or is your Joy-Gasam erasing your memory???

    Once the Adult Reasoning returns and you get over your kiddy YIPEE!! you may think twice!!

    Rockstar, surely knows the intense scrutiny and comparisons this game will get?? What we let Rockstar get away with in 4 will NOT fly in 5 at all!

    #61 3 years ago
  62. Charlie Sheen

    A total freakin’ rock star from Mars.

    #62 3 years ago
  63. Patrick Garratt

    Blimey Moses. I’m on a train heading into London. Just logged into the wifi and nearly fell off my chair.

    #63 3 years ago
  64. DSB

    I don’t have a lot of faith in what Rockstar are doing in general. It feels like they want to be the HBO of videogames, but without the good writing.

    Last time I played GTA IV I was astounded by how much better the game got if you just skipped all the pointless cutscenes. Given that Saints Row have pretty much picked up the torch after these guys, I’m just not too hopeful.

    Gay Tony and the Damned might’ve been action focused, and Gay Tony certainly did it best, but neither was really a return to the old GTA, and they still didn’t manage to match San Andreas on your interaction with the world.

    I was kind of embarrassed to watch Rockstar make a biker club that mostly consisted of 16 year old girls bickering with eachother, only dressed up like big manly bikers.

    #64 3 years ago
  65. Phoenixblight

    @61

    You write as if the game was a bugged mess when that clearly was not the case, the patches were more or less tweaking and for the multiplayer aspect.

    Rockstar games are far more polished game than any current game that has released recently.

    #65 3 years ago
  66. freedoms_stain

    I thought GTAIV was a pile of poo if i’m honest, but it seemed to me a lot of lessons were learned by the time RDR came out, so I see no reason not to be cautiously optimistic about the prospect of a GTAV.

    #66 3 years ago
  67. joshua nash

    um, wasn’t expecting this but i hardly care where GTAV will be only care that it doesn’t suck like IV, though i thought IV sucked for a totally different reason, the realism they were going for sucked the life out of the story and the characters i just didn’t care for them or what happened to them,plus the lack of a huge amount of sidestuff and bromance dates don’t cut it, they did a cool thing with trying to make the city a living thing which they accomplished in my opinion, now if they can bring can make they realism not suck the life out of the story which they prove they can with red dead redemption, then i believe that this will be the game that every GTA wanted GTAIV to be

    #67 3 years ago
  68. frostquake

    @65 If you owned a Copy of GTA 4 on the PS3 most had trouble installing the game at all, and after installing it on the PS3 it crashed! That is a Deal Breaker, if you can’t play it at all!

    360 Owners ran into weird or missing Texture problems and Freezing of the game that required a hard boot, and of course you started way back.

    PC version had terrible memory leaks that filled ram or Vram on graphics card so bad, ppl were downloading Memturbo trying to fix the problem. There were corrupt graphic drivers

    My Copy on PS3 locked up constantly, and I got rid of it in favor of the Xbox 360 version.

    Just google it. I remember contacting Rockstar Support about my PS3 version not installing, and locking and they told me just to shelve my game until the patch came out. So your wrong about it just being MP.

    http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/grand_theft_auto_iv_pc_release_full_bugs
    http://www.modtheater.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34845
    http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/43364/Grand-Theft-Auto-IV-PC-Bugs-Rockstar-Suggests-Solutions

    #68 3 years ago
  69. triggerhappy

    OUT OF NOWHERE!!! JEZUS!!!

    Im just back from an interview, which I aced. I come back and GTA 5 is announced. Today, was a good day :D

    #69 3 years ago
  70. M. K.

    “Sorry, will be too busy playing SR3″

    Well said sir, they can keep their pseudorealistic open world shooter and play it by themselves :F

    #70 3 years ago
  71. Ireland Michael

    Only on the internet could only singular image cause this sort of overwhelming reaction.

    Looking forward to the trailer. We’ll see what its like then.

    #71 3 years ago
  72. Paul

    Im wet.

    #72 3 years ago
  73. HeavyD-Love

    Skips all comments to say…..

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!!

    #73 3 years ago
  74. Phoenixblight

    @68

    I played the 360 version with a friend and never had any issues with the game what so ever. Granted I am not saying people didn’t have issues with the game, no game is bug free but I had far more worst experiences with Dead Island, Shadow of the Damned, FEAR 3 than I ever did with GTA IV.

    I also owned the PS3 version and never had any issues with the game besides the occasional memory leak which would cause you to fall through the world and have to restart but that was after playing for 7 hours.

    #74 3 years ago
  75. Nozz

    Great news!

    #75 3 years ago
  76. monkeygourmet

    Right…

    My predictions… For what they are worth!

    I’m sure they will follow some kind of banking crisis storyline (looking at the logo) along with the ‘wire’ style character development. Lots of undercover stories and shady dealings…

    They will steer well clear of the more comical San Andreas style as saints row 3 has that all sown up.

    Maybe some form of co-op along with the usual multiplayer

    Wii u announcement of some sorts.

    What’s everyone else’s predictions?! :)

    #76 3 years ago
  77. SplatteredHouse

    @68:

    I got to experience the GTA IV on PC, pre-patch suite (7 to date) as well as post, and it could only be described, pre, as broken. To have the game where I wanted it, it would eat around 1000mb of video RAM. The benchmark program says it’s good for well over 60fps. The game shows after struggling through the slideshow it presented as an intro movie, and loading, it’s good for about 5. I can’t even get the first car off its starting position, it’s jolting off the ground, and there is so much skipping you’d be forgiven for thinking the Olympics had started early, or something!

    The patch suite, knocked about 300mb off the vid RAM consumption and the game ran super-smooth, but it was very eye-opening situation to see, ALTHOUGH, I will point out that I do see Rockstar offering full support to anyone on PC that has problems getting IV and its offspring installed, and functional. When complaints were posted on their support page the Rockstar staff member reached out and posted to help make people aware of the per-case help available. That’s a great thing to see. :)

    #77 3 years ago
  78. Dannybuoy

    Meh

    #78 3 years ago
  79. HeavyD-Love

    Female lead almost guaranteed.

    It’s the only thing they haven’t done yet.

    #79 3 years ago
  80. m2stech

    But will it be as good as iCEnhancer ? (ಠ ›ಠ)

    #80 3 years ago
  81. NightCrawler1970

    HOLY SHIT!!! woooooohooooo!!!! can’t wait to bash some mofo’s!!!!
    PS3: 1 Blue-Ray disc
    Xbox: 6 DVD LMAO!!!

    PS3 wins :P

    And don’t come up with Exclusive rights on WII, i will break ya fucking neck!!!

    #81 3 years ago
  82. Noodlemanny

    I like how they put a FIVE over the V. Just to make sure no one gets confused and thinks they literally named it GTAV.

    #82 3 years ago
  83. StolenGlory

    @82

    You would be surprised.

    When I was a store manager at my local GAME store I drew the small straw and had to do the midnight launch for GTA IV.

    Aside from the fact that it was total hell packed into five hours of my life that I will never, ever, get back; by far the biggest annoyance was the line below, spoken over and over by the festering chav massive desperate for their latest fix of Rockstar’s Be-A-Cunt simulator:

    “Ere’ mate! Could I ‘av one of them Grand Feft Auto Eye-Vees?”

    I fucking kid you not.

    #83 3 years ago
  84. majicship

    @83 Spot on.

    This will be interesting. I hated most GTA games except 3, but loved other Rockstar products such as Red Dead Redemption and LA Noire etc. Therefore I’d like to see some further ‘moral’ development in this next game, otherwise I shall avoid it like the others.

    #84 3 years ago