GTA 5 News: Rockstar Games confirms that GTA V exists with only a logo.
Grand Theft Auto V is coming, and although we could've told you that in 2008 when GTA IV released to record-breaking sales, Rockstar Games finally made it official on its home page. There, a simple GTA V logo sits with a trailer release date of November 2, 2011.
The homepage logo doesn't offer many tips about where this new GTA adventure is headed. The ?V? is stylized like an American dollar, so it's safe to say that the open-world action will take place here in the United States. Only the two Grand Theft Auto: London
expansions from the first game (first game as in the top-down GTA, not sandbox genre-defining GTA III) have taken place in another country. Furthermore, rumors have placed GTA V in Los Angeles and given it a 2012 release date. If that's the case, it would be the second year in a row that New York City-based Rockstar Games released a LA-centric game, following LA Noire. Truly, the company refuses to take sides in the east coast/west coast rap war started in the 90s.
One other thing of note: Rockstar Games has slyly put #GTAV in its homepage's meta title (the label that appears on your browser's tab). Naturally, it's a way to encourage gamers to get the topic trending on Twitter and, sure enough, both ?GTA V? and ?GRAND THEFT AUTO V? (Yes, in all caps) are trending right now. Congrats, Rockstar Games, you're more popular than ?Happy Birthday Katy Perry,? but not as hot of a topic as ?McRib.?
Check back with Gaming Target on November 2 (it's a Wednesday) because we'll be continually refreshing Rockstar Games' homepage in anticipation of either 1) seeing the GTA V trailer the first second it goes online or 2) accidentally single-handily causing DOS server error message.