GTA 5 News: You've seen the Grand Theft Auto V video on YouTube, now there's actual news about the GTA V storyline location and multiplayer.
Rockstar Games sent out a news release for Grand Theft Auto V a day after the GTA 5 trailer made its debut on the company's site and YouTube. Now, in addition to the facts we gathered from the minute-and-a-half video, we know that GTA 5 is in ?full development? by series creator Rockstar North, which is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. There's still no release date, but we're suspecting late 2012, or confirmation of systems, the PS3, Xbox 360, PC and maybe, just maybe the Wii U being the likeliest consoles. Thankfully, we were able to glean some new gameplay and story facts from the news release.
The publisher confirms that the GTA 5 story takes place in Los Santos and the surrounding hills, countryside and beaches. This may mean that you won't be able to explore the borders of San Andreas. At the same time, however, Rockstar Games claims that this is ?the largest and most ambitious game Rockstar has yet created.? Could Los Santos be just that
detailed that the one city will be bigger than the state-wide offering of San Andreas in 2004?
?Grand Theft Auto V is another radical reinvention of the Grand Theft Auto universe,? said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. ?We are incredibly excited to share our new vision with our fans.? The company promises that GTA 5 gameplay
will be ?a bold new direction in open-world freedom, storytelling, mission-based gameplay and online multiplayer
.? As for the Grand Theft Auto V story
, it'll ?focus on the pursuit of the almighty dollar in a re-imagined, present-day Southern California.? There's still no word on the protagonist and whether or not the character behind the first trailer's voice over is the almighty dollar-seeking GTA 5 star. Time will tell.
will have more story and gameplay details as they emerge, most likely in the form of trailers. That's the way Rockstar Games likes to do it, so future news about GTA 5 should be no different.