Grand Theft Auto 5 announced by Rockstar

Grand Theft Auto V is being made, and a trailer will be released on November 2. That's all that maker Rockstar is willing to announce of the new main main entry in its open-world murder simulator series at this point.

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Grand Theft Auto V is being made, and a trailer will be released on November 2. That's all that maker Rockstar is willing to announce of the new core entry in its open-world murder simulator series at this point, but with a name bearing such clout, it's certainly enough for now.

Rockstar made the announcement by replacing the main page of its website with a huge GTAV logo. Deprived of our precious press releases, we can't tell you platforms, a release window, game details, or anything beyond what's on that page. However, Rockstar's recent pattern has been to release games on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 first, followed by PC a while later.

Careful analysis of the announcement image suggests that acquiring currency may be a gameplay element in GTAV. One important question is, just how 'grim' and 'gritty' will GTAV be?

Grand Theft Auto IV took the often-whimsical series in a po-faced direction, though the woe was reigned in somewhat with the two Episodes From Liberty City add-ons. Rival murder sim series Saints Row picked up the silly slack, and is certainly amping up the wackiness with Saints Row: The Third.

Voice casting calls rumoured earlier this year to be for GTAV included parts for a "FPS playing gamer son," "somewhat incompetent Chinese mobster," and "weed evangelist." Of course, do take that all with a pinch of salt.

Enough of our speculation, what would you like to see in the new Grand Theft Auto?

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    October 25, 2011 5:40 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Grand Theft Auto 5 announced by Rockstar.

    Grand Theft Auto V is being made, and a trailer will be released on November 2. That's all that maker Rockstar is willing to announce of the new main main entry in its open-world murder simulator series at this point.

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      October 25, 2011 5:43 AM

      "Gimme them ducats!"

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      October 25, 2011 5:51 AM

      I'm actually surprised. I figured we would have to wait till the next generation for a gta 5 announcement.

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        October 25, 2011 8:28 AM

        Yeah, I was thinking the same thing.

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        October 25, 2011 10:31 AM

        Madness! SHAREHOLDERS can't wait for the next generation!

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          October 25, 2011 11:23 AM

          They could have made another GTA game and save "V" for the next consoles.

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      October 25, 2011 6:03 AM

      "murder simulator " huh? nice.

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      October 25, 2011 6:18 AM

      The logo looks kinda gangstah. Is it going to be something like San Andreas?

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        October 25, 2011 6:21 AM

        I hope the game doesn't make me feel like a scumbag. :(

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        October 25, 2011 6:22 AM

        That's what I thought.

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        October 25, 2011 6:45 AM

        Not gangsta at all, the V with the "five" written over it is meant to look like it's from a $5 bill, right?

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          October 25, 2011 7:46 AM

          Gee, I'm glad they wrote out "Five." I was thinking, WTF is that strange V??? :(

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            October 25, 2011 8:47 AM

            it's a reference to the 5 dollar bill

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        October 25, 2011 7:27 AM

        its gonna be GTA Jersery Shore with orange skin troll looking guidos running around calling everyone "brah"

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        October 25, 2011 8:18 PM

        it actually looks really old, like 1300's, maybe its Grand Theft Horse?

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      October 25, 2011 6:20 AM

      YEEEESSSSS

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      October 25, 2011 6:21 AM

      GTA SouthEast DC

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      October 25, 2011 6:32 AM

      In other news, Saints Row 3 is out in under a month.

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      October 25, 2011 6:34 AM

      Washington DC?

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        October 25, 2011 6:52 AM

        OCCUPY: GTA V.
        I am the 1% who will actually play and finish the Story mode

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          October 25, 2011 7:00 AM

          lolol

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          October 25, 2011 7:05 AM

          lolololo

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          October 25, 2011 7:14 AM

          lolz

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          October 25, 2011 7:21 AM

          I've completed each game since GTA3, surely I'm not alone.

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            October 25, 2011 7:25 AM

            For me, it depends on how hard the final mission is. Often I beat everything in a GTA game except the final mission.

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              October 25, 2011 7:28 AM

              I still remember last missions in VC, SA and 4. Many grey hair on my head because of them, but beat them all.

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                October 25, 2011 7:45 AM

                same here, I may not 100% the game but I definitely finish the story

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            October 25, 2011 7:45 AM

            I always end up getting stuck on a mission with piss-poor mechanics--such as the helicopter missions in San Andreas--and taking an extended break. Then I come back, beat the mission in question in one try, and play through the end of the game while frequently stepping off the beaten path to soak up all the extra stuff.

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            October 25, 2011 7:53 AM

            I have gotten 100% in every one too. It's so weird because to get to 100% in some of them was not really fun and I have no idea why I did it.

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            October 25, 2011 8:09 PM

            Finished GTA3, quit Vice City after 1.5 hrs, finished San Andreas but was sorely disappointed by it, quit GTA IV after having to deal with too many stupid micromissions (girlfriends FTL).

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          October 25, 2011 7:30 AM

          ill hit about 65% then quit like a fat kid in the 100m.

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          October 25, 2011 8:48 AM

          Well played. It always took me two attempts to finish a GTA game with the exception of Vice City.

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        October 25, 2011 9:34 AM

        DC sounds boring. I have no good guesses though. A different country would be dope. Tokyo or Shanghai would like amazing environmentally.

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          October 25, 2011 9:35 AM

          *look amazing

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          October 25, 2011 11:05 AM

          they should just do the whole world!

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          October 25, 2011 12:13 PM

          DC has the varied environments. Nice areas, the hood, landmarks. It's DC. I'll but V dollars on it.

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      October 25, 2011 7:01 AM

      wii u exclusive

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      October 25, 2011 7:02 AM

      Fuck that seals it :( Most likely no Grand Theft Cowboys for pc.

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      October 25, 2011 7:13 AM

      I wonder if there made a new engine for this? I guess not since it has to be coming out for the 360/ps3 (WiiU?)

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      October 25, 2011 7:16 AM

      That's some real investigative journalism Alice. How deep did you dig on twitter to get the scoop?

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        October 25, 2011 7:23 AM

        Actually, I've been combing through Rockstar North's bins for months, and finally put the clues together at the exact same moment as the site went live.

        I'm gutted, mate.

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      October 25, 2011 7:21 AM

      Vegas baby!

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        October 25, 2011 12:23 PM

        Wouldn't that be kinda lame? The strip would be cool, but...it'd be mostly dessert.

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      October 25, 2011 7:26 AM

      Rockstar North have a fucking bizarre website:

      http://www.rockstarnorth.com/flashSite/flashPc.html

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        October 25, 2011 2:17 PM

        what the fuck is that? I can't find anything.

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      October 25, 2011 7:35 AM

      Grand Theft Auto: Essex

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        October 25, 2011 7:36 AM

        Please no. I say this as a guy who grew up in Essex, please no.

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      October 25, 2011 7:42 AM

      yeahh!! bring it on.

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      October 25, 2011 7:43 AM

      Guys, I have no date to back this up, but GTA V is the most anticipated game in history. It just is.

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        October 25, 2011 7:45 AM

        *data

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        October 25, 2011 7:47 AM

        no mw3 is. i saw taht on the interwebz OMG PONIES

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        October 25, 2011 8:36 AM

        Easy there, Kanye.

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        October 25, 2011 10:27 AM

        I don't have facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that GTA V is planned and orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama administration.

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        October 25, 2011 3:23 PM

        Why are you so butt hurt over Call of Duty? It stands to reason it is the most anticipated game because the last one went on to break records. Not only that but they are in a position to HAVE DATA TO BACK IT UP based on how many copies stores plan to buy from them and how many pre orders they have already sold. You are probably upset because you don't like the COD games but other people's anticipation really has nothing to do with your preferences. Don't let your bias cloud your reasoning.

        You can wish some other games were more popular than COD all you want, but wish in one hand, shit in the other, see which one fill up first.

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        October 25, 2011 3:33 PM

        Good one! Laughed hard on that... "history!" ... The new word of the year is "History!" no more "Winning!" by Sheen. It's History!

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      October 25, 2011 8:27 AM

      I want LA Noire's facial animation capturing!

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      October 25, 2011 8:40 AM

      Red Dead Redemption PC plz.

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      October 25, 2011 8:41 AM

      SCIENCE

      Calling this now: GTA V will be modern day Vice City. I've done the science in my head and it makes the most sense.

      Further science:

      -Dexter missions
      -CSI Miami jokes (YYYEAAAAAHHHH!!!)
      -You're a cop and work for Vice City Vice.

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        October 25, 2011 9:41 AM

        wouldn't that be GTA: VC2, not GTA:V?

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        October 25, 2011 9:53 AM

        A Miami themed city is a pretty boring setting once you get done with the beach/club/hatian v. cuban thing. Colorful, but most of the good stuff was done in Vice City. It would feel like a rehash (even though Vice was in the 80s). I loved Vice City, but really, I don't want to go back.

        New York/Liberty City provided a great setting for GTA4 because there are so many stories to tell in a place like that. It's not gimmicky like Vice City. It's reusable.

        I think a California/San Andreas setting still offers a lot since GTA: SA focused on the inner-city thing, there's still plenty of room for a great plot to develop without overlap.

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          October 25, 2011 10:25 AM

          Something GTA: Vice City never really tackled, but was done (I think) well in Scarface: TWIY were the cocaine wars, and how the product is transported from the outlying islands to Florida, and then transported around the city to be sold.

          They also made the idea of a "drug deal gone bad" into a mini-game that added some unpredictability on your way to becoming rich.

          I also loved how they let you customize Tony's mansion and own a fleet of vehicles (cars and trucks and boats), and upgrade them.

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          October 25, 2011 11:32 AM

          San Andreas was like six different environments in one game, I muchly dug the variety.

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        October 25, 2011 9:58 AM

        someone on reddit propsed boston - i could see that being possible. strong immigrant presence

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        October 25, 2011 10:59 AM

        It's going international!

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      October 25, 2011 8:49 AM

      They had better drop the garbage relationship system from 4. >:[

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        October 25, 2011 9:35 AM

        They toned it down a ton in the episodes so I'm sure it will be handled way differently this time if it is even there.

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        October 25, 2011 12:24 PM

        I want to take my gf bowling.

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      October 25, 2011 9:02 AM

      I wonder if they will have an official zombie mode.

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      October 25, 2011 9:33 AM

      So is it a decent guess it will be out late next year? GTA4 followed the same schedule of late year trailer followed by the game in Fall if I'm not mistaken.

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        October 25, 2011 10:59 AM

        GTA IV came out in April of '08.

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      October 25, 2011 9:37 AM

      In other news, Game Developers have announced they like money.

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      October 25, 2011 10:38 AM

      I really hope they try to balance the "realism" of GTA IV with the FUN of Vice City and San Andreas. There was a lot to like about GTA IV, but I also missed jumpjets and jetpacks and a relatively open world to screw around in. Looking forward to hearing more!

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        October 25, 2011 11:44 AM

        Dunno looks like saints row has really cornered that end of the market, i think they could still pursue the realism angle, but drop some of the really annoying relationship stuff. The best upgrade would be if they allowed you to make your own decisions in the game, with loads of different out comes.

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          October 25, 2011 12:19 PM

          I haven't played Saint Row, but it certainly looks like its at an extreme end of the market. VC and SA weren't nearly that extreme, but they certainly had their quirks. I thought it worked well. GTA IV took it too far with the "realism" they decided they needed. But that kind of realism has never really been what GTA is all about. I think there's room for more of the kind of thing San Andreas did in the next GTA installment.

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        October 25, 2011 2:15 PM

        They just need to improve the in-game recorder and editing tools. The amount of things you could do with it still amazes me.

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        October 25, 2011 5:58 PM

        Hopefully its more like Gay Tony than GTA4. That was much more fun with better characters and less 'HELLO CAAASIN, TITTIES TITTIES BOWLING TITTIES' moments.

        Radio needs much better writing too. Less sex jokes and misogyny 'parody', please!

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          October 25, 2011 8:33 PM

          We need the return of Chavez!

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      October 25, 2011 1:27 PM

      "Hey cousin want to go bowling?"

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      October 25, 2011 1:49 PM

      I hope it's more like Red Dead Redemption, than GTA IV =/

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        October 25, 2011 1:56 PM

        Can you explain what you mean by that?

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        October 25, 2011 10:50 PM

        Speaking of RDR...what a fucking awesome game. Seriously. I still haven't finished it yet. I've had it since it came out and just kind of pecked away at it. But it fucking rules.

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      October 25, 2011 1:54 PM

      They NEED to do this with Frostbite 2..... holy crap that would own.

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      October 25, 2011 2:20 PM

      The banknote fonts make me think D.C. like others, but i'm really hoping for Chicago.

    • gmd
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      October 25, 2011 3:40 PM

      Kotaku says it's LA, boring.

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        October 25, 2011 3:43 PM

        Seems sensible. All they have to do is turn L.A. Noire's Time Setting Slider from the 40's to modern day.

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          October 25, 2011 4:12 PM

          cars would be all rusty, batteries dead, etc why would they do that

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            October 25, 2011 4:14 PM

            That's why they have a Car Model Slider too.

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        October 25, 2011 8:28 PM

        LA at night is one of my favorite crime drama settings. Think Heat, Collateral, The Terminator, or Drive. We'll see which direction they go, if it's the 90's gang setting of San Andreas or if they go with something else.

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      October 25, 2011 3:48 PM

      I'm calling it now: if this actually does get set in Washington DC, the Washington Monument will be a giant purple dildo.

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        October 25, 2011 4:43 PM

        I believe your thinking of Saints Row 3.

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      October 25, 2011 4:32 PM

      what i want from gta V
      - no annoying cousins/relationships
      - autosaving after long drives before mission start
      - instant reload after death

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      October 25, 2011 4:49 PM

      gta: Tokyo. oh god it'd be so awesome.

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      October 25, 2011 9:13 PM

      I've never finished a GTA game. I Have finished every Saints Row though.

      Rockstar seems to focus on minute details that simply don't matter to most gamers in the long run. Volition concentrates on making every single task in the game ridiculously fun.

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        October 25, 2011 10:11 PM

        Haha, I have actually never finished ANY rockstar game. I've tried, really, really hard.

        But I just get so fucking bored.

        When I stop fucking around and having fun in the world that they created, and go back to them telling me that I can't have that fun anymore while doing the missions, I abandon the game entirely.