Grand Theft Auto 5 trailer finally shows off some gameplay

Rockstar has finally released a bit of gameplay for its upcoming return to Los Santos in Grand Theft Auto 5. Previously, all we had seen is some well-crafted pre-rendered footage of protagonists Michael, Franklin and Trevor as they went about their chaotic lives.

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Rockstar has finally released a little bit of gameplay for its upcoming return to Los Santos in Grand Theft Auto 5. Previously, all we had seen is some well-crafted pre-rendered footage of protagonists Michael, Franklin and Trevor as they went about their chaotic lives.

The narrated video, billed as an introduction to the game world, shows off snippets of play and a look at some of the driving and weapon mechanics in the game, and some of the interaction between the lead characters.. It also gives a glimpse of actually planning out missions, as well as some side distractions, such as playing tennis and golf, hunting animals, and bounty hunting. You can even do some stock trading or dabble in real estate.

The end of the video teases Grand Theft Auto Online multiplayer, which will have more details coming "soon."

The game is scheduled to come out on September 17 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and will require an install on both consoles. Which character's powers will you be taking advantage of?

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    July 9, 2013 7:05 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Grand Theft Auto 5 trailer finally shows off some gameplay.

    Rockstar has finally released a bit of gameplay for its upcoming return to Los Santos in Grand Theft Auto 5. Previously, all we had seen is some well-crafted pre-rendered footage of protagonists Michael, Franklin and Trevor as they went about their chaotic lives.

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      July 9, 2013 7:25 AM

      8========D

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      July 9, 2013 7:28 AM

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        July 9, 2013 7:50 AM

        2015, Windows 8.1 required, now it requires a Steam account a Games for Windows Live account, a Rockstar Social club account, an Origin account for good measure and saves only write to the cloud.

        Big picture mode incompatible and it's still got utterly shit controls like the current PC version of GTA4
        It's a win win!

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          July 9, 2013 7:59 AM

          PC version of GTA4 has fine controls, s0n.

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            July 9, 2013 8:05 AM

            I detest them, it feels like laggy, unresponsive and sporadic shit.

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              July 9, 2013 9:48 AM

              This is so wrong it hurts. Maybe your PC is not up to snuff? 60+ FPS on my PC at 2560x1440 vs sub 30 FPS at 540p on consoles.

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                July 9, 2013 3:53 PM

                I've dropped to ridiculously low details, it's a terrible port

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          July 9, 2013 8:06 AM

          Still sounds 300x better than the 360 version. bring it.

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            July 9, 2013 8:35 AM

            If you wanna play the game that bad, then you WILL buy it for console.

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              July 9, 2013 9:07 AM

              You are right some of us will probably buy it for the console, but I don't like being forced to do so because of uncertainty of a PC port. Chances are I will likely get the PC version again at some point for the GTA4 and SA style mods that will likely crop up.

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      July 9, 2013 7:47 AM

      +1 for the PC version.

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      July 9, 2013 8:04 AM

      Sweet! Yeah can't wait to play this on PC too. But I'll probably get it for 360.

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      July 9, 2013 9:09 AM

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      July 9, 2013 9:16 AM

      This looks almost impossibly good.

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        July 9, 2013 10:39 AM

        if something looks too good to be true it probably is!!!

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      July 9, 2013 9:30 AM

      That was fucking sexy !

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      July 9, 2013 9:31 AM

      Meh. No PC, no buy.

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        July 9, 2013 10:00 AM

        oh my little shacker, don't shed no tears... No PC no buy.

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          July 9, 2013 10:15 AM

          I mean, I'll probably get on PS3, but a PC version would be so much better.

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            July 9, 2013 10:23 AM

            i was just making a bad bob marley joke :(

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          July 9, 2013 11:15 AM

          e'ry tings gonna be alright

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      July 9, 2013 9:38 AM

      I don't buy for a second that that footage came from the consoles it's designed for, but it looks awesome nonetheless

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        July 9, 2013 12:15 PM

        I don't see why. They have already been showing this to people in the biz. Andy Mac says he's seen this running on PS3.

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          July 9, 2013 1:12 PM

          I just don't trust it at all. That framerate looked too high for the level of detail we're seeing.

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      July 9, 2013 9:42 AM

      wow, really impressive

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      July 9, 2013 9:47 AM

      looks like the best game nobody's going to play if there's no PC/Xbone/PS4 release this year

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        July 9, 2013 9:49 AM

        How high are you right now?

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        July 9, 2013 10:29 AM

        LOLOLOLOL

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        July 9, 2013 10:30 AM

        ummm..there are like 160 million ps3s and xboxes out there

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          July 9, 2013 12:39 PM

          Once the xbone/ps4 are released all older consoles will self destruct, all part of the PRISM spy network.

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        July 9, 2013 10:40 AM

        I believe it's only releasing on WiiU and Ouya

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        July 9, 2013 10:41 AM

        opposite land

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        July 9, 2013 10:43 AM

        People who didn't already have a 360 or a PS3 by now would get one just to play this game.
        People who have sold their 360 or PS3 would buy one again to play this game.

        'People' want to play GTA

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        July 9, 2013 10:48 AM

        Haha it is coming out early September. Everyone will have played and beaten the game before the new consoles drop.

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        July 9, 2013 10:50 AM

        Haha. This game might postpone my ps4 purchase. Got it the other way around.

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          July 9, 2013 11:12 AM

          yeah I guess there are a lot of fanboys for it but I've never really cared. the past games I crash stuff for a few weeks then never play them again. I'd be plenty happy with SR4 and waiting a year to play GTA5 on a modern system.

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            July 9, 2013 2:05 PM

            Like a game? Fuckin fanboy

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            July 9, 2013 2:14 PM

            Sorry, but you're an irritating person:

            "yeah I guess there are a lot of fanboys for it"
            Wrong. You're pretending to limit its appeal with language that makes it sound like there's a niche audience that keeps it alive. In fact, it's one of the most popular, best-selling series of all time.

            "but I've never really cared."
            Clearly.

            The rest of your post is nonsense which has no bearing on whether or not GTA4 will be good.

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      July 9, 2013 10:00 AM

      so bought. GTA4 was the only game i bought on release at midnight that i didn't regret.

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      July 9, 2013 10:08 AM

      Maybe it's just (set for) the trailer but not one scene showed any signs of pop up. Mighty impressive, if that's how it'll be in the actual game.

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      July 9, 2013 10:40 AM

      Character models still look pretty janky.

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      July 9, 2013 10:52 AM

      I cannot believe how amazing this looks. When Rockstar finally gets around to making a next generation title...my god.

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      July 9, 2013 10:59 AM

      this looks bloated as fuck. probably no one will beat this one either. i dont know anyone who finished gta4. its just so long and there is so much to do that you move on before youre done and the gameplay mechanics play out. great game but i wish they would focus it more instead of bloating it out with each new release

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        July 9, 2013 11:00 AM

        gta4? wasn't long at all. i didn't do every optional side quest and task, but the main game probably only took me ~ 25 hours.

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        July 9, 2013 11:29 AM

        I beat GTA IV mulitiple times, in fact I've beaten it on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Yeah I bought it 3 times, sue me. :) This GTA V though easily game of the year for 2013, looks amazing, I had already pre-ordered the special limited ultimate edition (whatever they are calling the most expensive one) before this trailer, and I can't wait for the midnight launch of this. Going to be awesome.

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          July 9, 2013 11:30 AM

          yeah you beat it but you are also a mega fan who bought it 3 times

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            July 9, 2013 3:39 PM

            I'll admit when it first came out I had no intention of buying it so many freaking times, but then the expansion/dlc packs came out on Xbox 360 like a year before the PS3 and then I got a PC that could actually run the damn thing so I got it for the lovely mods. Though granted I am a big fan of the GTA series I actually think San Andreas and Vice City are the best ones.

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          July 9, 2013 9:36 PM

          GTA4 was one of only a handful of games that I've never finished to completion. It stand with illustrious company such as Krusty's Fun House for the NES.

          The game just dragged on towards the middle/end. Most missions were similar to previous missions and the whole friends/gfs thang didn't draw me in as much as I hoped.

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        July 9, 2013 11:50 AM

        I beat GTA 4.

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        July 9, 2013 11:52 AM

        I beat dat shit bro. Along with all three DLC's.

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        July 9, 2013 11:54 AM

        Finished the main story in GTA4 np.

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        July 9, 2013 11:57 AM

        Lol. All my friends finished it.

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        July 9, 2013 12:21 PM

        I would probably have finished it if it wasnt for the fuckin "ring ring HEY NICO!!" and dont give me the bs "just ignore it" no FU dont put something in the game if its meant to be ignore.aaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!

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        July 9, 2013 12:24 PM

        gta4 was the only one i beat i think...

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        July 9, 2013 12:26 PM

        Got 100% completion, one of the few games on 360 I actually did everything on.

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        July 9, 2013 12:32 PM

        my fucking girlfriend beat gta4

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          July 9, 2013 12:37 PM

          tell her she should maybe reconsider beating the box whilst fucking

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        July 9, 2013 12:35 PM

        what? everyone i know beat gta4.

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        July 9, 2013 12:59 PM

        bloat? BLOAT? gtfo

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        July 9, 2013 1:54 PM

        You`re being stupid. Plenty of folks on Shack have said they`ve beat GTA IV. And if not - hey, name is Adam. I`ve beat GTA IV. Now you know someone who`s beaten it.

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        July 9, 2013 2:04 PM

        GIVE ME ALL OF THE BLOAT.

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        July 9, 2013 2:05 PM

        I finished it as did a number of my friends. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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        July 9, 2013 2:23 PM

        lol

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        July 9, 2013 2:27 PM

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        July 9, 2013 3:42 PM

        I never even got to the last island

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        July 9, 2013 3:52 PM

        I beat it a couple of times.

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        July 9, 2013 7:47 PM

        I have it for PC and had it for 360. I never finished it on either platform. But I still logged hundreds of hours just fucking around. I loved it. It was so fun to come home from work and just run around and mess with the cops.

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        July 9, 2013 8:35 PM

        I finished it but god that last level sucked.

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        July 9, 2013 8:59 PM

        I didn't beat GTAIV, but I definitely finished and played the shit out of Red Dead Redemption. We can safely assume they are building off what they learned from RDR, which means that this GTA is going to be fan-fucking-tastic!

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        July 9, 2013 10:16 PM

        GTA4 was actually the first GTA I ever finished. And it had some slow points.. but it was an amazing game.

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        July 9, 2013 10:38 PM

        I beat it twice. Weirdo.

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        July 9, 2013 11:57 PM

        GTA IV had tons of stuff removed compared to San Andreas. I didn't finish it because of the annoying restarts after failing a certain mission. Plus I didn't care much for the setting.

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      July 9, 2013 12:02 PM

      never played 4 but it looks good, i wonder if that brick wall broken by the armored car was dynamic, how come destrucible environments havent become standard

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      July 9, 2013 12:10 PM

      Man these current consoles are ratchets now.

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      July 9, 2013 12:42 PM

      This looks really awesome. It's a shame that it's not built for the next gen hardware.

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      July 9, 2013 12:43 PM

      oh. my. fucking. god

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      July 9, 2013 1:45 PM

      Trailer's got more likes than views: http://chattypics.com/files/gtav_likes_2z1nu8gdzp.png

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        July 9, 2013 2:02 PM

        I think the views only updates every so often.

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          July 9, 2013 2:10 PM

          Yeh, I know. Still nice to see this stuff happen.

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          July 9, 2013 8:36 PM

          From mobile you can like something without viewing it first.

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      July 9, 2013 2:47 PM

      Well, I'm sold! Going to lose my life to this game as soon as it hits PC.

      And it will. It's only a matter of time.

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        July 9, 2013 10:53 PM

        Also by then some of the bugs will have been squashed... and if not, then mods.

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      July 9, 2013 7:25 PM

      ZZZZZZZZZZZzzzz. No point of interest that stands out. Over produced gta 4 mod. They could have won if they made the buildings destructible or by showing off some real improvements to the PCE (physics code engine). If I'm sitting in a meeting with rockstar, I'm throwing out something like "show me godilla in liberty city," yeah? I would say, show me an earthquake or tsunami in vinewood. Move me! interest me!

      You're showing me the same thing. I don't want to take my character shopping. That's for those funny men that like to do things with each other.

      SHOW me a car crashing into a building and have it look impressive and you got me. This golf nosense? I'm not saying the game is rubbish, but this video is almost embarrassing. hunting? GOLF? stop it!

      SHAME!!! SHAMEEE!!!!!

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        July 9, 2013 9:12 PM

        Man, you really picked your name well.

        Also who the hell has ever called a physics engine a 'PCE'.

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        July 9, 2013 9:17 PM

        It's almost as if you don't have the faintest idea of what a GTA game is and should be.

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          July 9, 2013 9:53 PM

          That said, after seeing Carmageddon and Tsunami I would love to see a natural disaster in GTA. Still, I guess that's what mods are for.

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      July 9, 2013 7:47 PM

      looks good. will buy

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      July 11, 2013 10:35 AM

      I'm playing Lost and The Damned now, Then gonna play Ballad of Gay Tony. I want to play the main game too and just ignore all the stupid phone calls and kill people I didn't kill etc this time around.

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