Grand Theft Auto V got its first official trailer yesterday (which you can watch above). If you didn’t notice, odds are you weren’t actually on the correct Internet. Your router more than likely took a wrong turn and put you in an alternate universe where none of your friends were talking about GTA and Rockstar.
That’s okay, see, because Rockstar released a presser this morning that re-announced Grand Theft Auto V, redirected readers to the new trailer and shed some light on the central themes and mechanics of this upcoming sandbox’s story. Part of the release indicated that this game will, in fact, take place in Los Santos and will be the largest the studio has made:
Developed by series creator Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto V heads to the city of Los Santos and surrounding hills, countryside and beaches in the largest and most ambitious game Rockstar has yet created.
The release then glosses, quickly, over the theme at hand and the future for multiplayer in GTA V.
A bold new direction in open-world freedom, storytelling, mission-based gameplay and online multiplayer, Grand Theft Auto V focuses on the pursuit of the almighty dollar in a re-imagined, present-day Southern California.
I’m actually wondering how “bold” and “new” this direction will be for the mission-based gameplay in Grand Theft Auto V. Love it or hate it, one has to admit that Rockstar games tend to be formulaic in their approach. It obviously works for them, as sales and critical reception for their open world games are both fantastic, but mission structure has largely remained the same ever since they made Grand Theft Auto III. Will it really change that much for GTA V?
We’ve got a ways to go before we’ll know exactly what this new Grand Theft Auto will bring to the gaming industry. We’ll have more on the title as it comes.