You're craving Grand Theft Auto V information. The second that debut video popped up, you wanted more.

Well, it seems an unknown journalist decided to put his job on the line and leak a ton of early GTAV details . The question is: are you buying it?

As you can see, there's a horde of info to digest. The inside source says GTAV will push the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 to the very limits and in fact, Los Santos is "at least 4 times bigger than Liberty City in GTAIV." Here's a quick snippet:

"For instance, we saw the main character ( an African/American, early 30's) travel by car from the center of Los Santos into the wildnerness and it took over 15 minutes. The views were incredible from farmhouses with cattle, huge wind farms, an oil refinery which appeared to be living and breathing with nearly 100 NPCs working on machinery, operating vehicles, lifting and loaded, etc, unlike the gas works in GTA 4 which seemed to only house a few NPC at a time. The forests are more beautiful than those in RDR and featured people camping, young NPC drinking and dancing around campfires, people riding dirt bikes and jumping over logs, streams, etc. The water effects, forna, plants, trees all looked beautiful."

They also say the shooting mechanics have been "greatly improved," there are more climbable elements (ladders, overhand climbing, etc.), planes to fly (they're back!), way more interior locations (ranging from malls to police stations), and drastic changes for the vehicles; they can be upgraded and maintained. In fact, you'll even have to purchase gas if you're low.

All of this sounds titillating, but in that description of the main character above, the source says he's African/American. Didn't we see the main character in that debut video? The white guy surveying the city? At about the 41-second mark? And since when does someone in their early 30s head out west to retire? Well, if they were part of major crime, I suppose… Anyway, if all of this is true, GTAV is gonna be silly amazing.

Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto V

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LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

Please let this be true. The one thing that pissed me off was yet again no kid NPCs.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

That's…disturbing. 😉

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

Oh come on, it should be realistic. If you're going to have me shooting dogs in RDR then give me a playground in GTA! 🙂

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

I don't recall any kids in RDR, either. 😉

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
9 years ago

…ugh…I admire your enthusiasm…but that honestly would just be…too much. I mean I can understand the whole, "Well what's wrong with killing kids in the game, you kill adults! What's the difference?" Well at least some of those adult NPCs can defend themselves with a weapon or by punching back. …a kid…I mean…that's just sad. It could be crude humor for some…but still.

Honestly if they have kid NPCs in the game, they might as well create a section in the game for dog fighting.

SubjectiveTruth
SubjectiveTruth
9 years ago

I remember sitting atop a building with my heli in Vice City just snipin' folks for no good reason. Blowin heads of and such without a trace of remorse…For some reason if I imagine taking the head off a little boy with a one of those big swirling lollipops walkin' down the sidewalk I suddenly feel like a psychopath…Leave the kids out of GTA, I honestly never even realized they weren't there until now.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Actually, I never noticed there weren't any kids around, either…although I get the feeling I would've definitely noticed if they HAD been there.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

I love that I get downvoted. Funny that those that enjoy raping and murdering people can't pull the trigger if it's litty timmy on the other end of the scope.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

LV, I guess that just shows that some of us still have our limits. 🙂

(lovely thread, this! The replies all made me laugh out loud)


Last edited by Beamboom on 11/5/2011 5:33:50 AM

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Sounds amazing, and if true… Well, Rockstar just proved that they're damn close to the best. Some of the info seems a bit questionable, but we'll see in the coming months.

kokoro
kokoro
9 years ago

Wow is that you in the pic?

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

Im with you buddy. I don't post as much but do read everyday. I notice this website is dying & thats why Ben is making headlines. The ads are annoying man… Too much ads ain't nuff ads, lol.

Headlines Headlines Headlines followed by apologies

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Christ, maybe calm the hell down. These aren't spoilers; they're RUMORS. And since when is anything in there even considered a spoiler? Is there story information? What's wrong with you?

And for the record, I have no idea what you're talking about concerning the comments. There were never "hundreds of comments" in every article. In fact, that only happened extremely rarely. We get just about the same number of comments on a daily basis as we've always gotten and by the way, many of the commenters have started posting in the forums, which we asked them to do, so the site is more balanced.

Also, you may not have noticed that we have a show in Home now, we have more ads, and there's more content overall. It's REALLY insulting to say the site is "dying" when I go to all this work to make it grow, which is what it's doing. Then again, maybe you have admin access to stats and traffic? Oh, you don't?

Then SHUT it. Caught me at a bad time of year, buddy boy.


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 11/4/2011 10:46:53 PM

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Killa: And what the hell are YOU talking about? Headlines followed by apologies? …don't even get it.

Ludicrous_Liam
Ludicrous_Liam
9 years ago

YEAH BEN, 'too much ads & ain't nuff ads', sort that one out!

Btw kokoro, that was the most hilarious thing I've seen all week 😛

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
9 years ago

cascade of crapiness on this thread. embarrassing behavior by all parties above.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

VallartaBoy you sound just like me, I went to a stripper club on Vallarta. The service was great & so was the dancing. I hope GTA V has strip clubs, maybe we can hang out there on online free mode? GTA V reminds me of my home based on what I saw. I like it!

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

That has never once happened. Never did I post a headline and then apologize for doing it. They're articles, genius. Sites have them.

But it's obvious that you're either high or drunk right now, so I won't bother. Don't post again until you're sober or less hostile. Understand me?

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Guaranteed the combined age of Vallarta and Killa doesn't exceed 30.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

Ben that's anothe thing I wanted to point out: sometimes… a lot of times the replies you make to someone is a bit harsh. For example on that Wii article you completely ownd Jawknee. Maybe it's why he doesn't post anymore? He's butthurn shrugging in the corner. For the record, I bet me & VallartaBoy don't exceed 30 combined. But just because you've been there done that before me don't mean anything. Everyone has to go through aging.

"Guaranteed the combined age of Vallarta and Killa doesn't exceed 30."
That's just one harsh reply example, but i've seen worse from you.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

I'm not going to tolerate personal insults, especially when they involve my work. I don't care if he's drunk; that's not an excuse.

Not only was it completely off-topic, it was flaming the entire site. But it doesn't matter; I don't want to hear about it anymore. From you or from him.


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 11/4/2011 11:33:12 PM

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Yeah, you're done for now. Enjoy your vacation.

TheCanadianGuy
TheCanadianGuy
9 years ago

wow…. that was quite a read. don't know what these 2 are getting at. this site seems very strong right now.


Last edited by TheCanadianGuy on 11/4/2011 11:19:22 PM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

lol…I'll admit this made me laugh

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

lol – me too! I didn't want to encourage anyone, but since LV admit it so will I. it was a lovely read with the all-sober Ben figuring out they were drunk 😀

(I think it was very good admin work too Ben. Keep the posts but stop the continuation. Very well handled.)

Dreno
Dreno
9 years ago

Gotta say, the gta series isn't obe of my fav's. They are fun games, but not something I look forward too. Either way though, this one sounds pretty decent. I'm sure it'll provide for some hours of entertainment.

Anyways, what's up with the vallarta person? Havnt really been super active here lately so I feel like I've missed something. Is this person a troll? Or they just gettin jollies?

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

It's like this no-name heard about GTAV and decided to throw out a bunch of San Andreas facts hoping no one would notice. I'd agree with Ben and say the trailer alone busts over half this guys' insinuations.

TheCanadianGuy
TheCanadianGuy
9 years ago

hope this is true sounds really promising


Last edited by TheCanadianGuy on 11/4/2011 11:14:58 PM

La_Bete12
La_Bete12
9 years ago

@Ben, wow……I've never seen you that angry at a drunk troll before! Are you alright dude?

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

He's not a troll. He's been here for a while. And as I said, drunk is hardly an excuse.

La_Bete12
La_Bete12
9 years ago

Why not block him (or her, I'm kinda confused….)? it's not like he/she is providing any worthwhile comments to the subject at hand.

BTW, if these GTA V rumors are correct, I'm definitely buying this game 🙂

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Already did block. But I didn't delete the posts, which I should probably do.

La_Bete12
La_Bete12
9 years ago

you might as well delete them. where did this guy come from?

King_Krollen
King_Krollen
9 years ago

Still don't like the idea of having to purchase gas to make your car go… That was one of the things that they were going to try and do in GTA: SA (supposedly). Didn't like the idea then either. *shrugs* Major pain in the back-side if you ask me. Especially when you're on the run from the cops.

Spineshank
Spineshank
9 years ago

Yo Ben, rumour has it that the guy around the 40 second mark is the protagonist, it also appears that he is Tommy Vercetti from Vice City. Also its believed that the African American is CJ as he is wearing the same wife beater and pants that are default in SA.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

If it's actually Tommy, I'm gonna be happy. VC = Best GTA, IMO. Will they get Ray Liotta to be the voice again, too, I wonder?

King_Krollen
King_Krollen
9 years ago

Vice was in the 80's, EARLY 80's at that. Going off that Tommy would be in his 60's or 70's. So I'm thinkin if he is anywhere in here, it's going to be a small part, MAYBE as someone you get missions from. That sed, that bank job (I'm guessing that what that was) where the guys get out of the van dressed in pest control gear Has Tommy written all over it. I think it's Tommy's son that we'll be playin. Next best thing to Tommy in my opinion.


Last edited by King_Krollen on 11/5/2011 12:37:16 AM

Dante399
Dante399
9 years ago

Now I'm hooked with this game if it's true!

Spineshank
Spineshank
9 years ago

Listen closely, you'll find that it actually is the same voice actor 🙂

godsdream
godsdream
9 years ago

Oh man that was quite a read up there! But I can say that I've been in this site long enough to at least know Ben a little in some aspects or lets say, "thinkings" and let me tell you that those 2 were screaming and begging for a ban-hammer. Just to insult someone's job or saying stupid trash like that, that's way off-limits. This site has a great community, and has to be taken care of. It has been a lot of work. Those who are part of this since many years now like myself I'm sure can understand this. And if you want to act like those 2 kids (physically or mentally) simply go to other site that tolerate this. Multiple times Ben has said that if you don't like something or etc. you are free to go to other places.

I'm sorry but those 2 made me angry, I had to tell this. I mean, Who the hell do they think they? Again, sorry if I disrespected someone or this site for this but it's just a friendly reminder that things are right the way they are Ben, and that we're looking forward and hope for more great things in the future for this site, and may I also complement, not only for this site, but also for yourself.

Anyways, on topic: these are great news, I really hope they are true. Looking forward to play 150+ hours on this.

kingjose
kingjose
9 years ago

I think that u can create ur own player that would be better

godsdream
godsdream
9 years ago

I wouldn't like that because it could keep the protagonist from being remembered like Niko and others. Or lets say it in another way, it may lead to a lack of personality in the lead character and story.


Last edited by godsdream on 11/5/2011 2:32:05 AM

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

@Godsdream: That is such a weird claim that I've heard from others too. I remember all the characters I have created in games earlier – many of them much better than the premade ones.
They can still be featured in cutscenes and so forth, just like premade characters. Remember, in GTA your character in the cutscenes wear the same clothes as you've dressed him with in the game (ergo not prerendered)?
The exact same cutscenes could still be shown even if you could do more customisations, the same story could unfold. The only difference would be that you had more influence on how he looked. All the rest could be the exact same. Exactly the same story, missions, events, etc.


Last edited by Beamboom on 11/5/2011 3:10:28 AM

godsdream
godsdream
9 years ago

@beamboom but what kingjose is saying is that it would be better if we could create our character (a la PS Home).

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

@godsdream: Yes he did and I agree with him, hehe! I love games where I can create your own character.
I just disagreed with your concern that it may lead to a lack of personality or story.

godsdream
godsdream
9 years ago

@BeamBoom Can you tell me how a protagonist have personality if you create every aspect of his/her?? If Rockstar manage to create a game where the character is foreign it's personality. If they want it to be fat, it's personality. If you change that it misses the point and there will be lack of personality in protagonist and in the story.

jdt1981
jdt1981
9 years ago

This is probably all BS but I'm hoping it's not cause that stuff sounds amazing…, well except for the buying gas part.

___________
___________
9 years ago

right, so a guy who works for a UK PS mag is blowing the wissle on what he knows on the game?
im sorry, but i find that EXTREMELY hard to believe!
if you really were blowing info on a game then you would not say where your from for crying out loud!
might as well go on R*s blog and post all the info there and while your at it leave your personal and financial info!
come on, are people really THAT stupid?

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

I actually believe all this. It fits the promo well. Plus, it's what most all of us want from the next gta, so… Yeah, I actually think the next gta will be this awesome. The promo video made me a believer again.

faraga
faraga
9 years ago

I think it's just some wishlist some journalist made up to get more hits or something. In the trailer, Los Santos didn't look much bigger than Liberty City. If Rockstar were to make a big map with a lot of city surface and a lot of countryside surface in one map, they would much more probably make San Andreas with multiple, though slightly smaller, cities. That's what I presume most the GTA fans want, including me.