Hark! Do you hear that? That’s the deafening echo of the GTA V release date being announced, confirming that the PS4 and Xbox One version of the game will indeed be coming out this Autumn as promised. We were a bit worried for a second there though as total silence in public from Rockstar gave us all night tremors about GTA V’s new gen release date being pushed back and the fact that they were only showing it off to retailers (and not the rest of us) continued to scare us silly. We’ve got a date now though, along with some details about what GTA V will be bringing to PS4 and Xbox One later this year. And did we mention that we’ve also got a new GTA V trailer? You can see that and more after the break.
The mighty, mega behemoth of a games franchise, Sony got to be the bearer of highly anticipated news at E3 this year by announcing that GTA V would be coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One before Christmas. For those of us who’ve yet to take to the Los Santos streets mowing down every puny pixellated human who crosses paths with our bumpers or trying to make a quick, less than legal buck in GTA V’s post-financial crash setting, that was fantastic news. GTA V was going to be brighter, shinier and better looking than ever before! But with fresh rumours out of Gamescom that the game isn’t quite yet in a presentable state, we could have to wait until 2015 to play Rockstar’s masterpiece on new-gen.
Continuing to well and truly push the boat out with their games, Rockstar’s tongue in cheek, rags-to-riches series, Grand Theft Auto is back with GTA 5 trailer #2, giving us a preview of Los Santos’ (the fictional California-like world of GTA 5) craziest and wealthiest characters as we meet the three characters that will be playable at the GTA 5 release date.
Back in the series are planes, helicopters, cars (some fast, some rust-bucket-y) as well as high-speed chases, less than legal dealings and those that anyone old enough for a Winter heating benefit would call “hoodlums.”, as well as some extremely pretty cutscene footage showing that GTA 5 is completely obliterating the graphical and lighting standards set by GTA IV all the way back in 2008.
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When it comes to appealing to their fanbase, Rockstar really are the experts, after we brayed like injured wolves on their doorsteps for morsels, scraps, just anything GTA 5 related, they’ve released two new GTA 5 screenshots to shut us up and make us go away (until we come back again begging for GTA V gameplay footage).
Living up to its translated name of “The Saints”, the fictional GTA 5 setting of Los Santos is proving to be just as we expected – it looks a lot like real life city, “The Angels”/Los Angeles. And while the screenshots don’t do much, other than confirming our thoughts that GTA 5 is really, really pretty, like, put these screenshots in Vendi couture and send them down a runway sort of gorgeous, what the new GTA 5 screenshots do is sate our appetites, tiding us over as we wait for GTA 5 gameplay footage, which developer and publisher of the franchise, Rockstar Games, say that they will not be revealing “for a while yet”.
In any case, you can see GTA 5’s visual awesomeness after the break.
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