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Grand Theft Auto 5 - First Details

The first major wave of details for Rockstar's GTA V is just in. The info was published in the latest issue of gaming mag, Game Informer. Here are a few details to get ya started:

  • GTA V "evolves nearly every mechanic, features the biggest world in series history and introduces a new technology that radically changes the way players control the game."
  • The game's three main characters are called Michael, Trevor and Franklin
  • Michael is retired, early 40s, a highly successful former bank robber. He retired in luxury after making a deal with the FIB. He's in the witness protection program, he hates his wife who spends his money and hates him too. He doesn't understand his two teenage kids Tracy and Jimmy, and is forced back into the game as his money is about to run out.
  • Trevor is a career criminal, early 40s, drug user governed by his desires, prone to violent outbursts and destructive rampages, a loose cannon, former military pilot, used to work a bank job with Michael back in the day, always up for a heist.
  • Franklin, repo man, mid 20s, a young and ambitious hustler, works for an Armenian luxury car dealership that sells cars to those who can't afford them, and when they can't pay up he plays repo man. He stumbles into Michael while looking for a hustle.
  • A quick menu can be called up to switch characters, the camera pulls away into a Google Earth-style vantage point and then drops into wherever the chosen character is.
  • Trevor is described as having a "maniacal personality"
  • Trevor is in Blaine County, a barren, rundown desert region filled with bikers, meth heads and other people from the fringes of society.
  • Characters can "flick off" people and people react differently depending on the area. In a rough-and-tumble neighborhood the reaction will be different from someone in a posh boutique store.
  • Rockstar's playtester pours a trail of gas away from a vehicle and drops a zippo lighter on it, the flame travels back and causes a huge explosion.
  • Franklin is seen on Vespucci Beach looking for a car he's to reposess.
  • Waterfront activities include a muscle beach gym.

For more details, check out this post (courtesy of CVG).

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Reader Comments
Smiley_ie Nov 08 2012, 02:41 pm EST
Love the idea of the character change " driver san fran " PC verision ?
Marku5K Nov 08 2012, 02:46 pm EST
Marku5K Nov 08 2012, 02:50 pm EST
Sooo...the gears for the MASSIVE GTA marketing are about to roll!
Marku5K Nov 08 2012, 11:10 pm EST
Read the whole article and it looks AMAZING....but the game being bigger than RDR, GTA IV and San Andreas put together just sound unreal!?
KraGeRzR Nov 09 2012, 02:20 am EST
I want this. Nowish would be good, but I would prefer to upgrade my PC so I can ogle the graphics in top form.
Morkrul Nov 09 2012, 02:27 am EST
anyways if you can't get a fucking plane
  RenegadeCZ: You can. Haven't you seen the screens?
Ftmch Nov 09 2012, 03:05 am EST
Complicated, multitiered heist missions inspired by GTA IV's Three Leaf Clover are "peppered" into the game. Heists are a big theme.

Oooh yes, Everyone should warm up like me by watching Heat before the release. Sounds like it's a big inspiration this time.
ZeroWolf Nov 09 2012, 04:56 am EST
Rockstar always made fun of Tanner and his Driver games in GTA. Now they're ripping him off too! Douches!


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