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Old 11-05-2011, 11:58 AM   #1
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this seems quite plausible... but it seems too good to be true


A poster claiming to be a games journalist for "a Playstation magazine in the UK" (presumably PSM3) has professed, on the GTA Forums, to having privileged information about the game. He says that magazine staff experienced 30 minutes of Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V at the developer's Scotland offices.

It should be noted that everything below is rumor, subject to absolutely no validation whatsoever. Some of the things he writes do make sense, however, and should make for interesting discussion.
1: The game world is absolutely massive and will push both xbox and PS3 to the very limit in terms of what it has accomplished. Yes, the main city is simply Los Santos however is it AT LEAST 4 times bigger than Liberty City in GTA 4 and that is just Los Santos. The surrounding country side, beaches, etc are massive. 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.

2: The shooting mechanics have been greatly improved with animations for diving, climbing, rolling and crawling all added for better realism. The re-loading animations for new ammo also look cooler, less static.

3: There is much more climbable elements in the world such as ladders, overhand climbing, etc.

4: There are animals in the game from dogs to cattle but at this time it is not confirmed if you will be able to harm the animals. Rockstar were able to get away with it in RDR as it was a true depiction of the world in which the game was set. Allowing dogs/cattle to die in a game sent in current times may cause headaches with PETA. Its unclear if Rockstar were joking here.

5: There are planes to pilot and they can be crashed into buildings if you choose to do so....

6: Rockstar have included many, many more interior locations such as a shopping mall, college campus, police station, a huge hospital and there is also a vast underground sewer network which one mission later in the game involves a jet ski chase that culminates in a Fugitive-esque waterfall jump ( there are nods to the ridiculous but awesome Ballad Of Gay Tony missions)

7: The city is full of NPCs jogging, weight-lifting, hitting on women, being chased on foot by cops, shopping, washing cars, fixing fences, moving home, filling up their cars, etc.


1: Cars can be upgraded/repaired and it has been considered to have a car have fuel forcing the player to fill her up.

2: The dating aspect of the game is gone. You still have a cell-phone but only people you will meet in the game will call you to ask you to do a mission or to ask you to do something else before the mission.

3: Weapons include the usual arsenal you'd aspect but the flamethrowers, remote mines, laxer trip mines and claymores are included. It is possible now to pick up random objects in a street/buidling to use as a weapon. There is also a museam where it is possible to steal old age swords, axes, etc.

4: it is possible to rupture a fuel line and if you shot at the trail of gasoline it will lead straight back to the car blowing it up.

5: mini games such as bowling, darts, etc have all gone. You can play basketball, weight train, arm wrestle, gamble and cage fight, enter triatholons, water races, cannoing, ab-saling, rock climbing, base jumping, ski diving. More to be confirmed.

6: Character customisation is back but only in terms of clothing, body weight, etc. The player you start off which, much like CJ, can't be altered by race, age, height, etc.

7: Rockstar said burglary missions may return but only as part of missions and not on neigbourhood houses.

8: No children NPC at all. Ever.

9: There is now an ability to grab people and use as sheilds or in "hostage" situations.

10: The cops are much, much, much more realistic. If you kill somebody when you know there are no cops around you will not run the risk of a one star as often as you would in GTA4. The cops will use smoke and tear gas, dogs, riot gear and rams to knock down the doors of buildings you are hiding in.

11: You can enter some buildings and lock doors, push objects in the way to barricade.

12: You become better at things as the game progresses. If you only ride motorbikes then you will increase your skills, same as individual weapons.

13: Certain weapons can be customisable and some even home-made.

14: One mission involves breaking out a very familiar GTA icon from a previous game...

15: Torrential rain fall and sunshine and even tremors will appear in the game.

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Old 11-05-2011, 02:18 PM   #2
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Old 11-05-2011, 02:58 PM   #3
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I call bullshit
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:35 PM   #4
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Not sure if this is real or not tbh..I never give in to rumors anyway.
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:58 PM   #5
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Everything sounds cool! But... if a car has fuel forcing us to fill her up every 2 minutes... is going to be really annoying! I hope this one is a rumor.
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:23 PM   #6
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A few things here,

1) The press have not yet been invited to exclusive screenings of gameplay yet, there is currently enough buzz around the trailer to make it neddless for promotion. If they had released a press video then some online game sites would already have sa feature on it.

2) The list itself comes off as fake, i don't ebelive that some of the things listed are even possible on the current gen consoles.

3) IF this did happen, then the poster is ruining his career by leaking confidental information with no benefit to himself. Thats not how people work in the real world.
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:53 PM   #7
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This list seems VERY fake. It's making the game seem like the holy grail of open world. Although in the slim chance this is real, I might have to consider building a time machine.
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:17 PM   #8
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Yeah, this is sounding very fake. How can the game look and play THAT good to this day? Hell, why not release it NOW!? Maybe too much competition now...okay maybe in the Fall of next year =\.

Quick! Someone forward this to Rockstar Games, so this list becomes true!

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Old 11-06-2011, 04:27 AM   #9
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Somebody always claims to be an 'insider' and post that kind of information on forums and stuff when a big game is coming out just to get some attention but they are just pulling it out of their ass and trying to mix in as many generic details as possible to make it sound plausible (no children, animals in the game, etc). No one with insider information would post that on a forum for the following reasons:

1) They would get caught. If they were really working with a UK based magazine that saw the game in Scotland then they would be able to pinpoint exactly which individual from that team leaked the info and punish them accordingly since very few know any extra details outside of the development team.

2) They have nothing to gain. Someone with REAL information would likely approach a video game magazine or blog (EGM, Joystiq, Kotaku, etc) and try to be paid for the tip, not post on a message board.

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Old 11-07-2011, 12:11 AM   #10
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Sounds really fake to me.

Unfortunatly alot of people will probably take this as facts, and then when the game is released they will bitch and cry about this not being in the game.

It will be like the GTA IV release all over again.
"R* said it would be/you could do this in the game!!", "R* lied to us!!!"

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Old 11-07-2011, 01:26 AM   #11
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Considering 15 minutes of the time was spent driving out of the city, I don't see how they managed to see all of that in the other 15 minutes they had available.

Some of what has been said could be true, but this is just a wish-list, not fact. A few other indications that this is fake;

1) If he works for a UK magazine, why does he type "center" and "mall"? Not too many English people say "mall". The type is almost certainly from an American.

2) Grammar. For a writer, he doesn't seem to hold much regard to his writing.

3) "Museam"? Are you fucking kidding me? A journalist who cannot even spell museum? Of course...

EDIT: Also, he doesn't mind giving away all of this information, risking getting fired, but telling us who the "GTA icon" is too much for him? Right...

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They said the main character was from Africa?
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Patience all, we will come to know all facts in due time.

Although it is funny that all this supposed leaked info has surfaced after the trailer's release and not before
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Yeah....a lot of this seems plausible, but I call bullshit as well. For one, he said the main character is African American. Ummmm.........I'm pretty sure when everyone saw the debut trailer, they thought "damn, this voice sorta sounds like Tommy Vercetti's (only it doesn't sound like Ray Liotta )

As much as my jaw dropped from reading this info, I snapped back into reality afterwards. It would be quite impressive to pull off the best GTA in such a way, but we will just have to wait for more info. Plenty of games to play and 1k in the meantime.
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I would say that it is all fake also... but I think this game will proly pull out some crazy things to do... can't wait for it....
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Information like this doesn't come out a year before a possible game release, more like 6 months before it's release. Thats usually when a game magazine post's a big article about it. I call this BS up the you know what.
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