Fresh GTA V Rumours Are Interesting, Highly Dubious
Written Monday, March 26, 2012 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
A few details about Grand Theft Auto V are swirling around the net, carrying the distinctive whiff of bullshit about them. Still, they’re interesting talking points.
The info apparently comes from someone who “recently got sacked from Rockstar North for general misconduct.” A friend of the ex-Rockstar employee got hold of the details before posting it on the Gamespot forums. So goes the story, anyway. The post has since been deleted, but you can see it through here.
According to the source, the playable character in Grand Theft Auto V will be someone called Albert de Silva. He’s the “rich guy” featured in the first trailer. Half Hispanic, De Silva is part of a gang from Vice City. He has a son, a “stereotypical CoD player” who is “lazy, useless and shouts racial abuse online.”
Apparently, the map will be five times bigger than GTA IV, with Los Santos taking up around half of the total area. Unlike GTA IV, you will be able to fly a variety of planes. Cars and weapons will be customisable. You will be able to take drugs. Smoking weed on the street will give you a one star wanted rating.
Multiplayer will support up to 32 players, with players able to form gangs. who will be ranked by reputation. These gangs will carry out missions including holding up a laundry and stealing weapons from the military.
The source reckons Grand Theft Auto V is lined up for a May 2013 release. At least six months of core development are needed before a more specific window can be set. The game will be playable at E3 this year.
So look, unless it hasn’t already been made clear enough, these details are probably not true. Believable, but still not true. Rockstar has yet to officially reveal any info on the game and the source’s story seems a bit iffy. So take everything you’ve read above as unlikely. There's more details in the forum post.
All that aside, however, there's some interesting talking points amongst the info. What do you make of this vision of GTA V?