Wednesday, 28 March 2012 17:10
Grand Theft Auto 5 is currently slated for a release sometime in 2012, hoping that the world hasn’t ended before then. While we wait to see which one happens first, please enjoy these new tasty tidbits of rumored information on the game’s story and various gameplay mechanics. Please do not blow your gaskets over this, once again the keyword people is “rumored.” Then again, I’m not your mother, so blow whatever the hell you want!
-GTA 5’s protagonist is supposedly known as Albert De Silva, and he has past ties with a yet to be disclosed Vice City crime family (good god please be true).
-One of Albert’s family members is named Kevin and rumor has it the character will have a passion for first person shooters (I smell a faux Call of Duty or Halo type of in game video game coming on people).
-Law enforcement will now engage you for less than exciting behavior such as driving over the speed limit (don’t know the logic behind this one, but if the games A.I wants to give me more of a reason to shoot a rocket launcher at it, I will happily oblige).
-GTA 5’s map sized is reportedly 5 times (yes I typed that correctly) the size of GTA 4’s Liberty City!
-Multiplayer will have up to a 32 player limit and a reported “gang system” is being implemented into the game (this guy always appreciates multiplayer customization, especially since GTA 4’s was almost nowhere in sight…not that I’m complaining, that game was awesome).
-Weapons and cars will be customizable (basically prerequisites for games like this now a days).
-Air Plane’s will supposedly return for this installment (it’s about freaking time).
-Players will now have to avoid cops for predetermined “in-game” hours in order to lose ones wanted level. The more stars you have the longer “hours” you must wait (not feeling this one, one bit)
-There will be a type of Criminal Underworld Black market system in game that will incorporate buying and selling drugs, cars and weapons (this seems promising, but I’ll wait and see what Rockstar does with this one before I give my blessing…not that my blessing matters).
-Radios will have up to date traffic reports that will help the player navigate around the map (as long as I got my ever poppin’ radio stations with licensed music, Rockstar can report whatever the hell they want).
I’m out of bread crumps, so we’ll have to wait to see what Rockstar has in store for us. Rumor has it that Rockstar will have a playable demo on the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) floor this year so that should clear up most, if not all, of these rumors. Till then, why don’t you check out Rockstar’s debut trailer for Grand Theft Auto 5 below?