Category: GrandTheftAuto

Grand Theft Auto 5 in stores September 17

You wanted a date and now you have a date.  Rockstar Games is launching its latest entry into the GTA series on September 17th. 

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“Grand Theft Auto V continues to push the series forward in new ways; Rockstar North are creating our deepest, most beautiful and most immersive world yet,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “We are very excited for people to learn more about the game in the coming months.”

The September release date moves the launch back from its original projected release window of spring 2013 in order to allow additional development time. The biggest, most dynamic and most diverse open world Rockstar Games has yet created, Grand Theft Auto V blends storytelling and gameplay in new ways as players repeatedly jump in and out of the lives of the game’s three lead characters, playing all sides of the game’s interwoven story.

Grand Theft Auto V shares screenshot treats for the holiday

Rockstar is seriously teasing its legion of GTA fans with new screens right before Christmas.  Set in the sprawling city of Los Santos and the surrounding area, Grand Theft Auto V delivers a world of unprecedented scale and detail bursting with life, from mountaintops to the depths of the ocean.  And it looks like you’ll be doing your own rendition of JAWS in the new game.  Daddy don’t like sharks!

Grand Theft Auto V, stale or still strong?

I didn’t finish Grand Theft Auto IV.  As a matter of fact, I only played roughly one hour of it and a few multiplayer matches.  The latest news about the GTA series is that it’ll feature (for the first time) three separate protagonists that you’re play with.  You’ll be able to switch between them easily and live the story through their eyes.  I’m not sure how that mechanic will work with GTA but I’m interested. 

There’s a lot of buzz around it but I can’t help but wonder if the series has grown stale now.  Saint’s Row has taken the “grand theft auto” out of Grand Theft Auto in my opinion.  What was once a pretty wild ride was replaced with a story and little over-the-top action that I just didn’t connect with in Grand Theft Auto IV.  Will GTA V look to bring the crazy back?

Judging from a few vehicle choices, I think the answer is yes.  Rockstar is planning to bring insane back to the series.  It won’t be long before the game comes out.  Next year is right around the corner but will you be picking up Grand Theft Auto V?