'Official' Grand Theft Auto V trailer launching Thursday

New GTA V 'official trailer' being released this Thursday, August 29; video details and exact timing currently unknown.

With less than three weeks to go until Grand Theft Auto V's September 17 worldwide launch, Rockstar is still serving up new content for its open-world game. Today, the developer announced plans to release the game's "official trailer" this week.

No specific details of the content in the video were outlined, but the trailer will reportedly hit both the Rockstar Newswire and GTA V site on Thursday, August 29, with exact times yet to be confirmed.

The game has received added attention over the past week, with hackers using pre-loaded files from the PS3 version of the game to reveal story details. Sony apologised profusely for the mistake.

A reportedly mistaken tweet landed Sony in hot water just days later, when Sony's official UK Twitter account suggested that the game--which is currently only announced for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3--would also be coming to next-generation systems. The now-deleted post said, "GTA V is going to be amazing, especially on the PS4!"

Check out GameSpot's preview of the multiplayer component and interview with Rockstar North head Leslie Benzies for more.

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223 comments

Yodake
Yodake

It's D day people.  Bring us the new trailer !

Danyelrd
Danyelrd

Rockstar just doesn't stop playing with my heart!

IsicksenseI
IsicksenseI

Cant wait to play the sh!t out of this game!! already pre-ordered the special edition :)

Johny_47
Johny_47

I'd prefer to see it on TV like they did in the old days with cool music in the background, Vice City and San Andreas had brilliant trailers.

Zblood
Zblood

@Johny_47 I hope they would let us customize our clothes and see some good cheats just like San Andreas with mods.

PJthePlayer2
PJthePlayer2

Wake me up when they officially announce the PC version.  Or at least next-gen console versions.  I refuse to play this game on 7/8 year old hardware.

ozumablank
ozumablank

New footage, great to hear. Can't wait to take a look 

Anas Molotov
Anas Molotov

trevor will e the best video game character ever , he is batshit crazy , he does something very sad and tragic at at the start of the game don't wanna spoil it though

Impetus94
Impetus94

Haven't played the GTA series in a very long while... Looking forward to this one for some strange reason.

hystavito
hystavito

@Impetus94 I was obsessed with GTA, I bought a PS3 just for GTA4, and funny thing that was when I kinda lost interest :), I never even tried the multiplayer once.  It might have been just other things in life, or maybe the fact that I am not really a console gamer and would have preferred it on PC.

Still, I'm excited for this one and I hope I can really get as into as I used to be with the older ones.

NbAlIvEr10000
NbAlIvEr10000

I have the pre-load pkg.........sux I can't do anything with it!

raddys2001
raddys2001

In other news the general media will be in an uproar over the release of a new GTA game that features male nudity and drug use this after the tragedy of a child who unfortunately is being blamed for playing GTA 4

Gitano
Gitano

this will be the best GTA I think.....Squeezing everything from the xbox360 and ps3. Hope im not wrong....

juboner
juboner

I just wonder how the world would react if trevor's lifestyle was swapped with the black dude's. Im sure the media and everyone else would be in a uproar. Not racist just pointing out political correctness in this country.

WICGuardian
WICGuardian

I wanna thank the hackers for the cool vids they posted and map, this game couldn't come out any later

WICGuardian
WICGuardian

it's their property they can do what they want

NbAlIvEr10000
NbAlIvEr10000

@Impetus94 @NbAlIvEr10000 @Sindroid @WICGuardian $ony UK are the ones that leaked the pre-load version ahead of schedule before telling Rockstar anything about it.  Once you put stuff on PSN, its only a matter of time before it becomes public to everyone.

WICGuardian
WICGuardian

@LonelyHippie27 @WICGuardian once the files get transfered from one place to another, ie. from sony to that persons house, those files are in their possession and can do what ever they want

WICGuardian
WICGuardian

@LonelyHippie27 @WICGuardian it's like giving a kid a christmas present in november and telling them not to open it