Rockstar announces GTA V

New Grand Theft Auto game in the works; trailer coming next week.

Today, Rockstar games confirmed the existence of GTA V through a tweet that simply read "#GTAV," with a link to the developer's main Web page. That page has been temporarily replaced with a single image: the logo for Grand Theft Auto V, along with a promise of a first trailer on November 2.

The logo as it appears on RockstarGames.com

The latest rumors surrounding the long-expected GTA V swirled in June, when development was said to be "well under way" by a source close to Rockstar. The source also indicated that a 2012 release was very likely for the title.

No official details about characters, setting, or platforms have yet been made, but various casting calls linked to Rockstar have suggested that a return to the fictional city of San Andreas and its environs is likely. Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter--who initially stated he expected the game to be out by the end of 2010--has estimated GTAV's development costs have passed $80 million, and that it will sell in excess of 18 million units.

Wherever the next GTA is set, it will have some big shoes to fill. Its predecessor, Grand Theft Auto IV, was a massive success for Rockstar and Take-Two. As of March, the game had sold nearly 20 million copies, placing it among the top-selling games of all time.

[UPDATE] This story originally reported that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas sold more than 12 million units globally, citing official figures as of 2005. At the time of EA's hostile takeover bid in 2008, Take-Two updated those figures, revealing that the game had at that point sold some 21.5 million units worldwide.

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godzilla135
godzilla135

I hope this is going to be a good game because I played GTA 4 and It was so awesome from the detail of the city to the car crashes. I just want this to be better and also can we have one more trailer so it won't seem that we are waiting as long.

 

JRSIMPSON
JRSIMPSON

2015 We will get info. LOL!!!!

Troyali
Troyali

Its coming out for PC but 6 or 7 month after release the xbox & ps3 version . look like   GTA IV

Troyali
Troyali

I cant wait ............... I wish i

GTA V coming  soon ...................

Mingdoni
Mingdoni

I wish GTA 5 is coming out for PC!!!! :(

Skeminem13
Skeminem13

People please, you can't rush art! It'll come out when it comes out, and I know it'll be an even bigger success than GTA IV!

JMSTRAD
JMSTRAD

I bet my life that this game will be release in December 2012 just b4 Christmas.

Think about it, GTA always comes out every 4 years, GTA san andreas was released in 2004, GTA IV in 2008, also they released  the 1st trailer about 6 or 7 months ago and now they will have another  6 months of hardcore publicity to release this game in time for Christmas 2012 that's is 4 years later since the last GTA.

Kaosclaroh
Kaosclaroh

7 months with nothing -.- news today please!!!!!!!!!

SumWeirdKid
SumWeirdKid

Omg 7 months and nothing!!!!!!! Plzz r* plzzzzzzzz......

cccp3000
cccp3000

If it has buildings, cars, women and guns then I'm buying.

Epicurus-Reborn
Epicurus-Reborn

@digi-demon Oh, well i played it a few months ago and had a blast. x) I guess if you want eye-candy its aged horribly. and the targeting takes some getting used to. and the A.I. is pants-on-head stupid. But the rest feels just as fun as it ever did.

GothikaGeist
GothikaGeist

I'm sure it's gonna be in the modern era in the West Coast: San Andreas, Los Santos (Los Angeles), Las Venturas (Las Vegas) Vinewood (Hollywood). That money graphic on the "V" makes me think of all the LA gangs, casinos, and fame; which all happens to coincide with GTA: San Andreas location. Use this to see if can you guys can reflect with my opinion: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinewood#Los_Santos

Fezzinator101
Fezzinator101

hopefully this one takes itself less seriously.

DiggityDre
DiggityDre

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TevoxZi
TevoxZi

@amr_5m Knowing Rockstar, it's coming out in like half a year later unfortunately.

amr_5m
amr_5m

is there any news about pc ?

kickblocker
kickblocker

wonder if there is a reason why the V is green, or is it just cause it looks good

enzo5595
enzo5595

NO San Andreas NOOO,Liverty city again please

Trey504
Trey504

ROCKSTAR please dont rush the game take as much time to make it as sick as possible.put in mad work.

chilipalm
chilipalm

I sure hope they bring back the 80's. Vice City was the best out of all of them.

nikothebellic
nikothebellic

V installment... Nice. I hope it will be until 2014, fortunately.

thezenhu
thezenhu

I definitely think this grand theft will span different locales around the world including flights and fight in airports as well as trying to get away on planes by sneaking aboard them. the story will probably be some type of undercover cop gone rogue because he finds out information he shouldn't and has to get to the truth

Mr__Maniacal
Mr__Maniacal

1,260,000,000 dollars profit for GTA 4. try to keep these numbers in mind when they tell you to buy additional features

sideshowboots
sideshowboots

and if you do you better get Ray Liotta to do the voice agian

cruelty132
cruelty132

i got a link to this in an email along with news that said minecraft for xbox was delayed to next year i didn't know whether to be happy or sad

AJMXYZ
AJMXYZ

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rprevidi5
rprevidi5

Los Angeles / San Fernando Valley / Hollywood during the 1980's... one of the most unique times / locations in modern history. That's my guess.

victoremilioflo
victoremilioflo

Maybe it is in San Andreas that's why they didn't release any re-make.... Im looking forward details and just being able to buy and pimp my own properties... and nitro in cars.. and blah blah blah

mattcake
mattcake

@muzza93 - defo, the car handling in GTA4 was great - solid and heavy, like a real car. Every model had its advantages. Something like Saints Row is great fun but the handling has always been a hideous, twitchy, light mess. GTA4 felt right, the damage was awesome and I'd often just park my car and look around at the world. I'm really interested to see how much more they can improve upon it. I've been playing games since Pong and I don't recall being as excited about a game as GTA4, so GTA5 has my full attention :)

dinslacck
dinslacck

bring it on ROCKSTAR! I can't wait anymore!

digi-demon
digi-demon

@Epicurus-Reborn Tried to play GTA: San Andreas recently - sorry but imo it has aged badly - pretty much unplayable these days...

MunchTooEat
MunchTooEat

I bet GTAV will release in 2013 because Rockstar are focusing on Max Payne 3

MunchTooEat
MunchTooEat

I bet GTAV will release in 2013 because Rockstar are focusing on Max Payne 3

rahul247rocks
rahul247rocks

Please Rockstar Do not release the trailer and give us a long waiting like the other games......make things happen fast.....FAST...cause we can't wait..

rafidal
rafidal

GTA 5 hmmmm...... cant wait this games

Skeminem13
Skeminem13

 @enzo5595 GTA San Andreas changed GTAs whole game play! To be honest, I prefer most things about San Andreas than I do to GTA 4! GTA 4 wasn't even that good, hopefully they'll reflect on the features from San Andreas and tweak a few things here and there and even add some new features in GTA 5, just my opinion. :)

JMSTRAD
JMSTRAD

 @enzo5595 what are you crazy man? no san andreas? you must be out of your mind, i think you may be like 10 yo and never played gta san andreas.

JMSTRAD
JMSTRAD

 @Mr__Maniacal Agreed. I think they will make the game and the 1st game there will no be C.J, since they know ppl want to see C.J back, then they will release an additional features with C.J  and make even more money.