We're Convinced This GTA V Jet Pilot Is Actually Luke Skywalker

Surely no mere mortal can fly the P-996 Lazer through Los Santos with these impeccable skills.

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If you've ever ventured along the west coast of GTA V's Blaine County, forced your way into its militarized Fort Zancudo (picking up an immediate four-star wanted level in the process), clambered up one of those gorgeous parked P-996 Lazers whilst taking fire from all directions, you'll probably be familiar with getting wasted the moment your fighter jet leaves the ground.

Because, as deliriously empowering as it is to jet across Los Santos at breakneck speed whilst unleashing a storm of missiles, the Lazer is a nightmare to handle. Just a mere wobble of the analogue stick is enough to redirect your armed aircraft into the nearest building. It's just too powerful for us mortals.

A YouTuber by the name of "Mario4LYF3", however, is a virtual first-class airman. Watch him in the video above dance and weave through the sky, up and over and under and between Los Santos's buildings with the steadiest nerves.

GTA V wowed critics when it was released back in September on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Since then, Rockstar North has been working on a HD remaster for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Most recently it was speculated that the GTA V release date for PS4, Xbox One and PC was due in November. Rockstar North hasn't commented on the rumour.

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You're joking right?

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This is news now?!

Wow, look at all that UFO physics. Hopefully people don't believe real planes behave like this, right?

Try that in a real fighter and you'll be dead in seconds.

War thunder might be a frustrating game but at least it has the flying physics somewhat correct; in realistic and simulator at least.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> jesus christ man it isn't about the realism or the physics it's about the skill involved in maneuvering the plane in that game. lighten up you fucking virgin

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Rob Crossley just proved that he is a GTA V NOOB!!

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Am I the only one getting sick watching this?

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HAXX!

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GAMING NEWS = A guy good at a game + Sales figures / Baiting.

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It's nice that people are still coming up interesting with stuff to do. Great video.

Also, from the moment I looked at the plane and saw a sad puppy blinking at me non stop I just couldn't unsee it...

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Why does it move so slow???

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Because screw physics and aerodynamics and it's an arcade-y game, not a simulator - that's why.

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You've obviously never seen me fly :(

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This guy is good, I hate flying vehicles in GTA because of weird problems R* dialed into them by default. Congrats dude, you make me want to go practice in a jet to up my skills. R* have a great game engine that can be built on top of and watching the effects of the jet when near water surface is impressive. Keep up the good work. Off to go crash and burn trying to fly like Skywalker here.

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Hello everyone my name is kyle but my gamer tag is Mario4LYF3 this is my video. I would like to thank gamespot for publishing an article about me, it is a real honor as a star wars lover to be called luke skywalker. I read most of your comments and thank you everyone for the support. To answer some question. It is not slow motion, i do not tap L2/ left trigger and it does take lots of practice. When i play gta i am always in jets and i am always hovering by doing this so much it is no longer a challenge when stunting i dont need to think about my hover control anymore it just comes natural. And yes the jet does go much faster. As i evolved the jet stunting community i began i love the ability to hover into tight spaces and back out as fashionabal as possible instead of highspeed flights toward single gap stunts

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Luke is that you?!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Well done and thank you for sharing the video with us! =)

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Thank gamespot for sharing it.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> True, but if you hadn't put the video online to begin with, GS would have nothing to share =)

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Well im glad you enjoyed.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Meh if it's really you just wondering how you get the laser to mess around with it? I mean I used to have one in my garage, but then they patched it. Must be a pain in the @ss to go to the military base everytime you mess up

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I do most of my stunting in a race i created. I am going to crash when come to these tight spaces i land my jet in the center and look around to plan my flight route. Most tricky stunts like this require perfection you need to turn and pull up before you can see the next gap so it has to be done over and over to learn by memory exactly when to do what. After i have perfected my stunt i then and only then record. But if i were to try in freemode most of these stunts wouldnt be a problem only because how much i practice them. I do it all in the race because it takes so much time to find and think of a new impressive stunt in such a limited map i dont want to add to that time by always having to run back to the base. Its far easier to get the muscle memory down when there is no breaks between attempts

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i'm very impressed I couldn't do it as good as this guy/gal dose it and i'm amazing at flying jets in many games, flashpoint, Bf 2, 3, 4, GTAV, Arma, 1,2,3 etc.

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Um wow.


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That's no jet that's a viper from Battlestar Galactica.

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I kinda did wild sh!t like that in Just Cause 2.

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I bet that is messed up to watch in the game from a spectator point of view.

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Rockstar game engine is superb... imagine next-gen.

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Lol, it flies like one of those Red Bull stunt planes... but with missiles and a jet engine.

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What kinda jet flies that slow? Dumb

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<< LINK REMOVED >> For a guy with a super genius as his profile pic, you sure don't know much about technology...

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<< LINK REMOVED >> A GTA jet. Dumbass.

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Finally a dude I like to read news from, thanks Rob Crossley

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I wonder if this guy could slingshot the thing around a palm tree? Like, with the edge of the wing, "hooked," on the tree. I've clipped one before going really slow and the contact didn't blow me up, the ground of course did though. But with this guy's skillz, I wonder.

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Watching stuff like this just makes me realize how SLOW that jet is moving, though.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> It moves 15x faster than that at full speed, he is floating most of the time only slightly touching the breaks and thrusters.

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I don't think all the The Force in the universe could help that pipsqueak Luke fly like that.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I chuckled :D

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The video is impressive...the fact that every other comment isn't "I can do that" is even more impressive.

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use the force ...

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that plane's handling is more like a spaceship than airplane lol.

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This video makes me embarrassed for the game's physics engine and I don't even own a copy.

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