Finishing this week's GTA V screenshot special are four new screens depicting business. Enjoy!
Since the first GTA V trailer was initially revealed back in November, many users have attempted to recreate it using GTA San Andreas. One of the first to gain popularity was one made by CreativityZone, wich you can see here. The newest effort we have is from GTARlde, check his re-creation out below and let us know what you think.
And another one below, from user coollertmb:
As promised, Rockstar have today opened up the Crews section of the all-new Social Club. Being part of a crew will allow you to reap various XP benefits when playing Max Payne 3 multiplayer, and the good news is crews will carry on through to GTA V.
You can now create or join your own rough and tumble CREW in preparation for slaughter in Max Payne 3 Multiplayer. Hit the CREW UP button on your profile page and you can browse Featured Crews looking for recruits or invite your mates to join your ranks to blast through Gang Wars and Team Deathmatch together, racking up XP and starting online Feud beefs come next week. Every Social Club member can belong to up to 5 Crews, so form your allegiances wisely.
The CREWS page also contains info on the in-game benefits Crew members get in online Multiplayer. You'll receive an XP boost whenever you fight as part of a Crew or battle against rival Crews and their members online. This means you'll effectively unlock bigger and better weapons more quickly than if you're flying solo. And because this feature is linked through the Social Club, you can represent your Crew across PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.
Also featuring as part of the crews section is a "robust" emblem editor which you can use to create a unique avatar for your members to wear:
The Emblem Editor is packed with thousands of shapes, colors and icons and tools to create limitless possibilities to properly represent your squad and to intimidate, psyche out or stupefy the competition.
As mentioned above, you can be a member of up to 5 crews at any time, any crews made between now and next Tuesday (May 15th) will receive the distinction of "Founder Crew", giving you a special two-stripe designation on your in-game crew tag, as well as a number of other special benefits and perks which Rockstar have not yet announced.
In an IGN Interview with Dan Houser regarding Max Payne 3, Houser revealed that GTA V's Multiplayer with support the use of "Crews", first announced for Max Payne 3. He also revealed that the use of "Crews" will be featured in more Rockstar titles. The use of "Crews" is basically the same use as a clan/group of online gamers, where you and your group will all be rewarded for completing tasks and/or objectives together.
"The beauty of this system is that crews persist over time and across future games. Multiplayer is an ever-more important part of all our games moving forward. And by creating crews through Social Club, the crews that you create in Max Payne 3 will be ready and available for you to play in Grand Theft Auto V from day one. It's all part of our larger approach to make multiplayer deeper and richer than what's currently available, much more easily accessible to the newcomer and rewarding for the hardcore."
To get a better understanding of the scenario, read the full interview with Dan Houser over at IGN.
Rockstar has confirmed (more or less) that there will be no new details or other information regarding Grand Theft Auto V until after the release of Max Payne 3 in May. I quote:
"First of all, we'd like to again thank you and everyone out there for the amazing response to the debut Grand Theft Auto V trailer. We know that there are a ton of questions you all have about the game, including release date and lots else.
Right now, we are very hard at work on the game and are excited as well to show and tell you more as development progresses - expect that we'll be talking much more about GTAV starting at some point in a few months' time. Please hang tight until then and thank you all for your patience and support!"
Source of information: Max Payne 3, GTA V: Asked & Answered.
Does this plane ticket mean that Niko Bellic will have an appearance in Grand Theft Auto V? Well, this image of a plane ticket found on the Rockstar Games Social Club's GTA IV Story Gang Section seemed to have a rather interesting view. Whether this means he will be in Los Santos (the setting of GTA V), or whether he is in the San Andreas area are still to be found out. So far, this has to be a really convincing Easter Egg.
As for Patrick McReary, this rumour dates back to October 2009 when Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony was released. If you watch the credits, you see Patrick exiting a cab and start walking to an airport terminal with a bag. This could be to get away from things, due to Kate's death at the end of the Grand Theft Auto IV story (if Revenge path was chosen), or could he actually be in Grand Theft Auto V's Los Santos? I sure hope so.
Rockstar Games have confirmed it in a statement, claiming that Grand Theft Auto V will only be set in Los Santos, their version of Los Angeles. This is good news and bad news. Sure, we will get a more realistic Los Santos, compared to the version back in San Andreas, but this will disappoint quite a lot of people. The size of the map of GTA V's Los Santos in comparison to GTA IV's Liberty City has not yet been confirmed.
Developed by series creator Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto V heads to the city of Los Santos and surrounding hills, countryside and beaches in the largest and most ambitious game Rockstar has yet created.
"Grand Theft Auto V is another radical reinvention of the Grand Theft Auto universe," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. "We are incredibly excited to share our new vision with our fans."
A bold new direction in open-world freedom, storytelling, mission-based gameplay and online multiplayer, Grand Theft Auto V focuses on the pursuit of the almighty dollar in a re-imagined, present-day Southern California.
You can read the full press release here.
On the pre-order page for Grand Theft Auto V over at Walmart might have just revealed the release date, or at least the release date boundry. Whether this is the actual release date is not confirmed, so as far as I'm conceared, this is a rumor. I have taken a screenshot which can be seen below in higher resolution. I would have linked it directly to the page, but chances are, Walmart may update this page and remove it.
Tweeting from an account called "GTA V Leak," an alleged Rockstar Employee has posted what he says is an image of Los Santos from GTA V. It's posted above. Real or fake this is our first glimpse of what the Grand Theft Auto V map could look like.
The account is anonymous, going merely by @toronotoJack233. The first image was posted with the headline "deleting this in 10 minutes," followed by two more tweets: "Good job i resign in 2 weeks ;) nice to do something good before i go" followed by "I wonder what my boss would do if he found out? #gtaV"
We're skeptical, since obviously this could be complete bullshit. But this could also be the first picture of GTA V's southern California map. We've reached out to Rockstar about its veracity and will update if we get a comment from them.
Game Informer: You just released the GTA V trailer. Can you talk about that project in any respect? Obviously, it looks like it's going back to San Andreas.
"I've got to be real careful here, or they will drag me through the office and whip me with barbwire. I will stick to exactly what's in the press release. It's Los Santos and the surrounding counryside - and a very big map."
The words of Dan Houser in an interview with Game Informer Magazine. Dan Houser claimed he wanted to stick the press release to avoid giving away any additional information. Hopefully more news will be given towards Christmas & New year.
These images were found sweeping the web lately, and we now have confirmation that they are fake. If you look at the screenshot below in comparison with the image next to it, it is one of the images that is supposidly from GTA V and one screenshot in comparison with GTA V. Resembles too much, don't ya think?
If you look at Ned Luke himself on the left of the image, then look at the character on the right from the Grand Theft Auto V Debut Trailer, they do look awfully similar. This might actually not just be a discovery, but there are possible confirmations: One of them being a Tweet by Jimmy Taenaka on November 5th which can be seen below:
And just to top it all off, the final bit of confirmation was from Ned Luke himself on his Twitter account (not verified), which sadly since has been deleted:
This trailer was announced the 2nd november 2011, as we can see the game will be set in San Andreas and more specifically in Los Santos ! The game is rendered on the 'RAGE Engine' and of course it has GTA IV graphics ! The release date is not announced yet !