We're edging ever close to E3, and as the months wind down to weeks, the weeks to days, it's becoming almost impossibly hard not to have the surprise and wonder of the event spoiled. We're almost certain Modern Warfare 3 will be announced, and Microsoft might even unveil the next Xbox. And now it appears Rockstar is prepping a Grand Theft Auto V reveal, with a leaked clip from the game supposedly outed on Youtube.
Filmed with what can only be the world's most low-resolution camera, the video from the appropriately named GTALEAKER1 appears to show the game booting up, with the Grand Theft Auto V logo bold on the screen against a golden hued backdrop of palm trees, suggesting Rockstar is exploring a more exotic excursion in their fifth freewheeling title.
Then we're greeted to what I can only assume is a screenshot, randomly inserted into the video. It could be GTA V, it could the next episode of Wife Swap. It's so incredibly choppy and low-res it's difficult to tell. Then, the camera begins to swing this way and that, presumably as the intrepid leaker gets all hot under the collar as he announces - to the world, mind - that Grand Theft Auto's next location is... Honolulu!
And how does he back up this claim? Why with a distorted, pixellated glimpse at a bright green landscape that could be Test Drive or Just Cause for all we know. Between the amateur shaky-cam handiwork and 1980's home-video resolution, it's difficult to invest in GTALEAKER1's so-called 'leak'. You can see a car, possibly driving down dirt roads snaking across a verdant green field, then beside a clifftop overlooking the sea.
It's all too much for me. If you really had access to Grand Theft Auto V, why would you opt to film it with your grandfather's camera? Surely you have access to a DV camcorder or, hell, even an iPhone? What say you, Dealspwners? The real deal or a hoax?