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RUMOUR: GTA V Details Leaked By Disgruntled Rockstar Ex-Employee

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Matt Gardner
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RUMOUR: GTA V Details Leaked By Disgruntled Rockstar Ex-Employee

A wealth of potential GTA V information, apparently originating from a source who "got sacked from Rockstar North for general misconduct", surfaced over on GameSpot's forums, where it was rather quickly deleted, and the posting user banned.

Thankfully, there's a cached version.

Spilling the beans on the game's protagonist, release date, and a number of other juicy little morsels too, the rather dubious source has allegedly found themselves free from fear of retribution after their contract was terminated.

Make sure you've got significant amounts of salt at the ready for persistent pinching, because there's quite a lot to wade through with this one. Potential spoilers ahead, obviously.

The post suggests that GTA V is being readied for a May 2013 release (a playable demo will purportedly be at E3 this year), with a single protagonist - "the rich guy" from the trailer - named Albert De Silva. The half-Hispanic De Silva apparently used to be a member of a Vice City criminal gang, and has a "stereotypical CoD player" son named Kevin, who is "“lazy, useless and shouts racial abuse online".

The source's word, not ours.

The map will allegedly be five times the size of that seen in GTA IV, with flyable planes, customisable cars and guns, and a multiplayer mode that supports up to 32 players on consoles.

As I said earlier, this should all be treated with extreme scepticism until Rockstar have their say, but you can check out the full text from the cached post below:

Hello!

I am a friend of someone who recently got sacked from RockStar North for general misconduct. Because one contract to RockStar covered everything, including secrecy, and his contractual obligaton was now removed, he was legally allowed to spill the beans on Rockstar's upcoming GTA V. And he is making damn sure everyone knows about it.

Here is the info you really want:

1. The protagonist will be one character, and one character alone. His name is (as some rumours said) Albert De Silva. He's a half hispanic man who was once part of a crime family in Vice City. He decided to settle down and have kids in Los Santos. He has one son called Kevin De Silva who is your stereotypical CoD player. He's lazy, useless and shouts racial abuse online and is really into FPS games. Kevin does admire his Dad though.

2. Multiplayer will hold 32 people on the Xbox and PS3. I wasn't told how many were able to be on the PC. Just like in RDR, players will be able to form Gangs. These gangs are not ranked through XP anymore, but via Reputation. Instead of gang hideouts, you can do jobs that range from robbing a launderette to breaking into a military base and stealing state-of-the-art weaponary. The Gang leader has much more control over his or her gang by being able to rank members of their gang and setting more specific objectives to specific members of their gang. Gangs can have their own terratory but this only applies to areas inside the city of Los Santos.

3. The map is about 5x as large as the GTA IV map and the City of Los Santos takes up just under half of this area (so it's a bit bigger than 2 GTA IV Liberty Cities).
The map is (like most GTAs) seperated into three different sections. 4. Planes are flyable, they range from World War 2 fighter planes to Private Jets.

5. Cars and guns are customisable to an extent, for example, you can cusomise a gun to have a supressor on it and you can install nitrous into cars.

Here's some stuff you might like:

1. The protagonist is the "rich guy" from the GTA V debut trailer. You get to learn more about this man in the second when he talks about his troubles. You only see the protagonist twice in the trailer. First time is the side of his face and second time is when he is driving a Deceptor (Audi R8). The people robbing the jewellery store are just with the protagonist. He is driving the van ready to get away.

2. Gunfights are more realistic. When you are shooting a gun out of a window of a car, depending on how fast it's going you will have troubles aiming due to shaking cameras.

3. The game is due in May 2013. A more specific date has not been decided because the game is still needing 6 months to be fully developed. They will have a playable demo at E3.

4. Police chases are now way more than either running or driving. Depending on how wanted you are, police may bring out riot shields and flash bangs. 5. When someone reaches 4 star wanted level, there will be a radio warning on some stations.

6. Radio stations now do traffic reports that are actually correct. So if you don't know what route to take, you can check the traffic reports on your phone or the radio. 7. The in-game TV now has many more channels

8. The protagonist DOES NOT die unlike in the last two Rockstar games.

9. The underworld actually has a working economy that you can contribute too by buying and selling drugs, weapons and illegal cars in single player.

10. The protagonist can take drugs which will have some effects. But smoking weed on the streetwalk will lead to getting a one star wanted level.

11. Police cars will go after you if you're obviousely breaking the speed limit. Having high speed crashes will also damage your health.

Wanted levels:

1 star - police follow you on foot and try to make an arrest. No sirens, no car chases (unless you are speeding).

2 star - police will still attempt to make an arrest. If a weapon is drawn then the police will begin opening fire. Police will use stun guns if a weapon is not drawn.

3 star - Chases begin and the police don't care how they stop you, they just want to do it.

4 star - road traps, radio stations and much more hostile police.Even when you have evaded them, they will still search for 24 in-game hours for someone matching your description.

5 star - shoot to kill, arrest only if it's made very possible. Even when you have evaded them, they will still search for 48 in-game hours for someone matching your description. Few missions become unavailable if you are wanted.

6 star - military vehicles come after you. Even when you have evaded them, they will still search for 72 in-game hours for someone matching your description. Some missions become unavailable if you are wanted.

Hope this is useful!

[Examiner via RipTen]

Add a comment8 comments
jk12324  Mar. 26, 2012 at 18:34

Sounds like tosh.

Rockstar won't enforce speed limits. It'll no doubt get very annoying after a while. After all, what's the fun in having an open world apparently 5 times the size of Liberty city, when you're forced to stick to 30mph everywhere? Rockstar knows that.

Also, having to evade the police for 24/48/72 hours after the initial chase? Sounds like bull again. The game will become a serious drag, having to hide from the cops for so long. Because if it's any like the past GTA games, it's impossible not to run into a police car every few minutes. Unless Rockstar is looking to ruin their game and their reputation, they wouldn't even consider it.

socialjeebus  Mar. 27, 2012 at 07:25

Sounds like tosh.

Rockstar won't enforce speed limits. It'll no doubt get very annoying after a while. After all, what's the fun in having an open world apparently 5 times the size of Liberty city, when you're forced to stick to 30mph everywhere? Rockstar knows that.

Also, having to evade the police for 24/48/72 hours after the initial chase? Sounds like bull again. The game will become a serious drag, having to hide from the cops for so long. Because if it's any like the past GTA games, it's impossible not to run into a police car every few minutes. Unless Rockstar is looking to ruin their game and their reputation, they wouldn't even consider it.


Not just that, imagine how many DVDs will be needed for the Xbox 360 version with a world of that size?

Keith1972  Mar. 27, 2012 at 08:17


Not just that, imagine how many DVDs will be needed for the Xbox 360 version with a world of that size?


Looking at Skyrim, I'd suggest nearly one. :)

I think they've got the chance to make a really interesting, enjoyable story based game that draws you in.

What we've got to remember is GTA IV chose a path, and Saint's Row chose the other. GTA is not going to try to beat SR3 in crazy fun, it's going to have to go for a deep, involving world and plot instead. Not saying it won't be enjoyable, but I think that there's room for rules and limits and consequences.

I do wonder tho if they might hold back on V, considering that the next Xbox is due in a year or so, I personally think it's a bad movie and they should use the vast experience they have of the PS3 and 360 to create something wonderful for now.

DivideByZero  Mar. 27, 2012 at 09:22

For me, GTA has been going down hill for a long time. I loved GTA3, it was new and fresh and a lot of fun. Vice City was great too, though just more of the same... and on and on, getting less fun as they went... same thing, just new characters and places.

I found the engine for GTA4 just painful. I played it on the xbox and it has got to be the worst game engine I have ever used. It ran, well, stumbled, through what could have been an OK game. I feel as they have introduced more and more things to GTA it takes away from what makes GTA good.

No... I don't want to take a chick out on a bowling date, I can do that in real life. I want to pick up hookers, bang them in the back of my car and then beat them to death with a baseball bat to get my money back (frowned upon in real life).

Talking of which, why is sex so contraversial in games? It's OK to shoot people in the face but you can't have sex with them? WTF.

Anyways, I am jabbering... for me, any GTA leaked news sounds like "yeah yeah, more of the same".

Last edited by DivideByZero, Mar. 27, 2012 at 09:23
socialjeebus  Mar. 27, 2012 at 10:44


Not just that, imagine how many DVDs will be needed for the Xbox 360 version with a world of that size?


Looking at Skyrim, I'd suggest nearly one. :)


If only game making was so simplistic:

http://www.psxextreme.com/ps3-news/2966.html

Dan Houser specifically said that the capacity of a DVD was an issue for GTA IV, nevermind a game with a world 5 times the size.

addictionno1  Apr. 11, 2012 at 08:25

i dont beileve the release as if you go on dse.co.nz the release is 30/06/12 and if you go to jbhifi.co.nz the release is somewhere in october 2012 and all other websites say TBC 2012 not TBC 2013

dfoasndfojwerf  Jul. 9, 2012 at 03:18

They could do what battle field did and have a seperate multiplayer and campaign disc.

gta234fan  Jul. 28, 2012 at 09:27

this all seems pretty legit but i don't like all the info about the speed limit and the cops looking for you for 24/48/72 but if rock star had this info let them tell us then ill believe you p.s this entire article is all on youtube from some gta 5 fan YouTubers thegamersheep,ollie43,etc

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