According to Rockstar, the next Grand Theft Auto is going to be -- in a word -- epic. In scale specifically, it will be bigger than Grand Theft Auto IV, Red Dead Redemption, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas COMBINED.
Officially announced on Rockstar's site on October 25, 2011, the next installment is slated to release sometime next year, in the spring of 2013. No concrete release date has been set, as of today.
- The setting for GTAV is, once again, San Andreas -- namely, Los Santos -- the re-imagined southern California region and countryside.
- GTAV takes place in the present day.
- GTAV will feature three playable characters, instead of one protagonist. According to Rockstar, the characters are: Michael, a retired criminal; Trevor, a war veteran; and Franklin, a gang-banger. All three characters are playable at any time, and can be easily swapped back and forth -- even in-mission.
- GTAV will feature multiplayer, as confirmed by Rockstar. Borrowing from the Club Social success of Max Payne 3, GTAV will utilize the same crews and, purportedly, allow you to import your data.
If you haven't already seen the trailers, check out the links below, and stay tuned to Examiner for all the current news and updates.
Trailer #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzV5_Uhu08A