04 Nov

Only a Grand Theft Auto could spawn such a tumultuous flood of news with a debut trailer. Since the trailer’s launch yesterday, Rockstar has officially announced the title, calling it “the largest and most ambitious game” in the series. While the Los Angeles inspired San Andreas has been confirmed as one of the game’s central locations, there has been no word on any other returning locales. All revealed so far is that “Grand Theft Auto V focuses on the pursuit of the almighty dollar in a re-imagined, present-day Southern California”. Multiplayer was confirmed for the game, although no details on how the campaign suite will manifest.

We’ve also got wind of another seemingly credible rumor surrounding the game’s reveal (since that bit about the logo hinting at an Pre-Industrial Revolution setting worked out so well). A seemingly innocuous street address of “2405” spied in the trailer by NowGamer seems to give away some of Rockstar’s intent with Grand Theft Auto V‘s release. If translated as the European method of a Month/Day date, May 24th is not only references a potential trailer Easter Egg but the release date of the song featured in the trailer (Small Faces’ “Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake” – May 24th, 1968). Both of Rockstar’s more recent hits, L.A. Noire and Red Dead Redemption also debuted in the States in May.

The only detraction from the theory is that May 24th, 2012 is a Thursday, not a Tuesday, the day when most video games tend to release. But since when has Rockstar and Grand Theft Auto ever been “most video games”?

“Grand Theft Auto V is another radical reinvention of the Grand Theft Auto universe,”  said Rockstar founder Sam Houser, “We are incredibly excited to share our new vision with our fans.”

(via MCV, GamePro)

Excited to return to GTA multiplayer, EGs? Think there is any credence to the May 24th rumor? Give us your predictions in the comments section!

2 thoughts on “Multiplayer Confirmed, Release Date Rumored for ‘GTA V’”

  1. I think that’s one heck of a wait even for GTA V, but if true I’ll have to wait like every other big fan =/

    Can’t wait for this game, but hope that 2405 number is JUST a number not the release date, I was hoping for something like february or march =P

  2. If that is the release date, then that is good. Just the right amount of time to build saturation of hype without releasing too much information.

    We will probably have to wait till the VGAs for a new trailer.

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