Several employees from a marketing firm called “Rantic” seem to have been speaking to a few journalists lately and telling them that GTA V is not only going to be delayed (cause yep, there are rumors of that happening too) but it will be CANCELLED!?
The story goes that Rantic was some sort of off-shoot (or otherwise related) to Rockstar North and the launch of Grand Theft Auto V on the Xbox 360 and the PS3 and that, we guess, based on that they have the inside word on what Rockstar is planning? Yup, it’s weak.
Rantic have apparently even gone so far as to post these developments/beliefs on their website, which has since been hacked and taken over by members of 4chan (screenshot above). They say that Rockstar never even wanted to release a PC version of GTA, but was forced to due to public demand… Rantic mustn’t have heard of GTA: SA and GTA IV each being on PC then?
We guess the moral of the story is, don’t make such massive claims without hard evidence, or a stronger server… or even better, don’t make them about a game as popular and anticipated as GTA V for PC!
No one wants to wait any longer than they have to for GTA V’s release on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC, but while Rockstar announced at E3 that the new version would be out before the end of the year, some people feel it won’t.
CVG‘s James Jarvis came out of Gamescom concerned about the lack of GTA V news. In his opinion, Rockstar is running out of time to make an announcement. Companies usually provide information in the months ahead of the release date, in order to build up excitement and get fans interested. Jarvis notes that prior to GTA V’s original release for the Xbox 360 and PS3 last year, CVG previewed it “four months before the game’s launch.” You can check out the video below for his complete reasons for being concerned, as well as some interesting comments he has about GTA V’s cut content.
While this may be cause for some worry, we wouldn’t give up on a 2014 release just yet. Rockstar doesn’t have to build
anticipation for this the same way they would for a brand new release, and the year isn’t over. Previous rumors that placed the date in October are starting to feel unlikely, but a November or December launch is still well within reach.
What do you think? In what year will the new versions of GTA V come out?
Most Grand Theft Auto DLC we hear about these days is for GTA Online, but some rumors have started about new single-player content for GTA V. A fan who examined the script found lines that pertain to casino DLC.
According to this rumor, the content will include multiple casinos, 12 assassination missions (with names like “assassin_skydive” and “assassin_cablecar”), 3 mini-games, new IAA missions, and new missions for Trevor. Some of this code may be leftover from cut content, but many fans believe Rockstar intends to revive it as DLC.
The most startling rumor, however, comes from a particular line found in the code: “main_ZMB.”
Are fans correct in their guess that those letters mean zombie DLC content? That would certainly shake up the gameplay a bit. Opinions are divided on whether it would be a good thing or a bad thing, but it’s generally seen a positive reception.
Yet another rumor claims this content will be PS4-exclusive. Of all the rumors, we think that one is the most unlikely, although timed exclusivity is a plausible possibility.
Casinos? Zombies? Platform-exclusive DLC? Share your thoughts on these rumors in the comments below, and we’ll keep you updated as soon as more information comes to light.
We’ve spent a long time waiting for the announcement that GTA V will be coming to the PS4, Xbox One, and/or PC. There have been plenty of rumors and random retail listings, but nothing concrete. Well, if Rockstar is going to announce it, there’s a pretty good chance it’ll be at E3.
Rockstar doesn’t usually go to E3, but as pointed out by gaming site Rockstarturk, Take-Two Interactive is going to be there. Now, Take-Two is responsible for many more series besides Grand Theft Auto, but don’t forget all the rumors that place a PS4/X1/PC release in the middle of June. Some even marked out June 13 as the release date, and what would be more dramatic than for Take-Two to announce that the game is not only on its way, but will be available immediately after E3?
Then there’s the mysterious game Rockstar will release for the PS4 and Xbox One before March 2015.
We have just over two weeks to wait until E3. If GTA V isn’t announced for more systems then, we’ll be back to the waiting game.
Most of you probably already know about the change.org petition to have GTA 5 ported over to the PC. If not, check it out here and also see our previous coverage on the matter.
Signatory numbers have been steadily increasing for the petition. It was at 100,000 signatures around the end of November last year, then at 150,000 at the end of February this year. At the time of writing however it’s now cracked over 244,000 signatures! It actually only hit 200,000 just a few days ago, but the press coverage of this fact seems to have sent signatory numbers skyrocketing.
In terms of GTA V actually coming to the PC, there has been a few positive indications lately. The main one being this job posting at Rockstar. There has also been other rumors and LinkedIn profiles pointing to work being done for a PC version of GTA V.
Grand Theft Auto V is otherwise scheduled to be released on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 only on September 17 this year. Thank you also to the anonymous source of the (fan-made) wall-paper you can see above.
Spanish site Area Jugones (literally “Area Hardcore Gamers”) apparently got itself access to some exclusive new GTA 5 information. While the info is about as unconfirmed as you can get (and indeed some of it seems pretty improbable) we’re posting it nonetheless to keep you guys as informed as possible about GTA V. Let us know what rumored features make sense to you and what you think are unlikely, we’ve included some of our comments below.
- Franklin starts at the bottom of the “crime ladder” and restores cars cars for a “crappy” Armenian named Simeon Yetaria. (GTA5C: this possibly means you’ll start the game with Franklin, who knows what “crappy” is meant to mean!).
- You can check the bank balance of your character via ATMs (GTA5C: we’ve seen this rumored elsewhere before).
- There are hitchhikers in the game.
- Michael has a special mini-game in which he can attempt to rob ATMs.
- There are no internet cafes, instead you can access websites and social networks from your in-game mobile phone (GTA5C: makes sense).
- You can park your car, ignite the gas tank and explode the vehicle to destroy it/other people/things (GTA5C: we guess this is as opposed to trying to smash up your car and make it explode that way).
- Hundreds of pet accessories are available (GTA5C: sounds like a lot…)
- If you have a dog, it can die or get lost. You can then purchase a new one at a pet store (GTA5C: the getting lost part is at least true).
- The meat you obtain from hunting can be sold to food factories and farms. The meat is then used by in-game burger joint “Burger Shot”.
- If you park your car on the street without a parking ticket it will be towed away. It is possible to reclaim your vehicle by paying a fine to the relevant municipal department (like if you’ve modified it heavily).
- Character special abilities are activated using L3 (GTA5C: special ability details here).
Well, you can definitely say this much about Rockstar: they know how to build expectation for a game! All it took was one trailer to send a whole army of GTA fans into a speculative frenzy about what new features will be in GTA 5. Will there be crazier weapons? Will old characters come back? Will there be a female character?
Well, one thing is for sure… nobody really knows. However, there have been leaks here and there that gave us fans more insight into the game’s developments and new features.
Some fans have been speculating that popular characters from previous releases might come back in GTA 5. There have been rumors that the Grove Street Gang might make a return and that characters such as Tony Cipriani and CJ might return to our console screens.
Rumors of the return of the Grove Street Gang (from GTA: San Andreas) have been encouraged by the fact that you can spot references to the gang in “The Lost and The Damned” (an expansion pack for GTA 4). However, as one member of GTAForums said, previous versions of GTA were set in a previous universe, so it’s unlikely that old characters will make a comeback. You may see them on ads around the city or hear about them on the radio, but the chances of actual characters coming back on screen are pretty slim.
However, there is no official indication either way as to whether Rockstar will choose to forsake its previous formula and bring those much loved characters from Grand Theft Auto San Andreas back onto the scene. It is not out of the realms of possibility – especially since San Andreas was the most critically acclaimed game of the series and given that GTA 5 is set to take place in the state that shares the name.
There has also been much speculation as to what the main character’s gender will be. As you may already know, the gaming industry is trying to target female demographics more aggressively. It has been said that 48% of current gamers are women, and this would be the perfect opportunity to put a female in the lead role. However, if the trailer is any indication, this is unlikely to happen since we can only see a male protagonist. Continue reading