If you keep up to date on Grand Theft Auto news, you might have just seen something exciting: a press release about a sequel to GTA San Andreas, planned for 2015. It claimed this new game would once again follow CJ in a new story set 7 years after San Andreas, and provided details on some of the features. Well, if you’re excited about the possibility of a San Andreas 2, take a deep breath and step back. It’s probably false.
For one thing, the “press release” claims Rockstar secretly announced this game at PlayStation Experience, which was held in Las Vegas on December 6th and 7th, and showed it to members of the press. Unless this was meant to remain a secret for some reason, we would have most likely heard of it before now, from multiple news sources. That takes us to the second point.
The site responsible for this rumor is Grand Times. The site only has a handful of other news articles, and they cover topics such as Electronic Dance Music based around Al Gore’s speeches and golf matches being used to determine the next president.
In short, Grand Times is not reliable. These articles are either meant as parodies or just intended to draw in traffic–and in the case of the San Andreas 2 article, the plan worked. Over 42,000 people have already shared the “news.”
While there’s a tiny possibility this rumor is true, we’re inclined to doubt it when a site like that is the only one with the information. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2 has not been announced, and unless Rockstar makes such an announcement, the best thing fans can do is spread the word and stop sharing that article.
It’s time for another special weekend event in GTA Online, as Rockstar continues to celebrate the anniversary of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Starting tomorrow, October 24, and extending through October 26, you’ll earn Double RP and Double GTA$ every time you play the San Andreas Throwback Jobs, which make up the Featured Playlist for this event.
These jobs will also be featured in a Twitch live stream tomorrow at 4 PM Eastern Time.
As you play, you’ll also have a chance to get classic radio station T-shirts, along with weapons and GTA$, by keeping a lookout for Crate Drops. All green clothing items will be 50% off, as will BMX bikes and bandanas. Lowered suspension vehicle mods will be 25% off.
Of course, you have a chance to win exclusive prizes, too! Take Snapmatic shots of your San Andreas celebrations and post them to the Social Club with the tag #GTASanAndreas. Five lucky winners will each receive a basketball, a bandana, a 10th Anniversary T-shirt, playing cards and poker chips, the Kubrick Box Set, and stickers, all with a San Andreas theme. Be sure to read the Official Rules before you enter.
Does this mean Rockstar might announce a San Andreas re-release? We can’t say for sure, but maybe we’ll learn something this weekend. In the meantime, enjoy the event! Check out the official announcement for the full details.
Next Sunday, October 26, marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Like last month’s Red Dead Redemption jobs, a series of fan-made San Andreas-themed jobs for GTA Online has been highlighted by Rockstar. These 10 games are sure to bring back some memories.
For the PS3, we have:
Dam Rider, by SyxTnynE – a 2-wheeler Race that starts at the Land Act Dam, goes to East Vinewood, and then crosses the Grand Senora Desert.
Grove Sweet Grove, by Captain_Fred01 – a Deathmatch featuring both guns and melee weapons, set around Grove Street.
A Home in the Hills, by CookieDwarf – a Race from Sandy Shores, through Baytree Canyon, all the way to a Galileo Park mansion reminiscent of Madd Dogg’s home.
N.O.E., by ala-eddine97 – an Air Race from the Alamo Sea across Blaine County to Sandy Shores, which requires you to fly low beneath bridges and outcroppings.
Sweet and Kendl, by GoochTheftAuto95 – a BMX Race meant to remind you of early San Andreas missions, as you drive from Hill Valley Cemetery to Grove Street.
And for the Xbox 360, we have:
Bloodring Bangers, by Arms Dealer – a Race that traps participants in a chaotic competition filled with weapons, Rockets, and Speed Boosts.
Gray Imports, by JIIThe_JokerIIK – a Team Deathmatch by Elysian Island, with tons of weapons available to both sides.
Grove Street Brawlers, by Pressure.Drop – fight through Grove Street with melee weapons, along with the occasional Molotov Cocktail and Tear Gas grenade.
Little Loop, by JIIThe_JokerIIK – this motorbike Race starts at Downtown Vinewood, takes you to the Los Santos airport, and ends at Grove Street.
Wrong Side of the Tracks, by GTAMANIAC99 – this high-action motorcycle Race takes you down the train tracks, through Mirror Park, and into the Tataviam Mountains.
Check out the official announcement for more details and the Job links. Be sure to tell us which your favorite is. Have you ever created a GTA Online Job to celebrate another game?
We may have to wait until 2015 to see if fans will make some of the GTA V PC mods we’re most hoping for, but there are still plenty of mods being made for the previous Grand Theft Auto games. The mod we have to share with you today changes GTA San Andreas to turn it into GTA V.
Check out the Youtube video of the mod in action, posted by Flow Official. It shows the mod’s gameplay and also provides a general tutorial and overview of its various features. A link to download the mod is in the video’s description.
Do you like mods like this one? What are your favorite mods for San Andreas, and do you still play them today? Share your thoughts on this San Andreas GTA V mod, as well as game mods in general, in the comments below.
One thing highlighted by last week’s article about the fan who added the correct scale to GTA V’s maps is that GTA V has a really nice map. Well, one fan liked it enough to re-create San Andreas’s map in the GTA V style.
Gifbrah, from the GTA Forums, posted his creation earlier today. Check it out!
Update: all the cheat codes have now been discovered. Check them out for Xbox 360 and PS3!
We’re getting dozens of emails and comments each day asking for updates on finding the remaining cheat codes for Grand Theft Auto V. As we posted in this article, the cheats that we’re pretty sure are in the game, but simply haven’t been figured out yet, are as follows:
These are in addition to the 100% confirmed and working cheats we have already found for each of the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
We know that the wait is frustrating, however these things can take time. There is literally thousands upon thousands of different button combinations that could work and to make things that little bit harder, there is no discernible pattern in the cheat codes that have been found to work so far.
And yes of course we (along with everyone else) realize that a lot of the cheats discovered so far are based on button combos from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. All cheats from all previous GTA games have been tried and the list of working cheat codes that we have as of today is partially as a result of that.
Apart from pure luck, or by plugging in cheats from previous GTA games, there are other ways that the remaining cheat codes might be discovered. These include:
The codes being referenced within the game (or some official app) somehow or some place not yet discovered/realized
Someone getting tricky with an automated/brute force method (most likely by hooking their game controller up to a PC)
Rockstar leaking the cheats themselves (although this is pretty unlikely!)
The good news is that we, along with hundreds of other GTA players, are in-game testing out cheat combinations to see if we get any hits. Hopefully we’ll be able to find all the cheats within a short amount of time, but remember that codes for GTA: San Andreas were still being discovered months after it was released!
So sit tight, check back here for updates, and most importantly enjoy playing GTA V in the meantime!
While we’ve heard that using a browser other than Chrome might help fix things, GTA 5 Cheats managed to grab a couple of the videos included as part of the guide, which you can now view embedded via YouTube below.
The first two are satirical promotional videos for two people, Jock Cranley and Sue Murry, who are campaigning for Governor of the State of the Los Santos. The third clip concerns “Life Invader” a social network that exists in the world of GTA 5… The videos are very well done and contain all the usual Rockstar/GTA-style humor and wit you’d expect!
The change.org petition to have Grand Theft Auto V developed and released on PC just blasted through 300,000 signatories (see our previous coverage here and here) and we thought it would be a good time to try and assess when a PC version of GTA 5 might actually be released, if it is in development.
Here’s what the previous release dates were for the console versions of Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto IV, along with their PC version counterparts:
Grand Theft Auto 3: October 22 2001 (console) | May 20 2002 (PC) | 210 days difference
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City: October 27 2002 (console) | May 12 2003 (PC) | 197 days difference
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas: 26 October 2004 (console) | June 7 2005 (PC) | 224 days difference
Grand Theft Auto IV: April 4 2008 (console) | December 2 2008 (PC) | 217 days difference
The average time difference across all four games was 212 days, which gives us the following:
Grand Theft Auto V: September 17 2013 (console) | April 17 2014 (PC) | 212 days difference
So, if you believe that Rockstar Games will publish GTA 5 on the PC (the signs are certainly there) then watch out for April 17 2014 – it could come around sooner than you think!
Big thanks to Reddit user _Trilobite_ for his work creating this collection of images. As you can see, various scenes from each of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and GTA 5 have been re-created for comparison purposes.
While it’s true that we’ve clearly come a long way since GTA: San Andreas, on the other hand it has also been 9 years (this ain’t no Call of Duty series!). Either way, we’re impressed and considering San Andreas is this author’s favorite GTA title, it only makes waiting for GTA V to hit store shelves that much harder.
Grand Theft Auto V will be released for Xbox 360 and Playstation on September 17 this year.
Gangs have traditionally played a significant role in Grand Theft Auto games – just look at GTA 2 and, a little more recently, GTA San Andreas. Grand Theft Auto IV didn’t feature gangs as heavily though, and that probably contributed to the mixed feelings that many fans continue to have about that series title. Sure, you had your Russians, Mafia and Bikers etc, but you had no reputation or real link with them. You could kill a couple in one area and then turn up the next day with no questions asked.
The good news is that gangs appear to be back, big time, in Grand Theft Auto V. According to GameStop:
Street gangs are still a problem in Los Santos, while the Lost Motorcycle Club is making moves in Blaine County. Some gangs are more interested in fighting the cops than each other – use that to your advantage when escaping the authorities.
What the innocent looking throw away line above means is that: (1) you will most likely have reputation with gangs (ie a return to the good old days of San Andreas); and (2) the AI is a lot smarter and will react more realistically if you, for example, lure a bunch of cops that are chasing you into a rival gang’s turf. This new method of evading capture will prove very popular we think, and certainly lead to a lot of planning/interesting situations when on the run from the police.