We were just talking last week about all of the entertaining creations fans have made using GTA V and GTA Online, and now it’s time for another one. Youtube user Powerlight-13 decided to give Star Wars the GTA V treatment, with a re-creation of last month’s teaser trailer for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. Check it out.
At last, we have an official release date for GTA Online heists. It isn’t December 23, as recent rumors believed, but isn’t far off. Today, Rockstar released a new heist trailer and a plethora of screenshots, with the promise that heists will become available to all players for free “early in 2015.” Check it out.
According to Sarwar, the reason heists have been delayed for so long is that creating “a series of multi-tiered missions featuring diverse prep work, a range of different types of gameplay and a big finale, where team coordination and playing your own distinct role could make the difference between success or failure” was more difficult than Rockstar expected, particularly since every player has to have a significant role to play. For example, getaway drivers can’t just be ignored during the action the way they might be in a movie or in GTA V’s single-player mode:
“…to make this work for multiple players, we needed to create situations where the driver has something interesting to do at exactly the same time the rest of their team are locking down the bank and making their way to the money.”
All players involved in a heist mission must be at least level 12. The heist leader will need to have a high-end apartment in order to plan out the heist. The leader will handle both the management of the heist and the cost, and will be paid at the conclusion of the heist, while the other players will receive money from the prep missions. As with the example of the getaway driver, Rockstar wanted to make it a unique and fun experience to be both the leader and one of the regular participants.
Many special rewards are planned, as well, such as bonuses for playing all the heists with the same team, for playing all the heists in first-person mode, for completing a heist within a certain amount of time, and so on.
Not all heists follow the same structure. For some, all four players might stick together as a team, while others might require the group to split up and perform different objectives. Communication is key.
Of course, there will be new weapons, vehicles, and items included in the heist update, and Sarwar teased “surprising locations” you’ll visit as you perform these missions. Some of this may correspond with the supposed leak we learned about the other day, but while that named six missions, Sarwar said there will be “five unique strands” with more than 20 missions between them. All together, this update is expected to involve 20 hours of gameplay, not including the replay value as players try new roles and approaches. You’ll have many different options in each heist.
Development of the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions of GTA V also contributed to the delay, as the development teams needed to devote enough time to both projects to make them high-quality. There are some positives to the long delay, however. As Rockstar worked to develop such complex, involving missions, the heist concepts were reworked into something far better than what was initially planned.
As an example, Sarwar told IGN about a prison break mission where each player must come in at the right moment. It sounds as though GTA Online’s heists are definitely intended to make players truly work together and use strategy, rather than just firepower.
Take a look at the rest of these screenshots to see the sort of variety heist missions will involve, from gunfights to helicopters and aircraft carriers.
Pretty cool, right? “Early in 2015″ may not be what fans were hoping to hear, especially since heists have been delayed for so long, but this trailer, interview, and screenshots should go a long way toward restoring confidence. What do you think? Are you looking forward to heists when they arrive next year?
We know GTA V has allowed many players to exercise their creativity in unexpected and wonderful ways, such as the numerous re-enactments we’ve seen. Fans have used GTA V to recreate the train scene from Skyfall, the trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and the intro to Boardwalk Empire, among many others. This time, we’ve got something a little different to share with you. Youtube user Commandoflauge has created a trailer in GTA V for a fake movie called Most Wanted.
If you’re interested in helping with a project like this, he posted in the video comments that volunteers with GTA V on the Xbox One should send him their gamertags.
Would you support or watch a full movie based on this trailer? Have you ever used GTA V or another game to develop a creative project like this? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Grand Theft Auto V comes out for the PS4 and Xbox One in just over a week on November 18, and today Rockstar posted the official launch trailer. Check out GTA V in all its remastered glory, and don’t forget that you’ll get 500k GTA$ for single-player and 500k GTA$ for GTA Online if you pre-order the game before its release.
Additional bonuses are available for returning players, and it looks like quite a number of people who played the original version of GTA V may pick up another copy. The new details and graphics convinced some, and the first-person mode did it for many others. Whether it’s the immersion, the new perspective, or the gameplay changes, first-person GTA V is a huge draw.
On the other hand, some people still aren’t convinced that it’s worth their time and money to get GTA V again, even if it does have new features and remastered visuals. And some are still waiting for heists…
Where do you fall in the spectrum? Are you a diehard fan who wanted the new version of GTA V as soon as it was announced (or earlier)? Did the new features, bonuses, or modes convince you that this is worth a purchase? Or have you decided to pass on this game, at least for the time being? Share all your thoughts with us, and let us know what you think of the launch trailer.
Good news everyone – the PlayStation Network preload for Grand Theft Auto V is now available for everyone, so you can start downloading the game ready to play come the stroke of midnight later today.
After the previous debacle (we won’t go into it now, but you can read all about it here) the preload was taken down for a while and only just came back up for European gamers on Sunday at 3pm BST. Meanwhile people in the United States have had to wait a while longer to get downloading – it only went back up a few hours ago at 3am EST.
And just in case you don’t know what preloading is – it lets you download 99.99% of the digital version of the game (that you’ve pre-ordered) and then once the game is officially released (in the case of GTA V, midnight on September 16) you connect to PSN and download a couple more files to complete and decrypt what you’ve already got. It’s basically designed to put less strain on PlayStation servers and also means you can start installing and playing more quickly. Everyone wins!
In other news Rockstar has covertly released a new GTA V trailer – this one focuses on Blaine County. Check it out below.
Finally, don’t forget that we have all the cheat codes discovered for Grand Theft Auto 5 so far right here! If you own a Xbox 360 click here and if you want the PS3 cheats click here. We’re also adding new cheats as they are found, so keep checking back for more!
We’ve got a “two-in-one” news post for you today.
First up is this very funny and extremely well done fan-made trailer for GTA 5. What’s the big deal though? Well it’s done entirely with real-life footage (Mel Gibson, Cuba Gooding Jr and others are all included). We laughed our asses off. Take a look at the embedded video below to see what we mean.
Next up is a bit more GTA V marketing imagery, this time taken from the sides of some buses in New York City. Thanks to reddit user bikr for the pics. And if you’d like to see previous examples of GTA 5 marketing, click here (everything from the sides of hotels being painted, to GTA 5 trucks in Taiwan and subway stations in Berlin!).
Rockstar unveiled the “official trailer” for GTA V just a few hours ago (there is, in fact, other official trailers too). Anyway, with all the action going on it can sometimes be all too easy to miss the little details, which is why we’ve taken the liberty of generating all these screencaps for you.
The images detail every single scene shown in the video so you can be sure you won’t have missed a thing. Enjoy!
We told you it was coming and it’s finally here, the official trailer for Grand Theft Auto V has been released by Rockstar Games. So instead of reading this, press play and start watching it now!
Crazy to think after all this time that GTA 5 will actually arrive in under three weeks on September 17 (on the Xbox 360 and PS3 of course)!
Just a quick note to keep an eye out this coming Thursday for the official trailer for Grand Theft Auto V. Rockstar just announced they will be revealing it that day at a time yet to be announced.
Rest assured we’ll have the whole clip here at GTA 5 Cheats too. And yes, while Rockstar has previously released numerous “official trailers”, this upcoming video will be the “main one” and should service as the ultimate showcase for GTA 5.
We only got a tiny glimpse of Grand Theft Auto Online (the multiplayer component of GTA 5) at the very end of the first gameplay trailer.
Every since then discussion forums, Twitter and the blogosphere in general have been rife with questions asking just when are we going to get a proper look at what looks to be an incredibly exciting new direction for multiplayer GTA.
Today Rockstar has answered that question: this Thursday, August 15 they will release the first gameplay video and press previews of GTA Online! Until then we have the graphic above to look at…
Thursday will be here before you know – trust us!