With this coming Tuesday (3 August) set to mark a fortnight before its official worldwide release date, developers Rockstar Games have done something that surprisingly had not yet occurred in the build-up to the highly-anticipated roll-out of open-world criminal video game Grand Theft Auto V (despite plenty of things that may have suggested otherwise), in that a new video of the game has been released and designated as its ‘official trailer’.
Whilst the minute-long compilation is a lot shorter than some of the more informative video releases Rockstar have made over the past year regarding the latest addition to their best-selling franchise, the trailer at least aims to make up for it in terms of drama, with action, explosions, and car chases the order of the day amidst establishing the relationship that the three playable characters will have.
The YouTube video description issued by Rockstar Games with their official trailer, and words which could well make up the blurb of Grand Theft Auto V‘s casing, reads: “Los Santos: a sprawling metropolis full of self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap cable TV. Amidst the turmoil, three very different criminals risk everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life.”
With most of the features now revealed (including an in-game radio soundtrack which will feature over 240 songs and 15 stations’ worth of original content), it seems the only major milestone left is now for the game to be released, which will occur on 17 September for PS3 and Xbox 360, with Regular and Special/Collector’s Editions available. While a majority of customers might not be ‘hardcore’ enough to queue outside stores until midnight to get their hands on one of the first copies, will GTA5 manage to attract as many users as its hype warrants?
In spite of is occasional fantasy, the title in general is (as well as a potential best-seller) set to be one of the most ‘realistic’ video games of all time, right down to the finer details: