GTA V GameInformer Discussion (11/8, 12PM EST)

Mod Note: This thread is only to talk about Grand Theft Auto V on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Use the old thread if you want to talk about it potentially coming to other platforms.
This will be enforced. If there is additional platform information in the magazine, we will break it off to a new separate thread.



  • Three Protagonists: Trevor (redneck), Michael (older white guy), and Franklin (black/mixed guy).
  • Each character has his own personality, motivation, and skillset.
  • Vehicles: cars and trucks, bikes (BMX, mountain), dirtbikes, ATVs, helicopters, planes, and jet skis.
  • Los Santos in GTA V is bigger than the worlds of RDR, San Andreas, and GTA IV combined.
  • Heists will be predominantly featured in GTA V. (Heat, anyone?)
  • Customize your look but not San Andreas style RPG elements.
  • Side-missions that Rockstar mentioned include: yoga, triathlons, tennis, and golf.
  • Random NPC encounters are back and more developed.

Rockstar Promises:
  • More fleshed out missions ala "Three Leaf Clover" in GTA IV.
  • More complex side missions and activities similar to Red Dead. "It's better to have one really good mini game than five half-assed ones that aren't fun".
  • Better driving controls
  • Improved shooting mechanics
  • Refined melee combat
  • Vibrant in-game economy (but no buying property)


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  • "Developed by series creator Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto V takes place in a re-imagined, present-day Southern California
    in the largest and most thriving game-world we have ever created set in the sprawling city of Los Santos and for miles beyond
    from the tops of the mountains to the depths of the ocean" (2012).

  • "Developed by series creator Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto V heads to the city of Los Santos and surrounding hills, countryside
    and beaches in the largest and most ambitious game Rockstar has yet created". (2011).

  • "A bold new direction in open-world freedom, storytelling, mission-based gameplay and online multiplayer, Grand Theft Auto V
    focuses on the pursuit of the almighty dollar in a re-imagined, present day Southern California". (2011).



Q: When will the Game Informer cover be unveiled?​

A: The cover was released on Thursday, November 8th at 12PM EST.​


Q: When will the digital issue be released?​

A: The issue was released digitally on Thursday, November 8th at 2:30PM EST.​


Q: How long is the GTA V feature in the issue?​

A: It is 18 pages in print and 23 pages in digital.​


Q: Can I purchase a single digital issue?​

A: Yes, you can on tablets for $4.99. Otherwise you must subscribe.​


Q: When does the print version go on sale?​

A: The print version officially arrives at newsstands on Friday, November 16th.​


Q: When do international previews go live?​

A: Monday, November 12th. Two days prior to Trailer #2.​




Q: When will GTA V be released?​

A: Spring 2013.​


Q: When will Trailer #2 be released?​

A: Wednesday, November 14th.​



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Will probably wait until the (hypothetical) next gen launch versions. Depends how busy the schedule is surrounding the initial release.

PS! GTA4 was a fantastic game.
Don't we have enough discussions?

Is this an OT for a magazine? lol
This is also the thread that is going to eliminate platform begging so IMO the quicker it's up the better it is for everyone.

TacticalFox88 said:
18 pages in print? JESUS CHRIST!
Probably only 4 pages of words and the rest screenshots and interviews that reveal nothing.
To be fair, it's not just a magazine article it's the first real unveiling of GTAV. The characters, the story, the features, the setting. There are threads made for far more minor news, including every other GTAV thread aside from its initial announcement.
Okay, I can see why reason as to why I'm pretty excited now. I continuously forgetting that they've kept a very tight lip about everything GTAV related.
Most random thing I hope for. The "game within a game" stuff, like Saints Row 2 where you could play a zombie survival game. But in GTA V, you could play Vice City or San Andreas in the game. Heads would explode.