Grand Theft Auto V trailer goes live

Posted by Mark Raby

Rockstar, the publisher behind the always infamous Grand Theft Auto series, has just released a trailer for its latest entry in the franchise.

The new game was first announced last month via a surprise landing page that suddenly appeared for users who visited the Rockstar.com home page.

The 90-second trailer provides little detail about the game itself including when it will be released, but it appears as though the level of open-ended exploration and user customization will be even greater than before.

The narrative looks to be about a character who just got out of prison and is trying to reform his ways. Of course, this is Grand Theft Auto so the chances of that happening may not be that great.

Grand Theft Auto III was the first installment to bring the franchise into 3D, and Grand Theft Auto IV took the experience to HD. It's unclear what the fifth title in this landmark series will bring to the table, but you can expect fans will be expecting a lot.

And it may be coming sooner rather than later. This announcement came from out of left field. As far as everyone knew, GTA V was only just a concept at this point, but clearly there has been a lot of work going on behind the scenes.

Speculation about when the game may come out is varied, as some publications expect it to take another year while others think Rockstar may surprise us with an earlier than expected release date.