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GTA V Frequently Asked Questions (May 2012)

Posted by TreeFitty May 31, 2012 : 66 Comments : 50,729 Views

Another slow month for juicy GTA 5 information but we'll try to answer more burning questions from the fans with another Frequently Asked Questions article where we'll go over the many queries we're sent and try to bring everyone up to date with the latest information and rumors about Grand Theft Auto V. Check out the March edition here.

Many of the questions are impossible to answer at this time, given that we have very little information about the game so far, but if you have any questions you'd like us to answer, you can Tweet Us (@iGTA5), Facebook us (iGTA5), create a comment below or send us an email (submit[at]iGTA5.com).

When is the GTA V Release Date?

There is still no information as to when Grand Theft Auto V will be released. As we've been stating, release dates given by retailers are only guesses entered into their systems. Of course we are trying to stay current with Rockstar and Take-Two trends so let's take a look at some things that may give us a clue to the actual release date...

1. Rockstar North character animator Alex O'Dwyer had his CV posted online. In it he listed Grand Theft Auto V with an October 2012 release date. It was later removed but has all of us wondering if that's the current release period or if that was only an estimate.

2. Recently Rockstar revealed that Max Payne 3 DLC is set to extend all the way to the end of this year. Obviously Rockstar would like to sell as much DLC as possible so they probably wouldn't want GTA V stepping on it all. This puts the game into 2013.

3. A few months ago the ESRB rated Grand Theft Auto III and Vice City for the PlayStation 3. Rockstar has yet to say anything about this. The 10 Year Anniversary of Vice City is later this year so they will likely be busy with that and the re-release on current consoles would be icing on the cake. As such, Fall 2012 seems less likely for GTA V. It can also be noted that the San Andreas 10 Year Anniversary will be in 2014. This leaves 2013 without major Grand Theft Auto news.

4. BioShock Infinite (Irrational Games, 2K Games) was set to release this October. Although not directly involving Rockstar Games, parent company Take-Two would probably want to space out major titles and that wouldn't allow GTA V into Rockstar's previously favorite October release or nearby. Earlier this month BioShock was delayed to February 2013. This opens up the fall a little bit for GTA V but will it be enough given the above points?

5. In recent financial talks, Take-Two is expecting high revenues and good stock price in the fiscal year ahead that ends March 2013. A few analysts are expecting GTA V in some form in order to meet Take-Two's financial expectations - possibly a release by April 2013.

Some interesting points and likely more to come! Don't forget to enter our GTA 5 Release Date Competition for a chance to win your very own copy of the game!

GTA V on PC?

We are certain Grand Theft Auto V will release on PC. Many fans are familiar with the PC version of GTA IV. The console port was not as smooth as we all would have hoped for. Fortunately Rockstar Games seems to have learned from past mistakes. The PC version of Max Payne 3 was built alongside the consoles to provide excellent playability across a wide range of computers. We are certain GTA V will do the same and possibly release only two weeks after the consoles as well! PC requirements for the game will not be known until a couple weeks before the release.

Will CJ or other characters return?

It is unknown if characters from GTA IV will return to GTA V. We are certain CJ and others from the III era will not be. Shortly after our last FAQ the voice of CJ, Chris Bellard, stated on twitter that he is not involved with GTA V. Furthermore, Rockstar has stated their views on the different sets of characters and the difference between background characters and "real" characters:

"El Burro is referenced as he was also referenced in GTA 1, so it felt appropriate that he should cross 'universes' – the 'universes' are the worlds interpreted at different definitions, 2d, 3d and high definition, so we felt brands and radio / back ground characters would exist in both, but 3 dimensional characters would not. This is the logic (as far as it could be considered logical) behind it – so no, we don’t believe any GTA3 characters could exist in the GTA4 universe."

So again, it is unlikely we'll see CJ in GTA V. Other supposed "leaks" featuring characters or the GTA 5 story are fake.

When is GTA V Trailer #2 or more info coming?

Although Max Payne 3 is releasing, that doesn't mean new GTA 5 information is going to start releasing. It could be weeks or even months before the GTA V hype really starts. Don't fear, though, as screenshots or some other form of information may come before the end of the world - I mean year. The flow of information really depends on the release date for GTA V discussed above.

Will GTA V be at E3?

The Electronic Entertainment Expo is coming next week. Take-Two is attending and it seems possible Rockstar Games will be there with them. As stated above, it does not seem likely GTA V info will be coming so close to Max Payne 3 releasing. On top of that Rockstar stays relatively quiet at the event. Analysts like Michael Pachter will continue to push an E3 agenda. We'll see.

Are GTA V vehicles in Max Payne 3?

Recently some fans made some discoveries in Max Payne 3. First was a vehicle list ripped from the game files. Some have noted that not all of the vehicles listed actually appear in Max Payne 3 leading others to speculate if they are for GTA V or Max Payne 3 DLC.


Even more recently, pictures of airplanes were discovered in the Docks multiplayer map of Max Payne 3. The most notable is a military jet that looks VERY much like the jet seen flying through Downtown Los Santos in the first GTA V trailer. There are also two images of a private jet very similar to the one seen at the end of the trailer. The fourth is a C-130. Again, are these for GTA V or Max Payne 3 DLC? Rockstar has put in little things from other games previously...

GTA V gameplay features and other questions

We are still without official information since the first trailer and announcement so other questions about GTA V are unable to be answered at this time. As always take rumors lightly and never download anything claiming to be a GTA V beta. There is no beta or demo. There won't be in the future either. All gameplay videos you may see on YouTube are fake.

We hope you enjoyed this group of Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any others you know where to send them. We'll try to answer more of them soon if we can! Until then, check out the GTA 5 info pages and join the many discussions in the Grand Theft Auto 5 forums!

And one last note: Be sure to join the iGTA Crew at the Rockstar Games Social Club!

Comments (66)

  • TreeFitty (Site Admin) October 10, 2012
    +1
    Bottom of the page content: http://www.igta5.com/vehicles
  • LOADING>>>>NAME>>>>>ERROR>>>MX (Guest) October 10, 2012
    +1
    would you be able to modified cars?
  • blackvoices (Member) October 03, 2012
    +1
    I can't wait to put my hands on gta v.
    Were Getting closer to the release date!
    I SEROUSLY CAN'T WAIT
    I feel bad for whoever does't play it!
  • TreeFitty (Site Admin) August 28, 2012
    +1
    Unknown but the military jet is a start.
  • Gta fan 552 (Guest) August 28, 2012
    +1
    Will the military be in Grand theft auto 5? Running from them is a challenge!
  • TreeFitty (Site Admin) August 22, 2012
    +1
    Probably.
  • coopdog (Guest) August 22, 2012
    +1
    will there be planes to fly in this one?
  • 5GTA (Guest) July 20, 2012
    +2
    I hope there's lot's more planes than in the picture; and i can't wait to get in one an fly about the map. Free mode multiplayer will be epic :D
  • bartjan (Member) July 18, 2012
    0
    Rockstar-Newswire:
    “Hey guys hope everything is good over there in Rockstar. Just a question referring to GTA 4, the game was brilliant and I really enjoyed and still do, but what disappointed me was the lack of planes and jets... Can you tell me why you didn't include them, I'm sure you have a very valid reason?” – via Mouthoff
    The city was simply too small for effective and enjoyable flying. It was the first time we made a high definition open world, and it was a massive amount of work to make something on that scale – we simply could not make an environment big enough for planes to work properly. Fear not, they are returning in what is our biggest open world game to date.

    Rockstar told us GTAV would be their "biggest open world game to date" so...seems pretty confirmed to me;)
  • TreeFitty (Site Admin) July 17, 2012
    -2
    It was never announced that we can fly planes. They only confirmed their existence (which we can see in the trailer). Chances are very high that we will be able to fly them but again it was never confirmed.
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