4 New GTA V Screenshots, Still No Release Date

In a post flatly called “Business,” Rockstar unveiled 4 new GTA V screenshots on Friday. The new shots appear to focus on what we’ve come to expect from the Grand Theft Auto series, namely lots of cops ‘n robbers action, as well as more of the various ways you’ll drive around the revamped and reimagined Los Santos. Into the images, they also threw in a surprisingly tranquil scene showcasing some of GTA V’s eye-popping graphics, and a biplane.

First up, turn your eyes to the image at the top of this page, which shows a sniper taking aim at what looks like a Police chopper. As always, the screens don’t clearly reveal the geography of Los Santos, but it would appear we’re in the GTA-iverse’s equivalent of the Port of Los Angeles; the bridge in the background is a dead ringer for the Gerald Desmond Bridge, which connects Terminal Island to Long Beach.

Next up, we have a colorful police chase.

This give sus a closer look at the police chopper, as well as (I think) a gas station and several of Los Santo’s’ finest in hot pursuit of an expensive sports car. The location isn’t apparent, though if you told me it was a photo taken in LA, I’d guess it’s the Sepulveda Pass. Wherever this screengrab takes place, expect California’s San Andreas’diverse landscapes and habitats to be front and center.

The next image shows another police chase taking place at either dusk, or dawn.

This is clearly in the Los Santos equivalent of downtown; LA residents (or just anyone who’s ever attended E3) will surely recognize the distinctive silhouette of the Staples Center in the background. The photo also gives us a glimpse of GTA V’s physics, with the wheels on the truck appearing to be positioned according to the terrain they’re reacting to. Color me impressed.

Finally, here’s that tranquil image we mentioned.

While we’ve already learned that GTA V will not feature the entire state of San Andreas, it’s beginning to look like previous rumors – that GTA V is 5X bigger than IV, and Los Santos only takes up about 50% of the game’s map – are true. Several screens, like this one, have emphasized the natural wonders outside the city. We’ve we’ve already seen that wine country (almost certainly based on the Santa Ynez valley) will be featured, and now we know that rivers, cliffs, and redwood forests will make an appearance.

Now, if Rockstar could hurry up and just announce the release date already? Thanks.

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1 Comment on 4 New GTA V Screenshots, Still No Release Date

R.J.

On August 27, 2012 at 9:45 pm

I’ll be curious to see what that other 50% is if they aren’t going to be using the other two cities that appeared in San Andreas.