Dissecting Grand Theft Auto V Trailer #2

Gameplay and Vehicles


GTA trailers are never heavy on gameplay, and today’s is no different, comprised only of pre-rendered cutscenes and without in-engine footage. Mostly what we see are hints of what will return from previous games, starting with skydiving, pictured above.


Then there’s dirtbiking. This looks like some kind of race scenario. If that were me, I’d be wearing a helmet.


And at least some flying. Is it possible that one of our three heroes is qualified to fly a fighter jet? If so, which one? Maybe Trevor was in the Air Force before he turned to a life of crime.


Finally, there will be plenty of car action — this isn’t the kind of Grand Theft in which “more than $250 worth of marine life-forms are stolen,” after all. Franklin’s career boosting fancy rides looks like it involves plenty of not-so-clean getaways; the owner of that white Audi is not happy.


No doubt car nuts will be able to identify this class-looking hardtop, which is daringly stolen off the top of a transport truck.


The narrow, slightly oval-shaped grille on this car suggests perhaps an Aston Martin.


If you’re going to perpetrate a drive-by, why not do it in what looks like a powerful, high-end BMW?


Trevor, of course, prefers alternative transport, like this dune buggy, or a red, twin-engine plane, pictured below ($5 says it’s used to transport drugs).

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6 Comments on Dissecting Grand Theft Auto V Trailer #2


On November 15, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Having one or two of the playable characters with strong familial attachments ought to at least provide something fairly new for GTA. Michael having a family and being pulled back into “the life” is reminiscent of John Marston in Red Dead Redemption, which isn’t too surprising since Dan Houser wrote the script for that game. Given that I find RDR to be Rockstar’s best game to date, and I’ve enjoyed the more serious efforts in GTA 4 and RDR, so I’m looking forward to a character like Michael.

Trevor seems like a good inclusion, too. Having an unattached, nutjob as one of the playable characters will probably allow players to go on the traditional GTA rampages of destruction without feeling like it is out of character.


On November 15, 2012 at 3:11 pm

As of right now there is no proof (to my knowledge) that James is Michaels son. And his neck tattoo says “Entitled”


On November 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm


At about 1 minute in, somebody says to Michael, “Your son, James…”

Seems like pretty conclusive evidence that James is his son.

Ben Richardson

On November 15, 2012 at 7:56 pm

@STALKER Not sure how you can watch that trailer and not grasp the obvious: James is Michael’s son. Still, you’re 100% right on the neck tattoo. Thanks for the tip — I’ve updated the article.


On November 15, 2012 at 9:32 pm

@RJ and Ben Richardson

I was tired when I posted that, what I meant to say was there wasn’t proof that the kid is actually James. The trailer seems to hint heavily that he is (showing him right after the scene you mentioned, him being in the car with Michael, etc…) but it doesn’t come right out an say, “this person is actually James”

I agree it’s a stretch, but still the point stands.


On November 19, 2012 at 4:46 am