New Screenshots, But Still No GTA V Release Date
Rockstar’s slow-motion marketing campaign for Grand Theft Auto V continues this week with the release of three new screeenshots that are slim on game details but heavy on the gorgeousness of
Los Angeles Los Santos. Revealed in a post to Rockstar’s blog simply titled ‘transport’, the images shows off three vehicles that we have to assume will be available to players in-game. The first, seen above, shows a jet aircraft flying over a nighttime view of Los Santos from what appears to be the GTA equivalent of the Hollywood Hills. Buildings are blurry but that’s definitely not downtown. But who cares, right? Jet planes. Probably with weapons. So, yeah, awesome.
This second image shows a bicyclist riding on the GTA universe’s equivalent of the Santa Monica pier, a famous tourist trap that features, among other things, a ferris wheel. In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, this part of the city was called Santa Maria. However, as the Liberty City neighborhoods of GTA IV bear completely different names from those used in GTA III, you can probably bet “Santa Maria” will have an entirely different name (and geography) in GTA V. Hopefully, bike riding in GTA V will be at least as much fun as it was in San Andreas.
Finally, we have a still from an unspecified part of Los Santos, featuring one of the many sports cars players will be stealing constantly. The Cheeta, which is one of the better-handling cars in series history, has a San Andreas license plate that looks very similar to modern California plates, hinting at an astonishing amount of detail.
Of course, we don’t really know, since yet again, Rockstar hasn’t even coughed a hint of when GTA V is coming out. It’s probably sooner than we think, since they’ve begun viral marketing in earnest, and since the post to Rockstar’s official blog, from which these images come, teases “More to come this week…”. We won’t be holding our breath for a release date, but hopefully we’ll get something better than a couple of screenshots. We’ll stay tuned.