Here it is! We’ve had time to mull it over, people have made their observations – as have we – and here is all that we’ve learned about GTA V from the latest GTA V trailer (the gameplay trailer). We’re pretty sure we’ve got all there is to get, but if you’re a sharp guy, with eagle eyes and bear claws (because bears are tenacious) and have made an observation on your own that we missed (as if,) then feel free to throw down that knowledge in the fancy comment section in the bottom. Now, lets get to it!
There are fancy helicopters, which is sort of to be expected!
There are planes to be… flown?
Flying close to water with a plane causes realistic water splashing
Okay, I don’t know the technical term, but look at the water!
Ugh, did I just use the same image TWICE?! I bet we can caper that bad boy!
This guy is in the planning room with the boys, as they plan their heist. But who is he?
Speaking of heists, you can plan your own and alter the details of how you’re gonna be doing it. So far it looks like you just pick a place you wanna rob, then make a to-do list and complete it to prepare for the heist, then pick a crew and then decide whether you wanna go in loud or smart. In the loud example, the crew walks in and tells everybody to get on the fucking floor; in the smart, they gas them, then walk in and take what they need.
You can switch between characters during missions, no load screen, no waiting
There are always a range of activities in GTA games. In early games, they were mostly there to earn extra cash, but now they are just there for the fun and immersion. Also noticeable is that golf has now become golf and not the Tommy Vercetti version, where you drive around the course in a caddy and smack old people with the clubs. Boy, did I have a great childhood!
We’ve spotted Scuba diving, sky diving, hunting, shooting range, golfing (lets see if instinct takes over,) hunting, bicycle racing and tennis. Undoubtedly there are also car /bike (the “vroom” kind) racing. I’d be surprised if there wasn’t.
There are animals you can hunt yes, but they can hunt you too
Alright, maybe not deer, but they said so in the trailer!
There are stores to browse and investments to be made
Clothes, Tattoos and although we lack a picture, I’d wager guns also. Then there’s a marijuana store. Sorry. A “medicinal marijuana” store. Guess the game just got banned in a few countries.
You can also invest in stocks and real estate. Can I get a reader with a booming voice to make an mp3 file that says “sweeeeet?!”
Character Customization and Character Stats
All that sweet San Andreas jive is back! Characters can be pimped with sweet threads and ill ink! Not only that, but the character transfer screen clearly showed different stats for each character. It also showed room for a 4th character, which Rockstar undoubtedly showed us to get our heads melting with crazy theories. I swear to god, say Bigfoot and I will smack you!
This is a maybe, but the brick wall breaking down sure was a sweet sight. They were talking about the action beforehand though, so it is undoubtedly part of a mission, which means that there’s a good chance that it’s scripted. That doesn’t mean that destructible environment isn’t a reality though and to some extent, we’ve already have it. Just, only with minor stuff, like poles and hydrants.
“Welcome Back” spray painted on a wall, with Grove Street color thugs standing around. It seems like an obvious message to those who played San Andreas back in the day. Moreover, might it mean something else as well? Could it mean that the Grove Street gang is in the game?
Combat seems more or less like that of GTA IV…
…Only more fluid and with a cool weapon wheel!
I shit you not!
Multiplayer looks awesome!
So many people in Los Santos, doing whatever they want! Speculation: there are gonna try and bring multiplayer / single player closer together and let you jump into a sandbox mode with your own customized character on the go. It seriously didn’t look like they were occupied by a goal.