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GTA V: Exciting new economy system showcased in gameplay trailer

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Rockstar has unleashed another Grand Theft Auto V trailer into the wild, immediately causing the internet to grind to a halt as everyone tries to get another glimpse of what will certainly be 2013's biggest game.

But beyond the tennis-playing and scuba-diving, perhaps the biggest leap forward is in the game's economy system, allowing you to buy anything from clothes and tattoos through to stocks in Ammu-Nation. The trailer shows a few screens from in-game website 'BAWSAQ' (a rather crude play on NASDAQ, presumably), which shows a selection of the stocks that you'll be able to invest in:

But you don't have to get into the world of stocks and shares if that sounds too boring. You can also just blow all your money on fast cars and tattoos. Hey, at least there's no chance of the tattoo market collapsing, right?

There's also the potential to buy and sell property until you end up with the penthouse apartment in the biggest skyscraper in town.

They all look like nice features on their own, but imagine how they could all work together, especially with the three-character single-player co-op mechanic, where you can jump between the three main characters at any time. You could start a turf war on the ground with one character after buying loads of shares in Ammu-Nation with another, then watch it all play out as your bank balance skyrockets from all the extra business. And then go and play golf to celebrate a job well done. Sweet.

We'll bring you more detailed trailer analysis very soon. But in the mean-time, what excited you most about the trailer? Let us know in the comments.

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16 comments

  • Cruddi - July 16, 2013 5:57 a.m.

    I just hope that the game it's self isn't short because of all the extra padding it's added. I did most of the side missions in GTA, prior IV, because you got something for completing them such as: cars, clothes or extra health etc. GTA IV didn't really reward you for completing side missions other than achievements some of the friend benefits maybe but nothing really stood out in my mind in GTA IV when it came to the side missions. Also I still loved GTA IV I even got the episodes as they came out, just want a reason to do the side stuff you know?
  • Divine Paladin - July 19, 2013 4:36 a.m.

    Well considering you need to fully install an entire 360 disc, I doubt it's gonna be anything short. It's been five years of development, remember, probably four since the Episodes ended in 2009. From what's been described, I can't help but think it'll be BIGGER than any other GTA in terms of length, since we're hearing about multiple major missions a la the bank heist in IV (I forget the name of the mission right now, but you know exactly which one I'm talking about). And considering the mission variety in IV was its biggest criticism, I can't help but think we're in for a lot of memorable stuff this time around.
  • Cruddi - August 20, 2013 11:56 a.m.

    I agree, still can't shake the feeling there is going to be something wrong with it. I love R* i've played 90% of their games and loved them all (table tennis and the music thing i haven't touched). I really hope it delivers on everything it promises still can not wait for it thought :D
  • CUFCfan616 - July 9, 2013 3:30 p.m.

    Hopefully this fixes what to do with your money. Money in GTA previously has been too easy to come by and doesn't offer much to do with it apart from buying different safe houses or more weapons. I'd love to see a game where you actually have to be tight with your money and make you think about things like whether to buy a sniper rifle or an assault weapon for a certain mission
  • Shakalakalaka - July 9, 2013 11:15 a.m.

    Looks pretty cool, im really pumped for this game but for some reason im looking forward to watchdogs more!!!
  • Bloodstorm - July 9, 2013 10:41 a.m.

    GTA IV is still one of my favorite games to get into and mess around with my friends. I can't wait to get my hands on this. It is a shame it isn't also releasing on PC right away (if ever, time will tell) because that'd probably be my system of choice. As of now, guess I'll be going PS3 unless my friends actually buy it for the 360.
  • obviouslyadouche - July 9, 2013 10:06 a.m.

    The newest trailer still didn't do it for me. I've wanted to get hyped for this game, but I just can't, every GTA game I've played has been excruciatingly boring.
  • MadMan - July 9, 2013 10:20 a.m.

    wwwwhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaattttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt, oh wait I read the username. Nevermind
  • abr20876 - July 9, 2013 7:09 p.m.

    How?
  • runner - July 9, 2013 9:37 a.m.

    Actually, the scope and size of the game kinda intimidate me.
  • MadMan - July 9, 2013 10:22 a.m.

    I see why a runner might be intimidated.
  • usmovers_02 - July 9, 2013 10:36 a.m.

    Agreed. This game looks highly ambitious and R* knows how to pull ambition off.
  • AqueousBoy - July 9, 2013 10:56 a.m.

    Me too. Awesome, right?
  • GoldenEagle1476 - July 9, 2013 9:17 a.m.

    This looks even more incredible than I thought it would.
  • rcarrasco121 - July 9, 2013 9:04 a.m.

    I'll probably end up buying the game when it's released, but to me, the GTAs, even with the stock market stuff and the 3 characters, are all starting to look the same. Kill a bunch of drug dealers, hit a hooker with the bat, drive a fast car onto a sidewalk and run over a bunch of people. Hopefully the alternate gameplay stuff with the robberies could lead to some interesting missions.
  • Talvari - July 9, 2013 8:19 a.m.

    I wonder if they could incorporate this online. Would be pretty interesting.

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