Rockstar has officially announced that GTA 5 is in 'full development'. Which is a good job, because otherwise all that fuss yesterday over the debut trailer would seem a bit silly. Rockstar North is once again in charge of putting all the graphics and the physics and all the other clever stuff that is assembled during what is known in the business as 'the development process'.
The announcement confirms that the game takes place in Los Santos and surrounding areas, likening the location to a 're-imagined, present day Southern California'. Reading between the geographical lines of that last bit, we think we can now safely say that the whole of San Andreas won't feature. That means no San Fierro or Las Venturas.
But having three cities would just be greedy. Rockstar is already calling GTA V the 'largest and most ambitious game' it has ever created. Perhaps Rockstar will have to move to bigger offices. Either way, there's no question that the newest Grand Theft Auto won't be absolutely huge. And in terms of scenic diversity, we've already seen countryside, mountains, beaches and various areas of the city. That's more than enough. Right kids?
Oh, the announcement also confirms online multiplayer. So that's good.
We can also sort of reveal that BIGFOOT IS CONFIRMED!!!! for GTA V. Check out our '12 things we can learn from the trailer' article for more information.
Source: Rockstar Games