Painfully crap supposed Grand Theft Auto V video leak causes confusion. Previously unseen crap screenshots clear things up

As you may be aware, some footage and screens appeared on YouTube over the weekend, claiming to be from a leaked build of GTA 5. They're pretty blurry, and have largely been decried as a load of old hoaxy crap. The internet, it is in turmoil. It wants to believe, but it's not sure it can believe in a video that looks so amateurishly pump. Be thankful then, that GamesRadar is here to give you a (literal) clearer picture where other sites cannot.

We can now, you see, bring you three brand new, never-seen-before screenshots to supplement said video. They 100% back up the look of the leaked video and 100% haven't just been totally faked by us in 20 minutes, because if faking game assets was easy, the internet would be full of crap pseudo-leaks. And it definitely isn't, right? 

First though, the original video:

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Yeah, the shakycam is a bit rough. In fact it's so bad it's almost the sort of camera-work someone would use if they were trying to hide some really crap faked footage. Which is weird, because after all, if you want to show off the fact that you've got the first build of GTAV out in the wild, surely you'd want to show it off properly? We can't understand what the guy who posted it was thinking. Oh well, no matter. Because we have proper screenshots, unsullied by camera wobble. And here, ladies and gentlemen, they merry well are:

Surprised? Thought so. You see that camerawork in the leaked video wasn't actually as bad as you thought it was. Because with Grand Theft Auto V, those clever, ever-pioneering bastards at Rockstar have decided to make the world's first open-world action game that looks like a piss-poor attempt at a flailing attention-grab via poorly executed faked leak video of a high-profile video game franchise sequel. One, in fact, that looks suspiciously like an intentionally obscured clip of Just Cause 2 footage, masked by crap camera angles and a lack of ability to focus a lens so consistent that it's almost impossible that it could be an accident.

Which of course, is not what that 100% genuine leak video might actually be in actual fact. It's totally real and non-suspicious.*

*And if you believe any of the above bullshit, you really need to spend a little longer learning how this internet thing works. GTA V is not getting leaked, so just sit tight and see if anything turns up at E3.

May 09, 2011





  • desmond098ify - May 14, 2011 2:13 a.m.

    the coconut tree is like from VICE CITY!!
  • jmcgrotty - May 10, 2011 11:09 a.m.

    This is actually just undoctored screenshots from the Revolution version of GTA 4.
  • Spybreak8 - May 10, 2011 2:14 a.m.

    lol "So why is it GTAV footage" "Just cause" :P
  • WikiParazFTW - May 9, 2011 10:57 p.m.

    jesus christ, the only way that if that was legit and the camera shaking was unintentional, would be if the cameraman were a retarded giraffe whose wierd feet/hand things were glued together before trying to hold the camera
  • tiben36 - May 9, 2011 9:52 p.m.

    im sure GTA 5 wont be out (or even announced) before 2 years, tbh they still have plenty of things before they release it LA Noire, that PS3 exclusive game (the agent, or something like that) and probably some other stuff
  • DoucheMcGee - May 9, 2011 9 p.m.

    How could a GTA in Hawaii have more area to explore than SA?
  • Shiza411 - May 9, 2011 7:23 p.m.

    If only this were real. Right after GTA IV released I told my friends the next GTA would take place in Hawaii.
  • Bantha_Fodder - May 9, 2011 7:13 p.m.

    to be honest, a GTA set in Hawaii would be totally badass... GTA+volcanoes=ensuing hilarity not to mention, you could toss in surfing and stuff... that'd be pretty cool... so yeah, hopefully it takes place in either: A. London B. Tokyo C. Honolulu D. Australia Liberty City was fun, but let's see something new. blow us away R*
  • CharlieFockstrot - May 9, 2011 6:13 p.m.

    Will the next GTA game be called GTA5, surely GTA5 will be the next gen version? GTA3 was followed by vice city and san andreas after all.
  • CH3BURASHKA - May 9, 2011 5:57 p.m.

    I've always considered making a video of a rumored upcoming game and filming it shakily and posting it on Youtube just for shits and giggles. Seems easy enough.
  • ChickenFillet5140 - May 9, 2011 5:23 p.m.

    I could have filmed this better with a camera taped to my balls, anyway, hopefully it won't be too long before we see an official reveal.
  • Nodoudt - May 9, 2011 4:55 p.m. Look familiar? Still, it'd be a very interesting locale to say the least.
  • joemama - May 9, 2011 4:14 p.m.

    boo looks like Vice city.
  • db1331 - May 9, 2011 3:54 p.m.

    Damn. This made me realize how awesome a GTA set in Hawaii would be. Being able to fly a plane between islands would be cool. They could easily do one in Mexico too. It seems like an untapped area with lots of crime that would be easy to make a GTA story in. I probably won't even get V if it's more like IV than III. IV bored me to death, it was so realistic it stopped being fun. Also, no cell phones this time please.
  • Shatgan - May 9, 2011 3:39 p.m.

    Shakey videos like that just pisses me off! I mean, why can't people learn how to handle a camera while recording something cool?
  • DarkTone - May 9, 2011 3:27 p.m.

    This reminds me of the infamous Big Foot footage.
  • superbadjoe - May 9, 2011 2:59 p.m.

    it looks like an edited video of someone playing GTA san andreas.
  • TheGhostBox - May 9, 2011 2:49 p.m.

    Bullshit, not that I really care about the GTA series, nor do I like the way Rockstar makes their games.
  • MikeT - May 9, 2011 2:30 p.m.

    I suspect that if that was real footage than the guy taking it was trying to hide the fact he was taking it due to a non-disclosure act. Still this is crap.
  • city17fan - May 9, 2011 2:21 p.m.

    Looks like a mix of Dirt3 and Test Drive Unlimited... Looks fake to me.

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