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