Grand Theft Auto V Will Be Set in Los Angeles, May Star Multiple Characters

Strengthening long-standing rumors for years that the next Grand Theft Auto would be set in Los Angeles or a fictional version thereof, a source familiar with the game told Kotaku today that those rumors are true.

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MultiConsoleGamer2370d ago

They're re-using LA Noire assets.

Undeadwolfy2370d ago (Edited 2370d ago )

Interesting. I can see that happening, but any links/proof to suggest that?

inveni02370d ago

LA Noire assets are based around a very specific time period. If GTA5 was reusing those assets, it would have to be based in the same time period... And I think that would be too obvious. Even though the dynamic and gameplay is different, people would still feel like it's the same game, or they'd at least feel a little cheated.

I don't think Rockstar would risk alienating such a large part of their audience... Unless, of course, they just get too cocky.

JhawkFootball062370d ago (Edited 2370d ago )

I just hope the missions are varied. I remember playing GTAIII on the mission where there was a dead body in the trunk. Idk why but I thought that was the coolest thing and will never forget that mission. I loved the drug cartel missions in Vice City and buying your own houses/mansions, and I just thought the whole S.A. experience was amazingly fun. Heres hoping they pull it off!

scotchmouth2370d ago

I doubt they would cut corners so hard. They are a creative team.

What I am doubting is the LA speculation. Sounds like misdirection to me. Let's think back as to why they returned to Liberty for IV. They felt they didn't do it justice with GTA III.

Now if we had to choose to remake something Vice City would be a logical candidate. Wasn't it released in 2002? That makes it ten years old. Redoing Vice on Today's consoles would really do it some justice.

Then they can start preparing GTA VI for PS4 and 720 and put it in LA (if they would indeed see the need to redo it) that would put it probably at the 10 year mark or more from San Andreas.

jeseth2370d ago

An aged Tommy Vercetti would be awesome!

On second thought, lets go back to the 80's and Vice City...add a create a character and have to take down Vercetti's empire!

Dee_912369d ago

LA = san andreas
Like how everyone calls liberty city newyork
I cant wait to see the trailer
I wonder if itl be like the old san an with mountkialmanjarooooo or how ever you spell it or completly new like liberty city.
I would rather see a new version but I woulldnt even be that upset if they used the old san andreas layout.
But who knows maybe its not gonna be called san andreas.
Rumors are its gonna be about corrupt bankers hence the money green V . That sounds like a modern day story so it might be present day.
Also cant wait for next midnight club

HardCover2369d ago

Why WOULDN'T they reuse those assets? They're going to retexture them, obviously, but it's not like they're going to build everything from scratch when they have a great foundation in their files....

Dee_912369d ago (Edited 2369d ago )

What "assets" in particular will they be reusing from LA Noire?
Last time i check main thing Rockstar did on LA Noire was music and voice directing type of stuff.

Thats a legit question btw

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M4I0N32370d ago

i bet this is definitely bound for the WiiU

user8586212370d ago

wouldnt be surprised if this was a launch game for it, that being said I'd love to see how the game makes use of the touchscreen controller

multipayer2370d ago

Bout time Nintendo get Grand Theft Auto on their home console, that or 3rd party support will be notoriously terrible as always... GTA IV as it is could benefit greatly from a new console or pc, so this is a given with GTA V.

Soldierone2370d ago

Don't see how that is a bad thing and it seems quite obvious to me. There might even be a few "LA Noire East Eggs" to be found like older cars and what not.

proof? Every game franchise recycles certain assets and when you go and build friggin LA why would you not use some of it again for another game based in LA? It'd be stupid to build the entire thing from scratch all over again, its a waste of time and effort that could be spent elsewhere.

StraightPath2370d ago

Hope we see Niko guest appearance that would be so coool :P

DasTier2370d ago

Only if we get to kill him

sinclaircrown2370d ago

I think LA will be great. Vegas would be cool also.

Jamzluminati2370d ago

I want vice city. Fuck LA and LA Noire

Quagmire2370d ago

Damn straight. 1980's Vice City was a helluva lot more fun to drive around than any modern day settings.

HardCover2369d ago

Boo fucking hoo. Don't always get what you want, kid.

hassi942369d ago

Loved Vice City's setting more than anything - so fun to drive around in.

FunAndGun2370d ago

I'm jackin' your carriage b1tch!

artynerd2369d ago

One does not simply demand GTA: Mordor.

wildcat2369d ago

Not with a thousand men could you demand that. This is folly!

showtimefolks2369d ago

i want to find out more but RS knows what they are doing i just hope if they are doing GTA:SA again how about mixing GTA:VC along with that as a different city to drive to for a huge open world experience

I am kind of tired with LA setting 1st it was midnight club:LA than LA:N so we will see

can't wait till 1st trailer so all these rumors could be put to rest and i hope gameinformer covers GTA5 like they did with GTA4 for some inside info

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Prcko2370d ago

that's nice looking city
I like it!!

lochdoun2370d ago (Edited 2370d ago )

San Andreas 2? Really?
Kinda soon to return to LA.

I really hoped they would think outside the box with this one and go with London, Boston or Toronto.

It won't top RDR, that's for sure.

-Alpha2370d ago

S.A was the best

They need to really change some of the mechanics of GTA though. For example, failing missions should be a possibility and branch out the story in different directions

I REALLY loved San Andreas and I really hope that they can make it FUN again. I really thought the location of GTA III and the huge removals of things built up in the S.A was a huge loss to the series.

I hope they have a gorgeous country/wooded area like in San Andreas

Getowned2370d ago (Edited 2370d ago )

"failing missions should be a possibility and branch out the story in different directions"

I have killed my self or gotten killed in stupid ways and re-doing the mission a second time helped me figure out what to do,or how to do it better.I like the idea but it's not right for GTA,but it was good in games like Heavy rain.

LA sounds fun to me SA was great,but I hope we see a GTA: Tokyo, I would really love to get into some Yakuza and bakuza ??(for get the name) action :P.

I wonder how big the map will be compared to GTA4 and will we get back all the cool things we could do in SA.

-Alpha2370d ago

Didn't True Crime have that?

I understand some missions are ones you'd fail at easily, but I think crucial moments should have a more dynamic outcome.

IMO some of GTA's mechanics are outdated for its series and I'd like to see some changes

Getowned2370d ago (Edited 2370d ago )

Well I never played true crime so I'm not sure.

I will agree though "GTA's mechanics are outdated" I hope this time when we drive cars it feels like a racing game after all vehicles are a big element of the game,and they drive poorly.Controls like Midnight Club LA would be really grate for GTA,and Midnight Club LA really dose feel like GTA with out the guns the only thing in Midnight Club I hated was the difficulty.The AI was horrible you could never shake them.To me that would be the best up date they could do other than working on 3ps mechanics.

Pintheshadows2370d ago

I look at it like this. GTA 4 had brilliantly realised city. RDR had detailed countryside. Why not smash the two together.

Does DC have some nice countryside around it? I've never been.

GoldenPheasant2369d ago

Yes yes and yes to the country/wooded area like in SA. and be sure to include a giant mountain that I can go up with a tow truck towing a tow truck towing a tow truck and take it off the side of the mountain *remembers doing this in SA...tears*.

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sinclaircrown2370d ago

"It won't top RDR, that's for sure."

Do you have tonights lotto numbers by chance also?

HardCover2369d ago

"It won't top RDR, that's for sure. "

Damn that's some heavy bias.

maniacmayhem2370d ago

I was hoping for Moscow.

Or someplace in Iraq or Libya.

or Tokyo would have been bad a#$.

Getowned2370d ago

Hell yes Tokyo!!!!!!!!! please!

ChiVoLok02370d ago

I kind of wanted it in Rio de Janeiro but i heard Max Payne will take place there.