When you watch the latest trailer for Grand Theft Auto V (aka GTA:V) one word seems more appropriate than all others to describe what you are seeing: ambition.
The world is bigger (as big as the last 2 games and Red Dead Redemption combined according to The Guardian) and it is completely open to us from the first play.
Every picture and frame we’ve seen screams for us to notice the intricate detail work. Los Santos is LA and it is fantastically rendered.
This is more than hollow beauty though. The story — headlined by three crimey protagonists named Michael (the old one), Franklin (the young one), and Trevor (the loco one) — seems equally intricate, with a focus on massive heists and tremendous action set-ups, like a firefight in a helicopter. Oh yeah, the world is that large because flying is a huge part of the game. So is our ability to switch between the three main characters, meaning this game should be as re-playable as it is cinematic.
GTA:V comes out this Spring and once it does, you won’t see me for months. Here’s the second trailer.