Grand Theft Auto V will be officially unveiled in some capacity on November 2 when Rockstar debuts the game's first trailer. For today, we simply have to be content with the knowledge that it exists. Or so we thought.
Kotaku is reporting two potentially juicy details it's heard through various anonymous sources, including the most important of all -- the city it's set in. The game will supposedly star more than one playable character which was already the case with IV if you count the new protagonists introduced in its expansion packs, The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony.
As for the location, it's said to be set in the Los Angeles area, one of the three locations -- along with Las Vegas and San Francisco -- used in San Andreas, where it was known as Los Santos (pictured above).
L.A. makes a lot of sense; Rockstar hasn't shied away from returning to locations used in previous games (as we can easily see from the numerous visits GTA has paid to the New York City-inspired Liberty City) and indications were that Hollywood was somehow involved. Casting calls mentioned a character interested in becoming a Hollywood celebrity, a Beverly Hills party boy, an actor, a publicist for an actress, an FBI agent who works as a consultant for TV show productions, and a Californian divorcee.
Many became convinced today the setting would instead be Washington, DC. That's because the GTA V logo on Rockstar's website features the same pattern seen on a $5 bill, not to mention the material DC would provide for Rockstar.
Many questions should be answered when next week's trailer is released. The location, at the very least, will likely be confirmed. As for who the game stars, it's hard to say; maybe V allows players to play as a criminal and someone from law enforcement allowing us to see things from all angles, Wire-style.