Rockstar finally announced that development on Grand Theft Auto V is well underway.

The fifth instalment in the lucrative crime series is “the largest and most ambitious game Rockstar has yet created,” claims the press release, which confirms that GTA 5’s setting includes “Los Santos and surrounding hills, countryside and beaches”.

After the GTA V Debut Trailer yesterday, it was widely thought the locale would be the entire of San Andreas, including San Fierro and Las Venturas. That isn’t the case anymore.

GTA V Set Within Los Santos & Surrounding Hills 1

Rockstar parent Take-Two calls GTA V “a bold new direction in open-world freedom, storytelling, mission-based gameplay and online multiplayer,” while confirming that its story will focus on “the pursuit of the almighty dollar in a re-imagined, present-day Southern California.”

“Grand Theft Auto V is another radical reinvention of the Grand Theft Auto universe,” said Rockstar boss Sam Houser. “We are incredibly excited to share our new vision with our fans.”

of platforms or release timeline as yet.

There’s still no formal confirmation of platforms or release date yet, though analysts have predicted GTA V will release before Summer 2012.

Source : Rockstar Games

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