Info about GTA V
The info originally appeared on GameSpot's forums and has since been deleted.
The poster says his buddy "recently got sacked from RockStar North for general misconduct" and since his contract is no more he's free to spill the beans. Given the dubious nature of the source, we'd take all this with a pinch of salt.
According to his info GTA 5 will star Albert de Silva, the man shown in the original trailer, who is half Hispanic and a former member of a Vice City crime gang. Silva has decided to leave the gang life behind and settle in Los Santos with his first-person shooter-loving, good for nothing son Kevin.
GTA 5's map will weigh in at around five times as large as GTA IV's Liberty City, it's claimed, with Los Santos taking up just under half of this area. As always the map will be split into three sections and can be explored using aircraft.
The game will feature 32 person multiplayer and, as in Red Dead Redemption, players will be able to create gangs and build a rep. Gang activities range from ripping off launderettes to sneaking into military bases and pinching state-of-the-art weapons. Gang leaders can rank members and set specific objectives. There's also assigned territory, but only in Los Santos.
The whistleblower also claims GTA V will be out in May 2013.
Here's some of the other 'info' posted:
Police chases are now way more than either running or driving. Depending on how wanted you are, police may bring out riot shields and flash bangs. 5. When someone reaches 4 star wanted level, there will be a radio warning on some stations.
Radio stations now do traffic reports that are actually correct. So if you don't know what route to take, you can check the traffic reports on your phone or the radio.
The in-game TV now has many more channels
The protagonist DOES NOT die unlike in the last two Rockstar games.
The underworld actually has a working economy that you can contribute too by buying and selling drugs, weapons and illegal cars in single player.
The protagonist can take drugs which will have some effects. But smoking weed on the street will lead to getting a one star wanted level.
Police cars will go after you if you're obviously breaking the speed limit. Having high speed crashes will also damage your health.
-1 star - police follow you on foot and try to make an arrest. No sirens, no car chases (unless you are speeding).
-2 star - police will still attempt to make an arrest. If a weapon is drawn then the police will begin opening fire. Police will use stun guns if a weapon is not drawn.
-3 star - Chases begin and the police don't care how they stop you, they just want to do it.
-4 star - road traps, radio stations and much more hostile police. Even when you have evaded them, they will still search for 24 in-game hours for someone matching your description.
-5 star - shoot to kill, arrest only if it's made very possible. Even when you have evaded them, they will still search for 48 in-game hours for someone matching your description. Few missions become unavailable if you are wanted.
-6 star - military vehicles come after you. Even when you have evaded them, they will still search for 72 in-game hours for someone matching your description. Some missions become unavailable if you are wanted.
US retailer GameStop has said it isn't expected a GTA 5 release until next year.