An alleged former Rockstar North developer who an associate claims was fired for misconduct has released a list of uncorroborated features that he or she says will be included in Grand Theft Auto V.
According to the alleged source, the main character is, as previously rumoured, named Albert De Silva. De Silva is half-hispanic and worked for a crime family based in Vice City. De Silva decides to give up his criminal life and settle with his family in Los Santos. The game’s second trailer will describe the “troubles” that lead him back to criminality, claims the source.
Albert apparently has a son named Kevin. Kevin is “your stereotypical CoD player. He's lazy, useless and shouts racial abuse online and is really into FPS games. Kevin does admire his Dad though.”
Grand Theft Auto V’s world is five times larger than Grand Theft Auto IV’s, claims the source. The city of Los Santos takes up just under half that space, making it more than twice the size of GTAIV’s Liberty City.
The map is broken into three sections, the source asserts. Planes, from private jets to World War II fighters, can be flown. Cars and guns are somewhat customisable, for example, cars can have nitrous oxide installed; guns can have a silencer attached, and gunfights are to be more realistic.
Players will be able to partake in the black market, continues the alleged developer. Players will be able to buy, sell and trade illegal weapons and cars, and can also take drugs.
The source claims the Wanted system is broken down thus:
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.
The source also claims that the game will be released in May 2013, and requires another six months of full development.
Again, the above information may be entirely untrue. If that’s the case, at the very least, the list’s rapid dissemination across the Internet highlights the public’s craving for information regarding the next Grand Theft Auto instalment.