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GTA 5 Details Leaked, Shot Down by GameInformer

/ Nov 7th, 2012 7 Comments



The Grand Theft Auto 5 rumors never stop. GameInformer will feature the Rockstar title on the cover of the next issue. However, details included in the story have already hit the Internet thanks to a member of GameFAQs.

A forum member was able to score a copy of the issue and could not resist posting the information. The game will feature multiple playable characters and car customization, according to the user. Of course, these are unsubstantiated claims at this point. However, the info does match up with previous GTA 5 rumors.

Albert DeSilva will be one of the game’s main characters. The half American, half Puerto Rican is 42 years old with an ex-wife and two children. After losing most of his money in a Ponzi scheme, he turns to a life of crime. Gamers will also play as Dougie Vejo, a more youthful criminal getting his start in Los Santos. Players will be able to switch between Albert and Dougie using the back button on Xbox 360.

Los Santos is the only major city featured in the game, with smaller suburbs along the countryside. Grove Street is back in a reference to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas but CJ and Sweet are nowhere to be found. However, one or more characters from Grand Theft Auto 4 could be making an appearance. Love Fist, a band that originally appeared in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and has been referenced in each GTA game since, is expected to show up in GTA 5. The Stinger is also back.

GTA 5 releases Spring 2013

Character customization makes a return but only clothes, hairstyles and facial hair can be changed. Property buying is also back. Players will be able to customize vehicles again as well.

The magazine was able to play a mission entitled Alimony, in which players rob a jewelry store. Robbery missions are available only for Dougie, with dispensaries serving as a large source of income. GTA 5 will include new mini-games such as golf, tennis and surfing.

Tracks from Snoop Dogg, The Beach Boys, Triumph, and Guns and Roses are all confirmed to be on the game’s soundtrack. Aziz Ansari provides his voice as the DJ of a current hip-hop station, but that information is unconfirmed.

Rockstar announced pre-orders for the game have begun in the U.S. and Europe. The company confirmed last week GTA 5 will be releasing in Spring 2013.

UPDATE: According to a tweet by GameInformer Managing Editor Matt Bertz, the leaked information is false.

Ryan Bloom

Ryan Bloom

Chief Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Ryan Bloom is a writer and avid gamer from Orange County. He received a B.A. in Communications with a minor in American Studies from California State University, Fullerton in 2010. Follow him on Twitter @BloomsTweets.
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  • Dylan

    Really?? You’re only posting this now?…..Over 24 hours AFTER is was comfirmed as FAKE information by the editor of Game Informer editor via Twitter??

  • RushGTA

    PHEW finally same info on what seems legit, and not telling us the same old stuff…………….cheers dude

  • John

    This was all already confirmed as BOGUS…FAKE FAKE FAKE!
    …..and I think you probably already knew that when you posted this….

  • thomas

    this is old news. that supposed “leak” was proven false last sunday. all this guy did was wait till the day before the game informer gta issue releases OFFICIAL info.

  • Oliver

    Bull-farting-honkey. Rockstar would not be stupid enough to include 2 protagonists, and they DEFINITELY would not be stupid enough to allow the player to switch characters with a button. What is this? Some “f-word” arcade game? And also the fact that this “leak” states that only the younger criminal protagonist can perform robberies, contradicts trailer 1 which shows the supposed “Albert De Silva” knocking on the back of the pest control van ready for a robbery. If they have included 2 protagonists, then it will definitely be in the same vein as Episodes From Liberty City, with two completely different storylines and differing gameplay mechanics.

  • Mike

    Of course they would match up with previous rumors. If it’s real then it’s real, but if it is a lie then why wouldn’t the person doing it base their information off what has already been going around? If I were to make ridiculous claims then it would most likely fail to be noticed, buy claiming I have a magazine and saying the rumors are basically true sucks in the fools. Honestly, this “leaked” information makes the game look like a joke. Having multiple playable characters in the same game takes away all soul previous games have. Think about how people remember previous game’s protagonists. They stand the test of time and stand above the rest of the game and when you have multiple it’s like spliting up money between multiple people. You’re less powerful in the end.

  • Seth

    I think that sound great, but I only want one playable character. Plus car customization is so stupid. You spend thousands of dollars on a car, then crash it

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