There has been some pretty big GTA 5 rumors in the past, but this one perhaps eclipses them all. A major leak is now surfacing online from an alleged ex-employee of Rockstar, who is claiming to have inside information on the upcoming game.
A lengthy post from the user in question detailing all of the leaked information was uploaded to GameSpot. This information has now been deleted by GameSpot themselves who question the authenticity of the material, but thanks to Google cache the details have now been saved for you to have a look through.
There’s obviously some major spoilers in there as well if true. We’re hearing that the main character of the game could well end up being Albert de Silva, who you may have spotted in the first official trailer for the game a few months back. When talking about the size of the GTA V map – the tipster has revealed that the map in the next game will be ‘five times the size of GTA IV’ – pretty incredible if this turns out to be accurate.
That’s not the only incredible feature of the game though, as GTA V may have support for a 32-player online multiplayer mode on console as well. Specific details and modes haven’t been mentioned, but the GameSpot tipster did mention support for Gangs similar to that in Red Dead Redemption.
There’s tons more details through the cache link, but we’re just picking out some of the major points here – there is also the possibility of a playable demo being shown at E3 2012, but the full game may not release until sometime in May 2013.
Obviously this is very much a rumor at this point, but the information does sound promising. Treat it with a pinch of salt for now and hopefully Rockstar may have something to say about it later this week – which rumor sticks the most for you? We would be surprised at a 2013 May release after so much expectation that the game will be arriving this year, but as we have seen with The Last of Us – developers need time to perfect the game as much as possible. Regardless of the timing of the game, I think it’s fair to say that we’re in for one hell of a ride. Come on Rockstar, say something.
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