Today marks the release of the first gameplay preview for Grand Theft Auto V from Rockstar Games. The nearly five-minute video shows off Los Santos — the biggest open world Rockstar has ever created.
Los Santos is, according to Rockstar, a “satirical re-imagining” of Southern California with L.A.’s most glamorous sections, the seedy parts of the city and the natural beauty surrounding the area. Grand Theft Auto V gives players a chance to jump into a range of different activities in all the settings including scuba diving, boating and flying a plane. And, of course, smokin’ some fools.
The preview also provides a better look at the game’s three protagonists: Michael, a former bank robber who isn’t enjoying the retired life; Franklin, a repo-man and street hustler looking to move up in the world; and Trevor, a career criminal who is completely unhinged. Un-hinged.
Gotta admit it, we’re kinda liking this one. Grand Theft Auto V comes out Sept. 17 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Check out the video after the break.