20 April 2024
Games Technology

12 Years After The GTA V Trailer, So A lot Has Modified

Grand Theft Auto V is among the bestselling video video games of all time. It’s been launched on a number of console generations and its on-line multiplayer element, GTA On-line, continues to be one of many largest video games on this planet. However earlier than all that, 12 years in the past right now, Rockstar Video games blew individuals’s minds and acquired people hyped with a single trailer that was lower than 90 seconds lengthy.

On November 2, 2011, Rockstar Video games dropped the primary trailer for its then-upcoming Grand Theft Auto sequel (see on Amazon). It had been three years for the reason that debut of the sequence’ prior most important entry, Grand Theft Auto IV (see on Amazon). Individuals have been excited, and as soon as the trailer for GTA V hit, followers spent months digging by means of each body of it, scrounging for any particulars they might.

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Hypothesis ran wild after the trailer debuted. Individuals advised that the sport would come with a full actual property system based mostly on a second when somebody places a bought register a entrance yard. (It didn’t embody any such system, although GTA On-line did let gamers purchase residences.) One other widespread concept amongst was the concept that the homeless man seen on the 58-second mark was truly a washed-up and down-on-his-luck Niko Belic from GTA IV. (Nope!)

The trailer additionally kickstarted a gaggle of tremendous followers to start collectively mapping out the world of Grand Theft Auto V earlier than its official launch. Earlier than the sport launched, the final fan-created map based on trailers and screenshots was shockingly correct. The same effort is going on with GTA 6, as followers are utilizing the leaked footage from final 12 months to map out Vice Metropolis. And once we lastly get a trailer for that sport, followers will as soon as once more dig by means of every body to search out all the small print they will. The extra issues change…

Let’s bear in mind 2011

What was going on in 2011? Batman: Arkham Metropolis, Uncharted 3, Skyrim, Portal 2, and Mass Impact 2 launched that 12 months to essential acclaim. Nintendo’s 3DS additionally landed on retailer cabinets and Twitch, an internet site for streaming gameplay in entrance of an viewers, was formally launched. Oh, and a sure article in regards to the Joker dying was posted in 2011 on Kotaku.com. Do not forget that?

On the finish of the 12 months, Rockstar dropped a trailer for what would go on to develop into one of the crucial profitable video games ever created. Properly…as soon as it will definitely got here out.

See, whereas GTA V’s first trailer landed in late 2011, the sport didn’t get launched till after some delay in 2013. That’s fairly a niche! On the time, I bear in mind individuals being flabbergasted that it was going to be 5 years between mainline GTA installments. Earlier than that, the longest hole was between GTA San Andreas and GTA IV, which was 4 years. Little did we all know again then {that a} five-year hole between entries could be nothing in comparison with the decade-long watch for the following sport within the sequence. Whereas we watch for GTA VI’s first trailer, it’s enjoyable to return and see what so many people have been excited for 12 years in the past right now.