Grand Theft Auto 5 gets its first gameplay trailer

As we get closer to the September release date for Grand Theft Auto 5, Rockstar has finally showcased some of the upcoming open-world game's gameplay. The trailer shows a lot about what is possible in GTA 5, as well as some of the new features that will be making their way into the title. Check it out:

The trailer goes more in-depth into the idea of being able to switch the main characters on the fly. While you play and roam around the city as one of the characters, the others will be living their own lives. You can switch to these other characters and continue their activities at any moment. As the lady in the trailer describes it, you can indulge in some voyeurism.

There also seems to be some improvement in the core gameplay itself—driving and shooting. The ability to change guns seems too have been changed to use a radial menu instead of the traditional ‘switch weapons one-by-one’ system of the earlier games. Driving also seems to be much more fast and fluid, with less emphasis on realism.

GTA 5 will also have some great variety in its game world, with everything ranging from the city to the country side, urban decay to untouched natural scenery. Needless to say, there will also be some new side-activities. These include playing tennis, taking part in bicycle races, skydiving, or even hunting (both bounty and animals).
Looks like it's going to be bigger than ever

Mission structure also seems to be switched up. Not only can you switch characters at key points in the mission to take on completely different gameplay, but you can also plan out your missions differently. Instead of going the run-and-gun way when holding up a jewellery store, for example, you can also take a stealthier and quieter approach that involves knocking out whoever’s inside the store with gas.

Grand Theft Auto 5 will be hitting stores on September 20 and will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. As of yet, there’s no word on a PC version.

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