For GameInformer, belonging to the world’s largest retailer of videogames must be a double edged sword. On one hand, people will constantly be curious as to how much influence the desire to sell things has on editorial decisions (we’re told that it’s none at all, by the way). On the other hand, that buying power and prominent placement near the cashpoint in GameStop stores, means publishers are lining up to give you exclusive cover reveals and info dumps.
Rockstar is one such publisher, finally ending the steady drip of images that have been publicising GTA V thus far. GameInformer has just gone live with their cover art (below) and some extra little details about the game itself, which is nice. All this, of course, comes ahead of the much-touted trailer release that we’re expecting next week – as part of another special deal with a large outlet, IGN, as is the wont of the global PR community.
We didn’t get much yet though – there’s three protagonists and they’re used in a “groundbreaking way” according to the tease on GameInformer.com. They also say that the new Los Santos is the largest open world Rockstar has ever created, which is not at all surprising. The magazine is out for digital subscribers at 2PM Central, which is 8PM GMT, so we’ll have more information shortly after that.