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Official GTA V Packshot Revealed

Helicopter top left = official.

Not everybody is all that excited about GTA V, but it’s still going to be one of the year’s biggest games, with only Call of Duty and a couple of others that can hope to come close.

And here, after a couple of days of speculation (based on a New York mural painting) is the final artwork for the game’s cover.

gta v packshot

Rockstar have uploaded various versions of this to their site in a variety of sizes for wallpapers, albeit ones with the artwork centred in a big black space.

The game is out in September.

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36 Comments
  1. Origami Killer
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    The dog and iphone is all I took from that cover.

    Comment posted on 02/04/2013 at 14:23.
  2. Bilbo_bobbins
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    boring….next please

    Comment posted on 02/04/2013 at 14:26.
    • cam the man
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      Yeah, couldn’t care less what’s on the cover of a game.

      Comment posted on 02/04/2013 at 14:54.
      • Bilbo_bobbins
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        I couldn’t when it comes to GTA, it’s been the same old drip feed crap every year, then the same old gameplay every year. It’s boring.

        Comment posted on 02/04/2013 at 15:12.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        Every year? 2008 wasn’t last year.

        Comment posted on 02/04/2013 at 15:53.
      • Bilbo_bobbins
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        Ok sorry, every game not every year.

        Comment posted on 03/04/2013 at 08:51.
    • JesseDeya
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      Or alternatively you could hold your undue cynicism to yourself.

      Whilst GTA (or other Rockstar games) might not be your ‘style’ of game, it’s still an extremely entertaining game with literally hundreds of hours of game play for those who love sandbox games – a genre that only sees sporadic new releases in this age of corridor gaming. That they can produce epic vistas [i]AND[/i] gorgeous graphics is truly remarkable.

      GTA V may use the same (very popular) [i]formula[/i] (what I assume you mean by same old gameplay) but unlike some other massive franchises ([i]cough[/i] CoD, BF, EA Sports [i]cough[/i]) at least makes the effort to set each one apart in both locale and story. It also doesn’t suffer from yearly refresh syndrome, with R* instead opting to expand the games main release with add-on packs, perhaps Activision and EA could learn something there. A quick refresher for you as you seem to think otherwise:

      Grand Theft Auto (1997) – Topdown
      Grand Theft Auto 2 (1999) – Topdown
      Grand Theft Auto III (2001) – 3D
      Grand Theft Auto IV (2008) – 3D
      Grand Theft Auto V (2013) – 3D

      Not to mention that almost every GTA has been a generational technical improvement that leaves the graphics whores drooling and the majority of gamers wildly impressed by the scale and scope of their new playground.

      Honestly, your comments are akin to saying the same thing about Gran Turismo 5 prior to release. Drip fed, same gameplay… but [i]still brilliant[/i].

      Comment posted on 02/04/2013 at 22:06.
      • cam the man
        Member
        Since: May 2009

        Well said.
        I much prefer to wait a few years for a very good game than have R* release slightly improved vis/gameplay every year. I always look forward to a game like GTA or GT more when you’ve waited a long time for it.
        As for being drip-fed news, better to have the info from the developers than just rumours.

        Comment posted on 02/04/2013 at 22:27.
      • JesseDeya
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        Dammit TSA, when did you turn formatting options off? :)

        Comment posted on 02/04/2013 at 22:29.
      • Bilbo_bobbins
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        To be honest, I stopped playing GT after the second one, because I did find it boring too. It is the same gameplay, just better graphics, and that is all GTA is. It’s not different each time, other than the change from top down to 3d its the same missions just slightly changed. There are other games that do this type of gameplay but is actually fun, while GTA takes itself too seriously and too repetitive. I wont even be looking at the next one, because I know exactly how it will play out….the same as last time.

        Comment posted on 03/04/2013 at 08:54.
  3. posem
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    is the GTA4 console online hackable now? I was playing multiplayer yesterday and someone gave me a ton of cash in the game mode, jumped up from lvl6 -> lvl9

    Comment posted on 02/04/2013 at 14:28.
    • Flash
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      Pretty sure it is. I went on recently and kept getting teleported around the map.

      Comment posted on 02/04/2013 at 14:47.
  4. skibadee
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    kool roll on September.

    Comment posted on 02/04/2013 at 14:48.
  5. yiddo
    Member
    Since: Jun 2010

    Can not wait. This game is going to be so good. If it doesn’t end up being on next gen consoles (I kind of think it will) then it shall be one of the PS3′s last – but greatest – games.

    Comment posted on 02/04/2013 at 14:55.
  6. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Here’s a packshot for a game THAT NO ONE HAS SEEN YET.

    EVERYONE GET EXCITED!!!

    Comment posted on 02/04/2013 at 14:56.
    • Bilbo_bobbins
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      well said Tuffcub, exactly what I’m saying but no one wants to hear it.

      Comment posted on 03/04/2013 at 08:55.
  7. Kennykazey
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Possibly the worst cover-art in the series so far. They need to be more daring.

    Comment posted on 02/04/2013 at 14:59.
  8. Eldave0
    andUandU
    Since: Aug 2008

    *Sigh* Copy/Pasta design as always then.

    Comment posted on 02/04/2013 at 15:01.
  9. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    Predictable, but still looking forward to the game.

    Comment posted on 02/04/2013 at 15:29.
  10. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    It’s instantly recognisable and that’s the way they want it. Sadly, it’s also shockingly formulaic and boring as watching Dad’s Army re-runs.

    Comment posted on 02/04/2013 at 16:34.
    • Bilbo_bobbins
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      thank you, at least I’m not the only one who finds this game boring as hell

      Comment posted on 03/04/2013 at 08:56.
      • skibadee
        Member
        Since: Oct 2009

        Mikes talking about the cover he enjoys the games I think.

        Comment posted on 04/04/2013 at 15:26.
      • bunimomike
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Haha! Aye… Skib is right. I’m fine with the games (although I want to see them pushing the franchise as I think it’s starting to suffer with fatigue).

        However, that cover, no matter how clich├ęd it is, is instantly recognisable from way across any game store (over most game boxes) which is essential for brand recognition. I just wish they could also risk a bit more diversity when it comes to the design.

        Comment posted on 04/04/2013 at 16:20.

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