Some would argue that video games that promote violence, car theft, gunplay and vehicular homicide (not to mention the occasional date with a professional relaxation engineer) are a pox on society, and lead to the breakdown of morals. Others argue that it’s better to get your freak on in a virtual world than in real life, where such behavior usually has seriously negative consequences. Regardless of which side of the fence you’re on, there’s no denying this: Rockstar Games has made a fortune with its Grand Theft Auto video game franchise.
GTA V drops next year, and you can check out the first trailer below. The plot of GTA V is pretty basic: a man moves to Los Santos (which looks identical to real-life Los Angeles) to escape his shady past, settle down and raise a family. As the saying goes, you can run but you can’t hide, so our hero (or anti-hero) soon finds himself caught up in the usual mayhem that constitutes day-to-day life in the City of Saints.
Like the other GTA games, it looks like GTA V will be part cinema, part first person shooter and part driving game. Also like the other versions, it looks like it will be a blast to play, as long as you don’t take it too seriously.