New Official GTA 5 Screenshots

Posted by Psy & TreeFitty July 12, 2012 : 95 Comments : 53,051 Views

Rockstar Games have released two BRAND NEW OFFICIAL GTA 5 SCREENSHOTS on their newswire today. Check them out below!

Official GTA V Screenshot 1

  • Updated police helicopter since first trailer.
  • Foreground is based on Beverly Hills with B.H. City Hall being the small tower under the helicopter's tail. Right behind that is Via Rodeo Drive where the Bugstars heist in the trailer took place.
  • Off to the left is Downtown. Right of that in the far distance is the Port of Los Santos with the Vincent Thomas Bridge (real life name). This is where the jetski was during the trailer.
  • Under the chopper is Little Seoul (real life Koreatown).
  • On the far right of the screen is the golf course. Up towards the end of draw distance on the right half of the screen is the area based on Santa Monica with Pleasure Pier at the very beginning of the trailer.

Official GTA V Screenshot 2

  • This is based on Echo Park Lake.
  • Downtown in the distance towards the left. You can see the blimp.
  • A part of the observatory can be seen on the right through some trees. (from the black shirt's back, go up and look between the pink trees)

The screenshots were included in Rockstar's response to the following question:
“Why don’t you give us more news?” – received via Mouthoff

As we have said before, we have often had long gaps between asset releases on previous games and will continue to do so in the future. We are sorry if you find this frustrating, but please understand, we don’t do this because we ‘don’t care about our fans' 'don’t respect our fans’ 'hate GTA fans etc' – precisely the opposite! We do it because we want to make sure we only release 100% correct information, and because we want to keep plenty back for the actual game release so there are still lots of surprises when you play it. The only things we care about are that you enjoy the experience of actually playing the game and that we release accurate information. We just have not been in a position to show more of the game than the trailer and will not be for a while yet. We did, however, manage to sneak a quick screenshot out for you… it’s not much, but we thought it was pretty fun.

Then of course our art team said that no single shot could encapsulate the game properly, so they gave us another...

We will try and get some more screens for you soon and then another trailer when we are ready.

There were also a few other GTA V related ones:
”What is going on with GTAV?” - received via Mouthoff

We are very busy working on the game! Everything is going well, but the game is a huge project. We should have more information and some new assets for you soon.

” [obviously fake video link] The above link is a video I have found of apparent lighting test of GTA V. Can you disclose weather this is real or fake. Thank you in advance ” - received via Mouthoff

Now that we’ve announced GTAV, all the way up until game launch (and probably beyond) there is going to be no shortage of non-stop hoaxes, faked footage and screens, rampant rumors and speculation. As a rule, we are not going to get into the game of confirming or denying each of these as they happen as there is simply too much of it. Half of them we don’t even understand - for example, we have no idea what ‘the build model’ is, so have no idea if it is complete or not! Instead, we’ll leave it to fans like yourselves to decide what’s legit and what’s phony. Please assume if you don’t hear it here, it is probably mostly fakes and almost definitely not the complete truth.
One thing we’ll say definitively though is - there is absolutely no ‘beta’ test for the game. If you see ads or solicitations to join a beta program, beware as this could be a dodgy online phishing scam.

”Hey guys hope everything is good over there in Rockstar. Just a question referring to GTA 4, the game was brilliant and I really enjoyed and still do, but what disappointed me was the lack of planes and jets... Can you tell me why you didn't include them, I'm sure you have a very valid reason?” - via Mouthoff

The city was simply too small for effective and enjoyable flying. It was the first time we made a high definition open world, and it was a massive amount of work to make something on that scale - we simply could not make an environment big enough for planes to work properly. Fear not, they are returning in what is our biggest open world game to date.

Amazing! Join the GTA 5 forum discussion about these screenshots here.

Comments (95)

  • Enko (Guest) April 23, 2013
    I think this game will be good but story must be good.
    Without story the game is nothing,if you love free roam then game will be ok
  • Ganjaa420 (Guest) August 20, 2012
    Thank you !
  • TreeFitty (Guest) August 18, 2012
    About 5 months apart give or take a couple months (3 to 7 months apart the past few years).
  • Ganjaa420 (Guest) August 18, 2012
    How often does Rockstar do A&A ?
  • Gta5 fan (Guest) August 10, 2012
    Down right the best game of the 21st century
  • BREADMAKER1666 (Guest) August 05, 2012
    hope you can spend the cash you earn,i finished GTA4 with over a million and had nothing to spend it on. i think buyin cars you can only find in a showroom or maybe another casino
  • Nario (Guest) August 05, 2012
    please make tattoos available again, and bandanas, sagging pants and all
    tear drop tattoos on the
  • Suave (Guest) August 01, 2012
    Bring the under water aspect back please...
  • FunWithGTA (Guest) August 01, 2012
    I hope they bring back some of the same cheats, from Gta3 and San Andreas.
    I`m the kinda guy how do not cheat until story is done, it`s just that, once you finnish the game, it can get really funny :P And GTA4 had a lack of cheats, specially the funny once. :)
  • tmoney (Guest) July 30, 2012
    i really hope Sand Diego is in it as well
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