Grand Theft Auto V is coming and the first trailer will arrive on Nov. 2, 2011. We know this because, instead of issuing a lengthy press release, Rockstar simply changed its Website to a logo of the game and a date. Until that trailer comes out we can’t really tell you anything else about GTA V. Will it hit the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U in 2012? Will it be a launch title for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720? What kind of new gameplay mechanics will it employ? Your guess is as good as ours.
While the next generation of game consoles is a ways away, Rockstar rarely graces a single console with multiple numbered GTA games. GTA III was a PS2 game, GTA IV was released on current consoles a few years back. Having said that, this current generation of game consoles has lasted much longer than the typical five year cycle that has been in place since the original NES came out in the mid 1980s.
Those wondering about the potential success of GTA V should note that Grand Theft Auto IV has surpassed 22 million units sold, making it one of the most successful games of all time.
Update: As a reader astutely pointed out, GTA I and II were available on the PlayStation.