The Potential Problem with Grand Theft Auto 5

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I’m assuming most of you saw the Grand Theft Auto 5 trailer yesterday, as it was the biggest entertainment story of the day, but in case you missed it, you can check it out here. Props to Rockstar for not sending copyright lawyers to take down every copy off YouTube.

Anyway, though the hero is unknown (older Tommy Vercetti perhaps?), the setting was revealed, and we’re heading back to San Andreas, where many consider the best game in the series to have taken place.

Though Rockstar has been generally decent about avoiding all the trappings of BS preorder DLC and packaged bonus content, the whole industry is changing, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see the map look something like this. It’s hard to deny that chunks are being cleaved out of games to make sure there are bonuses for preordering and buying new and all that, and though Rockstar has had a good DLC model so far, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them fall to the new industry standard in this regard.