Sony has a blog entry up talking
about Grand Theft Auto V
. The game is going to be huge, both in scope and popularity. What we didn't know before was how big the game world is going to be. Now we know.
Grand Theft Auto V's Los Santos and Blaine County play area will be larger than Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and the frontier world of Red Dead Redemption combined
. That's... a pretty big world that's going to be explorable by you.
And don't think you won't be able do this as soon as you start the game. You'll be able to wander around the huge world from the get go if you so desire.
Grand Theft Auto V will also be the first GTA game to let you play multiple characters. The three characters each have some special ability of their own. Michael can activate bullet time to make it easier to shoot enemies. Trevor can do special melee attacks and take reduced damage when in a fit of rage. Franklin can do bullet time while driving. So, you can see, the three characters aren't just going to be different in personality and story, but abilities as well.
?Look for Grand Theft Auto V in stores on September 17th.