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GTA V Trailer 2 Analysis

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We hope you enjoyed the epic second trailer for GTA V released earlier today. Here's our thoughts and analysis of what we saw.

  • Screenshot #1: On whatever platform Rockstar is using, the draw distance is truly amazing. You can see the whole city from this mountain side view.
  • Screenshot #2: We can see a tennis court (side activity?) and all of Michael’s mansion, on the left of the tennis court, we can see a man using a leaf blower.
  • Screenshot #3: We can see some different types of vegetation along the driveway, along with a car that looks a bit like the Audi R8 Spyder.
  • Screenshot #4:We can see Michael’s (at least somewhat) promiscuous daughter that has a tramp stamp and a below the neck tattoo of some sort. We can also see Michael’s wife in some tennis clothing. They are both arguing about having a male sleep over the house.
  • Screenshot #5:We can see Michael holding a drink and smoking a cigar.
  • Screenshots #6 & #7: We can see Michael picking up a leaf and throwing it to get it away from the pool. This shows that Michael cares about his property very much, and probably thinks that the landscaper we saw earlier is doing a subpar job.
  • Screenshots #10 & #11: We can see a Mesa Grande, Sabre GT/Sabre, and possibly a Cheetah. In the underpass we can see a train passing by, it’s brakes squealing as it comes to a stop. Next to the train we can see some water flowing.
  • Screenshot #12:We can see a very big difference in the type of vehicles in this area compared to the city area. We mostly just see 18-wheeler trucks (hopefully detachable backs). Maybe trucking missions will make a return? Along with the trucks, we can see some windmills and satellite dishes in the background. They seem to appear a lot in the desert area.
  • Screenshots #13 & #14: We can see an intoxicated man struggling to walk, a brawl going on, and a car that looks like a Tornado driving by in front of a bar. We can see our favorite brands return, such as Redwood cigarettes and Pibwasser beer.
  • Screenshot #15: We can hear Trevor yelling in the background about crank, which is a very strong type of Methamphetamine very popular in the midwestern states. Crank is used a lot by truckers to stay awake during their long journeys. We can see that Trevor is holding some sort of gun. We also see a trailer in the background sinking in water, most likely caused by some sort of flood or an earthquake (earthquakes happen frequently in California). It is also suggested that Trevor's last name is Phillips, since he mentions "Trevor Phillips Enterprises".
  • Screenshot #16: We can see an aquarium in the background that is not filled with water. Trevor looks like he’s about to smash a man’s head into the wood.
  • Screenshot #17: Trevor smashes a man’s head into the wood.
  • Screenshot #18: Possible tattoo of a pot leaf on Trevor’s hand. Look’s like he’s holding a gun, most likely a sawed off shotgun.
  • Screenshot #19: We can see the Bandito makes a return.
  • Screenshot #21: We can see a very angry Trevor throwing a Molotov cocktail. We also see some sort of purple vegetation on the left, probably different than the earlier screenshots. Maybe some sort of plant picking similar to Red Dead Redemption?
  • Screenshot #22: We can see a trail of fire rising from the Molotov cocktail that Trevor threw. Either that’s really, really dry wood or Trevor poured some gasoline in the house first.
  • Screenshot #23: Trevor walks away from the burning house. Again, we see vegetation in the background. We also see Trevor being a
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  • Screenshot #28: We can see dead bodies and gas tanks in the background.
  • Screenshot #29: An SUV in the background and a BMW looking car.
  • Screenshot #30: One of the main San Francisco bridges is shown.
  • Screenshot #31: We see part of San Francisco here, doesn’t that dome in the background look familiar? Also, check out how much the busses have changed... I bet we’ll be able to walk around on them and get on and off at bus stops.
  • Screenshot #35: We see another type of Audi vehicle, maybe the same as the one before, being driven off by Franklin.
  • Screenshot #36: We can see the license plate says "SA Exempt". California has the license plate "CA Exempt" to denote government vehicles. This would imply that Franklin is stealing a government issued vehicle.
  • Screenshot #37: Some sort of race or getaway is going on?
  • Screenshot #42: We can see the interior of Franklin’s home, and possibly his girlfriend or sister in the scene as well.
  • Screenshot #43: A closer look at his sister/girlfriend.
  • Screenshot #44: Police follow a truck that is filled with cars (Franklin is most likely driving). Screenshot #45: Seems like the back can be controlled to drop cars off in situations like this to distract your opponent.
  • Screenshot #55: Rockstar's own "Apple" computer is shown (called "Fruit"). We also see Michael talking to someone, most likely a psychologist or psychiatrist about his son, James.
  • Screenshot #57: We see someone hanging on to the sail of a boat, most likely his son James.
  • Screenshot #62: If you look at the license plate, it says San Andreas and not Los Santos.
  • Screenshot #66: We see Michael’s son, James, all tatted up, talking about “bouncing”. We can observe that Michael does not like when his son uses the term “bounce”.
  • Screenshot #67: We see Trevor kicking someone’s face in.
  • Screenshot #70: Maybe a new plane, or a Beagle?
  • Screenshot #72: An absolutely stunning shot of the mountains we’ll be able to see, and hopefully play on.
  • Screenshot #73: A safe is being blown out of the wall, most likely in a bank.
  • Screenshot #76: Some robbers holding assault rifles.
  • Screenshot #78: Dogs (rotweiller)! Cars! CLUCKIN’ BELL?!
  • Screenshot #79: If we look on the street pole we can see some postings. One looks like a missing person or missing pet poster. Maybe we can do these as side missions?
  • Screenshot #81: Franklin hops over a car. Maybe we’ll be able to hop over cars like this in free roam?
  • Screenshot #82: A dog hops on to a car and hops off of a car,
  • Screenshot #83: Michael rappels down a building.
  • Screenshot #85: A man disguised as a Bugstar employee (most likely a pest removal service) wearing a gas mask and using his gun to smash some glass. And yeah, I tried calling 999-BUGSTAR and it’s a non-working number.
  • Screenshot #87: We see the name of three of the roads, Sel Perro Fwy, Elipse Blvd, and Bay City Ave.
  • Screenshot #88: Some sort of military issued Jeep falling out of a plane.
  • Screenshot #92: A man jumps out of the jet or the jeep and uses the parachute to land. Reminds me of a certain mission in San Andreas...
  • Screenshot #93: We see some guys racing on Quad’s and Sanchez’s, in full offroad racing gear. Maybe we can wear this outfit as we wish.
  • Screenshot #95: A big collision in the race.
  • Screenshot #102: Looks like a Buzzard attack helicopter, previously seen in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
  • Screenshot #103: A military jet, most likely a Hydra.
  • Screenshot #105: A police helicopter, probably the new Police Maverick.

Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed what we have!

If you see any errors or have any suggestions, please post in the forums and let us know!

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Bay City is a real city in California. Bay City was the setting of Renegade, one badass 90s action series which was filmed in and around San Diego.

Great analysis.

And these sure are some scary dogs. :)

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Surely, No.14 that is a Tornado!

And 55 that's the same brand 'Fruit' that has been around since LCS!

Thanks for the corrections.

That dog is actually a Rottweiler not a pitbull

Thanks, corrected.

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The Patriot was always a Hummer, this looks like a 4 door Jeep Wrangler. Plus I think I spotted the Patriot elsewhere, looked the same as in GTA IV.

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Bay City is a real city in California. Bay City was the setting of Renegade, one badass 90s action series which was filmed in and around San Diego.

Great analysis.

And these sure are some scary dogs. :)

With Lorenzo Lomas if memory serves, he was a popular actor for awhile there!

Anyway, I wanted to get back to the three-protag idea, I wish they'd actually confirmed that a year ago, because the game informer article suggests rather clearly that the Housers envision that method to correct for periods of in-action where you're more aimless during the course of the game, and creating fun under the one character of previous GTAs on your own, seems at the forefront of allowing dynamic shifting during the whole course of the game, yet I figured it was to show more of the City's life presenting a complete story path or arc for each different character. An easy idea to assume really.

RE the trailer, I want to add a valid point about the "fruit" Apple desk computer, the all in one PC where LCD is married to a PC is not a new idea, or APPLE idea I dare say, as DVD players were also built into flat screens, the one I traded a laptop for is white with a black bezel, same as in that one screenshot in the office, it's a VIZIO/Visio brand LCD HDTV, TV tuner for HD programming but not a PC, but the similarity is still there, they still look to be closely identical.

Also of noticing is the fact at least of dogs we can see so far, a major MAJOR improvement from Red Dead Redemption, which is surely still going to have more animals then GTA when the game comes out, but the dogs in RDR were some of the worst replicants of the Real World variety, they just lacked more natural animation and shape, but that's not to say they didn't work as intended, but this looks to be much better done for GTA V

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The Patriot was always a Hummer, this looks like a 4 door Jeep Wrangler. Plus I think I spotted the Patriot elsewhere, looked the same as in GTA IV.

Looks more like a Humvee to me.

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The jeep falling from the plane, I don't think you can effectively compare new vehicle roster to that of past GTAs, as the Housers explained, basically each GTA must live ultimately as it's own universe, there's no need to actually have a tie in with each issued game in the franchise, too much attention is based on making such comparisons, needlessly, now any obvious similarities are hard to ignore, but personally I like to see what makes GTA favorable return, and improved in all areas

Tennis is surely a game one can play? I would assume there's some minigame possibility, as well, GOLF they said would be more full-fledged then in anytime past!

Poker is not mentioned in returning, but obviously it seems hinted at by the Housers in Game Informer as a non-Half-assed mini-game! A worthy type to include moving forward. Though it's been there, done that, more multiplayer or singleplayer poker in the GTA realm is not a bad idea, in fact, I think it's worthy of inclusion since it's a different time and setting, and certainly more character options just for that!

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The jeep falling from the plane, I don't think you can effectively compare new vehicle roster to that of past GTAs, as the Housers explained, basically each GTA must live ultimately as it's own universe, there's no need to actually have a tie in with each issued game in the franchise, too much attention is based on making such comparisons, needlessly, now any obvious similarities are hard to ignore, but personally I like to see what makes GTA favorable return, and improved in all areas

Judging from past GTA's, the same vehicle names will most likely return, obviously along with some additions. Even if Houser said it's a different universe, it's the same universe as GTA IV as far as I know. Cars from that game can return, and some cars from that game also came from a universe completely separate (GTA III era).

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Hey guys,

You write something about San Fransisco,

Are you sure ?

Do you confirm Gta5 will take place there ?

Here in France, everybody said this city is Los Santos,

Will be wicked if you could send me some infos wich it's proving it's SF,

thx guys, and wonderful analysis !

Greeting from France

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Hey guys,

You write something about San Fransisco,

Are you sure ?

Do you confirm Gta5 will take place there ?

Here in France, everybody said this city is Los Santos,

Will be wicked if you could send me some infos wich it's proving it's SF,

thx guys, and wonderful analysis !

Greeting from France

It's Los Santos. Rockstar did confirm it last year. And no mention about SF at all. Although sources show Mount Chillad, Countryside & Desert.

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Ha ok,

Because the autor of the analysis talked about SF on screenshots #30 & #31,

that's the reason i asked that :-)

Not exactly San Francisco, but we may expect something from SF, atleast familiarity.

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Ha ok,

Because the autor of the analysis talked about SF on screenshots #30 & #31,

that's the reason i asked that :-)

You have to remember that Rockstar's version of San Francisco will probably be inside of Los Santos, this is a completely separate universe from the past GTA games.

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Was watching the trailer again and I noticed that If you look closely at the 0:46 mark and Screenshot #37 on the analysis shows that the white car license plate says SA Exempt instead of San Andreas. Since SA Exempt is just Rockstar's version of CA Exempt we can assume that Franklin is stealing a government vehicle

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The Patriot was always a Hummer, this looks like a 4 door Jeep Wrangler. Plus I think I spotted the Patriot elsewhere, looked the same as in GTA IV.

Looks more like a Humvee to me.

Shows what you know. Compare:

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Look at the whole region this way, Los Santos and it's surroundings are the WHOLE OF THE GTA V GAME, this is in little doubt if you were privy to the Game Informer cover story, what they said is that Los Angeles is given the ROCKSTAR treatment that New York was for GTA IV, that's basically it in a nut shell, any similarities are not intended to really be a direct match, but they are considered to be an homage one could say

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Was watching the trailer again and I noticed that If you look closely at the 0:46 mark and Screenshot #37 on the analysis shows that the white car license plate says SA Exempt instead of San Andreas. Since SA Exempt is just Rockstar's version of CA Exempt we can assume that Franklin is stealing a government vehicle

Good eye! I added it in on Screenshot #36.

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