Updated with more screenshots released on Wednesday by Rockstar.
Rockstar posted a trio of screenshots from GTA V early today, hinting at what gamers can expect from the upcoming title, but disappointing many with the lack of details as the screenshots are intentionally nondescript.
Released as a gallery entitled “Transport”, these screenshots — which look rather prerendered considering the console’s hardware and Rockstar’s engine (or it could be from the PC version) — depict some ways players will be getting around town in the game: bike, sports car, and fighter jet.
Rockstar says that more information on the game will be available later this week.
This past November, Rockstar released a trailer for the game depicting the California-esque environment it will take place in:
Given the fact that Rockstar always likes to use parts of its games as veiled commentary on the politics of urban America — see the GTA IV trailer’s use of Phillip Glass’ Pruit Igoe from Koyaanisqatsi as a commentary on The Death and Life of Great American Cities — this trailer was loaded with political barbs: rows of ‘McManions’ being sold as foreclosures, urban inequality with rampant homelessness and high-rise condo white flight, as well as the iconic Californian smog.
No release date has been provided, but the game is widely expected to be released in early 2013.
Updated Screenshots released on Wednesday, August 22