In what is probably the most anticipated game of the year, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V is due for worldwide release on 17 September. While details of the plot and characters have been fleshed out over the last couple of months, what players still don’t know, is what the final gameplay exactly will look like.
But players having been getting glimpses of actual footage, as a new video has surfaced that reportedly show the game being played, as well as several high resolution images of in-game action. In the 12 minute-long video posted by a user on Youtube called iDeefy, gamers are shown what the gameplay looks like as the player speeds along a highway and causes mayhem in a city suburb.
In terms of plot, Grand Theft Auto V follows the story of three characters with interconnected characters who are drawn into Los Santos’ criminal underworld. According to the game’s maker, the characters are “in the pursuit of the almighty American dollar”.
But as videos and images of the game is popping up all over the internet, Stickskills.com is reporting that Microsoft has been banning gamers who leaked footage. In one such video, the player’s Xbox gamertag was visible, which lead to their speedy removal from Microsoft’s Xbox Live portal. According to the site, Rockstar has a strict policy regarding the release of unauthorized footage, no matter how it was obtained. The video has since been removed.
“Pre-Release Footage: No pre-release leaked footage of any kind: Any posting of in-game footage from leaked copies of the game prior to its official release date will be taken down, regardless of how the game was obtained. This includes “early unboxing” videos,” Rockstar’s policy reads.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor