Posted Nov 2nd 2011 7:59PM
The original Grand Theft Auto debuted for the Playstation in 1997, but it wasn't until the power of the Playstation 2 arrived that we were introduced to the sandbox style of gameplay that has made the GTA series so iconic. Part of what has made that sandbox style so appealing is the ability to jack any car in the game and go joy riding across its ever expanding locales.
The last fully fledged GTA was the fourth installment that came out in 2008. It's been a long time coming, but next year the game's developers at Rockstar North will debut Grand Theft Auto V, which sets itself in a fictional and stylized version of the Los Angeles and Hollywood areas of California. The story is set around a father who moves to the area to start a new life, but as usual, his old one catches up to him.
Rockstar North debuted the game's first trailer today, and as usual, the selection of vehicles to steal, drive and use as tools for vehicular manslaughter are featured front and centre. Check it out for yourself after the jump.