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Granen93

What leaks were true about the game?

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Granen93

Well, we who've been here for quite some time now all the supposed "leaks" that were brought upon us. From someone posting bits of images to supposed easter eggs in GTA IV. So, which ones were true?

 

Anyone remember the guy deepthroat or whatever he nicked?

 

EDIT: I guess I posted this in the wrong section. It should be in the general GTA V section, not the gameplay section.

 

Could a mod move this?

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Gutslab

I don't remember which ended up being true. I know some of the fake rumors, like how someone said the character who was Michael was actually going to be Claude and he was starting a new path. I also recall a lot of talk about CJ after that one screenshot of police chasing a black guy.

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Bat Guano

Niko can climb telephone poles

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Pyrrhic

I think that it's likely that the Albert de Silva leak could have been correct very early in the games development! when Rockstar got the slightest whiff if the leak they covered their tracks by renaming the character. The surnames are just too similar for the leaked information to have been coincidental. Plus, the leaker of that information also mentioned a son, which is obviously a key part of the plot, with Michael being the first GTA protagonist to be a father.

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HOW'S ANNIE?

Their was supposedly one in September 2011 in which somebody claimed that it would soley be in Los Santos with three protagonists called Albert, Michael and Trevor.

 

To this day I'm still unsure whether this was legit or not as the legitimatley leaked Rockstar Changelog (leaked only a couple of days ago supposedly) has mention of Franklin as early as June 2011.

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TyphoonJames

There was one with the names Albert De Silva, Franklin and Trevor. Coincidence? I think not. It also mentioned a fat, FPS playing son who smoked pot, so it's highly likely to be legit.

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ralf_s

Someone said their friend had been testing the game and you could drive taxi passengers up a mountain and deliver them to a cult... There was a lot of scoffing and cries of "bullsh*t" at the time but I'd say the leak was legit.

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Osho

Nothing, I suppose.

 

Except the discussions in the 'Mapping Thread'

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Matty

A good majority of the rumours relating to GTA V, leading up to its release, turned out to be false or at best, only partially true. For example, parts of the "Ex-Rockstar Employee Information Leak" actually turned out to be true but it was mixed in with a lot of stuff that turned out to be false, or is partially true but over-exaggerated or factually incorrect. Which makes me think that whoever 'leaked' this at the time was full of crap (i.e; just wishful thinking) and that the stuff that turned out to be true was purely coincidental:

 

 

 

1. The protagonist will be one character, and one character alone (false). His name is (as some rumours said) Albert De Silva (false). He's a half hispanic man who was once part of a crime family in Vice City (false). He decided to settle down and have kids in Los Santos (half true). He has one son called Kevin De Silva (false) who is your stereotypical CoD player (true). He's lazy, useless and shouts racial abuse online and is really into FPS games (true). Kevin does admire his Dad though. (half true)

 

2. Multiplayer will hold 32 people on the Xbox and PS3 (false). I wasn't told how many were able to be on the PC. Just like in RDR, players will be able to form Gangs (true). These gangs are not ranked through XP anymore, but via Reputation (true). Instead of gang hideouts, you can do jobs that range from robbing a launderette to breaking into a military base and stealing state-of-the-art weaponry (half true). The Gang leader has much more control over his or her gang by being able to rank members of their gang and setting more specific objectives to specific members of their gang (false). Gangs can have their own territory but this only applies to areas inside the city of Los Santos (false).

 

3. The map is about 5x as large as the GTA IV map and the City of Los Santos takes up just under half of this area (true) (so it's a bit bigger than 2 GTA IV Liberty Cities) (false). The map is (like most GTAs) separated into three different sections. (false)

 

4. Planes are flyable, they range from World War 2 fighter planes (false) to Private Jets (true).

 

5. Cars and guns are customisable to an extent (true), for example, you can customise a gun to have a suppressor (true) on it and you can install nitrous into cars (false).

 

Here's some stuff you might like:

 

1. The protagonist is the "rich guy" from the GTA V debut trailer (half true). You get to learn more about this man in the second when he talks about his troubles. You only see the protagonist twice in the trailer. First time is the side of his face and second time is when he is driving a Deceptor (Audi R8). The people robbing the jewellery store are just with the protagonist. He is driving the van ready to get away. (half true)

 

2. Gunfights are more realistic. When you are shooting a gun out of a window of a car, depending on how fast it's going you will have troubles aiming due to shaking cameras.

 

3. The game is due in May 2013. A more specific date has not been decided because the game is still needing 6 months to be fully developed. They will have a playable demo at E3. (false, didn't eventuate)

 

4. Police chases are now way more than either running or driving. Depending on how wanted you are, police may bring out riot shields and flash bangs. (false)

 

5. When someone reaches 4 star wanted level, there will be a radio warning on some stations. (pretty sure this is false.)

 

6. Radio stations now do traffic reports that are actually correct. So if you don't know what route to take, you can check the traffic reports on your phone or the radio. (think this is false.)

 

7. The in-game TV now has many more channels. (false)

 

8. The protagonist DOES NOT die unlike in Red Dead Redemption and L.A. Noire. (half true, player choice.)

 

9. The underworld actually has a working economy that you can contribute to by buying and selling drugs, weapons and illegal cars in single player. (false)

 

10. The protagonist can take drugs which will have some effects (true). But smoking weed on the streetwalk will lead to getting a one star wanted level (can't do, so false).

 

11. Police cars will go after you if you're obviously breaking the speed limit (false). Having high speed crashes will also damage your health (true).


Source.

 

With that being said, people are mentioning characters and I just want to add that a lot of the characters leaked in a supposed casting call (a list of which can be seen here, scroll down to the bottom of the page) actually did turn out to be legit, albeit with different names when the game was released.

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dave4242

Micheals name being changed wasnt due to any sort of leak, it was albert da silva in the casting call, before ned luke was givrn the role. You never use the real character names during a casting call.

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GTA-Freak-iX

I remember someone got banned for leaking the characters' names but was considered a troll during that time as no one believed him. He guessed two right (Trevor and Michael) and this was before we knew about the multiple protagonists.

Found it since the search button actually worked. Here it is http://gtaforums.com/topic/504969-gtav-is-due-for-release-later-summer/

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Snake Without a Tongue

There was a lot of true stuff that was impossible to guess at that was mixed with falsity. So either some stuff got changed, or the leaker deliberately mixed true with false.

 

The biggest facts were the names (Ha, ha, a GTA protagonist named Trevor -- yeah, right) and the Altruist cult.

 

Edit: Also the casting call.

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Staten

I remember someone got banned for leaking the characters' names but was considered a troll during that time as no one believed him. He guessed two right (Trevor and Franklin) and this was before we knew about the multiple protagonists and he also had a bit of info in his post.

He got the names Trevor and Michael right, but called Franklin "Albert" - however, Albert was known at the time (through the Rush casting call) as the name of the character that ended up being Michael, so he actually got two names wrong. Besides, as mentioned above, Franklin was referred to by his real name in the changelog, so an ex-Rockstar employee wouldn't make that mistake. As for the multiple protags thing, there had been a rumour of five protagonists months before V was announced, and the IV games had three protags, and trailer one had focussed on at least two characters (Michael and Franklin) so there was enough there.

 

As for "leaks" that ended up being true, I think the Rush casting call and the rumour of LA as the next setting are the only two credible ones, as well as the mention of GTA V in an xml file hosted on Social Club a month before the game was announced.

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killahmatic

I think that it's likely that the Albert de Silva leak could have been correct very early in the games development! when Rockstar got the slightest whiff if the leak they covered their tracks by renaming the character.

 

More likely that those names never would've stayed the same anyway.

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Granen93

What was up with that dude deepthroat then? He supposedly was behind leaks for GTA IV as well.

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OGLuke

not worth losing your joj over

 

rocksauce shouldn't make promises that cannot be kept.

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SmoothGetaway

Multiple protags is the first one I remember hearing about, along with the LA/Hollywood setting.

 

As others have said the casting call was pretty much our best info.

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TheSpectre

What was up with that dude deepthroat then? He supposedly was behind leaks for GTA IV as well.

I'm curious about that too.

 

Was the "follow the blue" mystery ever solved? How about the "follow the nine"?

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Lil_B_The Basedgod

man, some people think its so hard for information to be leaked about a big ass block buster game like GTA. Even when you provide proof of things that couldn't just so happen to be a coincidence, people label it as "wishful thinking"....

I mean, the whole albert de silva, Michael, trevor, fat useless gaming son, three protags, all couldnt just be coincidence. someone spilled the beans, then someone else came behind them and tried to hurry and clean it up... all this sh*t was right in front of our noses the whole time...

 

and De silva and De santa aren't that far off from each other...

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StJimmy

 

What was up with that dude deepthroat then? He supposedly was behind leaks for GTA IV as well.

I'm curious about that too.

 

Was the "follow the blue" mystery ever solved? How about the "follow the nine"?

 

Here on GTA forums, we don't talk about... that... anymore...

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lol232

 

What was up with that dude deepthroat then? He supposedly was behind leaks for GTA IV as well.

I'm curious about that too.

 

Was the "follow the blue" mystery ever solved? How about the "follow the nine"?

 

About the "nine thing";

All I can thing of is this song exclusively made for GTA V:

 

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Alec Skorpio

Michaels name was always Michael. Bug Log proved that.

 

Albert De Silva was simply for a casting call sheet.

 

http://gta.wikia.com/Rush_Casting_Call

 

As you can see, everyone had a different name. They even refer to Trevor as Simon in Ron/Jerry's casting description.

 

Hell, even the descriptions are not always exactly the same. IIRC, Albert and Simon (Mike and Trevor) were said to be brothers in the original casting call.

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lol232

Michaels name was always Michael. Bug Log proved that.

 

Albert De Silva was simply for a casting call sheet.

 

http://gta.wikia.com/Rush_Casting_Call

 

As you can see, everyone had a different name. They even refer to Trevor as Simon in Ron/Jerry's casting description.

 

Hell, even the descriptions are not always exactly the same. IIRC, Albert and Simon (Mike and Trevor) were said to be brothers in the original casting call.

They probably did that (make fake names) so in case it gets leaked, when the game is released there won't be any similarities. (except a few) Edited by lol232

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Granen93

 

 

What was up with that dude deepthroat then? He supposedly was behind leaks for GTA IV as well.

I'm curious about that too.

 

Was the "follow the blue" mystery ever solved? How about the "follow the nine"?

 

Here on GTA forums, we don't talk about... that... anymore...

 

That' the stuff I had in mind, and you just made me more interested. :p

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Staten

Hell, even the descriptions are not always exactly the same. IIRC, Albert and Simon (Mike and Trevor) were said to be brothers in the original casting call.

As far as I know, the Rush casting call never mentions that Albert and Simon are brothers. Did you get that bit of info from GTA V O'Clock, by any chance?

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Alec Skorpio

 

Hell, even the descriptions are not always exactly the same. IIRC, Albert and Simon (Mike and Trevor) were said to be brothers in the original casting call.

As far as I know, the Rush casting call never mentions that Albert and Simon are brothers. Did you get that bit of info from GTA V O'Clock, by any chance?

 

 

I just remember hearing that. I'm not positive where I heard it.

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tom_p1980

I remember someone got banned for leaking the characters' names but was considered a troll during that time as no one believed him. He guessed two right (Trevor and Michael) and this was before we knew about the multiple protagonists.

Found it since the search button actually worked. Here it is http://gtaforums.com/topic/504969-gtav-is-due-for-release-later-summer/

 

That guy got a real hard time in there. lol

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GTA-Freak-iX

 

I remember someone got banned for leaking the characters' names but was considered a troll during that time as no one believed him. He guessed two right (Trevor and Michael) and this was before we knew about the multiple protagonists.

Found it since the search button actually worked. Here it is http://gtaforums.com/topic/504969-gtav-is-due-for-release-later-summer/

 

That guy got a real hard time in there. lol

He sure did, but I would have doubted him too since back then lots of troll topics were floating around so you never knew who was telling the truth

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Kipsta

Their was supposedly one in September 2011 in which somebody claimed that it would soley be in Los Santos with three protagonists called Albert, Michael and Trevor.

 

To this day I'm still unsure whether this was legit or not as the legitimatley leaked Rockstar Changelog (leaked only a couple of days ago supposedly) has mention of Franklin as early as June 2011.

I remember this. Ahh the old conspiracy days!

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CJ killed Ryder

The one who leaked three protagonist named Michael,Trevor and Albert was very close to being correct.

 

A very fake leak was the leak abt Chico Vialpondo.

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