GTA5 – what do we expect from the next Grand Theft Auto?

GTA 5 Grand Theft Auto V

Well that was a surprise wasn’t it? No word then BAM, a GTA V logo and trailer announcement. Question is, until the trailer gives us some sort of clue on November 2nd, what can we expect from the next instalment of Grand Theft Auto? This is what I think, feel free to argue about it in the comments. 

It won’t have LA Noire’s face capture


I’m going out on a limb here to say no, but with good reason. LA Noire, the first game to use Depth Analysis’ facial capture system took up a lot of disk space – some 22.9GB of data in fact. A game the size and scale of GTA V would need huge amounts of facial capture – a cast the size of the average Grand Theft game would surely exceed LA Noire’s 400 actors (if you throw in all the extras, side missions and NPCs). If it does use the flashy face tech then we could be looking at the first multi-disk Blu-ray game, and where would that leave other consoles with smaller disk formats?