The first piece of official artwork for Rockstar's next iteration of its biggest game series, Grand Theft Auto V has shown up on their website today, along with a date mentioned for when the first trailer will be released - that date being early next month on the 2nd of November.
So, this certainly puts any doubts to rest about whether or not a fifth installment was on the cards anytime soon and we can all start getting excited about what direction Rockstar will take the story in now. While there's no confirmation of any finer details on it at this early stage, it has been hinted that the possibility of basing the next story outside of the U.S. has already been considered, but the chances are the game will remain true to its roots with the following statement being made from Dan Houser just recently :-
We go backwards and forwards on it. There are very interesting crime stories and other stories you can tell about anyplace in the world. Whether that would work with Grand Theft Auto - when so much about Grand Theft Auto is about the Americana, about the American media - is something I'm not sure about.
You can bet that we'll be keeping everyone up to date on any bits and pieces that dribble out about the game's development hereon!