Leave it to Rockstar to put up a very understated image up on their website with no other information at all and get the whole industry buzzing. That’s just what they did by putting up an image on the front of Rockstargames.com publicly announcing Grand Theft Auto V for the first time.

Rumors have been swirling wildly that the next Grand Theft Auto game will be set in real-life Los Angeles, California, not the GTA-verse’s fictional Los Santos, San Andreas and will deal with the global recession, hinted at with the resemblance of the five logo to American currency. We’ll all know when the first trailer debuts November 2, 2011.