Well, if you want to be a glass-half-full kinda guy, you can always say, "meh, there are too many awesome games this year, anyway."

A few days ago, it was revealed that in the Loose Talk section of the latest Game Informer, Rockstar was preparing to release a new next-gen Grand Theft Auto later this year . We also heard they were considering another historical type adventure (like Vice City and San Andreas ), which immediately prompted discussion regarding possible settings for GTAV. There was a rumor going around supporting Tokyo as a possibility, but it appears that all of this is premature, as Rockstar has stepped up to clarify things. According to Kotaku, publisher Take-Two Interactive has stated there is "no truth" to the reports that a "wholly new retail game" will arrive in time for the 2009 holiday season. Speculation concerning possible time periods and locales should also be taken with a grain of salt. Considering that Grand Theft Auto IV released in April of last year, we figured a late 2009 release for the next installment was inaccurate. Then again, a 2010 launch seems most plausible, so we'll have to keep an eye out for any future developments.

If the new GTA does come out in 2010, that may join Final Fantasy XIII and God of War III , which would be plenty appealing. But it's tough to say at this point, so we won't toss out any more scenarios for the time being.

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MirrorSoul
MirrorSoul
11 years ago

Awww I was really hoping for Tokyo 🙁

Dewi47
Dewi47
11 years ago

Maybe a GOTY edition of GTAIV???

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

Maybe NO! because it wasnt game of the year…..

isaya85
isaya85
11 years ago

Well I just hope its better than the disappointment that was GTAIV, I'm not saying it was a bad game I just think it was a big let down from all the hype

PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

SPS3
SPS3
11 years ago

Tokyo & the Yakuza gangs wouldve been way cool.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

Buy Yakuza 1 & 2(PS2) and Yakuza 3 (PS3 import) then!

MirrorSoul
MirrorSoul
11 years ago

I think it brought all it could to the table it could within its 4 years of development, as thier 1st GTA on PS3 and 360 they made a new engine from scratch that made the city come to life and immersed me into it.

The reason most people think it was a letdown was a combination of Hype and Comparison. Th over-the-top glory that was GTA San Andreas was the work of an engine used for 5 years and got alot better with each year of tweaking iteration of the franchise.

I can bet money that the last GTA to come out this Generation will destroy any other sandbox game out there in the RPG or Action Genere.

For what that game has done i say it has fully justified all its GoTY awards and 10's, there is no other game out there like it(except for Saints Row 2, but that gameis more on the Goofy fun side which was awsome and not the serious like GTA4 was, also not as immersive to me)

Bo0mKiiD
Bo0mKiiD
11 years ago

I am so tired of GTA now, got half way through 4 and got UBER! bored. Hopefully they scratch it or make something better come from it.

djjake
djjake
11 years ago

i never once thought the 2009 release was realistic

look at the track record for gta releases, always at least 6 months later than expected

also they still need to do the second dlc for xbox

what i wounder the 2009 release isn't a full retail game, but could it be the dlc for xbox on a disc for ps3 so it gets around the contract with microsoft

swear i read somewhere that they were going to do something for ps3 gta

before anyone says how would being on a disc work, rock band or guitar hero dlc for ps2 was released on disc for the game, just install off cd onto hard drive for ps3

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

I've written this exact same thing before. The 360 DLC will come out on a retail disc this year for the Ps3 and 360, getting around any exclusivity.

The DLC might even come to PSN at some point after the exclusivity period wanes.

As for how it will work, add-on discs have been around for years; so I think everyone already knows how they work.

Take 2 might even release a GOTY addition with all the extra content on it just like Oblivion.

If I had to bet, the DLC for Fallout 3 will also come to the PS3 in a similar fashion too.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

Told you it was poppycock, it would take alot more time, late 2010 is my earliest estimation.

Skatejimmy5
Skatejimmy5
11 years ago

I knew it was too good to be true.

vicious54
vicious54
11 years ago

Wish they had a better main character.

fundando
fundando
11 years ago

Good news really. Shows they are not trying to rush it. They should think about co-op like saints row 2.

Enfildate
Enfildate
11 years ago

omg i just had an insane idea! They could make GTA V or what ever they want to call it in the near future, like 2020 or something and it could be in tokyo! That would be awesome!

ceedot
ceedot
11 years ago

lol what did I say?
'They can't even deliver he game within 6 months of the origional date, nor the dlc, so how the fu** will they release a whole new game by the end of the year. Rockstar games SUCK as a game developer now. They are just shameful.'

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
11 years ago

I really wonder how this rumor came about. I mean…a new GTA??? Already??? Eh…I'm expecting a San Andreas story or something like that but a whole new one for next gen consoles??? In Tokyo – don't we already have Yakuza 3??

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

aww man

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

At least we can be sure that with the engine in place another title wouldn't take years and years to make.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

God damnit.

ZubraZap
ZubraZap
11 years ago

Gotta love rumors..