Grand Theft Auto IV became an instant phenomenon in this generation when it launched over a year ago to widespread critical acclaim and immense popularity. Take-Two will likely expect nothing less from the next entry in the long-running franchise.

The only question people have is, "when?" Well, according to VideoGamer , Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst Michael Pachter said the publisher confirmed to him that the next GTA has been in development "for over a year." Not surprisingly, the game will use similar game engines as GTAIV and Rockstar North is "highly motivated" to finish the project, as the inevitable big payoff will most certainly follow the game's hotly anticipated release. If you remember, Take-Two delayed a bunch of titles, including Bioshock 2 , until "fiscal 2010," and that just so happens to be the scheduled time frame for Grand Theft Auto V . However, Pachter says that while it seems clear that the next GTA just might launch next year, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll hit store shelves before October 31, 2010 (the end of Take-Two's fiscal year). In other words, we could be looking at a holiday 2010 launch for this mega-blockbuster, and that alone could turn next year's Christmas rush into an absolute frenzy. Pachter estimates that this new GTA will ultimately sell between 15 and 18 million units, and while we figure it's a realistic goal, it only reminds us of the ridiculous popularity of this series…

So anyway, we'll keep an eye on things and see if the first few pieces of GTAV information will soon become available. If they've been working on it for over a year, maybe we'll have something soon…

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cowboy828
cowboy828
11 years ago

ps3 exclusive we hope

Button Masher
Button Masher
11 years ago

Doubt the PS3 exclusive after the cross platform suce$$ of GTA IV and the DLC for the 360. Besides, Sony gave up the exclusivity on the GTA franchise for the rights to Agent. Let's hope it was worth it.

King James
King James
11 years ago

Hope?!….why place your hope in a pipedream?

furbiesmustdie
furbiesmustdie
11 years ago

Oh sure we hope but not likely. You lot can be optimist, I'll be a realist.

Kain81
Kain81
11 years ago

here is a Comment from Feder

"Our goals for fiscal 2010 include operating the company profitably on a Non-GAAP basis without a new multi-platform Grand Theft Auto release," Feder told investors during a conference call.

he speaks about "multi-platform Grand Theft Auto" release, so a Exclusiv GTA is possible???

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

You really think Rockstar is gonna tank on a PS3 exclusive that they themselves are working to turn into the next big thing like GTA was when it came to GTAIII?

SHADOW
SHADOW
11 years ago

He's probably talking about GTA: China Town Wars that'll be hitting PSP in 2010

MornelitheVT
MornelitheVT
11 years ago

Well, I can't say I won't be buying it, however, odds are, I'll forgo the PS3 version this time, and go straight for my PC. IV just wasn't optimized enough for the PS3, imo. Would rather play it on my PC, anyway. But, good to hear a new one's coming. Wonder what the timeframe is. And looking forward to a new GTA soundtrack, they're always awesome.

King James
King James
11 years ago

Agreed. And give him GT5.

MornelitheVT
MornelitheVT
11 years ago

Damn, I totally forgot, thanks for reminding me!

Gimme Gran Turismo 5!!!!!

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

They should just release the PC simultaneously with the consoles,making some fans wait b/c of dirty pirates is f'up.However I will say If GT5 comes to PC I am going to be mighty piss.

Danny007
Danny007
11 years ago

Hopefully there is even more to do in the next game.

Starchild
Starchild
11 years ago

Please Rockstar, MORE PHIL COLLINS!

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

dang another game that i can't play (too young)

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

I'm too young and I have it (well it came with PS3).

But would your parents be able to buy it for you?

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I'll never understand why these games are loved so. IV is mostly fun but not deserving of the perfect score most reviews gave it. I mean come on! IGN gave it all 10's.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

IGN can't be trusted.

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
11 years ago

I've always liked them because they aren't stuck to one genre of game. (IE, shooter,racer..etc) Although I loved playing GTAIV, I still think that San Andreas was one of the best games of the series to date. Sandbox games are fun because you the feeling that you are choosing you're own path, where as most games are more restricting to the storyline.

Something that I would be interested in seeing in GTA V is the addition of the Karma system. Certain missions will be available to you depending on whether you are good,evil or neutral. Can you imagine what a game would be like if they mixed Fallout 3, GTA and InFamous all in one?

You won't be able to get 100% completion until you've played each of the story alternatives. which adds to re-playability, plus online, although I only played a bit of GTAIV's online. In the old game you played someone who always lived on the wrong side of the law, what if you had the option to become a cop in the game? Or you could be a good criminal or a dirty cop…(something like the movie "the departed") The options would be endless. Maybe instead of just picking up hookers for health, you could take down their pimps for armor as well…I think that's what the appeal of these games are. You can do and be whoever you like without the consequences of being butt loved in prison…


Last edited by CH1N00K on 7/14/2009 11:08:16 AM

MornelitheVT
MornelitheVT
11 years ago

Well, first and foremost, review scores hardly denote the general interest of the public. Sure, it can help, but most people have been fans of GTA for quite a long time. The sandbox nature, I think, is really what drives people. The building of an empire of crime. Being able to simply turn the game on, mow down a couple pedestrians and get into a massive police chase. Just great.

Plus, if you think about it, GTA games are always about the underdog. The lowest common denominator. Some dude, who came from a hard life, trying to make it in the US, now having to resort back to his evil ways, simply because they won't let him go. And we all know how much the US loves the Underdog story.

Anyway, IV didn't deserve a perfect 10, imo. But, it was a fun game, had tons of variety and kept me playing for quite some time. All in all, definitely a worthy purchase.

So is Gran Turismo 5, which I will always harpoon every gaming thread I come upon, with my overwhelming desire to fondle, said game.


Last edited by MornelitheVT on 7/14/2009 11:31:22 AM

Button Masher
Button Masher
11 years ago

@ CH1N00K. "Or you could be a good criminal or a dirty cop…(something like the movie "the departed")". Great idea!!! Why not put the player into the role of an undercover cop who has to make questionable decisions every now and then. The player should be asking whether or not you're doing the wrong/right things to keep building your case and not blow your cover?

SSRGohan
SSRGohan
11 years ago

I hated the way the character would walk, it was so unrealistic (the main reason why I didn't play the game past the second island) I liked GTA San Andreas better

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

thats how I walk 😉

RadioHeader
RadioHeader
11 years ago

The drunken walk was my favourite part of the game. I'd rather get plastered and walk around than drive with those awful physics (if I hadn't traded it in after about 3 weeks).
GTAIV taught me to keep my hypometer in check, GTAV can hit (or miss) whenever it wants.

bOnEs
bOnEs
11 years ago

the reason why it got great scores is because liberty city was the most realistic city ever seen in a video game… the cars handled more realistically, the characters delivered video-game-oscar-worthy performances, and a great story too… it might of fallen a little short on side missions and extra stuff to do but, this game delivered the most realistic open-world experience ever… and it's a game i still play to this day at least 2-3 times a week online… that's where the staying power came from, the great online support…

i can't wait to see some new information on GTA V soon… looks like it'll be a rockstar christmas next year because, i already want AGENT too :D…


Last edited by bOnEs on 7/14/2009 11:39:05 AM

King James
King James
11 years ago

You got a point there regarding Liberty City's realism. I went to New York City for the 1st time in November and I gotta say…WOW! R* did a great job designing Liberty City after New York. They even put in Big Pun's mural in South Bronx (Bohan). That deserves some praise!

smileylyon
smileylyon
11 years ago

GTAIV sucked.
San Andreas is the funnest GTA in the series!

King James
King James
11 years ago

Heeeeeyyyyy, GTA4 made me laugh. And why would you use comedy as a criteria for determine which game is better? If thats the case, EARTHWORM JIM: GREATEST GAME EVER!!!


Last edited by King James on 7/14/2009 12:28:09 PM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

He said funnest, not funniest.

King James
King James
11 years ago

OOHHHHHHHHHHH. Whoopsee

Thanks Vertigo


Last edited by King James on 7/14/2009 1:00:06 PM

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
11 years ago

I'm starting to get tired of GTA games, theirs so many of them and to me their all the same(plus I don't like killing random people, it makes me feel bad).

bOnEs
bOnEs
11 years ago

why change what isn't broken?

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
11 years ago

What if it was broken in the first place?


Last edited by Kangasfwa on 7/14/2009 8:14:48 PM

tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

@ Kevinater321 do what every under age kid does get an older sibling to buy it for you lol the amount of kids I have seen getting GTA on day 1 of release cos they were with their older brother/sister/relative or a.n. other is ridiculous.

Looking forward to 2010 now 🙂 (not that I wasn't before, if anything even more so haha)


Last edited by tlpn99 on 7/14/2009 1:50:40 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Prediction: Agent will be a true next gen experience while GTA will go the route of COD and release almost every year with nothing but a new storyline.

It's okay though, GTA will always have a special place. There was nothing better than getting together with friends, ingesting certain chemicals and taking turns seeing who can survive longest against the cops/army/etc. While fighting back a laughing fit.

SHADOW
SHADOW
11 years ago

yes. if you've never done anything similar to this you are not truly a gamer in my eyes. 😉

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
11 years ago

Another GTA will get just as old as all the others, drive, destroy, murder, run errands, and repeat all of the above. Don't get me wrong GTAIV was awesome when it was released but it lost its fun very quickly. I thought rockstar was working on Max Payne3 which looks amazing!!! Minus the fact that max looks like Jeff Bridges from Iron Man.

www
www
11 years ago

Okay good news but we still haven't seen GOWIII,GT5,FFXIII,Heavy Rain to start thinking about GTAV. I like to think about games near.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Good for them

I've actually had enough of GTA
Have all the console GTAs so I was a big fan

Still am, just think it's run its course

SHADOW
SHADOW
11 years ago

But neither is MGS or FF. Every series has its fans and its detractors. I've also never understood why people think a perfect review score means that a game should be perfect. There's no such thing as perfect especially with something as completely subjective as games. Like KZ2 for example many (most?) of the people who visit this site would grade the game as a 9 or a 10, while I would give it maybe a 7. And while many people may give a game like Call of Duty: World at War a 7 or 8 I give it a 9 or 10, knowing full well that the game is far from perfect.

10 out of 10 or 5 out of 5 (or elephant out of elephant, if that's what you're into) doesn't denote perfection it is a grade to describe one of the best available game experiences out there. And at the time of GTA4's release many reviewers felt that it was maybe the best overall gaming experiences available on the market. And while you don't have to agree (as I've said it's all subjective) I think it's important to understand that if 10 out of 10 denotes perfection then no game ever made has or will deserve such a rating.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

I actually agree with Shadow, lol.
Because that was pretty much what I was thinking.

And the fact that everybody has their own opinion doesn't help reviews and scores.

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
11 years ago

Do Dan and Sam Houser really need more money?

OriginalSin
OriginalSin
11 years ago

It will definitely be a multiplat game. They make way too much money on it to make it exclusive to anyone again…

I just hope they do it right this time. I mean GTAIV was great and all but come on… No woodland areas, no monster Trucks, no car mods… no Jets…F*** actually they let me down in GTAIV, I mean I was blown away by it but after the story mode there was nothing to keep me going…

The exclusive DLC to the Xbox didn't help either. But even if we did get it it still didn't fill that void it had in my opinion.

I hope that GTAV will be everything it can be… And pls DON'T tell me it has some stuff removed because they ran out of space or time. F*** that but it on multiple disks for the Xbox and rather release it on a later date and use the time to put everything it once had back in(at least).

ShadowRunner
ShadowRunner
11 years ago

Waiting for Agent, I hope it has some fresh ideas.

ceedot
ceedot
11 years ago

It better not be in liberty city, or some stupid fu**ing boring city like liberty city.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

I'm the only person on this site that absolutely loves GTA IV.

*Note that I was really into the Godfather at this time as well*

I thought the characters and stories were brilliant, the city is alive and finding new ways to blow sh** up is cool.
Niko is the bomb.

I think it does deserve a 9.7+/10 but that's just me.

This game came with my PS3 in September last year and I'm still playing it. Though due to the fact that I need to get to Lv 10. I mean I am still playing it. I guarantee no one here is ^_^
Completed to 100% on 2nd play through, now I'm doing a 3rd for training purposes. The purpose of training Disallow.

Reasons of awesome:

1. The combat system is so flippin' deep. Especially online. Which is where Disallow comes in (a.k.a. Auto-aim Off).
Auto-aim made everything so noob, and it took me a while to realize. Now the game is more fun and challenging.
New and non-hardcore players don't realize this but it adds a whole new dimension. It takes skill, because aiming is so weird.

The deadzone to make bullet contact with the target has to be exact or else it won't hit at all. Unlike a FPS or common TPS where the physics allow detailed collision

Disallow separates the pro's from everyone else and I'm proud to be the people who use it in every match no matter what.

2. Free Mode

I've spent longer hours in a day in Free Mode than I've spent in any RPG's I've played. Which I'm not proud of. And I spend a lot of time on RPGs

3. Annihilator Helicopter (6 barrel machine/chain guns)

Don't even get me started on this. It's simply magical. Hence it's nickname… 90% of the players don't know that this is pretty much the most deadly weapon in the game, theoretically (next to Sniper Rifle). I mean sweet Jesus. There's guys that can take you out in like 5-10 seconds on these things, no matter where you hide.
I've been training this and hell it's been super fun and I kill a lot of people within the 10-60 second mark.

*All of the above pretty much covers stuff for people like me with no lives and just love being hardcore at every game that have*

-BACK ON TOPIC-

I'm really looking forward to GTAV!!!
I just hope they fix some movement jerking. Fix the multiplayer unlockables. Add more weapons. Make helicopter (aviation) combat more involved. Coz man GTA IV heli's are fun.
And keep a sad story element too.
[Spoiler]
I cried when Kate and/or Roman died as much as I did when Tidus left Yuna alone with a baby with no father (LOL).

BTW,
I don't recommend Free Mode when you're not happy. Because the little kids and American/German/French douche bags on there can really ruin your day.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

You're hardly the only one. I stand by my review.

And it's just hip to hate or nitpick GTA. Always has been…the "l33ts" like to prove themselves "smarter" than critics by complaining; I've mentioned this phenomenon before. Don't worry about it. 🙂

SHADOW
SHADOW
11 years ago

I LOVE GTAIV I think that the replayability was a little lacking this time around as there was just fewer random things to do, and the online is crap (IMO) but I enjoyed the game 100% during my play-through of it.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

@Banky A,
That was a great post w/ a lot of good details!
So, 1 thumbs up for you, man!

OriginalSin
OriginalSin
11 years ago

To Ben and Banky A: Don't get me wrong and don't think I'm hating on the game to prove that I'm a "l33ts" as you put it I was just disappointed that I could do certain things anymore, but the rest of the game was awesome and yeah I did like Niko. He was an awesome character.

Just think they shouldn't have taken out so much stuff like the car mods and jets, and the Monster Truck…. But that's just me.