Whenever it comes to Grand Theft Auto , millions are always on the lookout for any small details pertaining to the next installment. Unfortunately, Rockstar has been keeping very quiet about GTAV.

But that doesn't mean there are zero details. Several European sources, starting with what Rockstar vice president Dan Houser told the British Times and ending up in an article at PC Games , have confirmed a few important pieces of information. First of all, Houser says the team has indeed started development on Grand Theft Auto V and while that may seem trivial, this is the first time any Rockstar employee has ever officially referred to the project (as far as we can remember). Not that it's any big surprise , but we just wanted to clarify. Secondly, while they won't reveal the name of the city – the big rumor is that we're all returning to Vice City – Houser did mention the story's massive script: it's over 1,000 pages in length. Now, we've seen that big number associated with a game script before, and it was for Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain . With the latter project, however, there must be literally hundreds of branching storylines that must be in place depending on player decisions and choices. GTA is usually a linear story so 1,000 pages means something very different, I think…it means we're should get the longest and most detailed GTA story yet.

And yeah, being a Vice City fan, I'd love to head back there. I'm pretty sure we won't get that awesome '80s setting again, but I suppose I can live with that. Just…gimme!

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BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

as long as the script includes hijacking a harrier and with a jet pack I'll be happy

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

Soundss sweet! too bad i'm not allowed to play this game.

tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

Why cant you play this game ?

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

He's 17

tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

lol since when does that stop anyone buying the game unless he has very strict parents.

I see it all the time older brothers or mates buying GTA for the siblings to keep them quiet. 🙂

johnld
johnld
11 years ago

if an 11 year old kid can play modern warfare 2, then theres no problem with a 17 year old to play GTAV

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Damn he's older than me?
But I still play the GTA's and restricted games, just like many kiddos' out there =]

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

as long as it recaptures the magic of san andreas. gtaiv wasn't bad, but it was to 'keen' on being real and gritty. gta isn't meant to be about a dman good laugh. i mean, starting off the game, by having to drive in traffic, wtf?

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
11 years ago

Vice City was my favorite. Will be nice to visit the 80's again if that's where they're going. Or possibly a present version of Vice City? Just as long as it isn't as dull as GTA IV was.


Last edited by Geobaldi on 11/16/2009 10:45:38 AM

Qwarktast1c
Qwarktast1c
11 years ago

i hope its back in vice 🙂

Troy Powers
Troy Powers
11 years ago

I personally don't see what was so great about GTA4. The story didn't grab me at all. The gameplay was too repetetive. It just wasn't good. It was fun for a while, but after a few plays, there was no real desire to toss it in the PS3 to see what happens next. I already knew what happened next. The same thing that happened the last three missions.

Aftab
Aftab
11 years ago

Repetition and sandbox games. Kinda comes with the territory. In that case, I wouldn't recommend other stellar titles such as inFamous, or AC2, or Fallout 3 (which I haven't played), or even Ratchet and Clank. You'll be missing a lot of great games, though.

Troy Powers
Troy Powers
11 years ago

Actually, though inFamous was repetetive, I liked it much better. I think the story was better. The whole think about being a good guy or a bad guy added a lot to it also. I don't think GTA and Ratched and Clank are comparable at all. I never played the first AC (though I do own it. Go figure.), so I wasn't really planning on picking up the second one unless I play it at a friend's first and really like it. Fallout 3 I may eventually try out on the recommendation of a friend. He says there are elements that make it not as monotonous as say Oblivion or something like that.

Anyway, a game can be repetetive and still be good. The story just has to really draw me in and make me want to see how the story will develop next. GTA didn't do that. If it did, it didn't do it soon enough. I moved on to another game before it drew me in at all.

Aftab
Aftab
11 years ago

R&C:ACIT is free-roaming open world/space (even has funny radio stations).

And I highly recommend getting back to GTA4, if you haven't already, especially if you like Midnight Club (I loved hording the supercars that get unlocked later and racing them even after finishing the story with both endings). I was bored by it. I got back to it during a slow season. And was blown away by it later. And before that, I was never even into GTA's.

Beamboom
Beamboom
11 years ago

I so totally agree with Troy. I think GTAIV is the hands down most overrated game ever. GTA IV beeing the all time best PS3 game with an AVERAGE rating of 97.31% (ref Gamerankings)? WTF is that all about?

GTA IV is the first GTA where I found the story to be downright *boring*. I have no empaty or fascination for the main charater at all, could not care less if his damn brother dies while playing poker, and quite frankly if only the girls in the strip bar actually stripped I'd use GTAIV as an interactive screensaver.

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
11 years ago

You know what i want. I want oblivion 2 🙂 im sick of GTA.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

And Fallout: New Vegas!

Jian2069
Jian2069
11 years ago

dead rising 2

CrazyIrishBoy
CrazyIrishBoy
11 years ago

Countryside, planes and jetpackes, that what i want back… 😛 Gta online multiplayer with planes, oh yea… in the countryside… that would be awesome.

They left out countryside because they wanted the city to be much more packed with tings to do.. i think? well if they work hard enough im sure the ps3 could handle it..

bOnEs
bOnEs
11 years ago

personally, i don't want another vice city… i'd like to see something different… if we end up getting vice city then, it's a no-brainer as to where the next GTA will take place… san andreas anyone?

i just feel that they need to explore new areas… give the south some love like texas or arizona… or the midwest like seattle… while miami offers up something breathtaking for a next-gen game to deliver, it would feel re-hashed IMO…

dlte
dlte
11 years ago

seattle is definitely not in the midwest.

bOnEs
bOnEs
11 years ago

west coast…

why do people on the internet even care to take the time to correct someone without even mentioning the story itself?? i never understood that one…

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

@bones

I'm sure if I mentioned Alaska and said "the southern part of the States" you would correct me. Nothing wrong with corrections if they're given in a mature way. He didn't call you an idiot, so no harm done.

bOnEs
bOnEs
11 years ago

i know no harm… i just don't know why people would rather comment on typos rather than the actual article itself…

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Sometimes we just like to razz each other.

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

When I correct people it's because I hope they'll learn to proofread their comments and use correct English in the future, so I don't have to decipher nonsense to determine what they meant to write.

Why bother writing a comment if you don't make sure to say what you meant to say?

p.s. I vote for GTA Windy City.


Last edited by Fane1024 on 11/17/2009 2:45:58 AM

bOnEs
bOnEs
11 years ago

hey, even when proof-reading, it's easy to miss something… happens to me a lot, that's why most of my posts are usually edited :D…

BIG_E
BIG_E
11 years ago

I would love another Vice City or something like GTA London,or GTA ATL.

Troy Powers
Troy Powers
11 years ago

I would love to see RockStar merge GTA and Midnight Club into one game. I mean, it's such a no-brainer to me. That would be a long, full, robust game.

Streets_74
Streets_74
11 years ago

I would love to see it in a new setting, I've been wanting a GTA to do it in the midwest. Not because thats where I'm from, but becuase it has alot to offer as far as crime, corruption, and it's a very diverse area with the likes of latinos, african american, asians, hell we even have the amish. So there is alot to work with in this area. Plus just think of all the different gangs we have between Illinoise and Indiana alone, then and in places like Detroit, Minnesota, and ST.Louis.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

That would be funny to see it here in Minnesota, they would have to include the people who drive like lunatics in the snow, rolling off the roads and getting into accidents and stuff.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

__________________________________You Douchebag ^


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 11/16/2009 5:00:22 PM

city96
city96
11 years ago

This reminds me, Where is Getaway 3?

___________
___________
11 years ago

canceled along with 8 days.
you can thank eyepet for that.


Last edited by ___________ on 11/17/2009 12:05:23 AM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Take all the expletives out and I doubt it tops 500 pages.

Hopefully with V they go back to what made the PS2 versions so fun, GAMEPLAY.

bhindi_bhaji
bhindi_bhaji
11 years ago

Being a fan of Vice City going back there is all good, especially a revamped version, I loved the atmosphere Rockstar created.

The Ballad of Gay Tony has a slight Vice City vibe going on with the clubs and obviously the Vice City FM station, lots of heli and boat missions etc.

As much as I like GTAIV I think Rockstar have realised what people want from GTA, fun rather than too much realism.

It's just a shame that Episodes from Liberty City hasn't been released on the PS3 so everyone can experience TBOGT, lot's of fun to be had with that!

I'd like to see the other cities mentioned in GTA games, Capital City and Carcer City.

taus90
taus90
11 years ago

If GTAIV team is doing Agent, then who is doing GTAV


Last edited by taus90 on 11/16/2009 1:06:43 PM

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

They are still in early development. Agent is probably done by next year, that's probably when the GTAV officially starts.

sabitrulz
sabitrulz
11 years ago

ahh! saw my galfrnd playing vice city in her 60gb yesterday……….it really was a fantastic game..

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I hope they get rid of the dating and friendship simulators, I don't play GTA to take idiots out on dates or to play darts, though driving while your character is drunk was fun, especial if you have a couple beers in you yourself 🙂

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

We haven't played either game yet, its hard to imagine how long is 1000 pages of script. Scripts tend to have double and triple spaces, so one page goes by fairly quickly. Unless you can compare how many pages is in a typical movie.

bOnEs
bOnEs
11 years ago

i bet most of that is the pedestrian dialog you hear on the streets…

Imagi
Imagi
11 years ago

About time for another GTA London? or how about Glasgow which is just a couple of miles from where GTA is created.

The Stig
The Stig
11 years ago

Better yet, how about setting it in Edinburgh, where its created. I think Edinburgh would make a great setting for a GTA game, I could visit my house.

Kingharris
Kingharris
11 years ago

Hope it goes to London. Best British Developer out there 😛

jerocarson
jerocarson
11 years ago

GTA = MILK.. .
though still one of my favorite franchise right behind Metal gear series and the syphon filters series..

jerocarson
jerocarson
11 years ago

GTA = MILK.. .
though still one of my favorite franchise right behind Metal gear series and the syphon filters series..

faraga
faraga
11 years ago

I'm just wondering, there are people suggesting using the midwest as a location, but GTA always used water to indicate the ends of the map, how are they going to do that with the midwest then? I don't think building a giant invisible wall would work.

How about Amsterdam as a setting?

bOnEs
bOnEs
11 years ago

michigan/detroit? it's a peninsula… manhattan (algonquin) is a peninsula… so is florida… they aren't completely surrounded by water… neither is california… i think any town with a beach front is fair game…


Last edited by bOnEs on 11/16/2009 3:10:14 PM

jerocarson
jerocarson
11 years ago

GTA; AFRICA…
awesomeness at it's peak…


Last edited by jerocarson on 11/16/2009 3:00:27 PM