E3 2002: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City details
Rockstar Games has announced Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for the Playstation 2. Developed by Take-Two Interactive, the game will be the official sequel to blockbuster hit Grand Theft Auto 3. With an 11 million unit base already established, GTA: VC is expected to compete with previous numbers. As previously reported, the game will be an exclusive title to Sony.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City will feature improved gameplay, cinematic graphics, and audio elements. Set in the 1980's, the location will be Vice City and players must once again weave their way through money, power, and corruption. Extensive game details will be available June, and PSX Extreme will have them immediately. For now, read what company executives have to say about the GTA franchise.
Sam Houser, the executive producer of the Grand Theft Auto franchise and president of Rockstar Games, commented, "The success of Grand Theft Auto 3 has made us very proud, but it has also motivated us enormously. The work currently being done by our development and production teams in Edinburgh and New York is going to surpass the efforts of last year, as we set our sights on making an even more revolutionary gaming experience. This will be reflected in the size of the game, the scope of the gameplay, the extent of the gameplayer's freedom, the quality of production value and the all-important sense of style."
Les Benzies, the producer of Grand Theft Auto games, noted, "Although it may appear to be a challenge to develop a game superior to Grand Theft Auto 3, our progress to date on Vice City makes me highly confident that we can deliver a truly innovative game."
Kelly Sumner, Take-Two Interactive Software's Chief Executive Officer added, "Grand Theft Auto 3 has become the "must-have" title for PlayStation(R)2 and is appropriately regarded as a landmark in interactive entertainment. We are delighted with the plans for Vice City, and are totally committed to supporting Rockstar's creative efforts and investing in the development and marketing approach that made Grand Theft Auto 3 such a tremendous success."
5/21/2002 Matt Stensrud