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Next GTA To Release Later This Year?

You didn't really think GTAIV would be the final installment in the blockbuster franchise, did you? Realistically, the only legitimate question was, "how much longer before Rockstar announces Grand Theft Auto V?"

Well, it may not be that far off, and the actual release may be a lot sooner than you might believe. If you've seen the latest Game Informer, Rockstar North is apparently already hard at work on the next GTA entry. The evidence was in the Loose Talk section in the latest Game Informer, as it seems RockStar North is already working on the next installment in the Grand Theft Auto franchise, which should be ready for release this holiday season. How, do you ask? Well, we have no idea, but we imagine the team will use the same engine that was on display in GTAIV; they'll just create a new world using that foundation. Here's the quote in question:

"We're not talking about new DLC or a collection of previously available DLC, we're talking about a full retail game. We expect this title to follow the suit of previous GTAs and use a subtitle such as GTA: San Andreas, etc. Tokyo might be a possible setting for the game, but details are non-existent at this time."

Well, where do you want the next GTA to take place? And would you want it to be a historic piece, like Vice City and San Andreas? Before Liberty City was confirmed for GTAIV, some entertained the notion of a 1920's Chicago setting, and both London and Tokyo were also rumored as possible considerations. Perhaps Rockstar will want to appeal more to the Japanese crowd with a Tokyo-based GTA, even though they can't possibly be unhappy with the sales of previous titles. We hope to have more information on the mystery GTA soon, and once we have it, we'll fill you in. Personally, I wouldn't mind a direct sequel to Vice City, 'cuz that was my favorite. Love the '80s. :)

1/14/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (61 posts)

eLLeJuss
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 10:15:59 PM
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TOKYO! lol.. i can imagine myself free falling from tokyo tower..ahhh..yesss :)

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djjake
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 11:29:56 AM

i hope they bring that all back, missed flying planes and base jumps



i hope its a lot bigger than IV, IV felt small after playing san andres

would just love somewhere that isn't compact like new york was, more open land like san andres

recon they will stick to the serious stuff or go back to the fun old games?

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crapreviews
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 10:24:00 PM
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LOL wow... i still havnt even worked on the trophies that they patched for IV.

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ps92117
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 10:26:14 PM
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I like gta, though they should change some stuff just to keep it new.

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Advent Child
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 10:26:20 PM
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DUDE!!! I think I would even play this one if it was set in Japan!

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Deleted User
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 11:19:49 PM

Did someone just get a hard on?

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PS3_Wizard
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 9:40:37 AM

Burn in hell Josh. Keep your comments relavent and stop tryna start a war.

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bearbobby
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 10:59:08 AM

@PS3_Wizard

Relax mate, he was just making a joke. I smiled :)

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Schmitty
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 10:26:51 PM
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i really hope this one will be more like san andreas in that it is less serious like with planes and stuff

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MirrorSoul
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 10:53:21 PM
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I SAY A BIG YES TO JAPAN!!!!

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Ogibillm
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 10:57:43 PM
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i don't care where it's set so much as hope the music is much better and that you don't have some whiny jackass, say a cousin, to take everywhere

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Aftab
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 11:35:27 PM

I really like the Russian song "Taxi".

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Deleted User
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 11:56:55 PM

Niko is kickass. What are you smoking that I aint got?

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coverton341
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 11:02:23 AM

I think he was referring to Niko's cousin

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Aftab
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 11:09:26 PM
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Niko was kool. I hope he makes a cameo appearance.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 11:10:12 PM
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Can I get a hell yeah?

Love me some GTA. I could easily see them announcing a new GTA for this year but I doubt it will release before 2010. Rockstar has got to be getting stretched pretty thin what with Chinatown Wars, Lost and Damned, and this all in the works. Tokyo could be tite, I think if they did one all about Vegas it could work, London or Moscow might be good too. As long as they keep it serious like IV I'm happy.

BTW if they did a direct sequel to Vice City that would be sweet too.

Oh yeah and no more relationship/date/hangout system. IT IS LAME.

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Deleted User [Moderator]
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 11:12:53 PM

Thats way to funny. I started that before you posted this.

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Deleted User [Moderator]
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 11:11:02 PM
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OH HELL YEAH!!!

I say Vice City. I LOVED that game. Tommy Vercetti was a great character. I say base it after the events of that and bring back TV!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 11:30:29 PM
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I was hoping for a subtitle entry. Can the GTAIV hating stop now? I think it was a solid benchmark, and all GTAs have some damn stupid thing about them. San Andreas was badass but what is with the exercising and sh*t? And the easy tire poppage in VC? You take the good with the bad with this series,I'm looking forward to details forthcoming.

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LHomie
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 11:38:41 PM
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Please bring GTA to Tokyo. That would be great. Though I am gonna miss Niko. Good character.

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OU812
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 1:20:11 AM
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Dohhh!, Im still takin my sweet ass time with GTV4 and savouring at its technological achievment. LOL

Yesssss, hopefully would love to continue the vice city storyline. 80's was the best ahahahha, maybe cus i grew up in it.
Tommy and Niko are one of the best created characters around.

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Deleted User
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 5:17:55 AM

For sure.

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DeadReaper
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 1:36:58 AM
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I'd like to see another San Andreas. They did Vice City and Liberty City Stories, so why not a San Andreas Stories. In this one you could play as Sweet, or get really crazy and be The Truth. Either way, Im sure it will be a great gmae.

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PS3_Wizard
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 9:43:32 AM

Hell yeah, enough with the gangsters...bring on tha gangstas!!!

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ceedot
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 3:01:08 AM
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liberty city was the worst city they could have possibly chosen. It was the worst, dullest place in a game I've seen and it just pissed Me off. If they do it right, vice city, or san andreas (with more fu**ing features) would be the best game yet.

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ThePoetRazel
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 4:36:46 AM
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GTAIV proved to be pretty boring compared to the size. It felt empty and hardly worth playing again once it's finished. That needs to be redressed in the next game. A big city is great, but it needs to have enough things in it to fill the full city rather than just content for a city a quarter of the size stretched out.

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Naga
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 11:59:14 AM

They're should release GTA: Dark Ages with mighty drunken warrior tunes down at the pub ,get drunk with your fellow Swordsman and go on a rampage in the village of Algor with many more possibilities.

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TheRaPtuRe
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 6:06:56 AM
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It will be vice city, its obvious.
They will follow the trend of the previous gen.
It's a shame it wont be a ps3 exclusive though.
Theres no way it will come out this year, there still making the 2nd downloadable content arnt they.
They still havent released the 1st dlc.
Late 2010 more likely.

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PS3_Wizard
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 9:44:19 AM

Hands down the ugliest avatar in the world lol

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Naga
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 11:49:02 AM

@ PS3_Wizard Oh god oh god no it's horrible lol

@ The Rapture If they return to Vice City I'll be one happy gamer but I don't think Rockstar can release a god damn full game at the end of 2009 so I won't get excited and will become ultra pissed off :(

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Arcane Altair
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 6:32:48 AM
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I wouldn't mind seeing it set somewhere in Europe [London], or Japan.

It'd be a nice change.

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tanner1
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 6:37:30 AM
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Spot on Ben it would have 2 b designed around vice city, i loved it with a passion, as 4 seeing it this year no chance, were more likely 2 c g.o.w 3 than that happen

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CH1N00K
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 8:03:29 AM
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Tokyo would be a cool place to put it. I've also always thought Brazil would be a good location as well. Something like in the movie City of God. Work your way up out of the slums. We'll have to wait and see I guess.

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jonny_bolton
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 9:36:53 AM
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Vice City!!!

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ceedot
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 9:42:59 AM
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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.

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PS3_Wizard
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 9:45:32 AM
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How bout GTA: Amish stories?

Horse and buggy drive-bys with slig-shots!

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coverton341
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 11:06:34 AM

High Five

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Aftab
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 7:10:12 PM

Naaaahhhht!!!!

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Sir Shak
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 10:04:47 AM
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niko goes to vice city and starts working for an aging vercetti who is struggling to keep a leash on his three sons from two ex-wives . i would like to see that happening .

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Dewi47
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 3:15:21 PM

That would be awesome!
Merging two of the best characters into one storyline!

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raidtimedope
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 10:24:51 AM
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Cant wait for this game to come out

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Kingharris
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 10:30:14 AM
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They should take it to London, bring the game to it's homeland lol.

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shaydey77
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 11:04:03 AM
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GTAV. I dont care where its set..its GTA 95perent of the environment is fun. Most of the comments lean towards keeping the 'realism' theme. If thats the case its about time the Biggest brand game in the world got some licenced vehicles? Otherwise go back to when GTA's were nothing but colourful fun!!

If they make the next one as dark I firmly state it will be the last GTA i will ever buy.
They've annoyed me with the last one.

Also if it is in Tokyo Im expecting a dude with some kickass hand to hand combat.

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coverton341
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 11:05:20 AM
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I would like to see another San Andreas-esque GTA and for all the people pounding down the Tokyo door.....

Please please please leave that to Yakuza 3 I think that game will satisfy anything you could want to do in a Japanese setting better than the Rockstar gang could

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vicious54
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 11:22:52 AM
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Vice City all the way, by far my favorite GTA.

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NoSmokingBandit
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 11:26:02 AM
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I still vote for another Vice City. That was the best gta ever, imo.

Edit:
haha, vicious posted the same thing just as i did, lol.

Last edited by NoSmokingBandit on 1/15/2009 11:26:31 AM

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city96
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 1:07:00 PM

Same sales were crazy all most evryone i knew at that time had 2 copies of the game just incase 1 got ruined.

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Naga
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 11:39:28 AM
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I've lost interest in GTA Elder scrolls is just more hilarious

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Wage SLAVES
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 12:24:02 PM
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Too fast. I still need to go back for the Trophies on IV. Now it just feels like work.

Last edited by Wage SLAVES on 1/15/2009 12:24:17 PM

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city96
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 1:05:38 PM
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LONDON coz it be lik The Getaway. smash Buckingham Palace and swimmin in the thames.

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tlpn99
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 1:59:09 PM
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Anywhere is good for this game. But lets face it most GTA games take a couple of years to come out as they have been improved upon etc. I dont think this would have had a chance to have been improved on that much. Could this be rumour/hoax ?

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faraga
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 2:02:32 PM
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I WANT SAN ANDREAS, or else vice city, but just stay with the classic 3 gta cities (state?) cuz that's what i love about gta iv, fictional cities/states that make fun of the real ones they're based off (<-on? dunno).

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Arvis
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 3:02:23 PM
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Didn't Rockstar say a while back that all their future titles after GTA4 would be Sony-only? Is that still happening? Does it pertain to GTA5?

-Arvis

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Aftab
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 10:33:03 PM

I heard that, too.

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OU812
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 3:49:15 PM
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How bout takin niko back to his orgins maybe somewhere back in Russia eastern europe and dealing wit the russian mafia; yeeeeeah hahahaha

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oldguy
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 8:08:39 PM
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Tokyo would be awesome. i was there a few weeks ago

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ZubraZap
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 8:41:20 PM
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I've always wanted GTA to be in some sort of futuristic "blade-runner" setting. To be short about it a Cyber-punk Grand Theft Auto!

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Aftab
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 10:31:56 PM

I wouldn't be against that idea.

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ZubraZap
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 11:01:06 PM
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Rock on Aftab, lets hope R* hears our cry!

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MadPowerBomber
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 1:16:24 AM
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Doesn't matter where it's set for me, just as long as it has a soundtrack worth listening to. Both GTAIII and GTAIV had the worst in-game soundtracks I've ever heard. Vice City was a nice romp, and San Andres had a lot of nostalgia going on (Alice in Chains? Gimmie, gimmie). Having a game without a single song worth listening to is pretty sad. That was the one thing I enjoyed about the Xbox version of San Andres over the PS2 version. I could drive around for hours listening to Kyuss and Unida and Hermano and other bands I really enjoy instead of listening to the stuff they had in-game.

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ZubraZap
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 9:16:07 PM
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Kyuss are freaking awesome.

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