How will be the next game in the GTA series?

Feel free to comment below about Grand Theft Auto V, a much-awaited promise worldwide.

By canana, Posted 20 Jan 2011

Several people already know that the Grand Theft Auto franchise do damage to the world of video games. The last major title in the series, GTA IV, was regarded as one of the more expressive of  the videogames entertainment and has sold over 17 million units around the globe. Remember that the latest game was released in April 2008 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The PC version appeared a few months later. Not to mention that Take-Two Interactive also successfully launched the two expansion packs for the fourth edition: The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony. Thus, this effect has opened way for some clues regarding the emergence of a fifth game. Rockstar has already confirmed the development of a new title, but little is known about what will be shown in the next GTA.

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* Where the game will be set?
* Who will be the main character?
* What is the release date and what are the target platforms?
* What are the news related to items, weapons and vehicles?
* In general, what the main changes compared to previous games?

Many critics made comments about a possible announcement of the fifth title. But there are clues that seem to point out the emergence of a new game in certain scenes of previous titles. SPOILER ALERT: Certain sections below may have compromising information about the expansion The Ballad of Gay Tony. If you do not want to spoil the game, do not read the next two paragraphs.

In TBGT, there is an advertisement - a part of Star Junction seems to indicate the future of the series. In addition to displaying the sentence "Liberty City, it's over!",comes the expression "Next Stop" ...

Moreover, the end credits of TBGT illustrate a scene in which Packie McReary arrives by taxi at the Francis International Airport. The character comes out of the vehicle and walk to the terminal with a bag over his shoulder. Does this indicate that McReary will appear in the fifth game?

The confirmation of a new GTA was made in November 2009 by reports of Dan Houser (Rockstar cofounder) with The Times. "We need to think of a city first, then the characters " said the developer.

In March 2010, the analyst Mike Hickey - Janco Partners - predicted that GTA V would be done before the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2010. However, the prediction was not correct because Rockstar Games did not attended the event in Los Angeles due to "time constraints". In May, it was leaked in the web in the form of a list of games to be released during E3. Many were excited about the false set of games, since the name "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2" was among them. In June, an editor of site TheBitBag said having listened the words of one Rockstar's tester. According to the editor, was told that Red Dead Redemption was taking a long time and were already occurring practical experiences with GTA V. True or false? Nobody knows, but it is plausible the idea that certain parts of the new game are already in test phase.

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One of the most intriguing rumors was a dialogue that appeared in  VG247 on July 27, 2010. On occasion, it was understood that the scenario for the next game would be Hollywood, Los Angeles (or Los Santos, as appears in San Andreas). It is interesting to note that, shortly after, the folks at Eurogamer got curious information from the community through an independent source. Reports indicate that Rockstar definitely related sites are investigating the Hollywood area. The developer did not comment about that speculation.

There are some gamers and critics who still nourish hopes regarding a possible release date this year. Even Michael Pachter, Wedbush Morgan , said in 2009 that the fifth title would be released in 2010, but the year is coming to an end and no official announcement was made. Red Dead Redemption was a great project ... already ended. At the time Rockstar is working on Agent, an exclusive game for the PlayStation 3 users. Therefore, it is difficult to say that the developer is fully dedicated to the Grand Theft Auto franchise. Thus, it can be said that GTA V can appear before 2012, but there is no way to be more specific and indicate a precise date for the launch. As for the target platforms, common sense suggests that the game is available for the bearers of the current generation of consoles, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and beyond, to PC users.

Many people make suggestions when a new edition of a well-known series is underway. Sometimes, certain proposals are somewhat absurd (such as the presence of aliens in a football game), but many concepts are valid and arouse the interest and fans curiosity. The following list includes some relevant ideas that could be part of the next title in the franchise. Curious proposals when applied by developers at Rockstar Games would leave the new GTA even more attractive, intriguing ... and fun, of course.

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It is curious, though, in raising a surprise possibility. What do you think about participating in shootings, robberies and harassment in a steampunk setting? Participate in such contracts in a realistic city, but full of futuristic elements? This may hurt the purists, but it remains an idea, at least, interesting. Rockstar could attract more players with a mix of ideas in the next chapter of the franchise.  Unleash your imagination and visualize the following scene: you're a young cop (around 20 years old) and your mission is to protect citizens. Contrasting with GTA? Sure, but it remains a curious alternative. There are fans who expect a plot transformation or at least the way with which this story would be portrayed. Rather than acting as an outlaw, the player could ensure justice in the streets chasing bad guys. It is clear that, to become an immersive experience, would require a good deal of violence, as happens in other titles of the franchise. Another distinguishing factor would be greater freedom in the plot direction. The ability to pick your destiny. For example if you fail a mission, a single path would be released, other than the path taken if success were achieved in that endeavor.

Finally, developers satisfy hundreds of fans to submit the return of the use of aircraft ... With more freedom, obviously. Destroy everything with powerful aircraft, causing spectacular explosions would not be a bad idea. Exotic Cars also consist of a respectable addition. There could be more fast cars existing in real life so that players could walk the streets and alleys with a lot of speed. Bizarre weaponry, personalization in weapon sets and other aspects, cycles of changes between seasons, new fight animations and shootings, the so popular quick time events, more options for buying / trading builings,stores,etc ...

Feel free to comment below about Grand Theft Auto V, a much-awaited promise worldwide.

Marco Cecilio, NoobFeed

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  • i always enjoyed playin the gta series and is lookin forward to wat they r gonna do next

    Posted Jan 21, 2011
  • avatar RON

    Nice article. Even the mighty GTA isn't conspiracy free now. And, perhaps I'm one of those fans who would love to see a plot transformation rather than too much randomness. It's obviously fun but it can be boring at times too.

    Posted Jan 21, 2011

  • when you put it this way GTA has come a really long way but i do hope their story gets more meaning then it will make me feel less guilty shooting people.

    Posted Jan 21, 2011

  • i hope its set in London like they were planning for the last game but prolly be LA maybe san francisco to combat the new driver san francisco game or might be chicago a dark horse think there done NY and Miami, Florida to death

    Posted Jan 22, 2011

  • I hated GTA4. San Andreas was far better. GTA4's missions were unvaried and repetitive, the driving physics were absolute crap, and the gunplay was mediocre. Those that played Scarface would be at home, the shooting and police area search system is very similar (beyond coincidentally so).

    If GTA4 was called Niko in New York, I am certain it wouldn't have gotten anywhere near the praise it got. It got perfect scores in the graphics department, yet the character modelsin MGS3 are much better. If you turn the brightness up enough to see, you'll see weird blurry outlines around the head of the characters in cutscenes (likely due to the camera focusing thing they put in). The textures are pretty lame as well.


    All in all, GTA5 should be more like Saints Row, mindless fun.

    Posted Jan 22, 2011

  • @demoman I can't agree with you mate. GTA 4 was a class above San Andreas. It was however didn't look as direct as SA but overall 4 was a huge improvement of this series.

    Posted Jan 22, 2011

  • @Sleven

    So you prefer very poor driving physics, a very limited selection of cars, even worse selection of helicopters, lack of planes, lack of mission variety, lack of environmental variety, constant calls from your cousin, annoying toll bridges, and annoying accents?

    I prefer monster trucks, jet packs, planes, a helicopter that you can actually kill things with (that Blackhawk in GTA4 is terrible, the Apache in Vice City and SA is far far far better), a much much more varied map, tanks, and much more that I don't feel like naming off.

    Trading fun for realism is never a good choice. They just removed far too much for me, and the motorcycles were undrivable (I was trying to chase Pegerino's boat down with a dirt bike in that mission, but it would be a stretch to say the bike handled at all, it was just so utteryl terrible).

    Posted Jan 23, 2011

  • @demoman : I see where you are pointing. Yes the game did lack in few of the features we are used to the GTA series but the overall improvement was necessary to take the series to today's level where most games are improving. And as for driving in GTA, it was never really good. It was fun but never comfy and good. GTA 4 probably tried to improve their engine but failed. Else why would a publisher come up with something worse than the previous sequel?

    As for the story, yes I agree with you and so did canana mentioned at the feature. It did lack in proper direction and was repetitive and annoying time to time. But which game isn't these days?

    Posted Jan 23, 2011

  • GTA has always been one of my favourite games, but I'd like to see an option for different levels of difficulty.

    Posted Jan 23, 2011

  • @sleven: So the trade of fun for realism makes it better because it is more like other modern games? GTA4 is a hodgepodge of features from other games. The cover shooting, the aiming, the flying through the windshield of your car, the police system, etc. were all iin other games that rockstar ripped off (Scarface in particular). Grad THEFT Auto is a good title for it.

    We need more games like Painkiller, Serious Sam, Saints Row, and Duke Nukem to get people to remember that realism =/= fun.  Hopefully the next GTA remembers what made GTA popular in the first place and goes back to the fun side of things.

    Posted Jan 23, 2011
  • @demoman : That's one way to judge it mate. But gamers these days, mostly young gamers, don't know what and how was the old games were. So keeping everything in mind, Rockstar did what was necessary.
    Posted Jan 25, 2011
  • TBH I think that they should make a LEGO GTA.
    Posted Jan 26, 2011
  • @CarbonFiba Reminds me of GTA 1 and GTA 2
    Posted Jan 30, 2011

  • Awesome feature, canana. Great stuff!

    Ever since playing GTA III, I had always hoped for a GTA where the main storyline follows a crooked cop. But... thanks to LA Noire, I sincerely doubt that will ever happen :P

    May I ask, what would you think of a female main character?

    Posted Mar 11, 2011

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