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New Grand Theft Auto in 2009?

Rumors start flying about a new GTA by the end of the year. I vote for Neo-Tokyo.

Yes. Sold. LA looks exactly like Tokyo in the future.
** Update**: Be sure to check out the newest Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, coming exclusively to the Xbox 360 October 29, 2009. It'll include both The Lost & Damned as well as the newer Ballad of Gay Tony.
 

There's plenty of of Grand Theft Auto content on the horizon with The Lost and Damned and China Town Wars, but how about a whole new game and location for the series? Rumors are flying about the next big installment in the series coming as early as the end of 2009. The newest issue of Game Informer apparently contains the following vague snippet between its pages:

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.


I personally haven't seen the issue, so I can't vouch for its validity or put it into more context, but if they're talking about a new GTA IV-style game, color me excited. Tokyo would be a great choice, though I wonder what time period would be best. Maybe it's time for Grand Theft Auto to head into the future so we can start having sex with prostitute replicants and throw them out of our hovercars to get our creds back.

Thanks to PSU for the tip.

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Posted by Vinny
Yes. Sold. LA looks exactly like Tokyo in the future.
** Update**: Be sure to check out the newest Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, coming exclusively to the Xbox 360 October 29, 2009. It'll include both The Lost & Damned as well as the newer Ballad of Gay Tony.
 

There's plenty of of Grand Theft Auto content on the horizon with The Lost and Damned and China Town Wars, but how about a whole new game and location for the series? Rumors are flying about the next big installment in the series coming as early as the end of 2009. The newest issue of Game Informer apparently contains the following vague snippet between its pages:

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.


I personally haven't seen the issue, so I can't vouch for its validity or put it into more context, but if they're talking about a new GTA IV-style game, color me excited. Tokyo would be a great choice, though I wonder what time period would be best. Maybe it's time for Grand Theft Auto to head into the future so we can start having sex with prostitute replicants and throw them out of our hovercars to get our creds back.

Thanks to PSU for the tip.

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Posted by BiggerBomb

Dude. Let's do Chicago!

Posted by superezekiel

I've been saying that for years. GTA: Blade Runner would be the greatest game ever made.

Hopefully they focus on content more than the color grey and the Euphoria engine this time around though.
Posted by xWOBBx

Toronto!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Lind_L_Taylor

I haven't started GTA IV yet. Still clocking Fallout 3 (104 hours into it now).

Edited by Stephen_Von_Cloud

Eventually maybe Rockstar can expand on GTA IV like they did GTA 3 and add in some of the crazy stuff people want to see and go all out like they did with San Andreas.  It'll be interesting to see where they go from here.

Posted by MattyFTM

I wouldn't be surprised to see them announce a new one due out Q4, but I'd be very surprised to see it come out this year. It'll get pushed back.

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Posted by Tirrandir

All I want to hear is "this has a story as good as GTA4" and I'm in. 

I could care less about open worlds.  Sandboxes are boring.  Give me a compelling single player experience and I'm there. 

GTA4 was the game that made 'sandbox' style games relevant to me, and I want more in that direction. 

Posted by BiggerBomb
Stephen_Von_Cloud said:
"Eventually maybe Rockstar can expand on GTA IV like they did GTA 3 and add in some of the crazy stuff people want to see and go all out like they did with San Andreas.  It'll be interesting to see where they go from here."

You seem to be under the assumption that everyone wants to see that. I beg to differ, good sir!
Posted by c1337us
Posted by Bullet_Jr

I don't give a damn where the next GTA is, just so long as they put planes in it.

Posted by Shinryu

Enough already....its a popular franchise but jeez...need some room to breathe  with all these GTA releases.

Posted by Jackel2072

haha YES! GTA: Blade Runner!!!!! that would be awesome!

Posted by TheWorstPlayerEver

I've wanted a GTA set in Tokyo. I always thought that would be cool. some other possible locations I would like to see would be:

  • Shanghai
  • London
  • Paris
  • Monaco
  • Italy
  • Hawaii
Posted by logson

This makes me think of the blue screen scene in Wayne's World. "Or imagine, being magically whisped away to..."
But yeah, Toky-MFing-o.

Posted by spiceninja

It could happen. Vice City came out a year after GTA 3 and they already have the engine up and running so it wouldn't be hard to get another GTA out in a little over a year.

Posted by Aaox

GTA V: Logan's Run edition!

Posted by dtran1212

i highly doubt this is true, if it is, this is prob the best news i've heard in months

Posted by Oni

Let's just get out of the USA for the next GTA. If they do Vice City take two, I will lose a lot of interest.

Posted by hypermog

Blade Runnar Plz

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

I'm rooting for GTA to move to Wichita.  Can you imagine the tagline?  "Become Joe Bob, scourge of corn fields, as he searches for love amongst his cousins!"  Ahhh, good old controversy.

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Posted by EvanFavreau

Tokyo would be awesome. i could also go for a some European city like London or Rome.

Posted by pepper

That would be cool, but I doubt it. Also, they need to do a GTA: Ireland. Lots of booze.

Posted by Optiow

well it sounds all good, as long as they put in a good story I am happy.

Posted by JoelTGM

Tokyo would be cool indeed, but please make it more exciting than GTA IV.  Make it more over the top with jetpacks, aircraft, and tanks!

Posted by Kush

I would actually love it if this were true...Tokyo sounds like a great setting for a GTA game.

Posted by TheGreatGuero

Totally seems bogus to me.

Posted by TheHBK

How about London?  I know its been done before but with this new GTA style, it would be great. I dont want to be running around Tokyo with assholes that like to drift all the way to the grocery store. 

Edited by sloppyjoe

Detroit or non-US

Posted by McPaper

It would be good to move out of the USA. Tokyo would be an awesome place to play through.

Posted by Ghostin
Posted by DukeTogo

That reminds me of that game that got cacelled a while back for 360.  I forgot the name but it was basically GTA meets Syndicate.  It was a From Software game and the videos that were shown were pretty bad.

What about L.A. Noir?  That's been floating around for some time at Rockstar.

I doubt a Blade Runner knockoff would be it, it's too cool an idea and would need to be a true licensed game to be worthy.  London seems like the obvious choice since going somewhere that doesn't speak English is a pretty big gamble considering that North America is the primary consumer that will make up the bulk of sales.  They could go all Guy Ritchie and get Jason Statham to do the voice.  I think we're far enough from the smoking carcass of The Getaway that it won't feel like it's been done before.

As for the chumps that thought GTA IV was weak and missed the over-the-top crazy stuff like jet packs and planes, play Saints' Row 2, it took over for that amount of craziness.  I respect Rockstar for growing up and making GTA respectable.  You can have violence, sex, and crime and do it with class and tell a good story.  If GTA IV was just a flashier San Andreas, I'd wager it would have done worse and been far less likely to have gotten the critical praise it has gotten in its current form.

Posted by Duskulblaka

Wow, I didn't finish GTAIV til the end of November...granted I was doing other stuff...anyway, I'd like to see GTA Chicago. Except slightly in the future after that badass spire is built.

Posted by poser

GTA with spinners!?

Posted by toadstule

If this were to happen, Tokyo would be an awesome location.

Posted by Venatio

I hope it takes place in futuristic setting, Tokyo would be awesome

Posted by Death_Burnout

End of 09? thats an ambitious dream. But one i can get behind.

Part of me wants it to be Tokyo or Shanghai, just so the people who keep saying it will be Tokyo or Shanghai can shut the hell up!

(and i really don't want another London...GTA Dorset would float my boat better)

Edited by Bulldog19892

GTA: Goodwill Hunting! You can run up to people in the streets and repeatedly say "it's not your fault" until they break down and cry!

Edited by dtran1212

GTA: Mr. Roger's Neighborhood (DO IT R*, DO IT!)

Bulldog19892 said "GTA: Goodwill Hunting!".........LAME!

Posted by Giuseppe
TheWorstPlayerEver said:
"I've wanted a GTA set in Tokyo. I always thought that would be cool. some other possible locations I would like to see would be:
  • Shanghai
  • London
  • Paris
  • Monaco
  • Italy
  • Hawaii
"
I want Paris and Italy. (Mostly Italy)

Posted by RHCPfan24

Ahh..Blade Runner references. This site can't be complete without them.

Posted by CallMeRotten

England, Japan, or some future setting would be awesome. Give us flying cars!

Posted by LiquidPrince

Already...?

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Posted by giyanks22

How about GTA New orleans, where it takes place after Katrina, and you're involved in all these dealings to steal TVs and money from flooded banks. It would be cool if you had to swim through water and stuff, and fight sharks or something...

Just an Idea

Posted by 0CEL0T
Posted by Stephen_Von_Cloud

To all those who want to keep the limited scope, I think you need to realize it doesn't need to be either nuts or very serious like GTA IV was.  Rockstar can find a balance.

And the location also needs to be somewhat exotic.  Why would they ever set it in a city like Detroit or Chicago?  They'd need to manufacture a fake city and then it wouldn't really be different enough from Liberty City in the end to warrant the trouble.

Posted by PapaLazarou

GTA Zombie Apocalypse!

They could just be talking about L.A Noire though.

Posted by BawlZINmotion

I might become interested in a GTA game again if it were set in Tokyo, Paris or London. Though instead of London they could probably set it in all of the United Kingdom, which would be pretty cool.

Posted by Player1

Lets hope so. The more GTA I get the better. :P

Edited by TechRyze

Personally, I wouldn't mind a 'IV' version of Vice City.

I'd rather see something completely different done with the new engine (and with the old one ported to Wii), but I expect that they wouldn't be called 'Grand Theft Auto' if they strayed into the 'future' or otherwise off on a tangent.

Anyway - I think that all of these ideas can be made into great games - bring it on!

/waits

BTW: I've just registered, but I've been dipping in and out of here for a while  - It's excellent to see the TALENT from Gamespot has moved over here after all of the BS. You guys were the reason I used to read the site.

Are we allowed to swear here without being punished?

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