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    Grand Theft Auto is a sandbox-violence game, that has drawn attention all over the world, and has pretty much become one of the most noticeable criminal-sandbox franchises ever.

    New Grand Theft Auto in 2009?

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    Edited By vinny
    Yes. Sold. LA looks exactly like Tokyo in the future.
    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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    #1  Edited By vinny
    Yes. Sold. LA looks exactly like Tokyo in the future.
    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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    #2  Edited By BiggerBomb

    Dude. Let's do Chicago!

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    #3  Edited 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.
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    #4  Edited By xWOBBx

    Toronto!!!!!!!!!

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    #5  Edited By Lind_L_Taylor

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

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    #6  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.

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    #7  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator

    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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    #8  Edited 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. 

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    #9  Edited 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!
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    #11  Edited By Bullet_Jr

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

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    #12  Edited By Shinryu

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

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    #13  Edited By Jackel2072

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

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    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
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    #15  Edited 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.

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    #16  Edited 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.

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    #17  Edited By aaox

    GTA V: Logan's Run edition!

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    #18  Edited By dtran1212

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

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    #19  Edited 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.

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    #20  Edited By hypermog

    Blade Runnar Plz

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    #21  Edited 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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    #22  Edited By EvanFavreau

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

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    #23  Edited By pepper_2000

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

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    #24  Edited By Optiow

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

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    #25  Edited 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!

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    #26  Edited By kush

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

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    #27  Edited By TheGreatGuero

    Totally seems bogus to me.

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    #28  Edited 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. 

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    #29  Edited By sloppyjoe

    Detroit or non-US

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    #30  Edited By McPaper

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

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    #32  Edited 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.

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    #33  Edited 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.

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    #34  Edited By poser

    GTA with spinners!?

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    #35  Edited By toadstule

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

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    #36  Edited By Venatio

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

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    #37  Edited 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)

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    #38  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!

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    #39  Edited By dtran1212

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

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

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    #40  Edited 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)

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    #41  Edited By RHCPfan24

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

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    #42  Edited By CallMeRotten

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

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    #43  Edited By LiquidPrince

    Already...?

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    #44  Edited 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

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    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.

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    GTA Zombie Apocalypse!

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

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    #48  Edited 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.

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    #49  Edited By Player1

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

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    #50  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.

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