The lights are on
Jesse Divnich, director of analyst services for Electronic Entertainment Design and Research (EEDAR), believes we may see a glimpse of a new Grand Theft Auto title at E3 in June.
Speaking to Game Informer, Divnich made a big prediction as to what we may see at the industry trade show in June. "I think we’re going to hear about another Grand Theft Auto. I think there won’t be any playable stuff. I think they’ll give you some type of teaser, because we do think that a year from then in 2011 we’re going to see another Grand Theft Auto."
We asked Divnich about whether Sony or Microsoft would try and nab some sort of exclusive rights to the newest GTA, but he thought that those days were over. "I don't foresee Microsoft or Sony attempting to obtain any type of exclusivity with the next Grand Theft Auto. Microsoft paid a lot of money for exclusivity on the downloadable content for GTA IV, which unfortunately did little to move consoles for Microsoft. Back in 2004, the Grand Theft Auto was a huge brand, but only relative to the other brands that existed at the time. While the GTA brand is certainly bigger now than it was five years ago, others have emerged to reach similar levels of success, such as Call of Duty or Guitar Hero. In other words, if Sony gets an exclusive deal on GTA V, it would do little to disrupt Microsoft's ability to move hardware, and vice versa."
For more on what Divnich and others in the industry think might happen in 2010, be sure to check out our Connect feature in the February issue (#202) entitled, "The Road Ahead: Experts & Insiders Look Ahead at 2010".
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i hope it will have niko from GTA 4
See...GTA is on 5...look at all the game franchises out on riddiculous numbers, like FF...and people are excited about the same convulted plot with cut and paste characters.
It won't be GTA V. It'll be a new city, new graphics, same engine. Which is fine. I loved GTAIV and it's expansions. Fingers are crossed for New Orleans w/ the city and the bayou. And airboats. And a redneck protagonist.
let me go into every shop/house and building so i'll be happy. also it would be great for snipers.
"[coming in march]"- episodes from liberty city manual on the series being finished with liberty city. teaser date, anyone?
Hope its GTA SAN ANDREAS 2
....I hate the gaming community now. Just read the first few comments and you will know why.
@tiki "Grand Theft Auto has always pushed what we thought was possible in terms of story and gameplay, and I look forward to seeing what the geniuses at rockstar come up with next."
I totally agree.
They should revisit Vice City. And I'd rather have the super-fun mayhem instead of the focus on more realistic attributes. Make me a Juggernaut again!
Here's hoping they the next GTA at E3. And I agree a 2011, probably in fall, release does seem likely.
GTA FOR LIFE VATO!!!
GTA 4 is good enough for me, just keep releasing DLC for it. No need for a 5th.
I love the GTA series. They keep bringing fresh concepts to a tried and true formula, even innovating. Anyone who's played the latest ones knows that they are simply using the massive world they've created to successfully tell countless new and intriguing stories.
Borin ass game they should retire this series but then too many anti social stay in room all day nerds will have to get a "real life" T.T?
its not as big as it used to be but if they can come up with something crazy new then maybe id give it a shot. it is growing a little stale
i want them to make it as fun as GTA:SA. with airplanes and stuff like that..it would be sweet if they made more misssions where u can break into peoples houses
Probably won't get the new GTA
Hmmm This GTA Game Doesn't Seem Much As Promised! =[
for how long are they gonna drag this half-dead franchise?
Just concentrate on RDR
I'm not surprised but I hope they managed to bring the exciting story from the 4th without going to far by adding realism.They need add more replay value like what was in San Adreas.