An expert analyst believes that Rockstar could give the world its first glimpse of Grand Theft Auto V at next month’s E3 expo. That analyst is EEDDAR’s Jesse Divnich, and he really believes the next GTA will appear at E3 in a non-playable form.
“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,”
GTA IV was a huge title and the first game in the franchise to appear on multiple platforms. If this wasn’t already enough to disappoint hardcore PlayStation 3 gamers, then the fact that Microsoft paid for exclusive additional content for the Xbox 360 really annoyed the long standing fan base of the series. Fortunately for PlayStation 3 owners, ‘The Lost and Damned’ and ‘The Ballard of Gay Tony’ finally arrived on Sony’s console last month, proving that Microsoft’s deal did indeed have a time limit. However, Divnich doesn’t believe that there will be any exclusivity for either console next time around:
“”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”
So, if a Grand Theft Auto V is indeed released next year, the fact that it’ll be available across multiple platforms will mean the developers, designers and artists will have their hard work seen by an extremely large audience of millions. Not bad at all for a Scottish Developer right? And with a number of positions currently advertised on Rockstar North’s front page, perhaps a Train2Game student will some day find themselves working for one of the most well respected developers in the world.
Indeed, if the new government can provide TIGA with the games tax relief it’s striving for there will perhaps be even more opportunities for Train2Game’s aspiring developers, designers and artists to work on culturally British games…which apparently is what Grand Theft Auto IV would have been counted as. Perhaps Rockstar North could seal the deal by setting the next GTA in London once again.
Perhaps all will be revealed at E3…or perhaps it won’t! We’ll just have to wait until next month to find out.