Submitted by Abriael 761d ago | news

Grand Theft Auto V is a 100 Hours Long Open World Experience According to Rockstar's Dan Houser

Grand Theft Auto V definitely looks like it’ll provide players with a lot to do even before they delve into Grand Theft Auto Online, but just how long will the game keep them busy? Very long, if you believe Rockstar Vice President of Creativity Dan Houser. (Dan Houser, Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

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ZodTheRipper  +   761d ago
My body is so ready for this ^_^
Hopefully it will be comparable to San Andreas in terms of size, this is my favourite GTA until now.
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I think they said its way bigger than San Andreas.
ZodTheRipper  +   761d ago
Yes but R* said the main storyline is supposed to be shorter.
GTA4's story already was shorter than GTA:SA, and GTA5 is supposed to be even shorter than that ...but I'm sure side stories and activities are going to compensate that. They know exactly what they're doing so there is no need to worry.
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ZodTheRipper  +   761d ago
"As for the length of the game, Rockstar said that the main story alone lasts about the same as Red Dead Redemption. So about 25-30 hours. But there will be a HUGE amount of secondary things to do."
People here are disagreeing with facts lol
JKelloggs  +   761d ago
I read that it's the same size as Red Dead, San Andreas, GTA IV combined
Anthotis  +   761d ago
Morrowind was said to have a 100 hours of gameplay, and i played it for 6 months non stop.
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PRHB HYBRiiD  +   761d ago
100?? pffft i say 500+
AngryTypingGuy  +   761d ago
100 hours? Wow, that's delving into Elder Scrolls territory.
Outsider-G  +   761d ago
After five years...

slapsta72  +   761d ago
the campaign is shorter than gta IV, iirc. rockstar were bummed that so many people didn't complete IV's story.
Abriael  +   761d ago
There must be a lot of chatting around since the script is 1000 pages.

The problem wasn't the length of the story, but the stupid phone calls from everyone and his mother because they needed counseling.
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ZBlacktt  +   761d ago
It was SO boring and I hated the car movements/functions, lol. Going from epic San Anderas to that was a mind blowing bad.
JohnS1313  +   761d ago
I agree. I hardly even played GTA IV. I've gone back to it several times to try again but I just can't. It bores me. Hopefully GTA V is a lot more fun. More like GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas.
T2  +   761d ago
Ya it had some problems but there were some positives ... Taxis were an upgrade on running through the mountains for ten minutes to find a tractor lol ... Altho it was funny
Scholla  +   761d ago
@slapsta I did! twice!
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TrevorPhillips  +   761d ago
I'm ready!
orakle44  +   761d ago
get ready trevor because im gonna play the sh*t out of you!
HammadTheBeast  +   761d ago
For some reason, I don't trust you.
mafiahajeri  +   761d ago
10 days!!!
maximus1985  +   761d ago
9 days and whatever hours
mafiahajeri  +   761d ago
The last couple of days are always the hardest...
5h4h4b  +   761d ago
Woohoo. Best time to be console gamer.
Abriael  +   761d ago
I wish it was the best time to be ANY gamer. Rockstar really needs to get its rear in gear with PC releases...
Shadowsteal  +   761d ago
Maybe you should get a Console. GTA was born on Consoles and you can bet your ass that Consoles will always get the premium treatment. You don't see console gamers begging for Diablo. But unfortunately we got it anyways.
TwistingWords  +   761d ago

GTA was born on PC by your logic then since it came out first on PC, also every GTA game on PC has also had premium treatment, in the way of the clip editor in game and mods.
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Abriael  +   761d ago
@Shadowsteal: I have ALL the consoles mate, and both PS3 and Xbox One preordered.

But if you ever saw what mods can do to Grand Theft Auto IV, you'd understand why I want V on a moddable platform.

Modded GTA IV already looks next gen. Modded GTA V would look even better.
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Seafort  +   761d ago
@Shadowsteal: Erm no it wasn't. The first GTA was developed in DOS for the PC in 1995/6 and it was originally called Race'n'Chase until Dan Houser renamed it to Grand Theft Auto.

It was later ported to Microsoft Windows, Playstation and Game boy Colour in 1997.

So please get your facts straight! This is why PC gamers are so pissed off at Rockstar, formally DMA Design, as we were the ones who made them what they are.

I guess you think Call of Duty started on consoles too, right? Wrong, PC exclusive once again.

The consoles are the stealer of games not the PC.
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Pintheshadows  +   761d ago
Sorry Seafort. Whilst you are factually correct it wasn't until the release of GTA3 that DMA, now R* found true success with the franchise and that was due to releasing it on this small thing called PS2. From there with Vice and SA it just exploded. Nothing has to be just console or just PC. Accept that. Your life will be easier. And as for consoles stealing PC games, well that is just stupid. You are acting as if there is nothing else to play on PC.
die_fiend  +   761d ago
@ Shadowsteal

Lol, what an idiot thinking GTA was born on console. You only needed to count to 1
steve30x  +   761d ago
@ Shadowsteal : GTA 1 and GTA 2 were PC games first. Get your facts right.
Shadowsteal  +   761d ago

Alright you got me, I just got schooled.

But Rockstar <3's Consoles anyways. So enjoy touting being the "Master PC Race" without it.
RumbleFish  +   761d ago
OMG! The hate for PC gaming is so meh. GTA will be great on all platforms. Some people just have to complain.
steve30x  +   759d ago
@ Shadowsteal : I wasn't claiming to be the master race PC. You stated something very wrong. I have GTA V preordered on my Xbox 360.
pandehz  +   761d ago
Watch dogs will own this crap

Same generic bull.

Gangtsahs: Check
Bad mouthed generic bad guys: Check
Open world same-crap-from-San andreas-Check
Nobody gonna finish the story-Check
Somekinda robbery/ies-Check
Once again driving around for minimal reason-Check
Gameplay involving 50% of driving around in a terrible driving simulator:Check
Once again riding on the sucess of San Andreas: MEGA CHECK

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Lukas_Japonicus  +   761d ago
Hilarious. You should try stand up.
Abriael  +   761d ago
Quality-wise? possibly. Sales-wise? No way.

Luckily we don't play sales.
pandehz  +   761d ago
Quality defo.

Sales yea ofc not. We are talking about sheep here.
Pintheshadows  +   761d ago
Quality wise, you think a Ubisoft game will beat a R* game. Been enjoying those subliminal messages from the multi cultural Ubisoft offices have we?
DoctorJones  +   761d ago
So if someone likes GTA they're sheep? What a narrow minded view to have. People have different preferences, you don't like it obviously but that doesn't mean others have to hate it. Your opinion isn't the be all and end all, you're just some random guy on the internet.

You come off as arrogant and high and mighty with comments like that.
waltercross  +   760d ago
Ubisoft over R* in Quality??? LOL...LOL...man that made my day. Also Watchdogs is a New IP Isn't it? GTA is an Established and well respected IP. So GTA Will beat Watchdogs in Sales and Quality.
jairusmonillas  +   761d ago
Watchdogs looks boring. lol.
trickman888  +   761d ago

You have a bad opinion. congrats
MrReeves  +   761d ago

Watch dogs will be added to ubisoft's quick buck list along with assassins creed and splinter cell, so we can expect them to rush a watch dogs 2 next year all so they can grab dem $$$
die_fiend  +   761d ago
You want to be careful of watch dogs. Whilst it looks good, why don't we really know about story? It might end up with ac1. A good tech demo but hollow. If you think GTA is going to be hollow, you trippin'
Pintheshadows  +   761d ago
Yeah, because Watchdogs is soooooo innovative. Don't kid yourself pandehz. Whilst it looks incredible it is just using elements we've seen in games time and time again. Just with a nice bit of horsepower and technical prowess behind it.
SpideySpeakz  +   761d ago
To be honest with you, Watchdogs just looks like Far Cry 3 in a modern city. It has the same old "strongholds" you have to liberate to take control of an area. WatchDogs look really repetitive compared to GTA. But i can see you're trolling, so I'll let you continue to hate.
Boozehound  +   761d ago
So ignorant...
hobohunterz  +   761d ago
Watch dogs will probably end up being boring and repetitive just like assasins creed
steve30x  +   761d ago
Just because you dont like GTA and never finished the story doesn't mean everybody is the same> I played GTA IV for weeks until I cleared the story. It took me weeks because I didnt just play the missions. I went around stealing cars and causing trouble too. So saying "Nobody gonna finish the story-Check " is lies and wrong. Oh and because people enjoy a game , then buy the next version of that game doesnt make them sheep. They buy the game because they enjoy the game.
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-Gespenst-  +   761d ago
Just Cause 3 will own all of them.
waltercross  +   760d ago
GTA Will always own Just Cause, It's proven over and over, No Open world comes close except for the Elder Scrolls series, and maybe Minecraft!!, hadda throw that in LOL.
Megaton  +   761d ago
They said the exact same thing about IV. 100 hours. I had it 100%'d in under 50.
nick309  +   761d ago
Based how fast you go, without guides it will take long to 100%
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Megaton  +   761d ago
Without guides it would take thousands of hours because it would be nearly impossible to find all those pigeons on your own. I found 3 during the campaign. 3 out of 200.
mt  +   761d ago
yes, same thing could be applied on GTAV
Salooh  +   761d ago
50 hours still a lot though :) . V will also have online with a lot of missions..
steve30x  +   761d ago
A 50 hour game is a really long game these days. Most games with the past three to four years can be finished in four to eight hours.
waltercross  +   760d ago
After someone gets 100% in GTA V They'll go hunting or hiking or scooba diving or biking or racing or robbing or Skydiving or Yoga or Tennis or Golf or going online and hanging out in your pad before going on a killing spree. Can't place time and hours on that, 100 hours was Rockstar being modest, they could have said 1000 hours.
chrissx  +   761d ago
I believe rockstar would wanna sign off this gen with a bang! I have faith this game would be great
Otoshigamisama  +   761d ago
Time to ignore the real world on release day!! :)

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koh  +   761d ago
Okay, so if I want to get this completed before Online shows up I need to average about 7 hours a day? Challenge accepted.
claud3  +   761d ago
I will get more than 100 hours out of GTAV, like i do with every GTA game and

I just can not wait
isarai  +   761d ago
I will get FAR more out of the game than that, hell i'm still playing GTA SA!!!
Mr-SellJack  +   761d ago
that's pretty average but good overall
Eyeco  +   761d ago
All Hail Rockstar, Hero, God, Saviour of gaming.
The_Truth_24_7  +   761d ago
And I will play 0 hours of this trash.
ApolloTheBoss  +   761d ago
That was so obvious. Come on, you can do better than that.
DigitalRaptor  +   761d ago
Next gen is not ready, but my body is.

Puppeteer - 13th September.
GTA V - 17th September.
Beyond: Two Souls - 11th October.
PSPMAN07  +   761d ago
Beyond is another 1 of those games I'm anticipating, probably the last PS3 purchase for me
Cable2kx  +   761d ago
Why the disagrees? Lol what could you possible disagree with?
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awesomeperson  +   761d ago

Lots of people don't really like Cage's games.

I for one do, but I can see why they don't appeal to everyone.
BigKev45  +   761d ago
How many games like GTA nowadays are worth the hard earned $60?
Sept 17th. Taking the day off. Go GTA V!!!
PSPMAN07  +   761d ago
While I'm anticipating GTA V, I wish they would release a PS4 version (At some point), I mean the console releases in a 2 months time, which for me personally for me puts me in a predicament if I wanna replay GTA later down the road once the PS4 is in my hands. Sorry but I love accessibility, and I would love to see GTA V a little more accessible.

Day 1 buy no doubt tho, definitely will enjoy the first few month indefinitely
solidboss07  +   761d ago
GTA4 was lacking in ways that I would stuggle to communicate, it just was, non the less I got through the story and side missions. Point being that when Rockstar are off they still manage to deliver. GTA5 seems to be a return to form, I am really looking forwards to gettinh it.
Watchdogs??....Mehh! I remember being excited for a game called Assasins Creed, and look how crap that was. The first hour or so felt like this was going to be a great journey, and then nothing. 80% unfinished game, so disappointing.
YourGreatUncle  +   761d ago
So anyone gonna try to bribe a Gsmestop/Best Buy/Wal Mart ect employee to give you your pre order early? Sometimes works sometimes not it all depends on the person you're talking to.
waltercross  +   760d ago
hmmm there's an idea.
SKULLFACE  +   761d ago
To be perfectly frank , nobody plays rockstars grand theft auto games for the sake of completion , yes in almost every game the story and longevity is praised but that is only an ounce in the gold bar that is GTA. People play r* games to unwind , to escape to fictional reality where the only thing that limits them is getting busted buy cops ,to escape from the normal every day routine and kill a balla(hopefully). So you see it doesn't really matter what the lenth is what really matters is how much you can screw around and kill fictional hookers and play on line in deathmatches.
silvacrest  +   761d ago
my body is ready, LES GO!
RandomGamer  +   761d ago
I highly doubt it will be 100 hours long, I figure I will put anywhere between 35-60 hours into it.
silvacrest  +   761d ago
no disrespect but your basing that on what exactly?
RandomGamer  +   761d ago
Literally Dozens (probably more) of times over the years Developers say their games are going to be much longer then they will be.

Now I hope it is 100 hours long but I am no going into GTA V believing that only to be let down by it being 50 hours. I choose to do the opposite and assume it will be shorter(of course 50 hours isn't short) so if it ends up being longer I will be all the happier for it.
Klad  +   761d ago
Check out this new GTA V advert, some guys (fans) from the UK made it, i think its quite entertaining acually!! http://www.youtube.com/watc...
optimus  +   761d ago
i hope they mean 100 hrs on the story alone and not the other tedious stuff like collecting money bags and pigeons...i only collect those if i stumble on them, i don't like spending time hunting them down...that bores me quick.
Cable2kx  +   761d ago
Come on GTA 5 I need my fix!!!

xBraiNshOcK  +   761d ago
Come this September 17 I am locking the door and only coming out for food and the bathroom.
why not bring the food and bathroom with you ? ;)
xBraiNshOcK  +   761d ago
You saying I should stock up my cabinet with food and wear a diaper? I would, but I don't want bugs in my room and I don't want it smelling either. I am gonna be there for quite some time after all.
waltercross  +   760d ago
You could use your window as a bathroom and help fertilize your yard.
Have you ever seen the Tv show breaking bad? If so, remember when Walter fed Krazy-8 down below in the basement and threw him a bucket to handle his business? Yes... I am implying that's what you should do. ;)

I kid, I kid lol necessities like food and bathroom breaks are essential in order to successfully enjoy a game like GTA. Do what must be needed and enjoy the game :)
xBraiNshOcK  +   761d ago
All time favorite show, so yes I remember. You as well, enjoy. Feel free to add me so we can go do some heists together once GTAO is avaible. Same PSN iD as N4G username.
HarryB  +   761d ago
100 hours of mission game play? Does that include side missions too?

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