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Liberty City To GTA Online, GTA V To Next-Gen & So Much More

Eskimo Press: "Rockstar Games is confident that Grand Theft Auto Online is the key to the future of the Grand Theft Auto franchise, so much, in fact, that they've announced that GTA V will not have any episodic DLC, but rather improvements and extensions to the online world. What exactly does this mean? Will we see Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto Online, and will we be able to play together on the next-generation consoles? You can count on it!" (Grand Theft Auto Online, Grand Theft Auto V, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

310dodo  +   846d ago
Absolutely love GTA online

truly a dream come true.
cannot wait for updates and next gen version
3-4-5  +   846d ago
Hmmm just traded this game in yesterday. Loved it but it was getting boring and other games were providing me with more fun.

Plus now I can re-install Bf3 on my harddrive 20 Gb.
GadgetGooch  +   846d ago
kingPoS  +   846d ago
Wait!!... you've have a launch PS3 and you still haven't upgraded the that anemic 20gb hard drive...

You sir baffle me! Why even a 160gb HDD from a 2009 laptop would do you some good.
Soc5  +   846d ago
Loved it? It's only been a month. Would hate to be loved like that lol
Rainstorm81  +   846d ago
Wow adding Liberty City and Vice City to the online would be amazing......East vs Wesdt gang wars....Wow just WOW!
ape007  +   846d ago
i hope they add IV's fantastic vehicular mayhem physics back

i don't know but GTA V is the first gta game ever to have stiff vehicle physics, even the PSP/DS games had that special GTA Car feel

i hate stiff racing like physics, to me teh special "GTA" car feel has always been the STAR of gta
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raresteak  +   846d ago
R* could consider doing what Ubisoft are doing with The Crew with the map.

Ever-expanding, vast countryside in between capitals, quick-travel options, adding the likes of LC, SF, LV, Carcer City, and all that they please into the GTAO world.

Maybe, and hopefully, by then resources will be available and cheap enough to go way beyond 16 players.
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pedrof93  +   846d ago
And money fall of the sky, right ?
saikorican  +   846d ago
Only if you own a lot of R* stock.
raresteak  +   846d ago
I don't rule out the possibilities of smart business models that TTWO/R* can come up with that's fair and profitable to that cause.

They've already shown they can spend hundreds of millions to return over a billion. Maybe that "billion" will soon be plural with just GTA V alone.

The gaming market has only been growing exponentially and the paradigm that I assert could correspond with this.
NihonjinChick  +   846d ago
The title is misleading. Most of this article is speculation and rumors. Nothing officially confirmed by Rockstar themselves.

Got my hopes up for nothing.
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FiLTHY ESKiMO  +   846d ago
Not entirely. Rockstar North have confirmed that other famous locales will unlock in the future. Link to source in article. As for GTA V next gen, it is almost a certainty, especially if they want GTA Online to last.
NihonjinChick  +   846d ago
So what you're saying is that YOU think YOU are pretty sure it's coming to next gen?

It didn't come from Rockstar. I'll wait for the official announcement that actually comes from Rockstar, not some journalist with a hunch.
FiLTHY ESKiMO  +   846d ago
Educated guess. Almost all their statements thus far do not correlate with keeping GTA V, which is the biggest game of the generation, strictly on current gen consoles.

All the talk about growth and GTA O being the future of the franchise (also linked in article) is basically an indirect statement about the release of a next gen version.

With that being said, Rockstar also announced that they are currently working on the next "version" of a famous IP. Not a sequel, but a version. I highly doubt that they will announce any new games at the moment, it would take the spotlight away from GTA V.
GadgetGooch  +   846d ago
If you think GTA 5 or just the online component wnt come to next-gen then you are truly retarded....
soniqstylz  +   846d ago
They can make GTO seperate from GTA:V next gen (remember, it's "free with purchase of GTA:V").
BadlyPackedKeebab  +   845d ago
Indeed. And I for one would love to replay the single player in glorious next-Gen fidelity. Would be worth it if for nothing more than a go to game for times when not much is out.
Rask  +   846d ago
I want the next-gen GTA set in Vice City.
BattleReach  +   846d ago
That has nothing to do with the article.
KeiKei  +   846d ago
GTA is the topic. Rask's reply is acceptable.
Jaqen_Hghar  +   846d ago
A man wants next gen GTA in King's Landing or Braavos
Rask  +   846d ago
Hell yeah!
C0LLAT  +   846d ago
32 players online would be sweet for next gen!
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   845d ago
Agreed, but I still think this game deserved 64 players with such a huge map. Not that 32 wouldn't be great (even 16 feels ok) but it would still feel empty for most of the map (specially northern areas)... Not that I think 64 players are ever happening on GTAO (maybe if/when it comes for PC with mods) and it's completelly understandable if they don't go that route.
Viking_Socrates  +   846d ago
That be awesome to see it on next-gen.
swishersweets20031  +   846d ago
the online is cool, but i rather see more story mode content.. alot of the online isnt very fun just needless grinding with assholes shooting at you every 5 minutes. Then you defend yourself and you get labeled bad sport for blowing up their stupid cars. then on top missions not paying out very well. dont even get me started on when the hospital bills were 2k and the high ranked up(seen a level 83 yesterday, talk about no life or boosted to get it) running around killing me every time i spawned.. yeah gta online is the future*rolls eyes*
FiLTHY ESKiMO  +   846d ago
Hospital bills have finally been fixed. No more than 500 per death in free roam now. :)
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swishersweets20031  +   846d ago
i seen that yesterday, its a great change.. now they need to change the bad sport system. I think its unfair for someone, or myself can terrorize any player all day with a uzi, but if you blow up their car.. ut oh bad sport dunce cap land.

that to me needs to be overhauled immediately. Considering now im at the rank where any vehicle you hijack gets you a bounty, or people call in bountys. So defending myself sometimes results in the player getting his personal ride blown up. So im getting a bad sport and possibly will be sent into the dunce cap land with the other cheaters and grief inducing players.

Like someone on a forum made a good point, whats the point of giving players access to grenades, sticky bombs, rocket launchers, tanks.. if the minute you use them on another player when they are rolling around in their pimped out ride. you get penalized. Where a spawn trap killer gets no penalty really.

I'm only one of those guys that only fights back if they come after me for a bounty or if they trolled me for no reason. I get its gta online and the point should be to terrorize other players but i do think they need some form of bad sport system to control the trolls but it needs major tweaking.
Max-Zorin  +   846d ago
Just for irony, next GTA should be in New Jersey.
STEWIE_PLAY_PS4  +   846d ago
I want stay in LS XD
RedDevils  +   845d ago
I want GTA in Japan or Hong Kong
KillerPwned  +   845d ago
Already have GTA V of course but if I can run it on PC without a doubt I will get that right away.
LeCreuset  +   845d ago
I would love for members of the gaming media that flocked to give this game perfect scores to hit Rockstar with some hard questions on the criticism that only the fans seem to be directing at them.

To put a spin on a popular phrase, you have to have trees before you can have a forest. Rockstar may have these grand ideas of expanding the map to other locations, but they need to get down to basics and focus on fixing what makes GTA Online a frustrating and broken experience. Off the top of my head:

1) The economy. At this point, it's apparent Rockstar lied about how easy it would be to earn money legit as opposed to using real money to buy their fake money. They have done a number of things to make earning money MORE difficult since the online debut, and no, reducing the costs of dying to a maximum of $500 does not make up for the $13,000 I no longer get on formerly $25,000 missions that have been reduced to $12,000. It does not make up for the $5,000 I'm missing out on each time a play a $4,000 mission that used to be $9,000.

2) The bad sport system. This is just stupid. I was thrown in a bad sport room for blowing up people inside their cars that were blowing up my friend and I inside of our cars. You know what though? I'm not even mad that I got thrown in and not the aggressors. This is freaking GTA. All four of us were having a good time playing the game the way it was clearly designed, using the weapons the game made available to us. WTF is this bad sport crap other than another way for Rockstar to give the shaft to the hardcore to go after those casual dollars? This may come as a shock, but I go online in GTA to play GTA. This isn't some sim where I go online to show off the car I got. There is no honor among thieves. There should be a strictly online cooperative mode for players that can't accept that, or they should do invite only rooms. That should be all that they are afforded, but Rockstar wants to infringe on everyone else's good time to assure skill-less casuals that want to show off high end cars, which can easily be obtained by buying Rockstar dollars, in a public room that criminals won't be criminals.

3)Fix the damn bugs. I'm tired of the excuses. If you can spend your time gimping survival, removing mission replay options, and reducing mission payouts, then you can spend your time fixing the broken game you put out.

4) In line with the last point, put out the stuff that should already be in the game. I'm looking at you stock market and heists. Don't even get me started on how lazy they got with the properties. What's the difference between the $400,000 property I bought and one for about $250,000? The view. That's it. How about spending less time gimping the game and more time adding features to the bare bones properties so we don't feel so ripped off?

End rant.

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