Recently Rockstar trademarked City Stories, sparking rumours of a game announcement in the near future, potentially at E3. Grab It presents an argument that console and PC gamers may want to prepare for it being an iOS exclusive.
If they can get the whole of San Andreas playing on an iPad, you'd think they could do justice to a full GTA game on iOS.
Mobile gaming has really screwed up the gaming industry. This is why I never want things like this to happen.
Greedy publishers have screwed up the gaming industry. Mobile phone is just another platform for them to use.
Hopefully it's for the Vita. God knows we need it.
Yeah I have been replaying gta vice city stories on psp. The portable gta's are so much fun on the go.
Give it to the Ps Vita instead. Screw the ISO. It lack buttons.
They should make San Andreas Stories based on the GTA V assets.
Why can't phones be phones, Vita/3DS are proper mobile gaming platforms.
Exactly what I am saying.
Because times change and people want devices that can do multiple things rather than one single thing.
This makes me sad. Its great that iOS and Android maybe getting these but what about HD remakes on the next gen version of the consoles the series was on? :(
That be dumb.
@Milesprowers "Why can't phones be phones, Vita/3DS are proper mobile gaming platforms." Thats like asking why can't a PC just be a PC! I think what many on game boards are infact Missing is the blunt true point and fact, the Game console market is no longer alone as a island unto itself! the very fact that the only real thing missing from smartphones and tablets are dedicated physical controls, but since bluetooth game pads are pretty plenty ready to aqure easy. that is no longer the case of "poor control" impute's for smartphones and tablets just having a touch screen! what many also fail to take into acount is both the PSVita and 3DS both use Arm Holding's SOC chipsets! you know what else uses Arm Holding's Chipset's? 99.9% of all smatphones and tablets also use a Arm Holding's chipset. Hell the PSVita is using a slightly faster Clock rated IPAD 3's GPU! that has 128MB of dedicated Ram For its GPU which is more than smartphones and tablets have but yet where is the lions share of 3RD party developers going? Thats right Smartphones and Tablets! take a look at this: Candy Crush Makes $850,000 Per Day! http://www.eonline.com/news... 1) that's only counting iOS devices, and North America 2) World Wide also counting in Android devices and world wide its over 4 million a day! this one game! 3) the cost in development is low and return is high in one sales Quarter, smartphones are being sold in the hundreds of millions's per sales Quarter. Nintendo with the lions share of this dedicated Handheld market is having a sale through of 20 million 3DS's a year! Hell even Sony is selling over 10 million xperia smartphones a sales Quarter! Its not a matter of IF this market has been disrupted , It already has been disrupted. this is exactly why most of the AAA dedicated high budget exclusives are not being made at a fast rate for the PSVita when a PS4 game that very same game can be streamed to the PSVita with lil to no real high cost's! AS for Nintendo the one big saving grace is the fact they are Using Arm holdings Arm 11 chips which cost's in development along with the PICA 200 GPU with 6 MB of dedicated GPU ram cost's to develop for the system are lower on a toolchain and Api level for development because the hardware is much older and the team size can be much smaller. but even Nintendo see's the writing on the wall. that's why not only Apple, and samsung is selling more smartphones per sales quarter, but more software also to boot. that is why Even Nintendo is now investing into inclusion of smart device assets into the business model. Hell they even filed a recent patent for such. Nintendo Trademarks 3DS/Smartphone Connectivity http://n4g.com/news/1524449... THE CLEAR POINT IT DOES NOT MEAN THE DEATH OF A DEDICATED HANDHELD GAMING IT JUST MEANS there is a change that comes along with convergence!
I hope you know that the 3ds smartphone connectivity is for tethering. Nothing special.
@KonsoruMasuta "I hope you know that the 3ds smartphone connectivity is for tethering. Nothing special." you really only think is just for "tethering". and is Nothing special? Like i stated if it was just for a communication frame work being the only thing , you do not invest since 2009 on "only just for a communication framework" if you think it is just for tethering only than i do not know what to tell you , but just look in the next few years what this is for, and i can tell you right now its not just for " tethering." only.
I don't think it's just for tethering; I know it's just for tethering. Here is the official page where Nintendo announces the feature. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/c... It explains what they plan on doing and how many devices they will support. The app will be released on GooglePlay in Japan.
just because they release one patent and one app means = they are going to just stop there? think about that for a sec, tethering is not just wired connection its also wireleass! " In the future, Nintendo and DoCoMo, we will promote the creation of services to strengthen cooperation for new value creation by utilizing communication, you can enjoy a variety of by you." thus notice its more than one! that means there is more service oriented functionality on its way than just the tethering. Like i already stated, just because this patent only lists " tethering as a function" does not mean they are stopping there which is exactly what i stated before! which is exactly what Nintendo just stated it was not just a "communication framework only" I am not saying or implying that Nintendo is giving up on dedicated handheld games systems far from it what i am saying is all three companies can see its not just about them "by themselves anymore" they see that the sheer number it is they who are the smaller not only install base but smaller market. That does not mean that this market is any less viable, i am simply saying that they IE: ALL THREE GAME CONSOLE COMPANIES are including smartphones and tablets now in the core ideas of how they invest into the market NOW because they can not ignore smartphones and tablets! and by the fact Nintendo is doing such ie: investing into smartphones and tablets's they in fact see that, if it was all just about the Nintendo Dedicated Handheld by itself they would not be spending resources or man power and time to infact even do thing's like this. Giving the ability for the 3DS to go online through a cell phone network is just the start not the end of it you can bank on that.
You completely avoided the facts. You think it will move on to more than just tethering, Nintendo never stated it will. As of now, this is just tethering and no more, just as I stated before you tried to tell me I was wrong. I expected an 'Oh, you're right. This was just for tethering." Nope. You don't acknowledge the fact that I was completely right and the whole smartphone connectivity thing was just for tethering. You can keep trying to pass it off as something more but it's just tethering.
iOS games will be the death of gaming.... and my iPhone battery life
iOS exclusive = WE RIOT!!!!
Why ISO. Give it to the Ps Vita instead. The ISO sucks and they lack buttons unlike the Ps Vita which has right amount of buttons on the device.
@sanosukegtr123 "Why ISO. Give it to the Ps Vita instead. The ISO sucks and they lack buttons unlike the Ps Vita which has right amount of buttons on the device." While i Have a PSVita / My PSNID: joeorc i got Trophys ...Yay ..lol, anyway I absolutly love the system i understand why its going this way. its really not a problem with the PSVita itself or the memory cards as the main culprit, sure they are just a part of the problem, the main one is such. Many of the main 3rd party developers already allocate and set aside for mobile dev. set ups for the publishing or distribution of such software. the big problem is right now those very same publishers/development teams already make games for smartphones and tablets as the #1 priority platform for mobile, think about this why is candy crush not on the 3DS? People would say its not a great game, the people saying that most of the time do not play candy crush! if people want physical controls for the smartphones or tablets they can use existing one like a PS3 controller anyway for the tablet or smartphone through wired or through wireless or get a MogaPRO bluetooth game controller, i have one by the way fantastic control pad. they key point is adding in a bluetooth control pad allows you game like you would on a dedicated handheld but with full size controls https://www.youtube.com/wat... GTA Sa works fantastic with this and this not the only company making bluetooth game pads like this.
I guess but still give the vita a chance to shine even a resident evil or a gta game will look good on the vita and I bet mostly everybody will agree to that.
Sad to see that this article has nothing to do with the vita nor the publisher of this article mentions the vita. Therefore I'm questioning myself on why this article is on the PS Vita tab on n4g? Rockstar just needs to leave the ios/android out of there thoughts. They have the GTA games. All 3. They need to focus on bringing the Playstation(Underlined) Vita the best GTA game ever on a handheld. Its sure in the hell powerful enoug. In the case that the vita is in, no one will care how big the game is. I do not care if its 6 gigs or up I'm buying it. Period. I honestly bought my vita for exclusive games as I did with the same intentions with my PSP. I love triple A games. I'm a huge handheld fan of playstation. But at the state that the vita is in. Rockstar is our only hope. Advertise the new GTA game for vita and it will be benefit both sony and rockstar.
I'm a big fan of the Vita, too, but not sure it has the install base in the West to justify a GTA title. The PSP actually sold well, despite being a bit so-so as hardware. This article does point out that GTA games eventually end up on all capable formats, so if Rockstar did make a touch friendly, MFi supported, GTA game for iOS, you'd think it could also appear on Vita (and maybe even Wii U).
I agree 100% that its install base isn't that great. The vita needs that big title that everyone all over the world knows which is Grand Theft Auto. Hell it doesn't need to be GTA, it could be any other title by any other major developer. Sony just needs to invest some money. Make that title that will have me keep my PS Vita. I haven't really touched it since Killzone. Might look into PS Vita Pets as I don't like RPG's. & that's soley the way the vita is looking at this point right now.
Yeah good point - if I was Sony I would bankroll a GTA game. Maybe it will happen tomorrow at the press conference.
Fingers crossed :)
Rcokstar doesn't seem to give a crap about the Vita. Much like every other AAA developer.
For the longest time it seemed that way until maybe this years E3.Fingers crossed that they announce a game that me and everyone else can enjoy since killzone.
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