Justin Pinter, a PSU official, gives a full detailed account on the events that led up to the "rumour" that was posted on the site regarding Sony's supposed new relationship with Rockstar.
Nice find, Meus Interpretation.
It's interesting, I get the distinct impression that someone spilled the rumour too early. That isn't to say to this rumour is true, but if anything, I won't be surprised if in 5 months time we hear more about this.
What do you guys think of this? I went to the link expecting what usually happens when rumors go out...Debunkage. I'm not gonna say anything else 'cause I know if I express how I felt after reading this, I'll regret it when certain someones come around to disagree and take bubbles away...*Cough*...xbots.
They took it off their website because of the weight of this rumour would have needed some kind of reliable source or information. Instead, all they had was someone they met during the conference who said it was true.
He gave no evidence, and so the PSU journalists discussed this amongst themselves, just speculating whether or not it is true and it's impact. They wake up, and to their surprise, one of them posted it on the site WITHOUT permission.
But because they took it down, it doesn't mean its not true. But only they have no proof. At the same time, it does not mean it is true.
Nice find btw. I read the whole thing so I know that it really isn't confirmed or anything. But it is good to know that this rumor is still fresh. I'm sure we'll hear something from someone over this matter very soon. Whether it is an attempt to debunk it again or news from high up. Although, I don't think they will be allowed to confirm this any time soon for Microsoft's sake.
I like how both of the above post 2.1 and 2.2 "confirmed" that a rumor isn't:
B) Isn't a fact
D) Doesn't have much evidence to back it up.
Now, if they realized what a rumor was, I wouldn't have to waste my time reading these responses. >_< So, please remember the "obvious" clause of article where it clearly states it's a "rumor".
I guess the rumor could be possibly true.
he let it slip to his staff. But its still unlikely.
Rockstar is under the wings of Take-Two, and why would they want to end that relationship? And PS3 don`t need Rockstars battles with Jack Thompson and bannings, sadism, delays, and the other bad press about Rockstar.
The thing is that Take2 is having lots of problems financially so a move of RockStar to Sony isn`t that crazy because the games that they make are often blockbusters and need a lot of money to develop this doesn`t mean Sony will buy RockStar,what they could do is publish their games while giving them the financial resoulces(money)for game development much like they do with Insomniac and if then they(RockStar)want to sale,sony just buy them like they did with naughty Dog or Guerilla.
Maybe Rockstar got pissed off at MIcrosoft for somethin and we didnt know..so they decided to side with sony and make exclusive games..also they can benefit from power of the ps3 and space it provides to make one huge one game..
I know for sure gta would be bigger and better if it wasnt on the 360 too..
Flamer, lol. Let's wait for more on this first before speculating. You're in for a lot of comments against yours. Prepare to put up a fight.
This is business, not school playground 'will you be my best friend' rubbish.
Rockstar will takes sides for one reason only... money. If Sony cough up the loot then they will get Rockstar exclusives.
Take two owns Rockstar
Refer to post 5.1, Shakka makes a good point.
No he makes a terrible point, Take two only has 2 major money makers 2k games, and Rockstar, no matter how much money Sony would offer them they would in one move destroy their main source of income.
Take two knows they may have put 15 to 20 Million into this game but first week sales are going to cover that and make profit, why would they throw that away for what? 300 400 million, they'll make that alone on GTA4, Take will never give Rockstar up, and the PS3 has no where near the user base to command any kind of PS3 only deal.
Well i don`t think Take2 owns RockStar they just publish their games that`s what Take2 is,a publisher.
No Take Two owns rockstar, they bought the company, just like Blizzard is owned by Vendi, bungie is owned by MS, and Sony owns GG
rockstar will learn by there mistakes. Ps3 from now on boys
X box is the last thing to think about
i mean look at all that ps3 power that needs unlocking and all the Room u want on a blu ray disk
Tell me what more will they need in the future
customers, honestly there have only ever been 3 games that were Sony only games,the PsP titles, Manhunt 1, and smugglers run. Rockstar has never really been a Sony only company
I don't know, this kind of thing happens all the time. People just blow it out of proportion.
It doesn't say anything about a buyout, but more of a partnership - like they have with Insomniac and Naughty Dog, the only two non-1st party developers who are leading the way with their understanding of the PS3 hardware.
If Rockstar could become the third, and increase their knowledge expertise on Sony's hardware, then what a combination it would be!
except both NG and IN are second party companies. Their Independent companies who have no legal contract to Sony but for whatever reason only make games for them. Rockstar is a studio owned by Take Two, and has no actual say in what the studio does.
GTAIV will be the last Rockstar game you play on your 360. The rumour is true, rockstar will go with sony. The houser brothers repect them more. They only went with MS on GTAIV to make some extra money. Once that GTAIV is all over and done with they will leave MS behind. MS is just money to them, sony is friendship and money. You can have your content, we can have rockstar hahahaha.
I hope your realize that Sony is the "publisher" for all their franchises.
nothing wrong with that. :)
But to tell you the truth, most rumors of the past two months or more have come true like the PS3 price cut, the 360 price cut, a new PSP model and more.
Rockstar = GREAT, HIGH QUALITY GAMES
Sony's 1st party studios = GREAT, HIGH QUALITY GAMES
Even in the form that it was originally posted on PSU, there was nothing wrong with it. They (PSU) were very clear in stating it was a rumor and not news. It was no different than the stories posted on Gamespot that are tagged as rumors.
It was idiot forum posters and jealous morons like the lot at CVG that put an incorrect spin on the story at PSU. I couldn't believe the people having a fit who, by reading their remarks, it was obvious they had only read the attacks on PSU and not the actual PSU posting. These jackasses would have been perfect in some movie seen about a mindless unthinking mob. And just like the brain dead mob they attacked a story that I reiterate was very clear in saying it was a rumor and not fact. If anyone whould be explaining it is those jerks at CVG.
LOL i guess its a great time to be a PS3 owner now if this happens i feel really sorry for MS.
looks like we are going to have ANOTHER AMAZING 1st party dev.
Sony has the best exclusives. they don't need Rockstar that much.
Woop dee fu(kin ho if this turns out to be truth nothing will stop $ony
IFF SONY BUYS ROCKSTAR MICROSOFT IS FU*K SINCE FUTURE GTA GAMES WONT COME 2 THE PS3 N DEY SHOULD EVEN STOP GTA FOR CUMING 2 THE 360 IFF DEY DO DAT THE XBOX IS DEAD SINCE I BOUTH A PS2 OVER N XBOX JUST FOR GTA DAT WOULD BE THE SMARTEST MOVE EVER 2 STOP GTA 2 CUMING 2 THE 360 THEN THE XBOX WILL DIE N WILL BE USE AS A TOASTER
GTA5, Bully 2, Red Dead Revolver sequel, LA Noire, Unnamed PS3 titles - all PS3 only?
And Sony could've just agreed on something with Take Two concerning Rockstar, they'd still make them money - GTA3, Vice City and San Andreas sold upwards of 10 million on PS2 alone, GTA3 came in before PS2 had tens of millions of course, and drove it, so it can do the same for PS3.
In fact, on PS2, San Andreas almost sold the most copies of any game last gen, coming only second to Gran Turismo 3, part of the biggest 1st party console game franchise.
either way like i said before i wouldn't be surprised if taketwo/rockstar ishcanned the hole 360 version of gta4
moral of the story: PSU is a terrible site with zero credibility
"I got on MSN IM and discussed it with my fellow staffers; telling them about the day with Sony and some of the stuff I heard." You got a what...oh a MSN IM a MicroSoft Network Instant Message. Not suprised to see Microsoft came up in the discussion somewhere. lol.
Ur a loser?...maybe, Ur funny?...I can hear crickets chirpin'.
If Rockstar does do Exclusives for PS3, man That'll rock!, I'm not sure if the 360 version of GTA4 will be canned or not, but with this delay until next year, It makes you wonder what the real reason of the delay is.
It was NOT suppose to be posted at all.It just got out, we are sorry for that,and we will work to make sure they are not posted until approved.
I hope Rockstar goes with sony, suits them more.
He said in his opinion he felt it was true, not the opinion of PSU, but it still keeps the rumour alive...
I wouldn't be at all surprised if Sony end up helping Rockstar out in terms of increased development support and possibly funding.
Just wait and see though is what I say...
There is no real reason to buy them out. The future of Rockstar is already PS3 exclusive as it looks currently. Why waste the money? They don't have to be desperate and throw... say... 50 million dollars at them
I had this avatar long before you did. So is that a rip off or what? I'll let the people decide.
Got our 60 GB PS3 Today!, Wife is playing GTA SA on it now, Graphics seemed improved in the game, The PS3 Seems very Quiet, and It is pumping out the heat from It's fans very well it seems, so far It's awesome.
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