March 27 is expected to yield a book about the whole GTA series

British media company EMAP, which is the organizer of the famous British and international award Golden Joystick, stated that the release date for GTA V release on personal computers under the brand name "Golden Joystick" will be released book with the full history of the series Grand Theft Auto.

EMAP - the biggest media mogul and founder of Britain's Golden Joystick Award announced that he was going to release a series of books about the most famous game franchises. And the company has decided to start it with the release of a book on the most famous and best in her eyes franchise - GTA.

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Ex-Rockstar Dev Sheds Light on Long Lost Game Agent's Development Troubles

Former Rockstar Games technical director Obbe Vermeij has shed light on the developer's long lost spy thriller Agent, which was announced as a PlayStation 3 exclusive in 2009 but has since disappeared.

Christopher10d ago

I know it's just one person's words, but love to see a game someone paid you to develop being called a 'distraction'.

isarai10d ago

Yeah, like I get that they want to prioritize their baby GTA but still, you're getting paid to do it.

Profchaos10d ago

I think that it's tied up in internal politics given that GTA 4 was being developed alongside it Rockstar knew where it's money was coming from and Jimmy took resources away from GTA which is probably why it was considered a distraction also reading his blog more it seems that a huge chunk of the team was burnt out in GTA in general by the time Sam Andreas shipped so Jimmy presented a more traditional level based game using different rendering techniques and tools something new that everyone wanted to work on rather than another GTA

OtterX10d ago

It's a real shame, I would have liked to see how Rockstar would have pulled off a "Bond" game, with their own twists and pedigree of polish.

porkChop10d ago

Sony didn't pay them to develop it. Sony abandoned LA Noire after spending $20M funding it. When Rockstar decided to publish the game Sony wanted their money back. Instead of paying out $20M (or possibly go to court) they agreed on an exclusive game instead.

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-Foxtrot10d ago

He calls it a distraction but I always assumed they were the ones who went to Sony and made the deal because they wanted L.A Noire to be multiplatform and moved Sony's deal with L.A Noire to something else.

Kind of their way of going "would you rather have a game developed by a studio outside Rockstar or a game made from us directly".

Profchaos10d ago

His blog is really fascinating an actual peak behind the curtain of Rockstar back in the day these guys are probably the most secretive development studio in existence

TheColbertinator9d ago

We all knew it was scrapped but the idea alone blew my mind. I had full confidence Rockstar could make Agent a great game.

RhinoGamer889d ago

Rockstar leadership...the egos...must have been a huge challenge. Having worked in the games industry, I have to say it is exhausting constantly having to prove your point/position. Everyone on the team has a strong (I know best) opinion, and if are in leadership and don't abide them...look out. Now imagine managing the egos/dictates of the Houser bros!


Take Two Boss: Grand Theft Auto Games Make So Much Money, Making A GTA Movie Not Worth The Hassle

PC Gamer writes: "Grand Theft Auto 6 is coming, but don't hold your breath waiting for a Grand Theft Auto Hollywood blockbuster."

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Crazyglues22d ago

Imagine being so rich that another Billion is just not worth the hassle... LoL :) -Sorry just can't relate...

thorstein22d ago

Reminds me of the story of some ultra rich d-bag that had so much wine that he couldn't possibly drink it all so he had to sell like 10 million dollars worth of it. No one has earned that much wealth without exploiting others.

Roarke21d ago

Thats not true.. there are ppl who for example discovered cure are super rich due patent..

Cacabunga20d ago

A GTA movie will end like a fast and furious.. omg one of the worst movie series ever..

Notellin20d ago

@Roarke The scientist that discoveres the cure doesn't become rich. The patent will belong to Lilly, Pfizer, Merck, or Roche.

The money made is then disseminated amongst the executive board members and administration teams who provide zero value to the company. The scientists will continue to be exploited receiving raises and bonuses that do not beat inflation.

Again exploiting others in order to become rich.

gold_drake21d ago (Edited 21d ago )

isnt he also the guy that said that games are way too cheap? haha.

i mean i agree with him saying the gta games make them bank ha.

XiNatsuDragnel21d ago

Well gta is too successful to get a movie can't relate 🙃

northpaws21d ago

Which is fine, I would much rather all gaming companies just focus on making good games.