to an alleged employee of Rockstar North in Glasgow, Scotland, the next installment in the GTA
"will be titled Grand Theft Auto: London
and will take place in the Great City of London in
If true, this sounds suspiciously like Rockstar trying to claim the "Great City" back
from Sony's supposed usurpers
to the crime-drivin' throne. Also, if you
recall, there was a PC expansion
to the first GTA
1999 called Grand Theft Auto: London 1969
this is either a bad rumor or a likely remake of old material.
We here at Joystiq hear a lot of crazy rumors
about games, of
course, but we sometimes wonder what to make of anonymous tipsters who claim to work for certain "developers of
interest." Read on for the other details we received, and make the decision for yourself.
According to our source (who admittedly doesn't have the most perfect spelling), the "3 Island"
system will be replaced by a new "North, East, South, West" system, and the main character will be an
ex-gangster starting off in the "rough-and-tumble east end of London." Unlocked regions are to include the
North End, South End, and West End, in order. The game is supposed to be about 60% finished, with the graphics and
physics engines both completed. The focus is now mainly on the game's story component. The game is currently set to
launch with the Playstation 3 in North America and Europe in Q4 2006. With about a year's work already done, the
PlayStation 3's "fantastic graphical power" should provide some better horsepower under the hood of the