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Rockstar on GTA V: 'Now is the time'


8:00 AM on 11.14.2012
Rockstar on GTA V: 'Now is the time' photo



GTA writer Dan Houser had a chat with Famitsu, and opened up a bit about what GTA V is attempting to accomplish, and how it's coming at the perfect time -- near the end of the current lifecycle of consoles.

"There were five key themes for this title. One, it should have just this really huge world. Two, it has lots of goals you need to accomplish. Three, the number of robbery missions spread throughout the game apart from the main story. Four, the three playable characters; and five, the completely new multiplay. I think when player experience this sort of gameplay they've never seen before, they're going to say 'What the hell is this?' And I think that's the most vital point here."

When questioned about the timing of the actual release, on the twilight of the current console era, Houser also went on to drop this juicy quote: "All the best games for a console come out at the end of the lifecycle, right? So now's the best timing of all."

Obviously I don't know about all of the best, but Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2 came out at the end of the NES' life cycle, and Minish Cap came out near the end of the GBA, so I kind of see what he's saying! Also, the massive guaranteed install base of the 360 and PS3 will no doubt allow for a higher ceiling than a brand new unproven console -- so there's that too.

GTA V writer explains the decision [Polygon via Famitsu]





Chop looks nice and furry in GTA V for PC photo


Grand Theft Auto V won't make it to PC until April 14 photo


Failed GTA attack sums up my experience piloting jets in videogames photo


GTA Online undergoing some maintenance this morning photo


Grand Theft Auto V PC pre-order deals, discounts up to 23% off photo


Grand Theft Auto V PC pushed to March, system specs revealed photo


You can rob shops in GTA V with a single snowball photo


Log in to Grand Theft Auto Online for holiday gifts photo


Hey remember that GTA V 'story DLC' that was promised? I guess it still exists photo


GTA Online heists look good and sound even better photo


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3:00 PM on 02.27.2015
Chop looks nice and furry in GTA V for PC

April 14, 2015. Barring any extra delays, that's when Grand Theft Auto V will release for PC. Rockstar released 15 screenshots today that aren't making our wait any easier. Good job, people responsible for capturing these scenes -- you correctly assumed I'd want to see how Chop the rottweiler looks in the PC version. My mind goes straight to the animals, always.more



1:15 PM on 02.24.2015
Grand Theft Auto V won't make it to PC until April 14

It's the news we've been waiting to hear for months: four-player online heist missions will debut in Grand Theft Auto V on March 10, and the game's PC version will arrive April 14. There. Finally. "Our apologies to PC gamers...more



5:00 PM on 02.09.2015
Failed GTA attack sums up my experience piloting jets in videogames

You might think that a helicopter peacefully drifting along in Grand Theft Auto Online would be an easy target for a fighter jet, but some of us aren't so skilled at flying these things. Poor MrSmileyHat69. I know your pain. [Via reddit]more



8:00 AM on 02.03.2015
GTA Online undergoing some maintenance this morning

GTA Online's servers are currently offline. But don't panic, it's not a result of dropped service or an attack or anything, it's just regular old scheduled maintenance. It started at 5AM GMT, and is reported to last six hours...more



5:00 PM on 01.16.2015
Grand Theft Auto V PC pre-order deals, discounts up to 23% off

We heard 2015 is the year of pre-ordering like crazy. No, wait a second... Retailers are dangling cold hard cash incentives as pre-orders of Grand Theft Auto V go live today. Depending on your region, the best deal in terms of price is at Green Man Gaming, with up to 23% off for the finally-coming-to-PC game. Update 2/07/15: New 22% off code at GMG. See details below.more



11:45 AM on 01.13.2015
Grand Theft Auto V PC pushed to March, system specs revealed

I should have known something was up, but here it is: Grand Theft Auto V won't be available on PC this month as previously announced. Rockstar has delayed the game to March 24, 2015. The good news, at least for console owners...more



1:30 PM on 12.30.2014
You can rob shops in GTA V with a single snowball

It's been snowy in Los Santos lately, thanks to Grand Theft Auto V's "festive surprise." In celebration of the most wonderful time of year, Rockstar blanketed the city in snow, allowing players to engage in some good old-fas...more



3:30 PM on 12.18.2014
Log in to Grand Theft Auto Online for holiday gifts

This image. This real, developer-made image for Grand Theft Auto Online. Love it. Rockstar is rolling out limited-time holiday content, like snowballs, festive clothing and masks, new vehicles, and presents. Depending on when...more



12:30 PM on 12.18.2014
Hey remember that GTA V 'story DLC' that was promised? I guess it still exists

Don't get me wrong. I really enjoyed Grand Theft Auto V. It was one of my favorite franchise entries in years, and I spent plenty of time roaming the streets and enjoying the sandbox. Does anyone else have turns where t...more



12:30 PM on 12.16.2014
GTA Online heists look good and sound even better

Alright, heists in Grand Theft Auto Online look terrific. It's been a long wait, and we're not done waiting just yet -- Rockstar says the free update for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One will arrive in early 2015 -- b...more




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2:30 PM on 03.05.2015
One last look at GTA Online heists ahead of next week's launch

For as long of a wait as it's been, I'm still enthusiastic about heists in Grand Theft Auto Online. Rockstar previously said that coming up with missions in which every player in the crew feels important at all times "turned ...more



10:30 PM on 03.04.2015
Daily cat fix: Splatoon's Judd takes a cat nap

Most developers put out lots of trailers, gameplay footage, and screenshots galore to get us excited about their upcoming games. Nintendo uploads this 30 second video of Judd, the feline judge from Splatoon, taking a nap. Ye...more



7:30 PM on 03.04.2015
That Metal Gear Online trailer is still so dang good

Steven covered this well-edited footage of Metal Gear Online in December, but here it is again with commentary by online community manager Robert Peeler. Yep, that's good enough for me. The balloon-firing trap shown at 1:54 is the stuff of dreams. Same goes for the enchanting plush puppy. (At one point it was going to be a "real" dog, but the designers didn't want us to shoot that.)more



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