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[CNN] 'Grand Theft Auto' director's next game explores 1979 Iran revolution

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(CNN) -- Vice City. San Andreas. Liberty City. Tehran.
Three of these locales are instantly familiar to videogame diehards as settings in the "Grand Theft Auto" series, which has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. The latter, however, is more commonly linked to news bulletins about the Iranian nuclear program or confrontational statements by the country's hardline Islamist president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
If Navid Khonsari, 41, has his way, Iran's capital city will soon be much more familiar to gamers. A co-creator of the "Grand Theft Auto" series, the Iranian-born Khonsari's next game has a simple working title whose numerals denote a world of significance: "1979." And the game's tagline? "There are no good guys."

CNN

If true, then this could be real interesting!

BTW, this may not entirely be a GTA, but a sandbox game that would be very similar.
Edited by Mr.Mid??ange - 8/11/11 at 7:38am
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19th largest city in the world.

The thing is what kind of cars did they have in 1979? America was famous for muscle cars but Iran? I think this maybe outside of GTA and something entirely different.

The character sheets that were leaked hint of a gamer that swears online and such (xbox gamer), The years don't line up for GTA
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'Grand Theft Auto' creator's next game

^That's the name of the article, it's NOT the next GTA. If you read the article, it explains that the creator doesn't work for rockstar anymore and all the concepts in the article is for a game called '1979'

The title is misleading, hope this clears it up.
Edited by bukhum - 8/11/11 at 7:29am
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It would be cool to have some GTA titles based on cities outside the US; imagine a GTA based on a Tokyo-like city, or Moscow, Mumbai, Seoul, Beijing, Pyongyang, etc.
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imagine a GTA based on a Tokyo-like city

I want this so bad. Japanese mafia, underground drifting, big crowded city, mountain roads, car modding...drool
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I want this so bad. Japanese mafia, underground drifting, big crowded city, mountain roads, car modding...drool

Try the Yakuza series, its not the same exactly, but its pretty damn good.
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It would be cool to have some GTA titles based on cities outside the US; imagine a GTA based on a Tokyo-like city, or Moscow, Mumbai, Seoul, Beijing, Pyongyang, etc.

or GTA: London.... rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by Benladesh;14543884 
I want this so bad. Japanese mafia, underground drifting, big crowded city, mountain roads, car modding...drool

true crime 3: hong kong?
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Doesn't seem very fun.. :/
    
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Agreed, Tokyo would be amazing. Would also be ridiculously hard to render if they wanted it to seem "accurate". I have a hard time picturing the other ones like Moscow or Seoul, but Hong Kong or London would also be great. As for the game in the OP, I'll just wait and see. I always like it when a company explorers new avenues of game settings. There are so many critical points in history that we just don't learn about.
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