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[CVG] Dan Houser: Jump From GTA3 to GTA4 = Massive

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Rockstar co-founder and creative VP Dan Houser has said that he hopes players will get the same feeling with GTA IV as they did when they played Grand Theft Auto III for the first time.

"What we wanted was the feeling when you saw GTA III after GTA II", he said in an interview with Variety. "The feeling when [you] see IV compared to III, hopefully it's not difficult to see differences."

Houser also touched upon the need to protect the Grand Theft Auto license from exploitation, debunking any remaining rumours for a movie adaptation.

"The intellectual property is the main asset in the company. That's why 'GTA' is still relevant ten years later. We haven't put one out every year. We haven't fleeced it. And we haven't put it on 50 different formats.

"We're not per se against moving properties between different media but for GTA it just seems so perfect as a game. You lose a lot of what makes it what it is if you move it into being, say, a movie. It just never seemed interesting creatively."

Coincidently enough, it was Variety who reported last year that an Eminem-starring Grand Theft Auto movie was almost a done deal. Guess that wasn't so 'done' as they originally thought, then.
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More GTA news for ya'll, this time from the veep. His comments on the 'fleecing' of video games is very accurate I think.
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Okay, am I just an idiot? I don't understand this, why are they comparing it to III instead of San Andreas. Since San Andreas is the newer one
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Okay, am I just an idiot? I don't understand this, why are they comparing it to III instead of San Andreas. Since San Andreas is the newer one
GTA 2:



GTA 3:



Pretty big jump.
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Okay, am I just an idiot? I don't understand this, why are they comparing it to III instead of San Andreas. Since San Andreas is the newer one
i think san andreas was just a delay for the big one ... the father of em all ... GTA IV
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GTA 2:



GTA 3:



Pretty big jump.
And here I was going to just type my response
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Have there not been about eight GTA games already? The naming system is messed up....
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Have there not been about eight GTA games already? The naming system is messed up....
"I think that the GTA games that carry a number GTA, GTA 2, GTA 3, and now GTA 4 all take place in the modern day. Where as the other GTA games San Andreas and Vice City both took place in the past (the notable exception to this is Liberty City stories, but I can excuse that because it was just an stand alone expansion for GTA 3)."

"Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's how it makes sense to me."

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The numbers just means there is a new series. GTA 3 was linked to VC and SA. 4 Will probably have the series for 360 and Ps3 and GTA 5 will have it for the PS4 and Xbox 3
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Don't forget Liberty City Stories.
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GTA III was my favourite. I loved its style and its modern city violence. Which makes me think I'm going to cream all over myself when I get GTA IV next tuesday.. I think I'll install GTA III again
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