Rockstar: No Grand Theft Auto Sequel in 2009

There is "no truth" to the recent reports that a full Grand Theft Auto sequel could be released by late 2009, series developer and publisher Rockstar told Kotaku.

The rumor first popped up in gaming magazine Game Informer, which claimed that the alleged sequel would be a full retail game--not just a collection of DLC--and could sport a subtitle, such as Grand Theft Auto: Tokyo, instead of jumping to Grand Theft Auto 5.

However, 2009 will not be devoid of new Grand Theft Auto. The franchises' first Ninteno DS release, Chinatown Wars, arrives on March 17, while the first of two Xbox 360-exclusive downloadable episodes for Grand Theft Auto 4 hits February 17.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    January 19, 2009 8:23 AM

    Of course they're making another one. The fourth one made like $8.12b. They made more on that game than the GDP of many small countries (or all of Africa combined).

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      January 19, 2009 8:25 AM

      Sure, but not one that comes out a year after the last one. Remember how we all got hyped about GTA4's initial release date and it slipped a full year, Half Life 2 style? These games take forever to make.

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        January 19, 2009 10:32 PM

        Oh. I missed that part where it said 2009. There's no way in hell. These kinds of games (giant open-world) take 3+ years to make. Hey, hopefully they'll put antialiasing in their new engine!

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      January 19, 2009 8:33 AM

      Yeah, I don't think it was quite $8 billion.

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      January 19, 2009 3:49 PM

      [citation needed]

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