Rumor: Rockstar North is Gearing Up for a New Game

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256w ago - Rockstar North, the UK-based development studio behind the critically acclaimed Grand Theft Auto franchise, are gearing up for a new game, if recent job postings are any indication.

As pointed out by Ether_Snake of NeoGAF, the developer is looking to fill positions in 8 different development areas, from character animators to Web site designers and everything in between.

To quote: While the postings are pretty cut and dry, they do mention that they're looking for programmers with PS360 experience, indicating a game for those platforms.

The obvious guess would be a new Grand Theft Auto game, but I'll go out on a limb to be different and say it's a new Manhunt game.

Rockstar North's most recent project was the 360 exclusive GTAIV DLC that came out earlier this year, The Lost and Damned.
 

Rockstar's Response to GTA IV: Lost and Damned DLC

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258w ago - Today JokerElite sent an e-mail to Rockstar Games regarding the rumors surrounding Grand Theft Auto IV and if they were true. You would be suprised.

Rockstar's reply: "Unfortunately, we are only able to provide support and infomation on our current releases and are unable to comment on any possible future releases.

We are also unable to comment on future patches or upgrades for games that are currently released." - Kind regards, Jamie.

Strange... I believe Rockstar Games is leading us on to something. If they were unable to comment on a future patch; then it was true after all? If it isn't Lost & Damned then it must be some sort of a downloadable content coming to the PlayStation 3.
 

Speculation: Is Rockstar Still Working on the PS3 Exclusive?

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259w ago - In June 2007, director of third party relations at Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) Michael Shorrock revealed on the Official PlayStation Blog that Sony and Rockstar had come to an agreement on developing a new PS3 exclusive.

To quote: "As part of our long standing relationship with Rockstar, and the incredible success for both companies with the cultural icon that is Grand Theft Auto, we've agreed to the PlayStation exclusive rights of the next great franchise from the Rockstar studios," Shorrock wrote.

"Rockstar really wanted to make a game that you can truly only do on PS3, harnessing the power of CELL and Blu-ray disc and this deal lets them do just that...This is really a win-win situation for both companies."

President and CEO of SCEA Jack Tretton further discussed the new agreement with Rockstar on Spike TV's Game Head show with Geoff Keighley, confirming that the unnamed project was not L.A. Noire and that Sony was able to release Take-Two from GTA IV exclusivity in exchange for acquiring the rights to the publisher's next franchise.

"What we're really excited about is the next great franchise from Take-Two and in exchange for letting them out of that exclusive (Grand Theft Auto IV), we've got the rights to the next great franchise from Take-Two."
 

Rockstar Announces Max Payne 3 to Arrive in Winter 2009

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265w ago - Rockstar Games announced today that Max Payne 3 is currently in development. It's scheduled to be released around this coming winter and will be released for the PC, the PlayStation 3, and the Xbox 360. Max Payne 3 will be developed by Rockstar Vancouver.

Press Release: New York, NY - March 23, 2009 - Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce that Max Payne 3 is currently in development and scheduled for a winter 2009 release on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PC.

Developed by Rockstar Vancouver, Max Payne 3 tells the story of a retired police detective embroiled in a world of corruption, turmoil and intense violence.

The award-winning Max Payne franchise put players in the role of Max Payne, a hard-boiled New York City detective with a penchant for violence, out to avenge the death of his family. The latest installment delivers more of the classic elements and hyper-intense action that fans have come to love, while moving the story of Max in a new direction.

"We're starting a new chapter of Max's life with this game," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. "This is Max as we've never seen him before, a few years older,...
 

Rockstar Games Announces Red Dead Redemption for Fall 2009

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272w ago - Utilizing Rockstar's proprietary Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE), Red Dead Redemption features an open-world environment for players to explore, including frontier towns, rolling prairies teeming with wildlife, and perilous mountain passes - each packed with an endless flow of varied distractions.

Along the way, players will experience the heat of gunfights and battles, meet a host of unique characters, struggle against the harshness of one of the world's last remaining wildernesses, and ultimately pick their own precarious path through an epic story about the death of the Wild West and the gunslingers that inhabited it.

Press Release: Rockstar Games announces Red Dead Redemption for Fall 2009

Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., is proud to announce that Red Dead Redemption is scheduled for a fall 2009 release on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system.

Developed by Rockstar San Diego, as a follow up to the 2004 hit game, Red Dead Revolver, Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age. The story of former outlaw, John...
 











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