Having already released GTA III and GTA Vice City, the folks at Rockstar Games have announced this week that they'll be bringing on the likes of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas to Android this December. This release will be the biggest and the best in this sort of genre for the Android, iOS, or Windows Phone 8 platform without a doubt, coming in after two successful cross-platform releases in the past couple of years. This version of the game will be released in a similar fashion to the previous games, with nearly as much excellence as the full-sized console-level games as they appeared originally.
This week the folks at Rockstar Games have begun pushing a real-deal set of fixes for the Grand Theft Auto Online environment. This piece of the GTA:V or Grand Theft Auto 5 universe saw some heavy oddities going on online when the service was launched including loss of progress, vehicles disappearing in garages, and straight up goofs in modifications. This week Rockstar's big fixes are in order along with the stimulus package they promised for early adopters.
There's little doubt now that the folks behind the scenes at the servers keeping up Grand Theft Auto Online are not having a great couple of weeks. At first it seemed that the rush of users aiming to play the online version of the open sandbox game were experiencing problems that'd be solved quickly - logins and disappearing vehicles amongst them. Now with a GTA$ Stimulus Package announced - cash for reparations for bad service - it would appear that another set of problems have arisen.
An update to Grand Theft Auto Online for both PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers should fix missing cars, mods that disappear, and an exploit which allowed the same vehicle to be sold multiple times, as developer Rockstar Games addresses the issues in the overwhelmed multiplayer title. The glitches were down to a cloud save failure, Rockstar Games said, while also pointing out that it had tweaked the algorithms in the character creator so that default "random" generations would be better looking. Meanwhile, there's also news for Xbox Live Games on Demand users.
It would appear that nostalgia is getting the better of at least one of the original designers of the original Grand Theft Auto as Michael Dailly has announced his intent to re-make the original Liberty City. This re-creation of the original landscape from the top-down game that eventually lead way to one of the best-selling games of all time will be done in 3D. This 3D landscape will then be used for ... well ... Dailly hasn't really confirmed much about the final destination of this environment quite yet.
Rockstar Games, though experiencing a fair bit of issues it has been working to solve, has seen widespread success with its latest game, Grand Theft Auto V. A new snag has entered into its world, however, with producer and rapper Daz Dillinger accusing the game's maker of including two of his songs on the game's soundtrack without permission.
Supposing you're a Grand Theft Auto fan and you've not gotten onboard with GTA 5 and the Grand Theft Auto Online universe yet, Rockstar Games is pushing an initiative today that'll have you thinking twice. Done specifically because of the collection of server errors that appeared at launch with this online version of the game, Rockstar is making with some cash deposits in online citizens banks. Made in installments of $250,000, all players of the game online will be given a total of $500,000 total - half a million bucks - for the trouble they likely went through when they logged on in the first place.
Grand Theft Auto V is enjoying its fair share of success, with PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 gamers catapulting it into record-breaking success. PC gamers have been left out of the mix, however, and may have to wait until early next year before they see the game. Such information comes from the folks over at Eurogamer, which spoke to "multiple industry sources" on the matter.
New to Grand Theft Auto and feeling lost? Rockstar Games has you covered. As of now, the Grand Theft Auto V: The Manual is available for download for iOS and Android users. With the manual comes information on the game's world in general, as well as everything you need to know for the latest record-breaking installment of the series.