GTA 4 Trailer Anticipation


The first substantial trailer hits in a few hours and I can’t wait!

Here’s a summary of what everyone is suggesting or hoping for in GTA 4:

  • Predictable Another city. Different vehicles (Skating, surfing, blimps). More interactivity. More mission types.
  • Realism People should act more like real people rather than simply aimlessly walking around. It shouldn’t be so easy to steal cars and kill people. More realistic traffic and crash damage. Animals. Seasons. Snow + Ice.
  • Technical Better graphics, animation, sound, physics, online support, episodic content, dlc, gesture control, achievements, and whatever other bullet-item buzzwords you can think of.
  • New Game Mechanic Branching storylines and NPC dialog. Expanded RPG and character development and customization. Deathmatch, full storyline co-op. Persistent MMO elements. Strategic gang warfare.
  • Bizzare GTA in outer space. Golf themed GTA. To be dead honest, an outer space themed GTA would probably be fun: In outer space, you could hijack spaceships, curse off aliens, and beat up space-hookers. I’d buy it.

Quick Prediction: Obviously, technical improvements, realism improvements, and more of everything. They will develop multiple new gameplay mechanics of the ones mentioned above. Everyone expects something really different and the developers know that.

I’m guessing they will successfully pull off a completely new twist to the series so it will excite gamers who are jaded by the series so far. I’m also guessing that with the huge amount of budget and talent going into this, that the high quality of the series will continue, and it will be worth every penny. But I’m also guessing that this won’t be a major milestone and breakthrough in game design like GTA 3 was. Those breakthroughs occur through serendipity and we won’t see them coming from a predictable source.

Anyone care to add their wishes or predictions?


Written by: Darrin - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by Edwin on March 29th, 2007

    Well i agree with everything you mentioned. I really want to see how the graphics are going to look in this game.

    Is the game trailer going to hit the PS3 store?

  2. #2 by Pc on March 29th, 2007

    I can’t wait !!! Just a few more hours then we will all get our first real glimpse of the next GTA. I already know it’s going to be badass !!

  3. #3 by Gary on March 29th, 2007 [ 1780 Points ]

    Just over 2hrs to go!!!

    :D

    It would be great if you could have proper co-op play throughout the main game with multiple friends on your buddy list. Players could jump in and out of the game whenever they feel like it.

  4. #4 by Sporty on March 29th, 2007 [ 95 Points ]

    the countdown says 3 hours for me?

    Spooky. either way we’re close.

  5. #5 by Sporty on March 29th, 2007 [ 95 Points ]

    I think Online would be the biggest improvement. Co-op would rule. Along with player vs player in a small scale. Can’t have too much or it would be mayhem though..

    I wish their was an edit here. I hate posting twice in a row when I want to add something :D

  6. #6 by freedesign420 on March 29th, 2007 [ 575 Points ]

    nice!!! a game worth every penny! multiplayer should be huge, allowing for total chaos. could you imagine riding daulphin back sniping 1 to 40 players in an immense city scape….i think i pee’d a little

  7. #7 by Gary on March 29th, 2007 [ 1780 Points ]

    2hrs. 30mins.

    Should be up at 11pm UK time and (Segitz time :wink: )

  8. #8 by freedesign420 on March 29th, 2007 [ 575 Points ]

    npc dialog?

  9. #9 by Pc on March 29th, 2007

    npc dialogue……..have you played Oblivion Freedesign420 ?? Every character in the game has something to say to you and a response to your reply’s. Makes them more realistic :) That would be cool is they threw some more rpg elements into the mix like san andreas did, but more of course.

  10. #10 by Pc on March 29th, 2007

    IF * they threw

  11. #11 by PSN ID# Lifendz on March 29th, 2007

    I want a fully customizable main character (to include race, height, etc) and I want cars that don’t crash in on the first hit. I’m tired of the cars falling apart in no time. Better graphics is icing on the cake.

  12. #12 by Segitz on March 29th, 2007 [ 1470 Points ]

    Nope, hour times differ Gary!!

    I am one hour ahead of your time… You have GMT (BST?) and I have GMT+1 (CET)

  13. #13 by Segitz on March 29th, 2007 [ 1470 Points ]

    So it is 12PM here in Germany

  14. #14 by MetalProxy on March 29th, 2007 [ 3426 Points ]

    Iam really looking forward to GTA 4. You absolutily better be able to customize the main guy. I imagine the game will be way better than that halfass Saints Row game. Here is a goofy idea, where are the animals to shot at! (deer, cats, george bush, sharks, birds, etc.) Go into Outerspace also? I dont think so, the programing for that would suck.

  15. #15 by vegis on March 29th, 2007

    here in norway its only 19 minutes now :):):):):) cant wait!! start already!

  16. #16 by freedesign420 on March 29th, 2007 [ 575 Points ]

    4 min!

  17. #17 by Segitz on March 29th, 2007 [ 1470 Points ]

    rockstar is down^^

  18. #18 by freedesign420 on March 29th, 2007 [ 575 Points ]

    what the ****

  19. #19 by James on March 29th, 2007

    well, just saw it and, well, looks amazing, modern day new york, but, um, is the guy on there the main character or a story character? if so, I dont think many people would find a liking to playing as what seems like a man of middle eastern descent

  20. #20 by James on March 29th, 2007

    nvm, after watching it again, hes definitely russian, but im going to guess hes more of a story character than the main character, since with GTA going next gen, Im believing that the main character will be customizeable like Saints Row, or at least, I hope so

  21. #21 by Darrin on March 29th, 2007 [ 17143 Points ]

    3…2…1… crash! No one would have expected high server traffic for something like this now…

    Thanks for the impressions James. IGN also has some at: http://ps3.ign.com/articles/776/776967p1.html

    Still trying to see this…

  22. #23 by Darrin on March 29th, 2007 [ 17143 Points ]

    Wow…

    We can’t see any gameplay elements, but wow… those graphics are amazing. Obviously, the graphics were going to improve, but wow, they *really* improved. It’s like watching a movie.

  23. #24 by PJ on March 29th, 2007

    Very impressive.

  24. #25 by Pc on March 29th, 2007

    I loved the trailer, but it didn’t show any gameplay and was a lil on the short side :( The graphics looked as good as i had hoped they would be, and the game world seems like it will be huge !!

  25. #26 by bunnyhero on March 29th, 2007 [ 1850 Points ]

    i’m confused, james, why wouldn’t i want to play someone of middle eastern (or russian, or whatever) descent? i’ve played white characters, black characters, asian characters, native american characters, space aliens, cyborgs, robots… what’s wrong with playing a middle eastern???

  26. #27 by freedesign420 on March 29th, 2007 [ 575 Points ]

    preach it bunn

  27. #28 by Pc on March 30th, 2007

    lol james, you will most likely be able to customize your character to a certain extent. I’m almost positive that it will be something like Saint’s Row with the character customization, atleast i hope so because it would make the game sooo much better being able to play with your own character.

  28. #29 by Sporty on March 30th, 2007 [ 95 Points ]

    Yea, I thought about replying to the middle-eastern comment but decided to steer clear.

    I’m willing to bet that their wont be character customization. Since they introduced the main character in the teaser, I’m thinking that he is involved in the story-line. Maybe some customization in online if they have it. It wouldn’t be too smart to have everyone look the same.

    Can’t wait for more info. I know that 360 gets exclusive DLC. There are rumors of PS3 getting it’s own DLC also but haven’t heard anything about that since the game was announced.

  29. #30 by ben on March 30th, 2007

    nice teaser

  30. #31 by HutsonDaly on March 30th, 2007

    “if so, I dont think many people would find a liking to playing as what seems like a man of middle eastern descent”

    What’s wrong with people from the Middle East? I doubt there’s much character customization as this time, the story seems to be stronger (or it should be) than the previous series, so the character should reveal some interesting stories from his own origin and history. What’s the difference between
    a story character and a main character, James? Care to elaborate more about your thoughts with your broad mind? Or are you just gonna be a racist and stigmatize Middle Easterners as terrorists?

  31. #32 by Phaethon360 on March 30th, 2007

    Anybody get a feeling of Batman Begins when watching the trailer? The music reminded me of it a little. And the city reminded me of it (Yes, yes, I know New York = Gotham = Liberty City) but do you think that could be a plot twist :-O! Russian guy by day, Caped Russian guy by night!

    Yea, I think it was just a coinkidink too. Great trailer though, a little short, but its just confirmed that GTA will be awesome. I don’t need to see anymore. It’s got a release date, and it looks awesome. Perfect :).

  32. #33 by Gary on March 30th, 2007 [ 1780 Points ]

    Did I see a roller coaster at the beginning?! :o

    Looks pretty amazing. It would’ve been nice for the game to take place somewhere that they haven’t done before but it will be great to see New York looking so good. I wonder how it will compare to Spider-Man 3…

    I’m planning on going to holiday to new York early next year aswell. I should know most of it by memory thanks to those 2 games! 8)

  33. #34 by mcman on March 31st, 2007

    the dude sounded more like ukranian than russian.but yeah, it’s same sh**

  34. #35 by MetalProxy on April 2nd, 2007 [ 3426 Points ]

    I seen the trailer and couldnt stop laughing at that guy in the begining. Other than that the game looks great. Iam sure I will be buying that game also… Man there are almost too many games coming out before the end of the year. To bad the dates for the games are like grasshoppers.

  35. #36 by Jonathan Browne on April 8th, 2007

    http://nolimitzentertainment.wordpress.com/2007/04/08/inside-source-tells-me-about-new-features-in-grand-theft-auto-iv/

    You all might be interested to know I got information about what the second and third trailers reveal about GTA IV.

  36. #37 by king remember the name on April 11th, 2007

    GTA 4 must have kids and animals to make it more realistic i mean like dogs and cats walking on the street kids goin 2 school its what makes it REALISTIC!!!!goin to church,looking into peoples houses and depending on the time of day u look u see wats goin on…for example dinner time lunch time bed time and other x-rated stuff(optional) if u know what i mean.and also being able to smuggle people like the guy says in the trailer.

  37. #38 by king remember the name on April 11th, 2007

    GTA 4 must have kids and animals to make it more realistic i mean like dogs and cats walking on the street kids goin 2 school its what makes it REALISTIC!!!!goin to church,looking into peoples houses and depending on the time of day u look u see wats goin on…for example dinner time lunch time bed time and other x-rated stuff(optional) if u know what i mean.and also being able to smuggle people like the guy says in the trailer.

    -King 4 life you Heard???

  38. #39 by GTA4 on April 18th, 2007

    This game will be another classic from the GTA series.

    Some people don’t like the idea of going back to Liberty City, but I don’t mine. This will be a overhauled LC that diehard fans will have to learn all over.


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