Interviews with Rockstar: Looking Back for Vice City's 10th Anniversary
As part of the celebration for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City's 10th anniversary, the team at Rockstar North took a look back at the creation of the game with a series of interviews across the web. Head over to Digital Trends, Crave Online and T3.com to read all about Rockstar North's personal experiences in developing the Grand Theft Auto game that - only one year removed from the launch of Grand Theft Auto III - tipped the series from a groundbreaking new game experience to a full-on cultural phenomenon. Here's an excerpt from Crave Online's interview with Rockstar North Art Director, Aaron Garbut:
“For Vice City, there were a lot of moments that just clicked. When we first blocked in the map and drove about it for the first time; when we put in the helicopters and flew over the city; seeing the dancers in the club; driving down Ocean Drive at night; putting in the hardware store for all the less conventional weapon; the first time we had the player change clothes; driving over ramps in boats; smashing up a car with a hammer for the first time; being chased by golfers as I ran off in their golf cart; seeing the models of Love Fist for the first time; driving around on a moped the day they went in… It’s 10 years ago but these and so many other moments are still clear. It’s fantastic seeing a game evolve, especially when it happens quickly. Seeing everything click into place, having the opportunity to poke and prod it, try things out and learn from it all. Tiny things can be seminal moments.”
You can check out the full Q&As at each of the links below. Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition is now available from the App Store and Google Play for select Android and iOS devices.
Crave Online: www.craveonline.com/gaming/interviews/201175-missing-you-looking-back-at-gta-vice-city-w-rockstar-games
Digital Trends: www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/exploring-grand-theft-auto-vice-citys-lasting-impact-on-gamer-culture-with-rockstars-leslie-benzies/