(UPDATED) Asked & Answered – Re: Vice City, Red Dead Redemption and Chinatown Wars

Posted on September 18 2009, 1:00pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Support, Games

(*UPDATE - Some of your questions from this morning answered straight away at the bottom of this post.  Hot off the press.  Keep 'em coming...)

Another fresh batch of answers to soothe inquiring minds – Keep ‘em coming.  Hit us up via Mouthoff email, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube – and of course in the Comments area here.

"Hey Rockstar! I've been a huge fan of Vice City... and was wondering; is that Victor Vance who is gunned down in the intro of Vice City? All sources seem to say "yes", but no official word has been given on that." - received via Mouthoff

Yup... that's Vic.  After having been dragged back into the Vice City criminal underworld by his brother Lance following the events of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Vic Vance dies in the ambush that occurs in the opening scene of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

"When will we see some Red Dead Redemption footage or another trailer?! Even some information?! Come on R*!" - received via Twitter

Red Dead Redemption is currently shaping up to be one of our biggest action games of 2010.  We will have more info very soon – and thank you for your interest.  Trust us, it will be worth the wait.  For all the latest screenshots, be sure to check out www.rockstargames.com/reddeadredemption.

"Does anyone know the name of the song in the Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars trailer?" - received via YouTube

The song featured in the trailer for Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is aptly named "Chinatown Wars" by Ghostface Killah and Doom.  It was produced exclusively for the game by Oh No (of Stones Throw fame, from the west coast), and is currently available on iTunes.


"In GTAIV, there's a wall that contains the names of previous protagonists in the Grand Theft Auto series, and after some of those names, there are the words 'R.I.P.' or something similar.  Is this a way of confirming that the GTA3 timeline is over, or will you bring it back someday?" - Rodrigo6411

This was a little joke for fans of the series.  The Grand Theft Auto III timeline is not necessarily over - but it is a different world to Grand Theft Auto IV - only the branding and certain radio personalities exist across both worlds.  The reason for this was that we felt Grand Theft Auto IV was a high-definition experience and required different kinds of characters.  That - and the fact that most people from the previous world are dead.

"I want to start by saying you guys are my favorite developers, not that I am pulling any strings here so that my question gets answered.  Anyways, I am dying to know more about Agent, when can we learn more, for god's sake tease me!" - Rock1m1

Thank you - it's not likely we will have any more news this year, but the game is shaping up to be something truly spectacular.

"One mystery gone, another to explain :):
Did Claude kill Maria at the end of GTAIII?"
- Mastah27

Certainly gun shots were fired, but nobody is sure as to exactly what happened.

  • TheKasumiLoveron August 28 2016, 8:27pmReplyFlag
    When is Manhunt 3, Smuggler's Run 3, Max Payne 4, Bully 2 and Agent Coming Out?
    • djolehaubica2on November 28 2015, 1:08pmReplyFlag
      What is heppening with GTA 6?
      • bestcrafter31on September 24 2015, 9:18amReplyFlag
        Rockstar could you answer my question in the mission in gta 5 when you go to grove I saw pepole who looked like cj big smoke and ex riding bikes it the begging of gta san you rode bikes ecaping ballis :)
        • Rod266on June 22 2015, 3:32pmReplyFlag
          Dying to know about AGENT! I wonder if they will ever talk about it, and if it will still be a PS3 exclusive or if they will bring it to PS4
        • TobytheMacDaddyon February 8 2015, 12:03amReplyFlag
          Also CJ's fate is Ambiguous: it's as though in V he never existed due changes in Grove St + Ballas being bigger gang. That wuld explain lack of San Fierro or Las Venturas.Also Jetpack and Grove St tags. Denise Clinton could be Denise Robinson after she remarried(she seems like a divorced widow) angry and bitter. Maybe she married Carl, he got shot down(black guys in GTA games tend to have short life spans)then married Unkown( Mr.Clinton) a deadbeat bum who ran out on her. Not before getting drunk and beating her. Explains why she hates men. She wouldn't be the first lesbian in a GTA game: remember Maria, Asuka and Elizabeta Torres. Also Karen, look at her after Niko dumped her in IV. Threatening Mr.K with sodomy(just a little bit passive agressive and psychotic?) Trevor would love her. Betty Phillips says she has a gay son(well bisexual really). Enough ranting from me.
          • batik89on November 30 2014, 12:06amReplyFlag
            hey rockstar, it's time for you guys to re-announce AGENT. i'll buy a PS4 solely for that game!
          • Smash_Starson September 14 2014, 1:46amReplyFlag
            If Rockstar San Diego is not planning to make a new Red Dead Redemption 2? They maybe moving on to a whole new frontier? if they are hopefully they come up with bright ideas like they always do but instead of making games killing random people on the street like in GTA V and Red Dead Redemption like for example in GTA V or Red Dead Redemption in the open world multi-player it just killing other player and upgrading your cars and buying house but if Rockstar San Diego is making a new frontier they should make survivor apocalypse games it will be a new experiences to all players and instead of upgrading your cars or buying house it can be something new like for example in this survivor apocalypse open world game everything is in ruin and have to survive in this environment but when you first start playing you have nothing no guns anything the only way you can survivor is think and play smart like killing them quietly and getting there sources like guns food to survie and like and GTA V how you can upgrade your cars well in this open world survive game you can bulid your house by getting sources like wood rocks to make your house or fight with other multi-player that are trying to survive as you insead killing random people you have a reason to kill them so you stay alive. I Just wanted to give a new idea to rockstar San Diego so we can have a different kind of gameplay and experience (: hope you take your time to read my message
            • Smash_Starson September 14 2014, 2:30amReplyFlag
              @Smash_Stars And Also you can make your own crew like in Red dead redemption so you can survive and help each other stay alive and can meet up with other crew survivers that will be a different experience to players and will have a different feeling to it that will make you feel you need to stay alive and that excitement of a surviver game make you want to say alive not like other games they shoot and they don't care if you die or not but the feeling that you have resources like guns and other sources and have the fear to die because your going to lose your guns or food sources by other players robbing there guns once they kill them by preventing that to happen you have to clock all your source in a wooden box that you can bulid by choping wood. This are other ideas for Rockstar San Diego. Hope you take your time to read these great idea for a game and to have a whole different experience in games. (:
          • conorhockey2013on September 5 2014, 12:49pmReplyFlag
            Rockstar can you confirm agent is still in development or has the title been cancelled? It's been in development for quite a while so I just want to make sure.
            Thanks guys
          • Dmonrt34on July 21 2014, 3:30amReplyFlag
            Hey R* is there any chance you guys bring back The Worriers for the ps4 console
          • batik89on July 20 2014, 6:38pmReplyFlag
            It's already 2014 and still no new info on AGENT. When will you guys "re-announce" this game?
            • Antonio_RDRon July 22 2014, 3:48pmReplyFlag
              @batik89 I can not wait to learn more. I think the game will be released in 2016.
            • TKoMEaPon August 7 2014, 10:31pmReplyFlag
              @batik89 It's probably going through some big changes, now that the PS4 is out why the heck would they still make it exclusively for the PS3? If I had to guess it's either being revamped, re branded, or possibly scraped for the time being. We'll have to see.
            • Stu-Pidfaceon November 18 2014, 4:00pmReplyFlag
              @batik89 Agent is dead.
          • WPX_CABOOSEon May 8 2014, 8:23amReplyFlag
            Hey R*, i was wondering if you could confirm if Agent will be coming out on next gen, and if so, will it be on xbox one as well. iv been holding off on buying a next gen (current-gen now i guess) console because i wanna know which one ill need to play Agent. If you could give some info that'd be great, even if its just "we currently do not know at this time"

            WPX CABOOSE
            • iismelon May 5 2014, 8:09amReplyFlag
              If it's never going to happen, take this down, it makes me sad. Put this in the same category as SW1313.
              • omarali45on February 10 2014, 3:43pmReplyFlag
                the release date for agent is july 29 2029
                • DamnYokelon February 14 2014, 6:03pmReplyFlag
                  @omarali45 That's probably some kind of bug/mistake/joke/whatever. R* have been releasing at least one big title on average since 2008. I think this year will only see release of single player GTAV dlc when R* focuses on developing XONE/PS4 titles like Agent (now probably PS4 exclusive) which will be announced this year and released 2015.
                • batik89on February 16 2014, 10:35amReplyFlag
                  @omarali45 they already fixed it. back to TBA.
              • SkyRex17on January 10 2014, 10:24amReplyFlag
                Hey R*, any news about agent on this year?????? soon maybe???
                • BroGamer2000on November 4 2013, 2:29pmReplyFlag
                  • batik89on September 20 2013, 5:23amReplyFlag
                    look what they found on GTA V game: http://abload.de/img/2013-09-1917_34_12-gt7td00.png
                    • REHJR1974on August 28 2013, 12:03pmReplyFlag
                      anyone here ever seen the tv show BURN NOTICE on cable channel usa network? well i hope the game isnt like that but the spy is like michael weston in the way he does things and his job. very very clever. and has a lot of mcgyver infused in the show as well as far as using his surroundings to his advantage to get him out of virtually any situation. been watching BURN NOTICE from the premier and now to the last few episodes. sorry to see the show go. hope the game is as action packed (or much more ) as this show has been. keep up the awesome work Rockstar. you are the game publishers that others DREAM to be. but never ever will be..lol
                      • batik89on July 28 2013, 4:07amReplyFlag
                        My wishlist for AGENT:

                        – An open world game like GTA or RDR
                        – We can choose how to execute the mission: stealth or full action
                        – Also before execute the mission we can make a plan like in GTA V.
                        – Ability to recruit the experts to get the job done efficiently. If you watched MUNICH movie, the protagonist gather some experts like bomb specialist, assassin, comm guy, the cleaner etc.
                        – Ability to disguise. For example we can customize protagonist appearance; buy costume, mask and wig, etc.
                        – Some side quest like interrogation, eavesdropping, telephone tapping, infiltration.
                        – Fluid gunplay like in GTA V and awesome Hand-to-hand combat (CQC).

                        If you guys have another idea, feel free to add. Cheers!
                        • batik89on July 23 2013, 7:11amReplyFlag
                          Agent trademark renewed by Take-Two: http://www.vg247.com/2013/07/23/agent-trademark-renewed-by-take-two/
                          • mba786on July 8 2013, 10:39amReplyFlag
                            Hey guys, i think Agent is cancelled. :(
                            • batik89on July 14 2013, 5:46pmReplyFlag
                              @mba786 nope. it slated for next-gen release.
                            • Harley-Don July 23 2013, 4:05pmReplyFlag
                              @batik89 Nope! This game is not developed at the moment because of GTAV. This game is for PS3, not for next gen and R* will continue developing Agent after GTAV will be out.
                            • batik89on July 23 2013, 9:11pmReplyFlag
                              @Harley-D hehehe you'll be surprised when Rockstar release AGENT for next-gen consoles. i'm just saying here ;)
                            • Jsmith478on February 9 2014, 5:32pmReplyFlag
                              @Harley-D No they are still developing but should be here in 2016 for current gen consoles ie xbone ps4
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