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

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

(*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.

  • 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
              • batik89on June 22 2013, 10:41amReplyFlag
                I just want to say that stealth games with good action are awesome. With AGENT I hope you guys combine those two elements along with open world concept.
                • batik89on June 12 2013, 2:16amReplyFlag
                  this new Metal Gear game looks uber awesome. i hope AGENT plays out like that; an open world espionage game. | http://youtu.be/UMyoCr2MnpM
                  • simsdanielon June 10 2013, 9:03pmReplyFlag
                    Hope to see Agent at the PS4 event in two minutes! This alone would sell the PS4 to me.
                    • batik89on June 12 2013, 2:26amReplyFlag
                      @simsdaniel read here: http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2013/06/11/jack-tretton-on-agent-if-i-hear-anything-ill-let-you-know/
                  • raghavrockson June 6 2013, 3:54pmReplyFlag
                    When can we expect to see another A&A Rockstar?I am eagerly waiting for GTAV but also wanna know about your future titles.Its a surprise you have not announced any yet.What title is set for a 2014 release Rockstar?
                  • GTASWEDENon June 3 2013, 3:02pmReplyFlag
                    Any news on Agent ??? Come on R* 2009 loooooooool!!
                    • R* Mon June 3 2013, 3:05pmReplyFlag
                      @GTASWEDEN We appreciate that you found an on-topic blog post to pose this question! Unfortunately we do not have any news to share on that game. Cheers.
                    • batik89on June 4 2013, 11:51amReplyFlag
                      @ Can't wait to see how AGENT is shaping up!
                    • raghavrockson June 6 2013, 3:55pmReplyFlag
                      @ Ok,but can you please confirm if Agent is still a PS3 only title.Will it not come to PS4 even?
                    • GTA_5_Italyon June 6 2013, 3:59pmReplyFlag
                      @raghavrocks here it is written that it is a PS3 exclusive: http://www.rockstargames.com/games # /? platform = 5 & all = true & gameDetail = 16
                    • raghavrockson June 6 2013, 4:06pmReplyFlag
                      @GTA_5_Italy Thats so old but man...if Agent comes out next year as a PS3 only...it could have an awesome story but graphics might not be very good.Maybe because of all the delays and truly the game should have come out like in 2010 or 2011 at the most.Next-Gen too has been announced now.
                    • batik89on June 7 2013, 12:59pmReplyFlag
                      @ Rockstar, could you shed some light on AGENT. What's this game all about? What genre? Is it an open world game?
                    • Harley-Don July 23 2013, 4:09pmReplyFlag
                      @raghavrocks Graphics isn't the most importand factor in games.
                    • WhatAPleasureon November 17 2013, 6:53pmReplyFlag
                      @ Haha dang, been waiting to hear or find anything about Agent. Really looking forward to it lol.
                  • batik89on April 23 2013, 8:24amReplyFlag
                    Last night I dreamt played AGENT. In my dream it plays like this: the protagonist was an NOC operative. The mission took place in Casablanca, Morocco. Main objective was to escorted the defector from the Syrian intelligence agency to Europe. Somebody (I don't know who he is) in my dream said there were many ways to tackle the mission. Then I woke up....
                    • batik89on March 15 2013, 1:00pmReplyFlag
                      I hope AGENT is a sandbox game. It would be great!
                      • SickZatuEduardon March 14 2013, 1:56amReplyFlag
                        Rockstar Games, ojala que en Grand Theft Auto V no pase como en Grand Theft Auto IV, que cuando conducías un vehículo y volteabas para atrás aparecian carros enfrente y chocabas. Saludos
                        • batik89on February 6 2013, 10:34pmReplyFlag
                          Just an advice. If you guys want to make AGENT's action gameplay looks and feels authentic, hire this guy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_McNab Andy McNab!
                          • batik89on December 26 2012, 9:26amReplyFlag
                            I hope early next year Rockstar will show a glimpse of AGENT. I'm very curious about that mysterious game.
                          • Sergeant.Idolon December 1 2012, 11:37pmReplyFlag
                            "but the game is shaping up to be something truly spectacular." I WANT IT NOW!! damn i hope it still ps3 exclusive
                            • Rod266on December 12 2012, 11:14amReplyFlag
                              @Sergeant.Idol I want the game now as well, but I don't care about the exclusivity because that means R* can get richer and if they get richer we can have better quality games! haha

                              On a serious note, why would you want exclusivity? I own a PS3 and I don't get why is it a big deal...
                            • Sergeant.Idolon December 12 2012, 11:24amReplyFlag
                              @Rod266 u dont get it i wont teach u .
                            • Sergeant.Idolon December 12 2012, 11:31amReplyFlag
                              @Rod266 there are many reason u should know! rockstar get richer not us. the game is spectacular when its made for the system u play on. and being exclusive mean no xbox support . xbox downgrade the ps3 games! games that touch the top of the capabilities of our system its great. and knowing the talent that rockstargames have for making games, it is gold.
                            • Rod266on December 13 2012, 11:20amReplyFlag
                              @Sergeant.Idol Hmmm may be huh? Maybe you are right about it, it would be a better quality game if only made for PS3, but if it is true that they have been working in it for a while there is nothing to worry about in quality terms
                          • batik89on November 23 2012, 12:52amReplyFlag
                            Salil, nope it was at one point PS3 exclusive.
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