After Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar and publisher Take Two released the first trailer for the upcoming Grand Theft Auto IV for the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3, fans immediately began to sift through the video clip frame by frame in search of hidden secrets. ComputerAndVideoGames.com did some digging and found ten things we may have missed while oohing and ahhing at the footage.
Keen-eyed viewers with seriously-ninja Photoshop skills will notice an interesting in-game ad five seconds into the trailer. On the top left of the shot just above the wall is a sign that says "Visit Vice City - $300", leading many internet forums to explode with messages of "OMG!!11 MULTIPLE CITIEZ IN GTAIV!1"
So yeah, we might be getting a tiny bit ahead of ourselves taking this tiniest of glimpses as evidence that GTA IV will contain multiple, country-wide locals, but what would be more next-gen than a trip to all three cities that we've explored so vigorously on PS2? Having said that, would Vice City even look like Vice City in a modern day setting?
I wouldn't call myself much of a Grand Theft Auto fan (I bought both Grand Theft Auto III and GTA: Liberty City Stories for the PS2 to see what the fuss was all about, but haven't progressed very far in either of them) but I had to admit that I'm interested in seeing more of this next installment. The city detail looks amazing compared to the cities we've seen in the previous entries in the series. As long as players can still go anywhere and do just about anything in between missions, I think we're in for a treat. And Rockstar, please, for the sake of avoiding further attempts at legislative gaming censorship, no sex mini-games this time, alright?