Grand Theft Auto IV coming to the iPhone?
Video teases gamers
The appearance of mysterious video has got the gaming world convinced that Grand Theft Auto IV is coming to... the iPhone.
The video hints that GTA IV's coming to the iPhone
On a website called coming-on-iphone.com, you're shown a horizontally placed iPhone underneath the banner heading: "You have no idea what’s coming on iPhone."
Click on the iPhone’s screen and you’re treated to a 40-second video clip of something that looks a lot like GTA IV down to the very last detail.
For example, two gun-wielding men drive a blacked-out four-by-four that’s being chased by several police cars. Even the buildings look almost identical to those seen in
New York Liberty City.
Is that Niko Bellic's reflection?
One shot also shows a man who looks suspiciously like GTA IV protagonist the blood-thirsty gangster Niko Bellic.
It’s important to note that the footage hasn’t actually been taken directly from GTA IV and is obviously a out-of-game rendering – as many videogame adverts are.
Rockstar has denied all knowladge
The game - whatever it is - is set to be released this summer, according to the website.
Rockstar's UK wouldn't confirm or deny that an iPhone version of GTA is on the way. ®
Possible but not with GTAIVs Game Engine
It's likely that UK based Rockstar Leeds would be developing this if it were true and basing it on the GTA3 LCS source base - they've already done two PSP titles and I can't imagine them having much problem getting to grips with the iPhone. Unfortunately, with China Town Wars and other titles in the mix, I can't see them taking on a new iPhone based GTA project, so it's probably just garbage.
>> Anyone who has tried running GTA IV on anything less than a 2.4Ghz Quad core, 4Mb ram, HD4870/GTX 285 system will understand why I find this funny.
I have tried playing GTA IV on a machine with a massively lower spec than that, an XBox 360; apart from the RAM of course - I cant remember the last time I saw a computer with only 512 KB RAM (i.e. 4 Megabits), even my A500 came (upgraded) with 1 MB. I don't see why the iPhone couldn't support a 'GTA' game, if the Nintendo DS can, except ofcourse they would need Apple approval (then again, doesn't app. store in OS3 have an age classification system). There are plenty of GTA clones out.
Ofcourse, the video is 100% fake. Even without watching it I can say that with absolute certainty.
I spy a GTA clone, a quick lookup on the interwho shows the server IP range being owned by Gameloft Canada. I doubt Rockstar would outsource their franchise...