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GTA V="RUSH"?... Payne 3="Sao Paulo Knights"?

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Guess who's back? Back again? Okay, I'll stop there. Even after delighting us with new Rockstar domain names and a stuntman's resume, sleuth Supererogatory has found more dirt on Rockstar Games. One item seems to be true, the other is still hanging as a rumor...

First and foremost is the possibility that Grand Theft Auto V (or whatever the next GTA is to be called) is in the works under the codename of "RUSH". The other more definite one, is that Max Payne 3 will be called Sao Paulo Knights.

Max Payne 3

Supererogatory laid out numerous tweets describing how the information was found and it started with Rockstar's favorite casting company Tesley & Company. This led to casting call with a Max Payne 3-esque description for a job titled "Sao Paulo Knights" which can be found here. This lead to actor Al Nazemian's blog which went further saying that MP3 was indeed titled "Max Payne 3: Sao Paulo Knights". It has been removed from his blog here.


Of course it doesn't end there. You want to know about the next GTA...

Further investigation (with the help of twitter followers sending info) found a casting call for a title called "RUSH" which laid out numerous characters that seemed to be in Rockstar's style. Among the simple details were the backgrounds: Californian, Mexican, from Beverly Hills, hippie. Which would put RUSH in same area as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas! You can view the casting list here or below.

More definite evidence to link RUSH with Rockstar and Take2 is two actors. The first was a tweet from Robert Esparza back in September that stated he was "body scanned" for the videgame RUSH by Rockstar Games. The tweet was removed after being found. The second was from Shandar Robinson that listed her modeling role as "inner city female, street" for RUSH by Take 2 Games. See for yourself (while you can!) here and listed as "modeling" for RUSH here.

So there you have it (again)! Is Max Payne 3 called Sao Paulo Knights? Is the next Grand Theft Auto going to be in San Andreas thus making me wrong about where the next GTA WON'T be? Will Rockstar's tracks ever be completely covered? Stay tuned and join the discussions in the Grand Theft Auto forums!

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Updated Speculation

Could "RUSH" actually be the long-awaited fan request Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Stories? A large game, but not for Sony's new Next Generation Portable (NGP aka PSP2). What do YOU think? Let us know in the comments or the new San Andreas Stories forum topic here.
online TreeFittyactivity 2872 Days Ago
For all we know, RUSH may only be one part of the next Grand Theft Auto. Maybe there's other casting calls for different environments/locations hidden on the netz waiting to be found. mellow.gif
online Massacreactivity 2872 Days Ago
Well, I'm guessing that R* wouldn't pass up the chance to remake Vice City and redo all the beaches and, er, 'watersports' with current-gen tech, so if they're casting for a San Andreas-based game, I'd put my money on San Andreas Stories on the new PSP.

Unless, of course, they're not going to do the Liberty/VC/SanAn thing, and they're just giving San Fierro its own game, which would be just delightful.
online TreeFittyactivity 2872 Days Ago
I forgot about the SanAn Stories thing. That is a good point. Being "scanned in" makes me think of the L.A. Noire-type stuff but even if they are making more realistic faces using that tech, the NGP/PSP2 could probably handle it depending on other things (map size, etc). But "scan" might have just been for mo-cap too. unsure.gif
online TreeFittyactivity 2872 Days Ago
edit: just re-read the tweet:
got body scanned for my role in the video game "Rush", coming out on Rockstar Games.

so mo-cap it is. smile.gif
online deadactivity 2872 Days Ago
Completely missed the possibility it could be for a hand-held game.
online bOnEsactivity 2872 Days Ago
i don't know, maybe they are actually bringing back the RUSH racing series?! if this is rumor is true (GTA in LA), i really like the pro-marijuana approach with this one... GTAIV had the whole indoor smoking ban and terrorist scares... california should be about legalization and the economy...
online Massacreactivity 2871 Days Ago
It sounds more like San Francisco than LA to me, if you're going for just one city. Still think all of San Andreas seems more likely, and the new PSP could actually handle the map size.

What I don't remember from the PSP2 topic is, if there's a touch screen on the back, does that mean you can't put a UMD in it? Because if not, it's going to take forever to download.
online alooper21activity 2871 Days Ago

What I don't remember from the PSP2 topic is, if there's a touch screen on the back, does that mean you can't put a UMD in it? Because if not, it's going to take forever to download.

aaa... videogames come on new types of "discs" these days... they're called flash cards wink.gif
online Massacreactivity 2871 Days Ago
Yes, I am aware of the existence of memory cards and flash drives. I'm saying I don't know what format the new PSP is going to use.
online alooper21activity 2871 Days Ago

Yes, I am aware of the existence of memory cards and flash drives. I'm saying I don't know what format the new PSP is going to use.

precisely this format, though they will sure be crippled and caged and advertised as some new and ultra-supperior media format. the advantage seems to be that the developer can choose the size of it, and if it plans some dlc it will be deployed on the same card with the game, so there ya go, all in one piece of awesomeness when compared with the utter crap that umd was!
online TreeFittyactivity 2871 Days Ago
@Massacre from wiki:
NVG card is the flash memory type that will be used in the Next Generation Portable. The game cards will be available in 2 GB and 4 GB sizes. 5 — 10% of the writeable space will be reserved for save data, patches, etc. Game cards with higher capacity are to be offered in the future.
online Massacreactivity 2871 Days Ago
There we go. Thanks, Fitty.
online TreeFittyactivity 2871 Days Ago
Also made a topic for San Andreas Stories in the forums. smile.gif
online GTA Gangster77activity 2871 Days Ago
Its Possiple the PSP2 could handle the size of San Andreas or half of the country at least, But for now im after LA Noire laugh.gif
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