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.

GTA V

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.