True Crime to benefit from GTA stayaway this year

Thursday, 11th February 2010 07:31 GMT By Patrick Garratt


True Crime’s reboot is looking “especially strong,” Activision Blizzard CEO Mike Griffith said in the company’s full-year earnings call last night, and will be rewarded by a lack of competition in the genre later this year.

“This is a big open world action games that looks to be especially strong and should benefit as this year’s competitive window in the genre is wide open,” said the exec, obviously referencing Rockstar’s GTA.

He added: “The game blends intense Hollywood style driving with martial arts combat and shoot outs deliver an Asian cinema inspired action thriller.”

The title’s based in China. Canadian developer United Front – the same outfit behind ModNation Racers – is doing the work.

True Crime features an undercover cop against the Triads. For those that may not remember, True Crime: Streets of L.A. was originally developed by Luxoflux, and released in 2003.

A sequel, True Crime: New York City, released in 2005, again by Luxoflux.

No date was put on it last night, other than the “back half of the year”.



  1. Yoshi

    And then BAM a new GTA is announced lol XD

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Robo_1

    I always had a soft spot for the True Crime series, so I’d like to see this turn out well. The biggest problem with the previous True Crime games were how buggy and generally shoddy technically they were. The frame rate positively crawled in Streets of New York.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. RGW1982

    Who Cares About GTA IV? Saints Row 2 Is The New King Of Freeroam Grand Theft.

    GTA IV Is Like Driv3r, Saints Row 2 Is Like GTA: San Andreas, There’s No Real Competition There, But I Doubt True Crime Will Bring Anything New To The Table Anyways.

    It Be Funny To See A The Next Driver Come Out Around The Same Time & Destroy Every Freeroam Grand Theft Game Graphically.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. chrisuk

    Rockstar only dismissed a new GTA in 2009, no new on 2010. It has been 3 years almost.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. RGW1982

    Rockstar Is Still Working On The 3rd GTA IV Add-On, So You’d Be Lucky To See GTA V In Late 2011, Early 2012.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Yoshi

    RGW1982 not really as the add ons will be just ported over.
    They will probz release addons then announce it, unless they announce it next year or later and leave it up to Agent and LA Noire

    #6 5 years ago
  7. RGW1982

    No, They Only Have 2 Add-Ons To Port Over From The 360, They’re Currently Working On A 3rd One Which Will Be Brand New.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Yoshi

    Really? I thought ballad of gay tony was the last, although it does tickle my brain you sayin theres guna be 3, maybe i just forgot

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Blerk

    They’ve not announced a third one, and given the disappointing sales of the first two I’d be surprised if they were doing another. Pleasantly surprised, mind – I thought they were great.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Gheritt White

    I would’ve thought the open world sandbox crown belonged to Just Cause 2 this year – that game looks fab!

    #10 5 years ago
  11. The Hindle

    They wont be another GTA game for a while as Rockstar are doing Agent arent they. Unless they have multiple projects on the go.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Blerk

    I can’t imagine for a second that Rockstar or Take-Two would put their ultimate cash-cow “on hold for a bit” while they worked on an unknown quantity. Both will be on the go at the same time, for sure.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. mington

    Agent? what the hell is agent i ask myself, so i wikied it…

    The game is set during the Cold War and will take players into “the world of counter-intelligence, espionage and political assassinations

    Rockstar has yet to reveal any details regarding the setting for the title other than the fact that it will be set in the late 1970s.

    that wasn’t what i was expecting, um, a flared trouser wearing assassin

    #13 5 years ago
  14. The Hindle

    Will be awesome Mington doing assassinations whilst listening to the Bee Gees!! :)

    #14 5 years ago
  15. mington

    doing assassinations whilst going undercover as a Bee Gee!!!!

    staying alive, staying alive

    #15 5 years ago
  16. AHA-Lambda

    wat about agent and la noire?

    #16 5 years ago
  17. RGW1982

    No They Are Working On A 3rd DLC, Maybe It’s PS3 Exclusive But They Are Working On, Also You Can’t Say The DLC Sales Weren’t Good As It Has Yet To Hit The PS3, 360 Sales Were Bad But That Doesn’t Mean Shit For The PS3.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. onlineatron


    Agent is the only one of those being developed by the GTA team.

    It confuses me how everyone tends to assume all Rockstar open world games come out of the Houser’s studio.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Johnny Cullen

    Pretty much correct.

    Agent’s the only one (we know of at least) that is under development under Rockstar North.

    And FYI, for the record, it’d be Sam watching this one, not Dan.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. onlineatron


    You maybe right… but I’m sure I haven’t heard any news whatsoever about a 3rd GTA pack.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. AHA-Lambda

    @ 18 – yeah I knew that but I just thought it would be something activision would maybe take note of. It is a similar type of game isn’t it?

    #21 5 years ago
  22. onlineatron

    Oh right, sorry :)

    #22 5 years ago

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