Seven months after threatening to do so, the tabloid favorite filed suit against Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive Software Wednesday, saying the creators of Grand Theft Auto V used her image and likeness without her permission.
Sony and Microsoft released their long-awaited next generation systems. Rockstar Games didn’t just break records, it blew them to smithereens. Players saw tons of new avenues open up, while an increasingly connected world brought plenty of headaches.
Critics and gamers may love “Grand Theft Auto V,” but, like its predecessors, the game is proving to be a lightning rod for controversy.
The critics have lavished it with praise and early fan feedback is just as adoring, but before you get in too deep, consider these helpful starting tips.
So when The Scotsman reported that the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V had cost a stunning £170 million ($266 million) to develop and market, that raised a few eyebrows.
With retail brick-and-mortar sales of new video games down 30 percent year to date, few analysts — and even fewer investors — have much faith that things will rebound into positive territory this year.
Even with heavyweights like “Halo 4” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” hitting stores this holiday season — and the launch of a new Nintendo console system — the hole seems too big to escape. But when it comes to 2013, things are a bit more optimistic.
The developer has formally announced that Grand Theft Auto V is coming, though in true Rockstar fashion, that’s about all it has to say so far.
The developer teased the game on its website Tuesday, announcing it would release a trailer for the game on Nov. 2.
Most industry analysts expect it to be unveiled (and released) next year – and the oddsmaking has started on exactly how big it will be. Right now, the most conservative guesses put the number just below the worldwide grosses of Titanic.
Everyone knows a new Grand Theft Auto is coming. It is, after all, one of the biggest franchises in the video game industry. But to date, Rockstar Games hasn’t dropped many hints about what to expect.
Over the past few weeks, though, there have been some cracks in the armor, indicating that work is well underway on the next installment in the iconic series.