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GTA Remastered Trilogy (GTA3/San Andreas/Vice City) - ah sh*t, here we go again


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I'd hope they change the controls on these games to at least match what GTA V managed as the PS2-era games play like shit, even when first released.

 

At least this explains why they suddenly got interested in enforcing their copyright concerning mods, don't want the inevitable comparisons of how some part-time enthusiasts did a better job than full-time professionals :P

 

I'm not expecting them to go the ultimate route (which they of all companies can afford to do, especially with games as popular as these are) and actually remake these games to a modern standard so they'll be for existing fans primarily I suspect as they are still leaving in some old shit.

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On 13/08/2021 at 11:41, SMD said:

yeah it takes the piss but when people are still buying GTA V almost a decade since release and the online mode is raking it in, what can you expect really?

Online mode has massively progressed since it was released though. There's easily a new GTA games' worth of content in there, I'd say, apart from it all sharing the same (more or less) location. 

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All the songs that are too expensive to re-license since 2013 are not going to suddenly be re-licensed because of a new version.

 

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Michael Jackson -"Billie Jean"

Michael Jackson -"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin"

Ozzy Osbourne -"Bark At The Moon"

Kate Bush -"Wow"

Herbie Hancock - "Rock It"

Afrika Bambaataa -"Looking For The Perfect Beat"

Lionel Richie - "Running with the night" (was on PS2 only)

 

 

I suppose at the time, much like Netflix, the artists didn't think the games they were licensing their music to were ever going to be such huge money makers, and now they are going to want to be paid market rate for their work.

 

GTA: Vice City got off lightly compared to later games. GTA V in its 10th year will likely be experiencing a similar cull via the wonders of the digital future.

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It wouldn’t be ideal, but I always thought it would be great if you could use a Spotify playlist as a radio station in one of the GTA games. If they could do that - and it can’t be that difficult, Spotify is pretty closely integrated with both PlayStation and Xbox - Rockstar could have any songs they liked in Vice City, provided the player had a Spotify account. 

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The "trilogy" originally had an "MP3" radio station didn't it? Maybe on PC only?

 

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The PC port of Grand Theft Auto III was the first game to include a custom radio station, followed by PC ports of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto V, and Grand Theft Auto Online, as well as the Xbox versions of GTA III, GTA Vice City, and GTA San Andreas, the PSP releases of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, and the iOS ports of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas and GTA Liberty City Stories

 

https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Custom_Radio_Stations

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4 hours ago, mushashi said:

All the songs that are too expensive to re-license since 2013 are not going to suddenly be re-licensed because of a new version.

 

 

I suppose at the time, much like Netflix, the artists didn't think the games they were licensing their music to were ever going to be such huge money makers, and now they are going to want to be paid market rate for their work.

 

GTA: Vice City got off lightly compared to later games. GTA V in its 10th year will likely be experiencing a similar cull via the wonders of the digital future.

 

Yeah that's lighter than I remembered.

 

GTA4 got absolutely gutted at 10 years.

 

On the plus side my PS2 copy of Vice City will be forever complete. If I were to even attempt to play my disk of GTA4 it's going to become the shit version.

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2 hours ago, K said:

It wouldn’t be ideal, but I always thought it would be great if you could use a Spotify playlist as a radio station in one of the GTA games. If they could do that - and it can’t be that difficult, Spotify is pretty closely integrated with both PlayStation and Xbox - Rockstar could have any songs they liked in Vice City, provided the player had a Spotify account. 

 

It's odd that the only commercial game to have integrated Spotify officially as their licensed music provider is still Three Fields Entertainment's Dangerous Driving AFAIK. Something must be holding everyone else back from offering it as an option as it's been over 2 years since that happened.

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In order to claim being anywhere near Definitive they need to maintain the radio station playlists. No exaggeration, there's absolutely no chance of a buy from me if that's been meddled with.

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Classic 'absolute minimum we can get away with' rerelease job.

 

Might have got more effort if they could get something like 'GTA Classic Online' with money printing mechanics alongside them all.

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34 minutes ago, Cheyenne said:

In order to claim being anywhere near Definitive they need to maintain the radio station playlists. No exaggeration, there's absolutely no chance of a buy from me if that's been meddled with.

 

mate, you're out of touch if you think 2k are gonna pay for those music rights, you're out of time if you think anyone cares about those songs these days and you're out of my head if you're not around 

 

WHOA-OH-OHH

 

WHOA-OH-OHHHHHHHHHHHH

 

(I totally agree with you :D )

 

 

 

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36 minutes ago, Cheyenne said:

In order to claim being anywhere near Definitive they need to maintain the radio station playlists. No exaggeration, there's absolutely no chance of a buy from me if that's been meddled with.

 

They're pulling all of the digital versions of the originals from online storefronts next week too.

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37 minutes ago, moosegrinder said:

We all remember the Xbox 360 San Andreas debacle, don't we?

I haven't kept up with this, but isn't there a possibility these are again ports of the craptastic Android versions, or has it been confirmed these are different?

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8 minutes ago, Mr. Gerbik said:

I haven't kept up with this, but isn't there a possibility these are again ports of the craptastic Android versions, or has it been confirmed these are different?

 

 No they'll be new ports with updates and upgrades according to the article. Whether the console ones are separate or they're fundamentally the same as the new mobile ones remains to be seen.

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9 minutes ago, moosegrinder said:

 

 No they'll be new ports with updates and upgrades according to the article. Whether the console ones are separate or they're fundamentally the same as the new mobile ones remains to be seen.

Aha. Thanks! So it could go either way still. 

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21 minutes ago, MW_Jimmy said:

I'm putting percentage chance of 0% that the original soundtracks are here fully intact

To be clear, I was saying the quality of the port could still go either way. The soundtrack is guaranteed to be butchered, there's no way in hell they're relicensing that stuff.

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1 hour ago, Mr. Gerbik said:

To be clear, I was saying the quality of the port could still go either way. The soundtrack is guaranteed to be butchered, there's no way in hell they're relicensing that stuff.

The fuckers can afford to.

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