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Rockstar Working on "Cutting Edge" Next-Gen Project
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Rockstar North may be busy working away at Grand Theft Auto V, but that doesn’t mean they’re putting all their eggs in one basket.

The studio is also ramping up production on a mystery project for next-gen consoles, according to a job listing for a Core Engine Programmer.

The position calls for "an experienced programmer to focus on core engine development.”

The job ad says the position "is an exciting opportunity to develop cutting-edge architectures and high performance systems for current and next-gen platforms."

It will require the successful candidate to implement all aspects of a game engine, from rendering and graphics to effects and lighting.

There’s more too. A role is also up for grabs at Rockstar San Diego for a Physics Programmer to create "cutting-edge physics and collision systems" and "work closely with game teams to integrate new technologies."

One of the requirements is for "prior experience driving and developing a physics engine.”

So, let the speculation begin. What do you think Rockstar is cooking up for next-gen consoles and perhaps more importantly, what would you like them to make?

Let us know below.

[via Nowgamer]


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Comment #1 by Caramel Cardinal
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 07:14:53 AM
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gta 6?

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Comment #2 by Caramel Cardinal
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 07:16:59 AM
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actually change my mind, being san diesgo more likley a new Red Dead :)

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Comment #3 by The Frosty Jake
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 07:21:07 AM
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means nothing till they tell us more.

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Comment #4 by Hagane
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 07:21:43 AM
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Something "similar" to Red Dead would be awesome, but not a "new Red Dead."


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Comment #5 by Axel Desade
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 07:22:20 AM
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Highly doubt that it's either of those. Most likely an entirely new IP.

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Comment #6 by Dirty130
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 07:23:55 AM
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My guess is a third Red Dead game but I'd prefer Manhunt 3 (which will probably never happen)

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Comment #7 by Dunaji
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 07:25:19 AM
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I don't know about anyone else but I'd love a sequel to Bully

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Comment #8 by Axel Desade
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 07:25:25 AM
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Well actually a new Red Dead game could be it. I'd just prefer if it were a new IP.

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Comment #9 by Kazenji
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 07:27:21 AM
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Maybe that Agent game?

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Comment #10 by A Clockwork Orange
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 07:27:52 AM
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It could only be "Rockstar Table Tennis 2"

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Comment #11 by MrVictorStone
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 07:36:46 AM
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Possibly Red Dead Revenge? That would be cool.

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Comment #12 by Lebowski
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 07:37:05 AM
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It's for Bully 2 or a new Red Dead. Both are planned for development already. Thanks.

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Comment #13 by Darktower
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 07:37:15 AM
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@ #10 LOL..

I'd love a New Red Dead or Bully 2

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Comment #14 by DJSambob
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 07:39:00 AM
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I'm betting its another Midnight Club, but I can dream for Bully 2..

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Comment #15 by doomey
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 07:42:02 AM
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The warriors of red dead bully auto noire

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Comment #16 by theNomad
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 07:45:15 AM
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I didn't like Bully or Manhunt, and I doubt they'd be working on GTA6 before 5's even been released, very possible it'll be a new Red Dead game.

But I'd sooner have a new IP like a futuristic LA Noire would be amazing, something along the lines of Bladerunner & Stange Days.

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Comment #17 by Conquisidor
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 07:47:49 AM
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bully redemption auto

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Comment #18 by Social Cancer
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 07:53:02 AM
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i hope its a red dead game

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Comment #19 by Rickmassacre
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 07:53:21 AM
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Comment #20 by Aussie27Legend
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 07:56:44 AM
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Red Dead Revolution YEEEEEEEHAH

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Comment #21 by fodbod
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 08:09:31 AM
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Rockstar make ok games but EA make awesome games Fifa, Need for speed ...... EA is the best non greedy company ever

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Comment #22 by Afc JoNNy Rfc
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 08:13:02 AM
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What ever happened to Smugglers Run. I'd loved them on the ps2. Love to see another one of them or a new Midnight Club.

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Comment #23 by davidani
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 08:17:52 AM
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Well I think a new Red Dead would be much appreciated.

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Comment #24 by pyro345
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 08:21:08 AM
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They should do a red dead before the events of Redemption playing as marston in dutchs gang and be able to ride in formation like GtaIV: TLAD

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Comment #25 by pyro345
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 08:23:21 AM
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Or a new bully that would kick ass

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Comment #26 by Selections
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 08:27:11 AM
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My money is on a new Midnight Club.
Something to smash the Need For Speed franchise when they both release on next-gen. Stick it right up EA's...

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Comment #27 by Daiphyer.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 08:27:19 AM
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Comment #28 by XoNiNjAlEoNoX
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 08:31:39 AM
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Bully 2

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Comment #29 by Music Man SUB
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 08:33:58 AM
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Midnight club please!!

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Comment #30 by Akatsuki Sensor
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 08:35:48 AM
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Bully 2!!! :D

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Comment #31 by SydLosttarot
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 08:42:26 AM
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I'd like Agent the most, but considering this is the 360/720---Bully 2 is my choice for this platform.

Jimmy Hopkins at university please :)

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Comment #32 by oobawlzmahonyoo
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 08:48:04 AM
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A new red dead for the release of the new xbox would be great

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Comment #33 by Slayinfool
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 08:58:46 AM
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Bully 2, please!

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Comment #34 by The Kingslayer
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 09:02:33 AM
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Manhunt 3 please !!!

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Comment #35 by The Red Russian
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 09:17:45 AM
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An engine for open-world games on next gen platforms... could mean anything from gta VI to RDR 2 or Bully 2 or whatever. Very exciting.

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Comment #36 by The Clutch Hand
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 09:26:14 AM
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Manhunt 3, or an open world Zombie survival game! =]

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Comment #37 by jtr1gg3r
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 09:29:11 AM
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Collision engine screams Midnight Club to me. But I'd say it's most likely a brand new IP tbh.

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Comment #38 by gof22
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 09:33:52 AM
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Whatever it is better be announced for PC as well as the consoles. Rockstar not putting Red Dead Redemption on PC and not announcing GTA V for the PC is crap.

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Comment #39 by nbsnBOSS
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 09:54:46 AM
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If it was along the lines of Red Dead I would shit my pants.

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Comment #40 by KingLouis51
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 10:06:14 AM
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Since almost every Rockstar studio touches a Rockstar game at some point, it could be pretty much any Rockstar IP. Bully 2, Red Dead 3, Manhunt 3, Midnight Club 4, or Agent are the most likely though. It could even be Max Payne 4 or LA Noire 2. I don't think they'd be developing GTA VI before V is out, Dan Houser has said before that they take a short break after a project before starting a sequel, so that's the only one I would rule out.

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Comment #41 by INSANE ASHBY 16
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 10:07:20 AM
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One of the requirements is experience with driving mechanics so I doubt its red dead and I heard a rumor that bully 2 work would begin after max Payne dropped but I don't know if bully is a big enough game to launch with a new console.....could at this stage be anything

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Comment #42 by KingLouis51
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 10:07:20 AM
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*Typo, I meant Midnight Club 5 not Midnight Club 4

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Comment #43 by Harry Lloyd
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 10:08:03 AM
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Bully 2, and something completely new. Then another RDR, GTA and so on.

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Comment #44 by Rastaman20
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 10:31:58 AM
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at #4 why would you not want another RD?

another red dead would be the shit loved the first 2 lol

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Comment #45 by kfitz9
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 10:40:33 AM
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@41.... Driving a physics engine, not driving mechanics.

Here's hoping for BULLY 2 .... was such a fun game, Jimmy at uni would be great and there would be potential for a bigger map.

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Comment #46 by SeraphTC
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 11:26:48 AM
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@16 Actually, it's *very* likely they'd start work on GTA 6 before 5 is released. That's pretty common practice for a successful game franchise, especially when a much longer lead time is required to develop a new game engine for new hardware. At this point, only a few key engineers (as advertised) would be required to begin planning and very early development, so it really wouldn't affect GTA 5 at all.

Having said that, it could be literally anything at this point. Will have to wait and see over the coming months.

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Comment #47 by BadBoyKillah89
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 11:37:56 AM
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Agent perhaps? I mean seriously, we saw a logo for that game years ago and then it was never heard of or seen since.

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Comment #48 by 1morey
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 11:56:47 AM
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I would like them to do a remake of their "The Warriors" game.

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Comment #49 by Crimson Ridley
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 12:09:55 PM
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Smuggler's Run 3!

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Comment #50 by fresh fish 101
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 12:10:29 PM
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there's so many good possibilities of what it could be. that why I LOVE ROCKSTAR.

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Comment #51 by Hurricane Of 87
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 12:26:42 PM
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MIDNIGHT CLUB FIVE :=================)

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Comment #52 by daardu
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 12:27:34 PM
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Whatever it is, I'm sure it will be awesome!

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Comment #53 by TacticalTodger
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 12:31:14 PM
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The cutting edge physics and collision quote made me think of a racing game, being that Midnight Club is a San Diego project, could be that.

But going to be hoping that it's a new IP, Red Dead would be awesome but I don't see another one of them till at least 2015 possibly later.

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Comment #54 by jakekel666
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 12:44:19 PM
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Aren't they developing a game called agent? If not I'm really hoping for a Red Dead Redemption Sequel

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Comment #55 by Josh Benton
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 12:44:56 PM
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Bully 2 please! Or maybe a new Red Dead? What about a new Warriors? (Doubt it)

To be fair the possibilities are endless.

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Comment #56 by BackerMan
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 12:47:39 PM
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More likely bully 2 or new red dead....

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Comment #57 by ViNyLek
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 12:52:22 PM
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Maybe it will be like RDR and GTA only in sci-fi settings? Rockstar could pull that off and I would buy it day one. I'm sucker for sci-fi like that LOL

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Comment #58 by [Ku-Ga] MasonCooper42
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 12:56:26 PM
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Midnight Club: Los Santos?

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Comment #59 by cheevo360
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 01:26:22 PM
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Maybe GTA 6, Manhunt 3 or Manhunt 2 HD versions for next generation consoles (Manhunt 2 released on Wii, PS2 and PSP in 2008 but will be nice to see if release on HD versions), RDR 2 or Read Dead 3 either, next Max Payne series, Bully 2 or new IP title from R*. I don't care which one but as long as R* deliver other masterpiece or great game. :)

I alway love R*. Alway bring brilliant polish games and alway being one of best developers in world!!!

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Comment #60 by cheevo360
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 01:27:55 PM
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Oh I forget mention L.A. Noire 2 or Noire with next city name next to Noire either. :)

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Comment #61 by cheevo360
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 01:29:55 PM
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Maybe London Noire, Tokyo Noire, New York Noire, Paris Noire, Rome Noire, Cape Town Noire other another capital city in world with Noire. Lol :)

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Comment #62 by cheevo360
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 01:32:52 PM
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Also again forget mention maybe next Midnight series either. Oh god I need careful and think lmfao.

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Comment #63 by fishzy
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 01:37:57 PM
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Red dead! :) one of the best game serie of all time!

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Comment #64 by Suplemental
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 01:42:36 PM
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1: Its nothing wild west so not a Red Dead noobs.
2. Its nothing school/college related so not Bully.
3. Its not gnna be gta.
4. I'm nothing car related as for instance parachuting? Yeah thats a car game huh?
(lol) on a serious note... no idea

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Comment #65 by AirborneRichard
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 01:43:29 PM
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As far i informed it might be a new Red Dead, as thats what been said they def will go for another one. But a manhunt game would be great aswell, same goes for another bully game, it def won,t be GTA as they still working on the next GTA. To be honest a Red Dead would be awesome. Anyways time will tell what it will be :)

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Comment #66 by StillTIPPIN187
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 01:52:26 PM
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Agent.. Probably will be coming on both Next Gen PS and Next Gen Xbox.. Ive sure Sony has stopped funding Rockstar to make it only on PS3.. And now that this gen is ending and they wont have to use the Shitty current gen Xbox.. they'll move it Next Gen for both the new Consoles.

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Comment #67 by roza
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 02:09:31 PM
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LA Noire 2 perhaps? I still feel the first didn't end on a definite note. What we were told was never proved

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Comment #68 by creaper210
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 02:48:01 PM
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Hopefully Bully 2 or Red Dead 3.

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Comment #69 by Lothra
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 03:25:32 PM
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Red Dead Retribution

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Comment #70 by Barad
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 04:57:55 PM
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Either GTA 6 or Red Dead 3. :P

Probably a new engine or game series.

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Comment #71 by Spun77xLucky Stricke
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 05:47:48 PM
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midnight !!

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Comment #72 by Shiftie
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 05:49:26 PM
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Grand Theft space? They did GTA in a Western, so now it's time for GTA in the future.

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Comment #73 by MabusScarab
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 08:02:08 PM
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@67 I doubt it, LA Noire went to the bargain bin very fast, it didn't do all that well and a lot of people didn't like it. I personally enjoyed it but I don't think this is a project they are gonna develop unfortunately.

I'd be happy with a new Red Dead, I was a fan of the first two.

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Comment #74 by StaraptorZ2
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 09:30:05 PM
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GTA san andreas remade with all areas!

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Comment #75 by EngagedMetal7
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 10:11:46 PM
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@73, that depended where you lived, sold out everywhere day one where i am.
So keen for bully 2

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Comment #76 by SmarmySmurf
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 02:08:37 AM
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Obviously Table Tennis 2 for Kinect. Superior next gen ball physics ftw!

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Comment #77 by Akuza
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 03:18:16 AM
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I'm gonna guess they'll pay for people off to give it good reviews again?

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Comment #79 by Ostrowski
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 09:55:51 AM
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What is they are making a HD remake of The Warriors. From the ps2/xbox how awesome would that be, That was a great game.

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Comment #80 by Lord
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 01:13:40 PM
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In other news mr Kipling is working on a new brand of cake but we will have to wait to last quater 2013 to find out what it is

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Comment #81 by Ol School Yeti
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 12:52:19 PM
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One vote for New Warriors or a new Rendition of mutant league hockey

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