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Grand Theft Auto V hints dropped

1000-page script, city to be chosen first, says Rockstar

Rockstar's dropped its first official hints on GTA V.

Speaking to The Times newspaper, Rockstar co-boss Dan Houser revealed that the developer's already in the planning stages for the fifth game, as if we didn't know that already.

"We'll think of a city first, then the characters," he said, noting that he'll be co-writing a mammoth script likely to run around 1,000 pages.

Elsewhere in the interview Houser has a moan over the continued persecution of violent games. "We do get frustrated when video games are singled out and movies are given a free pass. Manhunt 2 was banned in the same week that Saw was released. The arguments become quite ludicrous quite quickly when people argue that games are somehow more dangerous than full-motion video."

He continued: "Within Rockstar, sometimes we feel that some of our games get singled out and held up as pariahs. All we want to do is tell a story with rounded characters. Like GoodFellas, which is a key film for us, our rounded characters happen to be criminals."