Rockstar Announces GTA: San Andreas
Rockstar Games, the
world-renowned publishing division of Take-Two Interactive Software,
Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is pleased to announce Grand Theft Auto: San
Andreas, the next iteration in the globally successful Grand Theft
Auto franchise. Developed by world-class designers Rockstar North,
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will be available exclusively for the
PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system and is expected to be
in stores in North America on October 19, 2004 and in Europe on
October 22, 2004.
By: Jared Black
"In the past couple of years, we have put an enormous amount of
pressure on ourselves to ensure we do everything possible to exceed
people's expectations with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas," stated
Sam Houser, President of Rockstar Games. "Even though we still have
eight months to go, we are starting to become very proud of what we
have achieved and we can't wait to get the game into players'
Leslie Benzies, President of Rockstar North, stated, "We are
extremely humbled by the success of the Grand Theft Auto series and
has made us push ourselves further than ever to create a title in
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas that will hopefully redefine the Grand
Theft Auto series and revolutionize open-ended gameplay and video
game production values."
Over 30 million units of the Grand Theft Auto franchise have been
shipped to date, including over 11.5 million units of Grand Theft
Auto: Vice City and over 10.5 million units of Grand Theft Auto 3.