|QUOTE (Shockenheim @ Sunday, May 12 2013, 18:17)|
No you're correct. Everybody expected something like San Andreas to be the next GTA so they assumed all of the features would be back in. Wich was not the case.
The reason Rockstar didn't get to bring all those features back in GTA IV is, most likely, because they had to built the their "RAGE" game engine & get it running sufficiently. Which was probably a huge undertaking. With GTA V they have that RAGE all set & all the experience from working with it on RDR & MP3, so more time can be put into making a more ambitious game.