For some reason, I don't think this is for GTA. Bully was my first thought. But if it was for Bully, why would they need to do a ride-along with a cop? This could likely even be for an entirely new game just set in Boston, if it's not for a future GTA title.
Also, I felt like noting that Rockstar New England is in Andover, which is about a half hour north of Boston. I don't know if that would have anything to do with this or not, but I think it's worth a mention at least.
This is my train of thought, no way they would do ride alongs with police for Bully. However I never thought of a new IP, or hell maybe Max Payne takes a trip to Boston.
Exactly. My money is on a new IP. But there's really no telling what it'll be about.
Max Payne 4 would be cool as well, but I think his story concluded in Brazil, I don't see what could bring him back to the US and drag him back into trouble (I always figured he'd avoid going back to the US for a while, he had all those mobsters in New Jersey looking for him). If anything, I'd rather see Max Payne 1 and 2 remade with 3's graphics and gameplay mechanics as part of an "HD Collection."
I really hope that one day they do rerelease the first two on the RAGE. Hopefully they'd be able to keep the tone and atmosphere of them.
I do hope one day there is a Max Payne 4, telling the story of Max returning to New Jersey. I would hope Remedy would let Rockstar use the "ending" for Max Payne that was in Alan Wake.