Jump to content

Variety interviews with Dan Houser


willpsplover11

Recommended Posts

Just reading a couple of those statements made me really appreciate what R* have done for us.

 

For example...

 

 

It took approximately six months to come up with a rough design of what represents New York City. Actually building that representation of New York (Liberty City, in this case) took years to complete.

 

Yeah it's their job, but they didn't need to work so hard on it - they could have retired after VC. I feel extremely grateful right now lol inlove.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah it's their job, but they didn't need to work so hard on it - they could have retired after VC. I feel extremely grateful right now lol inlove.gif

I'm sure they couldn't if they wanted to earn a living.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's apparent in this and other interviews that the Xbox 360 DLC development is basically NOWHERE yet. They haven't started on it. They're just thinking about it. I don't think a lot of people have noticed this.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

IceCreamMan

 

When coming up with the concept of Niko, Rockstar wanted someone that was tough yet foreign; he's both battle-hardened and innocent at the same time.

 

Hmm, sounds like a very solid character.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Now that the game is gold and being shipped across the world, I imagine Rock$tar is beginning to work on the 360's DLC. This interview is probably over a week old. I thought it was interesting that Houser wasn't interested in hyping the DLC, but saying that it is an 'experiment'. If anyone else hasn't noticed, when developers start hyping things that have yet to be developed (like Hideo Kojima for example), people usually end up disappointed. It's reassuring that this Houser has his wits about him, and isn't wasting any air.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

We just start knocking ideas around and talking about a few things. New York came out as the obvious place because we’d never done it before. In the old games [Liberty City] was just vaguely East Coast-ish. It wasn’t New York and it wasn’t trying to be.

 

I f*cking knew it! Because the stadium is from philadelphia, home of the Liberty Bell, as are a few other landmarks that currently escape me.

LUCK FOR A BUCK!!!!! f*ck Yea!

 

GTAF's Most Annoying Unbanned Member.

user posted image

bai. -jllr

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Now that the game is gold and being shipped across the world, I imagine Rock$tar is beginning to work on the 360's DLC.

Or taking a well deserved break. I mean, i don't think any of us are gagging for the DLC yet, so i think they've got a while to sort that out. But they might have already done the voice parts, i'm sure i read something along those lines last week sometime.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Now that the game is gold and being shipped across the world, I imagine Rock$tar is beginning to work on the 360's DLC. This interview is probably over a week old. I thought it was interesting that Houser wasn't interested in hyping the DLC, but saying that it is an 'experiment'. If anyone else hasn't noticed, when developers start hyping things that have yet to be developed (like Hideo Kojima for example), people usually end up disappointed. It's reassuring that this Houser has his wits about him, and isn't wasting any air.

Yeah, the interview is probably a little bit out-of-date, but only got posted recently due to time constraints. Seeing as it was posted in a blog rather than on the front page of Variety, it was probably pieced together for another article... Ben Fritz just happened to think that the entire interview was worth posting as well.

 

It was definitely a fun read, and I had a hard time condensing the entire interview into a small summary that talks about GTA IV only. Dan touches on so damn much in that interview (as I noted in the news post). When I did up the first draft of the summary, it was probably 4x longer than what I ended up posting.

zUd3j4P.png

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • 1 User Currently Viewing
    0 members, 0 Anonymous, 1 Guest

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using GTAForums.com, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.