ROCKSTAR GAMES ANNOUNCES "GRAND THEFT AUTO 3" ON PC
Rockstar Games, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.'s high-end video game publishing division, confirmed today that its best-selling tour de force.
"We look forward to building on the astronomical success of 'Grand Theft Auto 3,'" said Sam Houser, president of Rockstar Games. "We are extremely proud of what we have achieved with 'Grand Theft Auto 3' and now we are please to bring it back home to the PC where the origins of this franchise began."
"It is an honour to work on the Grand Theft Auto games," said Les Benzies, development director for Rockstar Studios, developers of "Grand Theft Auto 3." "The PlayStation 2 version was a terrific achievement for us, and with the PC version, we're looking forward to maximizing the game's potential for the PC. We know that there is an enormous avid fan base out there that has waited patiently for the PC version of 'Grand Theft Auto 3'. The final product will blow them away."
Released in October 2001 for the PlayStation 2, Grand Theft Auto 3 has sold more than four million copies worldwide. With only five months in retail thus far, the title has taken the videogame industry by storm. In addition to receiving more than 25 awards, including several "Game of the Year" commendations, Grand Theft Auto 3 has garnered critical acclaim from all corners of the media. From articles in The New York Times, The Associated Press and USA Today to a cover story in Sony's Official PlayStation Magazine, the press has unanimously praised the game for its technical innovation and groundbreaking design.
Rockstar Games launched Phase Two of the official website for Grand Theft Auto 3. Phase Two of the website unlocks Staunton Island, presenting a virtual tour of the bustling commercial district of Liberty City. Staunton Island is home to some of the seediest characters and businesses in Liberty City. The website uncovers a plethora of facts, from details on Donald Love and his company, Love Media, which runs every media outlet in Liberty City, to educational advancement at Liberty City College where students earn diplomas in such fields as Restroom Administration and Coatroom Management. In addition to unlocking Staunton Island, new content continues to pour in as Phase Two of the website unleashes the official Grand Theft Auto 3 movie trailer in the "movies" section and delivers new exclusive screenshots in the "screens" section.