What Do You Want From Rockstar’s Vita Game?

November 1, 2011Written by Sebastian Moss

Back when the PlayStation Vita was originally unveiled as the ‘NGP’, Sony listed the incredibly huge amount of developers working on the platform. Among them was Grand Theft Auto creators Rockstar Games, but what would you like the renowned developers to make on the handheld?

As we noted in January, Rockstar is listed as a 3rd Party developer from Europe, which includes either Rockstar North, London or Leeds (or more than one). The original creators of Grand Theft Auto Rockstar North are the big daddy of all the Rockstars, but with Grand Theft Auto V and Agent already on their plate, it seems unlikely that they are also working on a Vita game – unless it is actually GTA V. In addition, Rockstar recently announced that GTA III will be ported to select mobile devices (presumably by Rockstar North, but the publisher hasn’t specified) so the Vita could end up being just another device the game comes to.

Rockstar London, on the other hand, haven’t released anything since Manhunt 2 in 2007 and the PSP version of Midnight Club: Los Angeles in 2008. That gives them plenty of time to have been working on a Vita game, possibly even a Midnight Club game considering they have experience with a portable version of the racer. However, job listings in 2007 mentioned a PS3, 360 and Wii project with multiplayer, so they may still be developing that game.

Finally, there’s Rockstar Leeds, which handled the Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories PSP games and the DS, mobile and PSP game Chinatown Wars, making them the perfect developers for either a San Andreas Stories or a GTA V Stories. Leeds have only officially helped with the PC version of L.A. Noire since the portable music game Beaterator released in 2009, giving them ample time to start work on a Vita game.

So what would be your ideal Rockstar Vita game? Would you be happy with a GTA III port, or a new City Stories? Do you want GTA V? Or will you only settle for a new IP?

Let us know in the comments below.