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Xbox 2 to Surface on May 12 - Rockstar on Board

GTAGaming.com - General News | @ 12:24 PM CST | By Neil
Microsoft today announced a partnership with Music Television (MTV) which will see the as yet unnamed successor to Xbox being unveiled in a live broadcast on the station. "MTV Presents: The Next Generation Xbox Revealed" will be broadcast around the world, although not simultaneously. A full listing of when you can catch the show is below:
North America: Thursday, May 12, at 9:30 p.m. (21:30)
Germany: Friday, May 13, at 19:00
UK: Friday, May 13, at 20:00
Australia: Friday, May 13, at 19:00


Next generation consoles from Nintendo and Sony are expected to appear first at E3, which takes place in Los Angeles one week later. Clearly Microsoft have aims to bring knowledge of their product to a mass audience - and well before Nintendo or Sony can put the boot in.

Last week, Microsoft released a list of developers and publishers who were supporting the project, and unsurprisingly - Rockstar Games are a part of it! We don't know yet whether the new Grand Theft Auto title will appear on the machine, but here's hoping!
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zPuP
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Hell yea!My wait is fricken over I love Microsoft!
04-11-2005 12:50 PM
Lynk
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Damn this is good news.
But most likely Rockstar won't make a GTA exclusively for Xbox2/ Xenon / Xbox 360 or whatever.
I'm gonna mark down March 12th on my gaming calender. :P
04-11-2005 12:53 PM
GTT
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lol they had to reveal it on MTV, why not E3 THEN MTV...

anyway, marking my calender too :D

[ post edited 04-11-2005 01:12 PM by GTT ]
04-11-2005 01:08 PM
zPuP
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Lynk its Thursday, May 12, not March :P
04-11-2005 01:15 PM
McReynolds
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i hope the possible new GTA doesn't go out on XBOX first, that'd be awful, i doubt it will though
04-11-2005 01:27 PM
Leegion
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Interesting.

Of course by interesting i mean "Who the pewp cares?"
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Kidding.
04-11-2005 01:41 PM
blueballs
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this is so awesome I love the xbox,I will definitly love xbox2
04-11-2005 02:19 PM
GTA-Raptor
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Hope the next gen GTA games wont be exclusive to anyone for any ammount of time...
04-11-2005 02:52 PM
AdoptedThug
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hmmm...interesting. can't wait to see what xbox 2 is lyk
04-11-2005 02:56 PM
ledpoisoning
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Why MTV, i never watch MTV because its music television that never plays music only crappy pop-culture shows aimed at morons, and I'm sorry rap (speaking fast and sometimes rhyming) is not considered music, which is what they mostly play. MTV already has ruined music, is ruining tv, and now wants to ruin video games.

As for the new Xbox i have heard from the Bungie website that the new Xbox will be in stores by November along with the next Halo. If Xbox also gets the next GTA when it is released that would be the ultimate.
04-11-2005 03:32 PM
GTA-Raptor
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I think that might of been an April fools joke... And MTV also had the first look at GTA: SA.
04-11-2005 04:14 PM
TONY_ak47
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Well that's what most of the impressionable morons watch (mtv that is). Xbox 2 nice I've heard about all the improvements but nothing about how it looks. Somehow I like Sony's PS2 better. Something in my concience tells me to love it.
04-11-2005 04:28 PM
christianrrf
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maybe the next gta you will be a female character. like the girl from liberty city. or maybe you can be both male a female and each one has different missions. i was just thinking about that. i hope in the next xbox you can play xbox games too.
04-11-2005 04:36 PM
Piggus
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The Xbox 2 is not backwards compatable, so it cannot play Xbox games.

Oh, and I can assure you guys that the next GTA will not be on Xbox 2. Infact, again, if they use DVD format you will never see another GTA game on it. The disk format is too big of a hardware limitation unless Microsoft pulls off some kind of miracle. Otherwise the game would be smaller than San Andreas when you consider the texture quality and the space those will take up on the disk. Blu-Ray and HD-DVD is where it's at, and Microsoft is aparently unwilling to commit to a better disk format due to the production costs. They made a really big mistake by releasing so early. Microsoft and MTV will make the Xbox 2 look very impressive on TV, but don't be surprised when the PS3's or even the Revolution's specs blow the Xbox 2 out of the water at E3.

[ post edited 04-11-2005 05:59 PM by Piggus ]
04-11-2005 05:46 PM
GTA-Raptor
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But specs may have nothing to do with sells... PS2 is the LEAST powerful system on the market and look how its doing. XBox is going after the consumer whores now.
04-11-2005 07:14 PM
Piggus
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Want to know the main reason why Xbox is as popular as it is? Power. I know countless people who bought the Xbox because of it's power and nearly all of them are willing to give up Halo for a PS3 (because it will most likely be the most powerfull). The PlayStation fanbase is massive especially in Japan. It's unlikely that by releasing early, Microsoft can take the console market.
04-11-2005 07:29 PM
fastlane912
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All of the GTA except GTA SA have come out on PC in a MICROSOFT form.....why not xbox too!!!
04-11-2005 07:35 PM
Street Thug
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COOOOL yo
04-11-2005 09:22 PM
Asad Lion
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what do you mean by Microsoft form????
04-12-2005 08:40 AM
kev
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Sony will probably pull off something similar,since they were going to unveil the "PS3" in march but that was scraped at the last minute.They said that they definatly where going to show there new console off before E3 so dont be surprised if they unveil there new console before this MTV Xbox 2 unveiling.
04-12-2005 09:27 AM
Neil
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Piggus we don't know anything like that about Xbox 2 yet so stop poisoning the comments ;P
04-12-2005 10:41 AM
Mike22k
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Bugger, I guess you'll need sky to watch MTV in the UK. Bum flaps.
04-12-2005 12:48 PM
fastlane912
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Answer to Asad Lion: microsoft form= windows operating system (95,98,2000,ME,XP....etc...)
04-12-2005 03:04 PM
Piggus
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@Neil:

Sorry, but I'm only stating my opinion on how things will turn out. I have been following these consoles for three years. I have seen just about every significant article relating these next gen machines since the summer of 2002. I know what I am saying is not going to be %100 acuarate, but there have been articles explaining how a 9 core technology Cell chip works and how it compares to a stardad IBM dual core CPU. The Cell chip is a unique technology and there is no known chip that can handle so many threads that is comming out this year. The closest chip is the 3.2ghz Pentium Extreme Edition Dual Core chip. It runs four threads.

And as for disk format, Sony has comfirmed it is using Blu-Ray. Most industry analysts agree that Xbox 2 will not use either HD-DVD or Blu-Ray because the development cost is too high.

Lastly, let's use common sense. The PS3 is coming out months after Xbox 2. When you look at most of the consoles that have come out in the past, the first to release is generally less powerfull than the rest.

Just becasue something isn't 100% confirmed doesn't make it 100% false.
04-12-2005 05:43 PM
GTT
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In my opinion it's time for Nintendo or Playstation to take the gold for the next generation consoles.


(Xbox, step aside you had your time in the spot light.)

[ post edited 04-12-2005 06:40 PM by GTT ]
04-12-2005 06:35 PM
Piggus
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Well, Xbox was never really on top. It's sales are good but nothing compared to PS2.
04-12-2005 08:23 PM
christianrrf
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what's the difference between reward and backward?
04-12-2005 11:12 PM
HBK
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nice but i dont live in either of these countries *sighs*
04-13-2005 07:19 AM
GTA-Raptor
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I doubt Nintendo will be much of a threat to anyone... I've lost faith in them over the years....
04-13-2005 04:48 PM
 

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