Wednesday, May 12th, 2004
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MAY
Take Two Investor Luncheon (Updated)

GTAGaming.com - General News | @ 05:45 PM MDT | By Zidane
Word from the Take2 Live Investor Luncheon. It's pretty self explanatory, but if you forward to about 39:50 you will hear this part:
Take Two Interactive Investor Luncheon
Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 12:00 PM PT

Investor: I have two questions. The first one is: Can you give us a little more clarity on the San Andreas? It looks like you're moving away from sort of the themes of the past with the one main character.

Take-Two: First question is we're just building on the Grand Theft Auto franchise. It's not moving away from anything, it's actually moving to the next level. Expanding the game, expanding the content, and really focusing that brand filled with demand that's out there. The appetite for that product is unsurpassed by any product in the industry, and our guys feel real confident - have spent appromixately two years now taking that product to the next level. I think everyone will be pleased. I just want everyone to focus back when Vice City came out. It surpassed everyone's expectations concerned with the product itself. I think we're expecting the same from San Andreas.

Kodo: I struggled for about 20 minutes playing the audio over and over, so if this quote isn't exactly what they said, I'm sorry. But I think it's 95% right.


And I recorded this bit of audio for your convenience. It's a little hard to make out everything, so just read the bit as you go along. :)

Listen to the section here!

He is basically implying that the ways of one main character are no more. He could be saying there are multiple characters to play as in the storyline, or different characters you can choose from the start. Discuss in the comments!

Update: Thanks to an anonymous commentor that pointed out that we have misread this quote. The investor was not asking for a number of characters, and that explains why the Take-Two response did not give him a number. The investor used misleading wording, so what he said:
It looks like you're moving away from sort of the themes of the past with the one main character.

Should have been formed like:
From the looks of that main character, it looks like you're moving away from the themes of the past (mafia) [and extending into new themes (thug)].

If you now read over the quote in this context, both the question and the answer now make more sense. The commentor put it best - Take-Two was saying they are taking it to the next level, they are expanding the franchise so there are different games. We had a mafia style and now we have a thug style.

Sorry about this goof up. It was a misread brought on by bad wording, but if you read it in this new context you'll see it is right. So just erase the multiple characters thing from your head and try to stomp this rumor before it gets out of hand. It didn't make sense for Take-Two to just give away a major gameplay feature in the middle of an investor meeting anyway. And lastly, in the plot summary it only talks about Carl Johnson, so we can assume he is the only character.
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"He could be saying there are multiple characters to play as in the storyline, or different characters you can choose from the start." Either way i will enjoy it
05-12-2004 06:04 PM
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Holy S**T I hope there will be more than one main charater!
05-12-2004 06:47 PM
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hes not saying that, hes saying there taking it to the next level there expanding the franchise so theres different games, like we got the mafian style n now we got the thug style
05-12-2004 07:31 PM
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Hey, #4 is right.

Good reading, I didn't catch that.
05-12-2004 07:51 PM
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i think i should register here lol i keep making my little comments and no1 knows who i am ;)
05-12-2004 09:33 PM
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ok i registered

now what i was implying i didnt hear from the video, i was putting his little speech into better wording

he was simply saying there trying to broaden there franchise with new characters to possibly make sequels to the characters. for example after sa they might make a sequel following the life of cj or of tommy etc. there just trying to open up there franchise to new things thats all
05-12-2004 09:38 PM
 

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