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Jeremy Jastrzab
09 Mar, 2006

Cheap GTA: Liberty City Stories port

PS2 News | The stories are going to be very familiar.
It's been known for a while now that the PS2 will be receiving a port of the PSP hit, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. However, today we have come across the first indications of the extent (or lack of) possible changes. Take-Two CEO Paul Eibeler has hinted that the game will pretty much be a straight port of the PSP version, but at a cheaper price.

Speaking to investors, he mentioned something vague about pricing. "We've delivered a new game for the PSP, that's a $249 USD purchase, and we're looking at lower pricing on Liberty City Stories for the console, which is a $149 USD or below purchase," he said, suggesting that it will be a budget price-point for the port.

With regards to their stance with respect to the PS3, Eibeler dodged any questions and refused to comment on possible releases. However, we were given an indication that it is unlikely that a next-gen GTA game will be appearing until at least the 2007 financial year. Basically, that means that it's going to be a long time before we see any new GTA action for our consoles.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories is currently scheduled for a late April release on the PS2 and according to sources here and here, it will be at half the normal RRP at least in Australia. We'll have a full wrap of the game as soon as it becomes available.

Related Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories Content

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories Review
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10 Jan, 2006 We like our motor bike.
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12 Dec, 2005 We return to Liberty City for another story.
6 Comments
8 years ago
I'll pick up a copy if its only $50.
I didn't want to spend $90 for it on psp.
8 years ago
This is going to hurt the PSP GTA sales, unless PSP GTA drop to budget price as well.
8 years ago
Why would you want to get this game on the PS2? I mean, sure it'll sell heaps, but far out, the only good thing about this game is the portability.

All it is is GTA3 with motorbikes.
8 years ago
JimDash360 wrote
Why would you want to get this game on the PS2? I mean, sure it'll sell heaps, but far out, the only good thing about this game is the portability.

All it is is GTA3 with motorbikes.
IMO, gta3 had the best city layout. I would pick it up just to play through a new story, and at a budget price it's even more tempting.
8 years ago
Well I'm down for a ps2 version.

It was the only game I wanted on the PSP and that was just as a fan of the franchise.

Now I’m sure the PSP has many fine games, suitable/tailored for portable play. RPGs, puzzle and strategy games are the most fun handheld but this was the only one I really wanted

Now it seems that game will be released for less money, available for a system that I already have with almost three times the resolution.

640x480 = 307 200 pixels per frame PS2
480x272 = 103 560 pixels per frame PSP

It’s all good news icon_wink.gif
-PimpHat
8 years ago
while i'm not adverse to paying less for a port, i wonder how it will look. presumedly the PSP didn't require as high res textures, and if it's a direct port, those textures might look pretty shoddy in comparison.

not that the previous 3 games had outstanding textures.
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