Rumor: Is Rockstar Leeds Working On Another GTA ‘Stories’?

gta rockstar leeds ps vitaRockstar Leeds, best known for the impressive Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories for the Playstation 2 and PSP, could possibly be hard at work on another mobile GTA game.

According to a job listing on the Rockstar website, the studio is currently hiring ‘Mobile Game Programmers’, which could be anything from your smart phone to your PS Vita, maybe even 3DS.

The full job listing details are below:

“Rockstar Leeds are looking for ingenious, ambitious developers to help bring the best Rockstar titles to the mobile gaming world.  If you are passionate about mobile gaming, can use size and features to your advantage and want to prove what mobile can do, come show us your skills.

Responsibilities

  • Work within a team of skilled developers to bring Rockstar games to the mobile market

Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • 1+ downloadable, shipped mobile game with touch functionality.

Additional Information

  • Passion for mobile gaming
  • Excellent C++ skills
  • Good knowledge of native APIs including UI/touch screen functionality
  • Good handle on CPU optimisation.”

What’s interesting is that Rockstar Leeds seem to primarily be focused on mobile games, with the recent exception of L.A Noire, for which they provided the Windows port.

This listing could mean anything, possible a San Andreas Stories to tie in with GTA V, maybe a GTA IV Stories, or maybe it’s nothing GTA related at all. However, it’s not hard to be optimistic, the poor PS Vita needs some more top quality games, and with Rockstar on the list of developers who will be supporting the handheld, it’s easy to get carried away in wishful thinking.

Personally, I’m a cup half full and I fully expect a GTA to hit the PS Vita harder than a bat to the face, selling 100 million copies and making the Vita the best-selling console of all time.

Optimism’s a good thing!

Would you like to see another GTA on mobiles? Or would you prefer to see one on your PS Vita? Let us know in the comments below.

  • Zach

    Oh god, ever since I finished the Vita was announced and Rockstar Leeds finished their port, I’ve been hoping they were doing a GTA for Vita! Please, please let it be true! If it’s going on the app store I will shoot someone D:

  • http://www.facebook.com/lester.paredes.5 Lester Paredes

    My favorite mobile GTA is china Town Wars. The others on PSP were good, but the camera was more problematic than usual due to a lack of control. I mean, you could stand there and move it around, but then you exposed yourself in the bad sort of way. A Vita GTA would be bought on DAY ONE for me.

    • ChrisTheGamesCabin

      So true, I got Liberty City Stories on the Vita, it’s good, but the lack of second analog stick really does hurt it. Maybe we’ll see a GTA III or Vice City release, they’re already on phones, shouldn’t be too hard to get them on the Vita.

      • http://www.facebook.com/lester.paredes.5 Lester Paredes

        that would be awesome. I love the Idea of GTA on the go. Hell, i’d be okay with it if all they did was release it as a PS2 classic.