These are lovely. Shots from the forthcoming ‘Grand Theft Auto IV’ game. See the Koyaanisqatsi-inspired trailer here. Its good to see them actually take on New York, after the New York-inspired Liberty City of ‘GTA III‘. Hints at the possibility of Rockstar et al moving into the city simulation business (LA/San Francisco, Miami, NY), rather than games/movies as such. The people-trafficking story seems suitably Rockstar, but it’s years since I actually played a game like this in concerted fashion. Too much else to do. It would be lovely to move around, and listen to, this New York, though – as I’ve noted before, the sense of having an imagined New York ‘in a box’ like this is more than enough for me.
Previously, on cityofsound:
Gangs Of New York, World-Building
Los Angeles: Grand Theft Reality
Scarface is Vice City is Scarface
Modelling Urban Behaviour Amidst Networked Ultraviolence
Video game flâneur
Manhattan As Muse For Video Games