There’s an enforced rest for our itchy fingers as the news breaks that the PSP’s Grand Theft Auto game has been delayed. The good news is that GTA: Liberty City Stories is delayed for only seven days, and should be in our sweaty PSPs by Friday, November 4.
There’s further good news from game developer Rockstar – the usual gangster driving and shooting action should last you for well over a hundred hours of gameplay. The game is set in the same Liberty City locale as the GTA III console game, but heavily tweaked for the PSP. Motorbikes are in, as is the celebrated combat system from GTA: San Andreas. Looks like it is going to be the essential partner for a new PSP this Christmas.
Do Sony care? Possibly – they recently announced that global shipments of the PSP had broken 10 million units. That’s ‘shipments’, not sales, you notice. If, in the course of your daily routine, you find a warehouse packed to the gunwales with unsold PSPs, you needn’t be surprised.