Religion can be very cryptic and opinions certainly vary, so we find it interesting that Rockstar would take this approach with the marketing of Grand Theft Auto 5 and especially when replying to tweets in regard to GTA V and the franchise as a whole. There is no doubt that Rockstar are behind the Epsilon Program, which is known thanks to direct links to their website and the company being found on the domain registration page, but do gamers enjoy this silent marketing for the next GTA game?
GTA V within cryptic clues – one of the most recent tweets by Rockstar’s Epsilon Program focuses on Cris Formage, and a response to one fans tweet produced a hint about GTA V and how it would fit into the Grand Theft Auto universe. Fans know that Cris is a San Andreas character; so hearing that he exists “in all paradigms” has resulted in a number of opinions about what this cryptic clue means.
This message came after one Twitter user asked if Cris is still alive, and you can read the full response from the Epsilonism Today Twitter channel below. This quote is significant when it comes to the franchise as a whole and how Cris Formage fits in, although it doesn’t directly mean he’ll be in GTA V. Have a read of the quote, and let us know if you think this means there’s a crossover between GTA 5 / IV and previous games like San Andreas and Vice City? We must remember this had been denied by Rockstar in the past, so this only confuses the message for some people.
Those behind the GTA 5 viral marketing think this tweet should clear up a few things, although some gamers might find it too cryptic for their liking, and the subtle hints we saw last week are not making the impatience Grand Theft Auto fans happy. Do you enjoy this type of marketing from Rockstar, or would you prefer something more direct like a month for GTA 5’s release date?
Are you following the Epsilon Program in hope of some solid GTA 5 news? There are 9,039 followers at the time of writing, but when this is compared to the amount of gamers likely to buy the next GTA it’s a tiny number, which might show that most fans hate cryptic messages or don’t see the connection with Grand Theft Auto.