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GTA V within cryptic clues

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.

Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of product-reviews.net; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

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Nicole Cadavez Deleon

i dont think ROCKSTAR is going to release the gta 5 next year or next 2 years i think theyre going to release gta5 this year because one good or bad reason depending on your opinioun for me theyre going to realese the game this year because ROCK STAR u dont wanna get beat by SLEEPING DOGS right?? i mean whos going to be the top earner or whos gonna be the most best game of the year.. :/

Alvaro Rivilla
Alvaro Rivilla

Why is people so eager? Like in my opinion that type of merchandising is what makes the game succesful at launch and whatever it is, it doesnt change anything. What are they going to tell you? Release date that is it. You wil still have to wait a few months to pick the game up so i dont know why people are so desperate…

Where'sMyPants?
Where'sMyPants?

Alot of you need to smoke something that makes you relax, and go find something else to do for awhile. Play another game, or go outside and check out that bright yellow thing in the sky. Once you’ve forgot all about GTA5, one of your friends will eventually tell you that there’s a release date, and you can start stacking your pennies at that point. Believe me, you’ll enjoy the long wait alot more if you decide not to be obsessed about it. Personally, I’v enjoyed the GTA games in the past, and I’v no reason to believe I won’t… Read more »

Adam
Adam

if this game isnt out by the end of this year.
im gonna be pissed.

DamItsHard
DamItsHard

I really love the GTA series but R* are killing alot of people with this silent and vague marketing treatment I think that a few open world games like sleeping dogs have given them some competition and has resulting in them brainstorming on adding more features to the game to keep them on top of the pile. They should be giving their fans more feedback though

Genius goose.
Genius goose.

Lol you guys are punks. Let’s play rock stars games. If their viral marketing doesn’t work, we’ll still get the game, but they’ll regret the day they ever had faith in Americans for having brains.

BMW E36
BMW E36

all i want is a solid release date from Rockstar really dont care about anything else

peter
peter

I just tried to replay GTAIV…..i got really bored,same thing over and over,drive here drive there,shoot someone,drive somwhere else. Im going to give GTAV a miss and try something else.

Dylan
Dylan

i’ve been through a few articles about GTA V tonight, and noticed how people always say that they don’t want Rockstar to rush GTA V but instead they must take their time in making the game as great as possible, when nobody knows how long GTA V has been in development or even how far along it is. Almost nothing is known about the game. There is no doubt the game is going to be huge, but the longer Rockstar keep the game behind closed doors, the more new titles are being released and fans are becoming less interested. GTA… Read more »

Mr.t
Mr.t

I don’t know how many of you found that functionality was much more interesting in San Andreas as opposed to GTA IV. I was actually disappointed with not being able to drive trucks with trailers or fly actual airplanes. If GTA V is also going to be a water down version it will be the last GTA game I buy.

Dylan
Dylan

GTA V better be the greatest game ever made in order for it to live up to expectations. And if it does release on next gen consoles, people would have to spend a lot of money on the console before they can play GTA V. I dont feel GTA V will be as good as expected, how much better can games get on the xbox 360 and ps3? Rockstar better have a near perfect game on the way.

InsaneJester
InsaneJester

Rockstar is getting so much free advertising with not advertising at all! lol Way to go Rockstar! I can’t wait to play GTA V but I’ll wait as long as I have to for the game to be great!!

Mr_soft
Mr_soft

That is a good point. GTAV had better be something special,ground breaking and 110% after all this because if its not it will get scrutinized beyoned belief. If its more of the same and like all other GTA’s people will all say it wasnt worth the wait and start giving it bad reviews all over the net. Rockstar are already risking their ‘cool image’ status theyve had for so many years, they risk becoming seriously uncool. Because of this i dont think Rockstar are cool any more.
This silent advertizing campaign could backfire on them greatly.

monkeyman
monkeyman

Everybody wants something to do THIS Winter Rockstar, NOT next Spring. Your old October launch date was what helped you get massive sales as its the start of long dark cold nights where everyone has a lot more time to play games. The only reason GTAIV sold well with an April spring release in 2008 was because it was a NEW NEXT GEN VERSION. GTAV wont be new next gen so not as many people will be ‘that’ excited like they were over GTAIV. If it launches this year i will 100% buy it, if it launches next year i… Read more »

YourMomsBush
YourMomsBush

I would bet it will be released may ’13, that’s still a long ways away. Games generally do not start marketing until within 6 months. And games that give you release dates a year in advance end up getting delayed.

Squidgybo
Squidgybo

Because they have annoyed me im buying Sleeping Dogs instead, it looks great and i know exactly when thats coming out ,plus there loads of other great games coming out this year which will keep me occupied untill the end of 2013 when next gen arrives. Kiss goodbye to my money Rockstar. =D

Tony
Tony

Give us a release date or I’m boycotting everything R* related till you do!!!!!

austincourier84
austincourier84

Actually, GTA V needs no advertisements at all. Rockstar could announce today that it’s coming out next week and the game would still obliterate all sales records. Previous installments of the franchise have already done all the advertising.

DingusMcTartBerry
DingusMcTartBerry

It is “Rockstar is” not “Rockstar are”. Rockstar is singular not plural, if you’re writing articles you should know this instead of having to be corrected by readers. The article itself is a load of spaff

70% gone
70% gone

i hate this silent advertising. i just wish GTA wouls stop mucking us around and just say “well, here’s the info…” and stop leaving us to imagine and risk getting trolled

Dylan
Dylan

i live in south africa, and in my regular gaming magazine, i read GTA V is to be realesed in 2012 and on Ps3 and xbox 360

Legion
Legion

I am Interested in nothing but a release date. R* are building an absolutely unmatchable hype by not releaseing any information. No way is this game going to be worth 6+months of utter silence. It had better be revolutionary in every detail and absolutely perfect with this crap they are putting us through. Its a pretty shocking way to treat life long dedicated fans.

Susan
Susan

Please Rockstar at least let us know if GTA 5 is coming this year or next year.

RickyT
RickyT

I am not following that Twitter channel as it just seems strange to me, and makes no sense.

Mous Fraoula

Rockstar is a reliable company,you know that no matter what type of marketing they use the product will be high quality so i dont really worry

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