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Unrealized hope, GTA 5 2011 release and swearing option

A few days ago Tina Chubb wrote an article that looked at the release date confusion of GTA 5, and when looking more closely, it seems as if it is an unrealized hope that Grand Theft Auto 5 would be released in 2011. We get into this a bit more later, but we would also like to revisit an old subject on the release of a new GTA and the swearing options.

We can still remember when Daniel Chubb first discussed the issue of swearing and a possible option to turn it off. As you can imagine this got a huge response, but most were against what he said. Knowing Dan I felt that I should explain a little more about what he meant.

It’s understandable that just having swearing off so a child could play was stupid, as there is much worse going on in the game. However, Dan was thinking more about when an adult is playing the game in one room and kids in another — not nice for them to hear all that swearing now is it?

Some of you will now be saying that kids should not be around listening, but those of you with children will know that this is an impossible task. Whether GTA 5 gets released in 2011 or 2012 is anyone’s guess, but an option to turn the swearing off is still something that Rockstar should explore.

There seems to be so much discussion about GTA 5 still being released in 2011, with a November date kicking around, but Game Podunk says that games such as L.A. Noire might make this a little hard. The reason for this is Rockstar does not want any other game with the same format taking the shine off GTA 5.

Do you still think it is a good idea to be able to turn swearing off in GTA 5, or is this something that will never happen?

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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Jeff
Jeff

Make it an option. You used to be able to play games with the blood turned off. That should be the beauty of video games compared to movies, they can be dynamically customizable. What if I don't want to hear swearing?

Not Impressed
Not Impressed

I just found this site for the first time, and on the strength of this p!$$ poor overly pc article, I won't be back.

frank
frank

So rather than just buying a pair of headphones and using them when you play, you want them to implement a new option to accomodate you? Yeah, that's genius.

wallis
wallis

Turning the volume down doesn't work as then you can't hear dialogue relating to the mission you're doing and therefore can't follow the story line. A 'G' rated option for when kids are around is a great idea. If you don't have kids or you're a bogan who swears in front of your kids then you won't understand. Swearing, blood & hitting pedestrians with a car could all be implemented in a "G" rating option. I hate sitting 30cm away from my plasma with headphones in trying to follow the story line between missions. And my kids love driving around… Read more »

Chris
Chris

its grand theft auto, you can't just turn swearing off

Sam
Sam

Everything is censored nowadays, movies, tv, games. They're so afraid of nudity, violence and bad language. Watching the last die hard without any swearing really was something. This is just plain stupid. I've been playing violent games and listening to bad bad lyrics in music in hiding since my mother was afraid of it. Didn't make me a bad person. Soon, we won't be able to show a girl in bikini anymore, to much skin, someone could have hurt feelings somewhere in the solar system. People swear all the time everywhere, I don't see what's so bad about it. Who… Read more »

nikobellic
nikobellic

I'd rather they work on the graphics instead. My rig has 4GB DDR3 RAM with Nvidia Geforce 9600MGT 1GB DDR2 and even with the DDR2 I can run Black ops maxed out @ 1080p with 4x antialiasing and it looks better graphically with 50+ frames per second. GTA 4 I run at 720p with medium settings and I only get 10fps at the max and rarely 16.

dirty sanchez
dirty sanchez

enough with this swearing option nonsense already!!!! i rather them bring back dismemberments from gta 3

The Kinected Gamer
The Kinected Gamer

Last time I checked, there is still a mute button on the remote, press it when there are children near by.

paul
paul

I hope the pc version will not be rubbish as 4 was it was a good game but a poor console port of the game .

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