Gamedaily reports that Janco Partners analyst Mike Hickey believes that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars could be coming to the iPhone.

"We expect GTA will likely be ported to Apple's iPhone platform, leveraging the device's touch screen technology and accelerometer. Apple's determination to layer gaming applications into the device's consumer value proposition and growing installed base is likely sufficient motivation for a deal," he said in his most recent report.

There doesn't appear to be any clear basis for this prediction though Rockstar is developing the title for the Nintendo DS and is expected for a late 2008/early 2009 release.

Grand Theft Auto is a popular game that has generated significant controversy due to its violent gameplay.

Thanks Seth

  • nuotio

    Oh, this would be great!

  • nuotio

    Oh, this would be great!

  • Dudehuge

    I'd pay 35 bucks for that!

  • Dudehuge

    I'd pay 35 bucks for that!

  • NJPodder

    Agreed, I don't know about $35, but I would definately pay the standard $9.99 or maybe a bit more if this turned out to be in development.

  • NJPodder

    Agreed, I don't know about $35, but I would definately pay the standard $9.99 or maybe a bit more if this turned out to be in development.

  • NotYou

    If they release a full game and a toned down very (ahem, Star Wars) I'd be willing to pay whatever they charge on the DS. The normal $9.99 thing is great, but I totally support developers making full fledged games and not cell phone adaptations. We've all seen that the iphone is capable of much more than most big companies are willing to release.

    In the meantime, the smaller companies, like Pangea, really seem to be taking things a bit more seriously. I expect big things from them in the future.

  • NotYou

    If they release a full game and a toned down very (ahem, Star Wars) I'd be willing to pay whatever they charge on the DS. The normal $9.99 thing is great, but I totally support developers making full fledged games and not cell phone adaptations. We've all seen that the iphone is capable of much more than most big companies are willing to release.

    In the meantime, the smaller companies, like Pangea, really seem to be taking things a bit more seriously. I expect big things from them in the future.

  • CrocStock

    The fact that the the game will be developed for 2 screens makes me doubt highly if this is true.

  • CrocStock

    The fact that the the game will be developed for 2 screens makes me doubt highly if this is true.

  • Steve

    damn last night i was thinking how sick it would be to have a GTA game on my iPhone. Even the original GTAs.

    i hope this comes out. and costs only 9.99

  • Steve

    damn last night i was thinking how sick it would be to have a GTA game on my iPhone. Even the original GTAs.

    i hope this comes out. and costs only 9.99

  • Chad

    I saw this listed on IGN under future releases about a week ago. Im looking forward to some bigger games such as this Call of Duty and Guitar Hero World Tour. Things are looking up for the gaming aspect of the Iphone.

  • Chad

    I saw this listed on IGN under future releases about a week ago. Im looking forward to some bigger games such as this Call of Duty and Guitar Hero World Tour. Things are looking up for the gaming aspect of the Iphone.

  • Finch

    @NotYou

    Actually all Pangea is doing is porting their library of mediocre old Mac games to iPhone. None of the games they have released so far were actually made for the iPhone. look at their games page, do you see a trend? http://www.pangeasoft.net/index2.html

    Admittedly their funky old mac games are of higher quality than most iPhone games so they are basking in some popularity at the moment.

  • Finch

    @NotYou

    Actually all Pangea is doing is porting their library of mediocre old Mac games to iPhone. None of the games they have released so far were actually made for the iPhone. look at their games page, do you see a trend? http://www.pangeasoft.net/index2.html

    Admittedly their funky old mac games are of higher quality than most iPhone games so they are basking in some popularity at the moment.

  • http://www.cssmelo.com madMELO

    OH HELL YEAH i cant wait for the pointless violence on the iphone thats gonna be DOPE!

  • http://www.cssmelo.com madMELO

    OH HELL YEAH i cant wait for the pointless violence on the iphone thats gonna be DOPE!

  • codamoda

    WOW this would by far be the best idea ever. i would gladly pay $20 for this and will be very pissed if they don't make now that this has emerged

  • http://none codamoda

    WOW this would by far be the best idea ever. i would gladly pay $20 for this and will be very pissed if they don't make now that this has emerged

  • carman94

    dam this is gonna be the beast game ever!!!!!!

  • carman94

    dam this is gonna be the beast game ever!!!!!!

  • jesse

    yes
    that would be friggen awesome, if they bring gta to the iphone.
    i just hope for it to be the full version and not a scaled down small one!

  • jesse

    yes
    that would be friggen awesome, if they bring gta to the iphone.
    i just hope for it to be the full version and not a scaled down small one!

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  • PES2o09

    and....just how "big" will the app size be....=.=

  • PES2o09

    and....just how "big" will the app size be....=.=

  • dk206

    i really sincerely hope this game (if it does get ported or made for iphone, ipod touch)

    it has decent (free?) movement and controls....

    Unlike....the disappointing..Starwars and Kroll...
    -dk206

  • dk206

    i really sincerely hope this game (if it does get ported or made for iphone, ipod touch)

    it has decent (free?) movement and controls....

    Unlike....the disappointing..Starwars and Kroll...
    -dk206

  • Vinny

    I would definitely buy it! I need some sort of violent shooting carjacking game on my iPod Touch 2G... lol and I definitely need an FPS Shooter like Call of Duty, I would be so happy! Hopefully by Christmas all of our requests will be fulfilled.

  • Vinny

    I would definitely buy it! I need some sort of violent shooting carjacking game on my iPod Touch 2G... lol and I definitely need an FPS Shooter like Call of Duty, I would be so happy! Hopefully by Christmas all of our requests will be fulfilled.

  • http://myspace.com John Smith

    That would be great. The iPhone supports better graphics then the DS anyways.
    http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/bia-2.jpg

  • http://myspace.com John Smith

    That would be great. The iPhone supports better graphics then the DS anyways.
    http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/bia-2.jpg