Original GTA designer remaking first game in 3D

Grand Theft Auto being remade in 3D by the original creator.

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Screenshot shared by Michael Dailly on Twitter

Michael Dailly, the original creator of Grand Theft Auto, is re-building the first game in 3D form.

Reported by USgamer, Dailly is working on a 3D remake of GTA using the GameMaker: Studio package.

The remake allegedly runs at 60 frames per second. The original Grand Theft Auto contained three dimensional maps which were viewed from a top-down perspective, making them readily-built for 3D driving. The remake will render the game using a new engine.

Dailly has posted progress screenshots from his Twitter account.

According to the article, there are currently no plans to implement gameplay into the map or release the project to the public.

Michael Dailly is currently the head of development at YoYo Games, the company who produces GameMaker: Studio. The tool serves as a game creation system for content creators without extensive programming knowledge.

Grand Theft Auto was released in 1997 to positive reception. The most recent entry to the series, Grand Theft Auto V, launched in September this year and went on to break several Guinness World Records, including the record for fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion.

Discussion

90 comments
inso-maniac
inso-maniac

not really a fan of gta looking forward to the next barbies dreamhouse game tho hit us up with that

inso-maniac
inso-maniac

so there making it in 3-d :) but for no reason :(

JuxtinZane
JuxtinZane

What the hell is this shit..I was stoked.  Then in the blink of an eye it went from the penthouse straight to the outhouse.  Assholes.

ganstalee16
ganstalee16

I wonder if he's getting paid at all for gta v's success.....I mean he did start the franchise......seems like secretly he's upset about how far gta has gone with out him. Sh*t.. I would be lol

the_repo_man6754
the_repo_man6754

Thank you GameSpot for proving my point on how much of a joke gaming journalism truly is. 

Starkzard
Starkzard

If we won't be able to play it or no gameplay involved, then what was the point on this news article? 

Kinda cool that he's having fun doing that I guess.

WeWerePirates
WeWerePirates

Gamespot Headline: "Original GTA designer remaking first game in 3D"

IGN Headline: "GTA Creator Rebuilds GTA 1 Map in 3D"

One of these is accurate, one of them is an attention grabbing lie.

jcknapier711
jcknapier711

Hey, the other day I was trying to program a game.  Why wasn't that news?

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

So if there are no plans for gameplay, what is the point?

mattcake
mattcake

So, the guy who made original GTA now makes some half baked game creation software and this is just a blatant and pointless plug for said software? Gamespot really should mark the "sponsored" articles so I don't waste my time reading them.

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

Would that mean, we would now get the Chanting "Grand Theft Auto, Grand Theft Auto..." Hare Krishna monks in 3D also?

That would be pretty cool running those guys over... again... and again!

Shame this isn't being released though.

pyro1245
pyro1245

sounds like a fun little project.....if he weren't using gamemaker.

Talavaj
Talavaj

Remaking my ass, the level design of the first GTA was quite clearly in 3D.

so_hai
so_hai

Remaking it and not releasing it is the same as not remaking it if you ask me.

mkeezay22
mkeezay22

Really he's using Gamemaker to do this lol, no wonder hes just remaking the map Gamemaker is trash.

AMG
AMG

Neat.

Maj_Wood
Maj_Wood

lets hope it looks better than that screen shot or no ones going to buy it

franzito
franzito

I guess GTA is getting milked

red_city
red_city

I'm surprised. I came in here expecting to hear about how they need money and the Kickstarter is currently 'only' at 2 million of the 2.01 million they need to get it done.

These days that always seems to be the hook when you hear about "original creator" of (old series) wants to make (new entry/spiritual successor).

hystavito
hystavito

@WeWerePirates Yeah when I got to this part "According to the article, there are currently no plans to implement gameplay into the map or release the project to the public." I was like what the hell, totally doesn't match the headline.

wgerardi
wgerardi

@jcknapier711 maybe... because you didn't create Grand Theft Auto? Possibly the biggest entertainment franchise in the history of the world?

pongley
pongley

@Grenadeh He's head of development of Gamemaker, so presumably he's doing it to show that it can be done with their tool.

pez2k_
pez2k_

It's not even a remake at all really, the article says there are no plans to implement gameplay, so it's literally just the Liberty City map imported into Game Maker. It's like 'remaking' Final Fantasy VII by importing a sprite into MS Paint.

It is however a very cynical and clever bit of advertising for Game Maker!

Kjranu
Kjranu

@dribblesbarbax You mean it's a national secret that games are developed using a PC? Gosh, we better call NSA and let them know of the incredible leak. 

Khasym
Khasym

@Maj_Wood actually, he said he's not doing a public release for the game. I think it's more of a tech or code demo than anything else.

pongley
pongley

@franzito "...currently no plans to implement gameplay into the map or release the project to the public."

It's not being made by Rockstar, it's being made by essentially a bunch of bedroom programmers.

ExtremePhobia
ExtremePhobia

@hystavito Normally I give them the benefit of the doubt here but... I had to reread the whole article twice to realize that the confusion was warranted and that I hadn't made a mistake.

SingletreeAve
SingletreeAve

@wgerardi @jcknapier711 Actually Mario crushes GTA by 3x.

91210user
91210user

@Khasym @Maj_Wood yeah 'no plans'. meaning anyone could go out there and ask him to publish the game when it's ready.

sogin
sogin

@Khasym @Maj_Wood Right, he's just doing it to show off the capabilities GameMaker: Studio. 

Dudersaper
Dudersaper

@Gizmofather @Dudersaper Not sure if you're being sarcastic with me. But I do think it's slightly misleading. The title makes it seem like the whole game is being remade, which gameplay and all that, though it's just the map.

Not that I find that a big deal. I thought the little emote would let people know it was just poking fun.

pongley
pongley

@franzito @pongley No, I'm insinuating that they're working independent of a studio, which they are doing and which is the definition of a bedroom programmer.

93ChevyNut
93ChevyNut

@Dudersaper @Gizmofather I agree duder.  The title says remaking the "game".  A "game", IMO, includes little things like, for example, gameplay.  If the title said the creator was remaking the "map", then it would have made more sense.