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GTA IV to use RAGE engine?

You know, the Table Tennis one.

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Why, look who's here! It's our old friend Internet Reports, with a brand new rumour for us to mull over - and this time it revolves around highly anticipated next-gen title Grand Theft Auto IV.

According to Mr Reports, the game is being built using the Rockstar Advanced Game Engine - or RAGE for short. It's the same engine that powers the excellent Xbox 360 title Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis, don't you know.

Up until now, the Grand Theft Auto games have been created using Criterion's Renderware engine. EA bought up Criterion in July 2004, and since then Rockstar has had to fork over royalties for every GTA game sold. So it seems logical that they'd knock up the next one with their very own engine instead, if possible.

But is the rumour true, or is Internet Reports up to his old tricks again? Well, we're still waiting for word from Rockstar, so we'll just have to wait and see. Grand Theft Auto IV is due out on PS3 and Xbox 360 on October 19th, 2007.

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