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‘GTA Online’ Goes Retro with New Tiny Racers Update



It looks like Rockstar is taking a trip back down memory lane with a call-back to Grand Theft Auto’s roots, with the announcement of Grand Theft Auto Online’s upcoming Tiny Racers update releasing next week.

Tiny Racers is a new stunt racing mode that puts players into a top-down perspective, as they compete for power-ups that they can use against the other rival racers, such as parachutes, machine guns, and missiles.

The last time GTA was played with a top-down perspective was in the original Grand Theft Auto games for the Playstation (Grand Theft Auto, GTA: London 1969-1961, and Grand Theft Auto II), before Grand Theft Auto III showed us what the beauty of a 3D, open world can do to enhance the vehicular thievery experience.

Back in 2009, we got to see the retro style used again for Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars on the Nintendo DS and PSP, however, since then, the series has mainly been focusing on a 3D, third-person perspective.

Rockstar has also announced some discounts and bonuses in the online game for the 4/20 “holiday” on its official website.

“In honor of 420, save (and score) some extra green via The Open Road with 50% off Weed Farm Businesses and Business Upgrades. All Weed sales from your Business will also earn you 50% more profits. And burn out with Green Tire Smoke from LS Customs, also 50% off today.”

Check out the trailer for the Tiny Racers update below. The update drops for Grand Theft Auto Online on April 25, 2017.

Jayden Hausfeld is an aspiring Pop-culture/Video game journalist from Australia. When he isn't studying for his Bachelor degree in Journalism or fighting off all the animals that could kill him, he's generally playing video games or binge watching Netflix shows which take up the rest of his free time.

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  1. GTA lover

    September 12, 2021 at 6:51 am

    This mode reminds me of something, And that will be Micro Machines!
    I did play Micro Machines V4 on PPSSPP, And Micro Machines 64 Turbo on Project64.Thanks, man. I’ve been looking for a shortcut. I knew there was a way to race outside of the main loading screen. 💯

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