A story over at Slashdot reminded me that the trailer for Grand Theft Auto IV was recently released. I took a look at it, and I have to say that I'm glad to see a substantial graphics improvement. I own all of the major GTA games (GTA III, GTA: San Andreas, and GTA: Vice City). All three games were great fun, but the game's graphics always seemed to be "dumbed down," no doubt to support the console systems they were ported to. Sandbox games like GTA have always appealed to me. Hopefully GTA IV will continue the fun and open-ended play while improving the look and feel. It's certainly a title I will keep my eye on.