Have to agree with others who have played the series from the beginning....I'm not expecting anything really impressive at this point. They have already pulled off about all they can do with the (lack of) effort they put into it. Five will bring little more than slightly updated gfx, and a rehashed story.
I fully understand wanting to put out a quality "finished" product, and don't blame them for delaying the release. The only problem is....their company's buzz has nearly dwindled to the point of non-existance. When is the last time the released something people gave a s*** about? Don't get me wrong...the herd will still throw money at them for any p.o.s release they put out, but to get back where they once were they are going to have to do something downright amazing.
I don't know about you all, but I'm about tired of the same old s*** every game. The plot and cast of IV (and it's expansions) was a f***ing joke compared to SA. It was a polished turd. Nothing more.
Tell ya what....I'll buy VI if they partner with Google(for maps/street view), make the game span at least a continent, and MMO that mofo.
Otherwise, what's the point? They are just slapping coat after coat of new paint on a rusty old building that has long been condemned...musta leared that one from the FPS makers