Many of you may be aware that I have been creating and running Grand Theft Auto fansites for the past 10 or 11 years. Starting with Psycopsy.com back in 2001, my sites have always followed and supported Rockstar's games. In 2003 I launched the immensely popular GTA-SanAndreas.com
and in the years that followed I moved on to GTA4.TV
and finally to the latest fansite iGTA5.com
I've put in thousands of hours of work including coding and designing the sites, creating content and writing guides, creating maps and images, making audio, videos, tutorials and gameplay mods. I have also replied to thousands of emails and forum posts from other GTA fans. I've had an incredible amount of fun being involved with the GTA community and have thoroughly enjoyed chatting with different people on each of the sites over the years. I've also had the privilege of travelling to New York and Los Angeles with Rockstar to preview their latest games and hang out with the awesome guys who run other fansites.
The time has now come for me to move on from the fansites in order to concentrate on my career. I've enjoyed every minute of the time I've been involved, but I will be stepping aside and passing on the reigns to some of the other guys who have helped out immensely for the majority of the last decade. People like DuffMan, TreeFitty, OptimumPx and Marney-1 will continue to run the websites to the high standards we've come to expect, so don't worry - they'll still be here for years to come!
I'd just like to say a huge thanks to every person who has visited my sites in the past. If it wasn't for the incredible support and feedback from you guys, I wouldn't have had the inspiration to dedicate a huge part of my life to running fansites about some of the greatest games ever created. I've always aimed to be the best at what I do (just like Rockstar Games themselves) and I'd like to think the majorty of my websites have been up there with the best of the rest. I hope they can continue to stay there in the future under the 'new' management and I have faith that they won't let us down.
If you've been a frequent visitor to my websites over the years and you'd like to send me some personal feedback, I set up an account for your messages. Fire off an email to igtapsy[at]gmail.com
and I'll try to read and reply to every email I can. You can also contact me through my portfolio website Psyware.net
and on Twitter @Psyware
If you need to contact any of the staff for any of these websites in the future, please email submit[at]iGTA5.com
Thanks again for all of the support. It's been fun.
- Simon 'Psy' Elliott.