GTA V isn’t even out yet, but we are already starting to hear discussions on what the next GTA game should be and the type of setting the game should feature. It is almost certain that we’ll see the next Grand Theft Auto game on a next-gen console, but could you imagine the possibility of Rockstar making a surprise shift to a futuristic setting for the game?
It almost sounds unheard of, but we saw with Red Dead Redemption that Rockstar are clearly capable of developing an open world game set in a different atmosphere than their obviously city style comfort zone that we see with the GTA series. We have a few interesting quotes to share with you now, from Dan Houser when asked what the chances of GTA going into the future are.
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His reply, when speaking to French website Ecrans was that ‘We will do it the very second we have an idea’. He added that ‘anything is possible in a video game’ and but his main emphasis was that they needed a ‘reason’ to do it first, and not just jump into futuristic gameplay for the sake of it.
His ideas are likely to attract a lot of interest from fans who are also intrigued as to the future of GTA and where the series will end up next. At the moment, it doesn’t look like the city-setting is in danger of losing popularity – if anything the popularity is as high as ever upon hearing that GTA V will be the biggest open world game that Rockstar has created to date.
Can you honestly say you would love a GTA game set in the future though with flying cars and futuristic weaponry like plasma rifles? Or should we leave that kind of business to other developers and keep GTA games city based forever? It’s an interesting debate this so let us know which side you are on below.