"The Trunk" (Photo : Rockstar)
GTA 5 is still on the horizon, but who's to say that a little speculation about GTA 6 isn't in order? A recent OXM report, based on an interview conducted by the French site Ecrans, suggests that science-fiction is on the table for a future entry in the series if Rockstar Games "has something to say" using the language of the genre.
The developer's CEO Dan Houser explains, "We have no interest in going into science fiction for the sake of flying cars and laser guns. The best science fiction stories are those that speak about the human condition. So while this idea is very temping and, by definition, anything's possible in a videogame, we lack the essential thing for the moment: a good reason."
The idea may be exciting, but don't expect Rockstar to deliver on the concept any time soon, if at all. "I'm not worrying about this for a good while yet," adds Houser. "In the past some of our titles have been successful, others less so, but as long as we have the ambition of making the kinds of games that nobody's ever made before, we're not going to get bored."
OXM notes that the interview is ancient in context of the relentless news cycle, dating back to last November, and suggests that his translation isn't necessarily airtight, so take each detail with a grain of salt.
This isn't the first time word of the far off GTA 6 has emerged. Back in December, Leslie Benzies, a producer at Rockstar, told Digital Trends: "Of course at some point we would like to have one big world containing all our cities and let the player fly between them and revisit their favorite areas. In that context re-imagining Vice City would be very interesting."
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