Dan Houser has made some interesting comments surrounding the upcoming release of “GTA 5” on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. As reported by Dual Shockers on Sept. 7, the co-founder and vice president of creativity from Rockstar Games talked about the potential of turning the “Grand Theft Auto” franchise into a movie.
Dan Houser stated that, although his company will get a lot of “kudos” from developing a film, he felt that too much will be lost in the process. He cited that “GTA 5” offers an interactive experience that is 100 hours long where players can choose what to do. As a result, it would be difficult to condense the video game into a movie or television series. You can check out some screens of the cut scenes and gameplay from the video game in the slideshow near the top of this article and Dan Houser’s comments below (courtesy of Dual Shockers and The Guardian):
We’ve got this big open-world experience that’s 100 hours long, and that gives players control over what they do, what they see, and how they see it. A world where you can do everything from rob a bank to take a yoga lesson to watch TV, all in your own time. How do you condense that into a two-hour or 12-hour experience where you take away the main things: player agency and freedom?
“GTA 5” is expected to be one of the bigger entertainment releases of the year. The fifth main installment of the “Grand Theft Auto” has a release date of Sept. 17 on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 current-generation platforms. The aforementioned Rockstar Games is the company that will be publishing the product. You can pre-order the game from Amazon in the following link: “GTA 5”