According to an article that was published by the Official Xbox Magazine on Jan. 28, it appears that Rockstar Games has an interest in taking the “Grand Theft Auto” series to a future-set science fiction setting. The latest addition to the “Grand Theft Auto” series, “GTA 5,” is currently scheduled for release in the spring of this year.
From the information that was delivered by Rockstar Games, it is stated that the studio will jump at this type of setting once they have an idea for it. “One of our strengths is the consistency of the game world. We're not necessarily the best writers in the world, but we know how to write a video game. When we decided to make a Western, it was because we knew we had something to say,”
Speaking of the science-fiction setting, Rockstar insists that they do not want to venture into this territory with primary ideas behind “flying cars and laser guns,” that they want to focus on the aspect of human condition. “So while this idea is very tempting and, by definition, anything's possible in a video game, we lack the essential thing for the moment: a good reason."
With Rockstar Games looking into ideas for a science fiction setting, we may very well see this implementation following “GTA 5.” For those interested, you can view a few screenshots taken from “GTA 5” in the slideshow above.
What do you think about a future setting for a “Grand Theft Auto” title?