For right now Rockstar Games is focusing on GTA 5, but even looking to the future co-founder Dan Houser said it’s unlikely Grand Theft Auto will be set in the UK, according to a report today from VG 24/7.
“With this game, I think, we’re very happy with the location,” Houser said. “It let us do something iconic.”
Rockstar would welcome a UK or London setting for a game, but Houser said it just might not look like a GTA game.
“I think there are plenty of great stories we could tell about the UK, great environments to showcase, great gameplay mechanics that could have a UK bend to them, I just don’t think it would be a GTA necessarily,” Houser said.
Houser said Rockstar has many games they’d like to make if given the proper bandwidth to make them, but for right now with GTA 5 and most often they’re focusing on the current game they’re developing.
Coming to the end of a console cycle, Rockstar’s development team is interested in what next-gen technology offers, but not in terms of new iterations of GTA games.
“We look at the tech at a more practical level–– what will be ready for which game that we’re working on further down the line,” Houser said. “We don’t have another GTA in development, we don’t work on three of these games at a time. That would be phenomenally depressing.”
GTA 5 launched Tuesday at midnight, and has netted upwards of $800 million in revenues thus far.