We've seen publisher/developer, Rockstar, take their games to a variety of settings and time periods, ranging from Red Dead Redemption's wild west, to LA Noire's 1947 Los Angeles. However, a recent interview revealed that Rockstar's popular Grand Theft Auto series could possibly be taking a leap into a future setting.
When speaking to French website Ecrans, Rockstar's VP Dave Houser explained that while the developer is known for it's writing in video games, taking GTA into the future would require a few ideas first (keep in mind this was translated from a French website)
"We will do it the very second we have an idea. 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."
Houser then brought 2010's Red Dead Redemption into the conversation saying that they wanted to tell a story in a Western setting when developing that game, and that while the idea of a futuristic GTA is "tempting" they're not planning on doing it just the heck of it...
"When we decided to make a Western, it was because we knew we had something to say. We have no intrest 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 tempting and, by definition, anything's possible in a video game, we lack the essential thing for the moment: a good reason."
A GTA with laser guns and flying cars?! Count me in. However, I understand that Rockstar takes time with their games and that's what makes them so good. But what do you think g1s? Is this the way of the future for Grand theft Auto? Or would you rather have the series remain in present day? Let me hear your thoughts in the comments section below!