Grand Theft Auto may one day enter the realms of science fiction, but only if Rockstar had a real story to tell, vice president Dan Houser told French publication Ecrans back in November (but only now translated by Google and CVG).
On the subject of a futuristic GTA, Houser said: "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.
"When we decided to make a Western, it was because we knew we had something to say," he added. "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 tempting and, by definition, anything is possible in a video game, we lack the essential thing for the moment: a good reason."
Whilst this clearly isn't confirmation that GTA 6 will be set in the future, Houser seems open to the idea if the pieces fall into place.