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In the future this quad bike might actually fly.
In the future this quad bike might actually fly.

In the future this quad bike might actually fly.

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." Analysis

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.

Source: via OXM

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CheekyLee's Avatar


Han Solo. Pre-Millenium Falcon. Pre-Chewbacca. Just a smuggler making his way in the big bad galaxy.

Who else would be there day 1?
Posted 12:20 on 04 February 2013
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Batmamerc@ Wido

Kinda had a blade runner style mini game in Saints row the third cant see a full GTA style running man game but the dark running man world would work with death racers too.
Posted 10:33 on 03 February 2013
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I am thinking of a Blade Runner style of sci-fi with the typical GTA plot.
Posted 17:54 on 29 January 2013
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MJTH@ Batmamerc

That a great cencept as well, set in a futuristic city, hover cars, jet packs, where you could never find a better hive for scum and villainary etc...

But still, I'd personally, would something along the lines of what said before, a massive open solar system with many different planet types that were explorable. Plus most importantly no load screens.
Posted 13:42 on 29 January 2013
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Batmamerc@ MJTH

I don't think sci-fi should mean set in space though I was thinking more along the lines of fifth element it's set on earth in the future there are flying cars and laser guns (i think there was anyway, been a while since I seen it) the overall story line could be similar to demolition man again a film set in the future where a convict set in cryo stasis breaks out which could be the playable character then you go about trying to get your gang back together to take over the city once again, it could even be a character from an older GTA that had a Gang like CJ, could be set a thousands years later ish and have npcs like mass effect different alien races. I am so excited for this game I have just made up lol come on rockstar get it made.
Posted 13:28 on 29 January 2013
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Cowboy Bebop!
Posted 13:23 on 29 January 2013
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Flying cars and laser guns, rockstar I'm in where do u pre order! if they cud pull off a game world like Fifth Element then it could be the best sci-fi game since space invaders. The story couldn't be that hard all other rockstar games are based off films and there are more sci-fi films, books, tv shows and other games than any other genre that they can spoof
Posted 13:11 on 29 January 2013
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If Rockstar revealed an Sci-Fi open galaxy game, that would be the greatest game ever. All they would need to do is rip off the Star Wars Universe (read: as in the setting, culture and visual desgin, not the movie story line), have space combat and few explorable solar systems/ planets and you've got a brilliant game.
Posted 13:10 on 29 January 2013
munkee's Avatar


OMG.. OMG.. OMG!!!

Just burrow/steal a Sci-Fi concept. *mumbles* you happily "burrowed" most of your other story concepts (to great effect).
Posted 11:06 on 29 January 2013
Clockpunk's Avatar


C'mon Houser, reveal and release Bully 2 first!

Saying that, I remember when first playing GTA IV how fantastic a game using that engine, but set in the world of Transmetropoliton (graphic novel b Warren Ellis) could be.
Posted 11:03 on 29 January 2013

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Release Date: 18/11/2014
Developer: Rockstar
Publisher: Rockstar
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 18+
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