Future Grand Theft Auto titles may feature a change in scenery. It has to be said that the recycled gangster setup is now getting a bit old and the developer has spoken his mind about bringing a change.
While speaking to a French publication last year in November, vice president Dan House was asked about a futuristic setting in a GTA title. He replied:
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.
We’re not talking about a GTA setup in Star Wars, but cars flying around in a future age city would be indeed awesome.[via OXM]