Now there's an idea- A sci-fi Grand Theft Auto .
It has never happened but that doesn't mean it's impossible. In speaking to Ecrans (and as translated by OXM UK ), Rockstar boss Dan Houser said the idea of a GTA with a science-fiction setting is "very tempting."
However, they're not about to do it simply for the sake of displaying fancy sci-fi tech; Houser said the team would need "a good reason" to adopt such a theme. He admits they're not "necessarily the best writers" and that one of their biggest strengths is the "consistency of the game world." The bottom line is that they have to embrace a story to make that world work; Houser cites Red Dead Redemption and said the Western setting worked because they "had something to say." So for a sci-fi GTA:
"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's possible in a videogame, we lack the essential thing for the moment: a good reason."
Me, I'm not a fan of sci-fi at all so I would hate this idea. But then again, I'd probably still play it because the game would be called "Grand Theft Auto." That sorta means I have no choice.
Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto V