The upcoming and long rumored sequel to the massive hit game “Grand Theft Auto V,” which is called at the moment simply “GTA VI,” is recently rumored to return to its classic settingLondon.
According to a report by Reality Today, “Grand Theft Auto” franchise game developer Rockstar Games is in the earliest stages of planning the game’s content and other specifics, but one of the most significant changes that will be coming is the expected shift of the game’s location from the current U.S. one to somewhere outside the countryspecifically, London.
The rumors started due to a comment made by Rockstar Games Creative VP Dan Houser, where he hinted that the game franchise would not necessarily need to stay within the lands of America in future installments.
“At the moment, it feels like ‘GTA’s’ DNA is contemporary-ish, American-ish, English-speaking-ish, because that’s what it has been,” Houser said. “But that doesn’t necessarily limit it to those, that’s just what we’ve done so far.”
In a previous interview, Karl Slatoff, president of Take-Two Interactive, which owns Rockstar Games, talked about the reason why they do not release a new installment for their popular franchises every year, such as “Grand Theft Auto.” According to the company executive, they intend to deliver more “quality” games and not induce fatigue on the franchise, rather than abuse and milk it for money.
“It’s tempting to have continuous releases and milk a franchise as far as you can, [but] we’ve seen that fatigue in other franchises in the games industry,” he said. “With almost every single franchise for us, the latest release is bigger than the one before.”
With that, fans can expect that their favorite franchises under the company would not see a yearly release in terms of sequels.
“We don’t intend to change annual strategy because of product fatigue,” Salatoff added. “[Take-Two] creates franchise value and [releases have] to be managed deliberatel.”