Like McDonalds and Fast and Furious movies, the Grand Theft Auto video game series is a franchise that makes billions of dollars. Given the widespread success of Grand Theft Auto V on console systems over the last two years, it’s inevitable for Rockstar Games to start mulling over what the next generation of the game is going to look like, even as fans of the studio wait for other titles like Red Dead Redemption 2 and GTA V for PC. Today Rockstar’s President Leslie Benzies publicly acknowledged for the first time that the wheels are spinning in their fantasy factory about GTA 6. Via Tweak Town:
During a talk with Develop, Rockstar Games’ President, Leslie Benzies said: “We’ve got about 45 years worth of ideas we want to do. We don’t know what GTA 6 will be, but we’ve got some ideas”. Benzies continued, somehow thinking that teasing the world of one of the biggest franchises of all world would be fine, adding: “It comes from the idea first. Where is it going to be set is the first question. Then that defines the missions; you’re doing different things in LA than in New York or Miami. The map and story get worked up together, and the story is a basic flow of how it works out so you can layer the missions in”.
It might take two or three years to develop, but something tells me that GTA 6 will be here before you know it. My guess is late 2017. Also, on that note, I had an idea while driving from New York to Florida a couple weeks ago on what GTA could do as a location. Hear me out:
Megalopolis. Inspired by the Northeast, basically create a massive map that runs from Washington D.C. (call it something like “Capital City”) to Boston (“Chowdahtown”), with Liberty City a.k.a. New York City being more or less the central nucleus. Have Philadelphia, New Jersey, Newark, Baltimore, Atlantic City, Connecticut, Long Island, etc all be cities within the map, each with their own missions and charm. GTA x a week in the Hamptons! GTA x the rich WASPS of Greenwich! GTA x Dirty Jerz.Hell, even have a mission to Vice City (Miami) that requires some maddening-long race down I-95. You know, just like that one episode of the Sopranos where Tony and Paulie to a road trip to Magic City of their own.
Make it happen, Rockstar. You can’t deny that GTA Megalopolis is perfect.