Report: Grand Theft Auto 6 Is In Production, Rockstar Seriously Considered ‘Tokyo’ As Next Location

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Two years after the release of the insanely successful GTA 5, Rockstar Games has begun production in the next installment of the game according to a report from TechRadar.

While the location of the next game has not been settled on yet Rockstar did give Tokyo serious consideration before scrapping it.

Via TechRadar

Rockstar had plans to make Grand Theft Auto: Tokyo, and even carried out a reference trip for the game, techradar has learned.

Rockstar visited the Japanese capital several years ago to assess its potential for a full GTA game, but ultimately pulled the plug on the idea, according to a source close to the company.

Our source said that Rockstar was “serious” about the idea of making a Tokyo version around the time of GTA 3 and Vice City, however the road system was seen to be problematic and became one reason the idea was canned.

In December 2003, Take-Two Interactive actually filed trademarks for GTA: Tokyo, GTA: Bogota as well as the particularly mysterious Grand Theft Auto: Sin City.

Our source added that, as time has gone on, Rockstar has realised the difficulty in moving Grand Theft Auto outside of the USA, where it has firmly embedded itself. There are a number of series staples, from brands to cars, that Rockstar would likely have to change if a future GTA was set somewhere else.

Pretty bummed that Tokya was scrapped because that seems like it could have been amazing.