Rockstar: So Much About GTA Concerns "The Americana"
More rumors are starting to circulate concerning Grand Theft Auto V and you know, we're just fine with that.
Earlier this year, it was rumored that the fifth installment would be back on the west coast (ala Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas), which may or may not be true. Some long-time franchise fans wanted GTA to go international; there are a ton of great cities out there, after all.
But according to an Entertainment Weekly interview with Rockstar boss Dan Houser, it seems they'll be keeping GTA in the US. When asked if they would go "international" with another installment, House replied:
"We go backwards and forwards on it. There are very interesting crime stories and other stories you can tell about anyplace in the world. Whether that would work with Grand Theft Auto — when so much about Grand Theft Auto is about the Americana, about the American media — is something I’m not sure about."
That sounds like GTA is going to remain in this country. It's also the first time Rockstar has responded to such a question, and it's interesting to see them equate the series with a slice of American life. It actually makes a lot of sense, though, doesn't it? If you really start to think about it, a GTA in another city - as much as I love the idea of London, Hong Kong, or Tokyo - just might feel...weird.
10/24/2011 9:56:17 AM Ben Dutka