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Next GTA Is "Rush," Contemporary Los Angeles Setting?

We're sort of hoping the next Grand Theft Auto goes international, but might GTAV return to a familiar region...?

Web-surfing sleuth Superannuation may have located some evidence concerning Rockstar's next entry in their most heralded franchise:

It began when the site dug up an actor's resume that featured a since-deleted mention of mo-cap work for "Grand Theft Auto V." Now, this came from a casting call involving an "interactive project" called "Rush," that supposedly refers to a "contemporary LA-set GTA game." The casting call began on December 6 and sought actors for motion capture and voice work for "8 additional principal characters" on that project. The personas they were seeking included an "annoying, wise-cracking, highly successful FBI agent" and a "Welsh monk, cult leader, yoga teacher" type. Then there's the "weed evangelist," "swinger, mellow California divorcee," and the "publicist for an actress known as America's newest sweetheart." Lastly, pro wrestler Robert Esparza Tweeted- "Got body scanned for my role in the video game "Rush," coming out on Rockstar Games."

So is that enough? Are we talking about GTA or something entirely different from Rockstar? It seems they may be leaving the idea of a period piece behind; Vice City and San Andreas were set in specific periods and places in American history (1980s Miami and 1990s LA/SF). But GTAIV was "contemporary" and set in Liberty City (i.e., New York), so maybe it is indeed time to return to the West Coast. What think you...?

Tags: gta, grand theft auto, gtav, grand theft auto v

3/7/2011 8:44:54 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (51 posts)

DirtySkillzHD
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 9:34:01 PM
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Noooooo why LA again!!! Lets try europe for a change

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TheCrazyMerc
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 10:15:06 PM

All i really want is something similar to GTA San Andreas then we're talking about a GTA ;)

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JSwayze
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 10:39:09 PM

Yeah it would be nice to do a foreign country but if they can remake Cali even better than GTA:SA then I'll still be pleased

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NotGoofinAround
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 10:40:07 PM

Ditto Crazy as far as size, innovation, customization, soundtrack and all around G-sheet that was the best game of all time for it's time I do believe.

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shadowpal2
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 3:21:48 PM

To be honest I really want Vice City again. I just loved the feel of Vice City. Just so memorable. San Andreas was the best gameplay wise, but feeling wise for me - Vice City was so awesome hands down.

But if we really want a new place to have crime in. Europe is ok, but I don't care much for it. Tokyo is already done by Ryu ga Gotoku so it's alright.

How ABOUT SINGAPORE FOR A CHANGE!?!

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bentl78
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 9:34:38 PM
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AGENT?

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FatherSun
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 9:38:18 PM
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I still like the idea of Tokyo you mentioned once before Ben. L.A. is dry.

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FatherSun
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 12:01:50 PM

4 down, more to go. Logic dictates the Rockstar will not make GTAV in LA. Unless maybe they are doing a crossover with L.A.Noir. Which would be absolutely ridiculous. Or complete genius. Who knows what R* has up there sleeve.

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NotGoofinAround
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 10:07:28 PM
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I think it was NWA that told me LA was the gang capitol of the world. I'm sick of my 1-shot-kill cold-blooded gangbangin' killa characters getting dissed by lil punks in Rockstar games kno-wa-imsayin? Here's hoping this "annoying FBI agent" isn't going to stick his D in my mashed potatoes a la Frank Tenpenny. I can't wait to do fetch quests for some weed evangelist in the back country of LA for a jetpack...oh wait that was San Andreas too. Maybe they should try something else... how bout Hawaii - they have a bad drug problem right?

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main_event05
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 10:28:02 PM

Off topic but I do miss NWA.

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NotGoofinAround
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 10:43:01 PM

When somethin happens in Southside San Andreas, Nothin happens - its just anotha gamer dead.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 10:07:35 PM
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Californication?

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Jed
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 10:18:32 PM
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Reguardless of where or when the next GTA is set, I think the geniuses at R* will make it great. I just want the damn thing to get here already!

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main_event05
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 10:31:46 PM
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A Lite San Andreas? I but i'm with you Ben. I'll cast my vote for somewhere in Europe.

On a side note, if they do San Andreas again, I hope they bring back James Wood's character.

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SiLeNt sOuL
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 10:32:48 PM
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i hope they put fun side missions on the next gta because gta4 was boring.

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556pineapple
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 11:49:15 PM
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I preferred the San Andreas setting to Vice City, so this is welcoming news to me. Though I agree with the London idea. It makes me think of Guy Ritchie movies, and that setting would be great for a game.

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cLoudou
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 11:57:12 PM
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It's actually an open world Rush Hour game. Yes, you play the role of Lee or Carter, your choice. :-P

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Oyashiro
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 10:58:17 AM

DAY ONE!

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FM23
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 12:02:54 AM
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Liberty City in GTAIV looked like New York. Some I'm guessing LA will look like LA in GTAV. Still...I'm not sure I want LA, no imagination at all. We're in 2011, imagination needs to take place.

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Nlayer
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 12:35:28 AM
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How about "GTAV: The World" where you can play on the entire Earth. I was hoping for that. Although that might not happen in a very long while from now, haha.

I'm sure Rockstar will please its fans somehow with this next installment. =]

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IronFace2
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 3:16:10 AM

Ha ha ha, thanks for the laugh

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Alienange
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 1:40:53 PM

It's a good idea, but you'll need World's permission.

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___________
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 1:08:59 AM
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dont care!
no, seriously, i doubt will see this anytime soon because R* north are hard at work on agent.
not to mention were still waiting on max payne 3 and the rumored and definitely in production RDR2.
i want a GTAV more then the next guy, IF they do it right, but i doubt we will be seeing it anytime soon.
not to mention R* always do spin offs before a full increment.


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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 1:23:24 AM

They could have offloaded it to one of their other studios. And I don't imagine RDR(3) would release until at least a year after the next GTA. They're both solidified blockbuster series, so they can now rotate them over two, or even four years, to keep the formula of either burning out, as well as giving themselves more time to come up with new, entertaining mechanics and constantly engaging stories.
Peace.

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___________
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 9:04:49 AM

another studio!?
they have no studios left!
plus, you cant announce LA Noire, max payne 3, agent, all but confirm RDR2, and then announce GTAV without releasing a single one of them!
plus GTA is one of the most popular series of all time, so announcing that would be so self destructive!
announce that, and watch the interest and hype for LA noire, max payne 3 and co sink faster then the titanic!
once all those games are out, then announce GTAV.
till then, theres no point, and i doubt 2K are that stupid!

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 12:18:01 PM

Rockstar has nine studios all told, one for QA and one for Japanese localisation. Leeds and London do portable games. North is on Agent Vancouver is on Max Payne 3. San Diego did the MC series, as well as RDR, so they have to be working on the one of them, and I'd imagine New England is probably working on the other. Which leaves Toronto as the most likely choice for GTA: Rush, as they ported EfLC to PS3 and PC, as well as developing The Warriors.

No studios, honestly.
Peace.

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___________
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 7:19:14 AM

i cant see north handing of there baby.
plus, you refuse to consider announcing GTAV now would completley destroy any hype 2K have created for any of their other games!
its like bombing your own building, why would they announce this and completley upstage their own games?
wait till there out, then announce GTAV.

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 1:19:21 AM
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Well, the characters certainly seem odd enough to be from a GTA game. Now, Rush could be a codename. Or, someone could have their wires crossed, and Rush could be the second R* PS3 exclusive that was rumoured.

Whatever it is, I hope that R* get their ar*** into gear after the release of L.A. Noire and start telling us about Agent. Feel free to announce this Rush alongside it and hype them both, just throw me a bone damnit! They must be working on more than just Max Payne 3 and Agent, and I want to know about them!

As for the setting, I hope it isn't L. Ehhhh... I just realised something! San Andreas was L.A., yeah? Well, using some slightly broken logic, does anyone else think that this may refer to GTA: San Andreas Stories for the NGP?

Whatever, I'd rather not see them go back to area that they've already done. Give us Washington or Detroit. Hell, why not Alaska or Texas? There are still plenty of places they could go in America, but I can't deny that I'd love to see London, Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane.
Peace.

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faraga
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 1:36:26 AM
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I really hope this is an indication that the next GTA will be San Andreas again.

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YesterdysRising
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 2:02:24 AM
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I'd personally like to see Chicago in any time period.

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JSwayze
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 3:30:18 AM

Chi-town stand up!!

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kraygen
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 2:12:51 AM
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Sounds iffy at best, I would personally vote no to it being in L.A.

My question though is, who is this Robert Esparza guy, I've never heard of him and he isn't known to wikipedia either.

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Dancemachine55
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 3:42:09 AM
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As long as it's more fun than GTA IV, and has more trees and vistas to make for sweet sweet eye candy, I'm really not overly fussed where the next GTA is.

San Andreas had really nice countryside areas, a whole freakin' mountain, little country towns and 3 whole cities!!! AND the gameplay was deep and the story was long.

I hope Rockstar go the way of the previous gen GTAs, GTA III and IV being the simple design city with concentration on tech over content, but future entries (ala Vice City and San Andreas) taking those established mechanics and tech and simply adding gameplay content.

Going back to GTA III after playing San Andreas and Vice City was NOT a pleasant experience. I'm hoping the same goes with this next GTA. So much fun and so much content that GTA IV feels boring and lame next to it.

Again, location, don't really care. As long as it looks good and is fun to play in.

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DIsmael85
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 4:21:54 AM
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Yeah I didn't like GTA: London back then and wouldn't like it now. Sorry, I'm happy it's staying in an American setting, much more stuff to make fun of about society here. Love the humor. I have no beef with London, it's just that I don't want a Getaway game invading my GTA.

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RadioHeader
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 4:29:59 AM
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A Vice City reprisal is the only news which would get me hyped for GTA again. GTAIV remains my biggest disappointment in gaming.

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Godslim
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 5:23:01 AM
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i would like a gta like sa but set somewhere else for a change london would be cool

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natclark619
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 6:25:30 AM
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NotGoofingAround: D in the mashed taters? that is fresh. Rack Em! truth be told i'll reiterate that although Rockstar's mockery of the american way was mad fresh in '99, it is not a trick they can return to in 2012. no matter where GTAV is set if they return to the same old 'lets all take a crap on the main character' routine their new game will go the same way of GTAIV: drink coaster. or dust collector. or 15 dollars credit at gamestop.

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DIsmael85
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 4:48:48 PM

Obviously you didn't realize GTA4 put Rockstar on the map as one of the better Development studios out there. Oh and did I mention the game made buttloads of cash? Oh and did I mention that Red Dead Redemption was Game of the Year. Yeah all from the same guys that brought you GTA4.

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HazySun
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 7:45:00 AM
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I'd be quite interested in bringing the game back to London. I'm still ticked off at The Getaway being cancelled/postponed so GTA London would appease me a little but what I really want is an HD remake of GTA VC & GTA SA!

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GuyverLT
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 9:15:08 AM
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I hope Cj makes an guess appearance like Tommy vercetti did in GTA:SA that would be cool; bring back the ability to ride bicycles and lift weights again.

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telly
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 9:57:26 AM
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I'm not the hugest fan of re-treading the same territories over and over again in any game, but if there's one world that BEGS for a new take it's San Andreas. A spectacular game, an unbelievably deep and fun game world, but clearly pushing the PS2 further than it was comfortable going. You put the PS3 engine into that world -- and keep in mind this will be the second GTA effort this generation, meaning Rockstar is surely primed to really push the hardware -- and this could really be something special.

I'd play GTA in any city, and a London/Europe game would be fantastic. It would be nice to see Rockstar do a satire of a city/country that WASN'T America, too. But I won't complain at all if we get to go back to San Andreas.

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Jian2069
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 10:37:33 AM
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You know, it seems to me like we are talking about a game called "Rush", and not a game called "Grand Theft Auto"
jussayin

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AcHiLLiA
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 10:38:11 AM
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SoCal Represent!

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Excelsior1
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 11:01:49 AM
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i liked the add ons to gta4 way more than the actual game. they brought a lot of the fun back that seemed to be lacking in the main game. surely, r* has been working on the game engine to bring the graphics up to date.

overall, i'd have to say san andreas was the best game in the series so far. i trust r* to deliver no matter the setting.

i know it would be hard to pull off, but it would be cool if we could travel around the world with stops in say europe or tokyo.

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Lotusflow3r
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 11:04:14 AM
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I think L.A, as not much a departure as it is, could be a well placed GTA for today, considering the current climate of the reality era of entertainment and Americas troubles overall, it could sit well for GTA's satire.

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CH1N00K
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 11:40:10 AM
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I'd vote for one that involves the diamonds of africa (kind of like Far Cry 2 GTA...) or in Brazil? maybe? I think GTA needs to go global and draw in some new areas...

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FatherSun
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 12:06:13 PM
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RockStar developing LA Noir and GTAV:LA. Highly unlikely.

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Lotusflow3r
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 12:48:12 PM

Lol.

Then there's that.

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Kingharris
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 2:57:15 PM
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Sorry to burst the bubble, but GTA is more or less British, made in Edinbrough and founded by 2 Englishmen, why cant it go to London?

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Danny007
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 4:16:56 PM
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How about Hong Kong? Since True Crime got cancelled... why not?

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PANICinc
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 12:46:38 PM
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MEH, I don't really care about GTA anymore. I'll more than likely try this new one out, but R* done a fine job at alienating me with their timed exclusivity BS! First on XBOX then on PSN when nobody cares anymore.

If they follow the freedom and robust array of activities that they had in San Andreas, then it may be a fun game! But I'm not holding my breath, and if I get the itch, I'll just throw in Just Cause 2!

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