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