Report: GTAVI In "Preliminary" Stages, May Take Us To Tokyo
Grand Theft Auto V was awesome.
So, where will the franchise go next? Well, a source tells TechRadar that developer Rockstar is considering creating a "full" GTA installment in Tokyo; apparently, the idea came up after the staff went to Japan's capital for a research trip. This trip involved snapping photos and chatting with some locals, and it actually took place some years ago, during the days of GTAIII and Vice City. They liked the idea back then but a Tokyo-based GTA was scrapped for a few reasons; for one, "the road system was seen to be problematic."
Plus, the team thought moving GTA outside the U.S. posed another difficulty, as the brand had sort of cemented itself inside this country's borders. Those who remember their gaming news might recall Rockstar parent company Take-Two filing trademark applications back in 2003 for "GTA: Tokyo" but obviously, such a trademark hasn't been used...yet.
Lastly, the source says "preliminary" work has begun on Grand Theft Auto VI though they have not chosen a location just yet. What say you? Want to break the U.S. borders and head to Japan? Or someplace else?
3/27/2016 8:50:29 PM Ben Dutka