It’s an arguable point, but I’d say the best part of playing a Grand Theft Auto game has always been the freedom to roam about a massive urban environment.
So far, we’ve seen several different GTA cities, each with their own flair and personality: first there was Liberty City, then Vice City (my personal favorite), and, finally, San Andreas.
The newest GTA, Grand Theft Auto V (due next year), will be set in Los Santos, a fictional city based on the Los Angeles area.
So, where should GTA’s maker, Rockstar, go with Grand Theft Auto VI?
According to the series’ producer, Leslie Benzies, it might not be anywhere new. Instead, Benzies says he’d like to include every previous GTA environment in a single game and allow players to travel between them by flying from point to point.
Benzies made that suggestion in a recent interview with Digital Trends. Specifically, he had this to say:
“Of course, at some point we would like to have one big world containing all our cities, and let the player fly between them and revisit their favourite areas; and in that context, re-imagining Vice City would be very interesting.”
Of course, one problem may be that Vice City was so alluring because of its retro time period and not so much because it was a fictional rendition of Miami.
So, here’s my idea: set the whole bloody thing in the 1980s!
What do you guys think? Would you like a GTA that incorporates all of the series’ cities, or a completely new environment?