GTA V has one more hurdle to cross before Rockstar take a look at the future of the franchise, its PC release date on March 24th. In the past, they've claimed they have a few ideas tucked away for where the series could go in the future. Of course, we've no news or anything like that, but I wonder whether the series can and would actually make such a dramatic shift and move its setting outside of North America?
I personally would love to see GTA move out of its comfort zone and firmly place some new gameplay in my hands. But what would fans think if the series moved for its release on the PS4, Xbox One and PC? After all, it was set in London a while back, why not move again?
GTA 6 - Outside of North America
Sleeping Dogs showed me something I didn't know I was missing - a sandbox game outside of North America. I'm originally from Ireland, and even I was confused when having to drive on the left-hand side of the road. But not only did it give us some great driving, intriguing characters and a great combat system, it dropped us in the middle of a buzzing city that we'd never played in before (well for me anyway).
It was remarkably refreshing, and encouraged me to roam the area and discover some of the cultural differences. Even the visuals alone were more arresting due to their differences. Now, unfortunately Sleeping Dogs is dramatically lacking in the kind of depth that Rockstar exhibits in their worlds, and I would have adored a lot more interactions. But honestly, the whole experience was far more rewarding due to the fact that I was experiencing a whole new city.
If we take a look at CD Projekt RED's upcoming Cyberpunk 2077, they plan on creating a world that is teeming with different ethnicities and nationalities. They are hiring voice actors from around the world to effectively portray the varying language and accent differences. A game that is filled with such diverse cultural experiences sounds far more interesting than returning to a world filled with mad english speakers.
But that could be just me. I personally would love to see Rockstar take us to somewhere in Europe or Asia. Imagine Nico's situation, but reversed. We could be an American that has left the USA and landed in an insane city in Europe who is forced to contend with massive cultural differences and the crazed population.
Does anyone share my desire for GTA 6 to try something new with its setting? Let us know what you'd like Rockstar to do in the future and whether a new country on release date would intrigue you! Oh, and here's some great features that Rockstar have confirmed for GTA 6 that you won't believe!