After almost three years of playing GTA V, I've finally come to the stage where I'm ready to move on. It's probably the most incredible game Rockstar have ever developed, even though Red Dead Redemption is still my absolute favourite. With GTA V behind us and finally on the XBOX One, PS4 and PC, I'm ready to look forward to Rockstar's next title. What do you think it'll be guys? Red Dead Redemption 2 or this missing game, 'Agent'?
But with thoughts of other franchises aside, a recent post on 4chan (which I take in no way seriously) had me thinking about the prospects of GTA 6. An anonymous "source" claimed to have insider information on Rockstar's GTA 6, and even though I don't believe his terrible grammar, the idea was kind of intriguing. Not since Rockstar's glorious Vice City have we seen a famous actor star in a GTA game, and maybe the release date of GTA 6 will see it happen once more.
GTA 6: Vice City & Ryan Gosling for Release Date
So yeah, this "source" simply stated that Rockstar had tailor-made the role of the protagonist in GTA 6 for Ryan Gosling. It would be set in the 1980s once more with Vice City serving as the location, and the big-time actor has apparently already agreed to play the role. Now, Nicholas Winding Refn's masterpiece, Drive, also starring Ryan Gosling, was very much inspired by Rockstar's work with Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
The title font is straight out of Vice City, the cinematography mimics Vice City's colour pallet and the soundtrack is indicative of the stunning tunes that blasted out of our car radios in this sensational game. Rockstar have yet to create a more well-realised mood and setting in my opinion, and Refn may never make a better film. Drive is obviously a film that captured the imagination of a lot of people, but could we really see it inspire the people that inspired its setting in the first place?
Ray Liotta famously voiced the role of Tommy Vercetti in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Personally, I think he did a fantastic job with the character, and I'd love to see someone of his stature take on the role of GTA 6's protagonist. But do people really want to go back to Vice City again in a new instalment of the franchise? Would you prefer to see somewhere completely new?
I definitely can't see Rockstar going back to the 80s once again, that's not what GTA is about anymore. But that doesn't mean that they couldn't move the setting to a modern version of the city with Ryan Gosling at the helm. If I could play a modern version of Drive, I'd do it in a heart beat. But I'd love to hear your opinion on the idea! What do you want from GTA 6 and do you think having a star like Ryan Gosling in the game would be a good idea for its release date?