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Next Grand Theft Auto Game Could Go Science-Fiction!

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Rockstar announced today that Grand Theft Auto 5 will be released on September 17, and can I just tell you my reaction to that real quick? SNOOOOORE. Grand Theft Auto I get it. A down-on-their-luck street criminal runs around Los Angeles, stealing cars and causing fires and killing hookers? Not only have I seen it before in my real life, but I've seen it before in your games.

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Does GTA 5 open with the main character downloading San Andreas off the Playstation Network?

So look, I'm obviously bored by Grand Theft Auto series and there isn't a lot that could get me interested in it again. Besides this: French gaming website Ecrans asked Rockstar if science fiction might be a route they'd be willing to go, and Rockstar seemed pretty open to it, saying it was "very tempting". And that little quote just sets my imagination on fire. What amazing things could we see from a future-set Grand Theft Auto?

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"Niko! It's your cousin! Let's go bowling!"

Unfortunately, Rockstar went on, saying they don't have any reason to make a potential sci-fi GTA, at least not yet.

"The best science fiction stories are those that speak about the human condition," Rockstar told Ecrans. "So while this idea is very tempting and, by definition, anything's possible in a video game, we lack the essential thing for the moment: a good reason."

future city
As if the fact that the future is just the goddamn RADDEST isn't a reason.

And while I certainly would love to see some new life in the Grand Theft Auto franchise, would a future-set Grand Theft Auto really be the right move for the series?

gta space hooker
That all depends on how killable the space hookers are.

Do you want to see the new GTA set in a science fiction tomorrowland? Let me know on twitter @mikeyfromsu or in the comments below!


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