Rockstar dreaming of GTA title combining all cities in the franchise - Report

Grand Theft Auto series producer Leslie Benzies says studio would like to develop a GTA title with "one big world containing all our cities"; highlights challenges of creating games with mature themes.

Rockstar is envisaging a future Grand Theft Auto title that combines all of the series' past cities and allows the player to "fly" between them, according to an interview with Digital Trends.

In the interview, Grand Theft Auto series producer and head of Rockstar North Leslie Benzies talked about the legacy of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10 years on, and revealed the developer's hopes for the future of the franchise:

"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," Benzies said in the interview.

Looking back at the scrutiny Rockstar received over the studio's earlier titles, the developer also spoke of the challenges of creating mature content in games.

"I think the scrutiny we suffered … has helped keep us creatively sharp. We do not sit down for design meetings and say 'let's make the most appallingly violent game possible'. We choose to set our games in places where violence is, or was a part of everyday life: the Old West, or the criminal underworld, or cocaine-flooded Miami. If we censored ourselves and sanitized the violence, we would not be able to properly explore these settings and themes, and make the games we make. That is a compromise we have never been willing to make."

On the mobile front, Benzies revealed that Rockstar would like to see a number of the studio's previous titles on tablets and mobiles, although he did not state which in particular.

"Whether these are repurposed versions of existing games or entirely new IPs, I couldn't say, but if you look at Chinatown Wars, you can see that we are always up for the challenge of designing games for new technologies and making the most of all their features, not just their processing power."

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was relaunched on iOS and Android devices earlier this month to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the original open-world title.

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llsinister84ll
llsinister84ll

gta world online!!!!!!! this would be crazy sick san andreas, vice city, liberty city, and north yankton!! awesome!!!

ptown58
ptown58

Reality ++ 

god mode

Atzenkiller
Atzenkiller

They forgot to mention manhunts when they were talking about places where violence is a part of everyday life. Good thing they tried to make those games as close to reality as possible instead of just focussing on making them as violent as can be.

pimphand_gamer
pimphand_gamer

I'd rather see some more focus on side missions, vehicle handling and customizing and more ways to interact with the NPC's like how you can in skyrim. All buildings explorable and fully destructive environments. Rehashing old maps into a single game really does what exactly? Bunch of shell buildings without any individuality and interaction within won't do anything for the game itself other than make it bigger.

unveilingframe
unveilingframe

Anyways Here like i said before yes GTA should make gta v airport ac·ces·si·bleable. do this honestly at least i thought so in my previouscomment  maybe yhu. should ask questions? lets fly to liberty city and get new cars and get: money , money weapons if yhue have gta iv on the hard Drive player can go to gta v land or what yhue call it gta v Right? san andreas Heyy what about Sega Sega hmu gotta system for ya

TechJunkie69
TechJunkie69

I had a vision for GTA Online with all of the cities.  One player controls the airliner and a bunch of other players pay to be passengers.  Just before the halfway point the pilot jumps out with a friend waiting in a boat for him so he doesn't have to swim back or be eaten by sharks.  Everyone else drowns in the airliner and reappears at the closest hospital in the city they had just tried to leave while you keep all of their money.  Sounds messed up, but don't lie, you know you would do it.

Zoomer30
Zoomer30

Makes me wonder (with all the next gen talk and next gen development in the very studio that GTA V is at) that it is still possible that V will slip to the next generation. Almost makes more sense to just delay it already.

burns112233
burns112233

The time period should be in the 80's :)

erix43
erix43

Do it! Make it like Mario 3, where you'd go from world to world and level to level! 

zpluffy
zpluffy

I guess I'd be needing my Tom Tom

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

Sounds like GTA Online to me. 

 

What weird is that it would probably work. 

ICE_PREDATOR
ICE_PREDATOR

It would probably be good for playing only after one is retired , has no job, life and so on, as it would take so much time to explore. 

Fembot_Eulogy
Fembot_Eulogy

A massive world of skyscrapers to get lost in. Conceptually interesting for sure... but man I'd be so lost. This would need to come with a google maps system and gps.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

that would be great, make it for ps4 and the new xbox and make it massive!

shadowdoggg
shadowdoggg

How about not just doing Americanised all the time? I'm getting bored of everything being in America to please the Americans so that they are familiar with stuff. Also, use songs that people outside America know too like in VC

Payasoplas
Payasoplas

I used to like GTA games... But then I realized I was done with puberty...

wolf503
wolf503

I reckon R* can go bigger than that. They could create their own global map if they wanted to, so you wouldn't be flying between mock cities but mock countries instead.

simon1812
simon1812

such an ambitious goal, it would be awesome if it was to be made a reality , God help them.

theKSMM
theKSMM

I'm always amazed at how much content Rockstar is able to get onto a single game disc.  I can only imagine the level of detail and breadth that they'll bring to GTA V or games beyond that for the next generation of consoles and PCs.

ManHooYin
ManHooYin

Rockstar is the best Game Publisher/Developer ever they produce the best games, they listen to the fans and gamers and they are a company that aren't completely driven by money. That is why i will always buy their games without hesitation especially GTA. No doubt if they decide to do this it would be amazing.

mude
mude

That would be so sweeeet, make it so, rockstar:-)

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

That would be sweetness.  PC modders have tried to blend all the worlds from 3, Vice City, and San Andreas, but it would be awesome to have these worlds together in a more official capacity. :)

Crypto6969
Crypto6969

I would buy an HD version of III, Vice City, San Andreas. No problem. I am already playing through all the games again from the original disks.

robertcain
robertcain

Sounds like a great idea, as long as they keep the same gameplay and design. Trust Rockstar to go bigger with every new GTA game they release!

MidNightStrikes
MidNightStrikes

And the problem is the size of the game... GTA IV was in 2~3 Disc on the Xbox is it not?

IF YOU COMBINE ALL THE SHIT TOGETHER, It would be 3 Blu Rays Worth at least...

And counting by DVDs? Meh! 20 Part DVD Set! Gahahahaha.... ... What am i saying lol

charlieholmes
charlieholmes

Get rid of the, "online", and I'm with ya! But yeah, would be awesome!

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@llsinister84ll  Honestly there is no reason this new gen consoles can't release additional content (aka games ) reimagined and updated to modern standards and then released as a series attached to GTAV if each new part had an original story evolving the original chars (no more Nicoli please dear god) or brand new protagonists. Regardless this gen we could see an un paramount connectivity and interaction in the GTA universe that could surpass most MMOs if GTAV online is any indication.


I am looking forward to see what they do with this idea =)

-s3r6i0-
-s3r6i0-

@pimphand_gamer Ugh, I agree. I would've settled for a Vice City 2 with more stuff to do. In Chinatown Wars, you could sell drugs and engage in other activities. In GTA V, they focused too much on giving us gigantic island with barely anything to do. GTA needs to focus less on size, R* is already at the top of their game, and focus more on gameplay. GTA V was a disappointment. The stealth was trash. You could equip your weapon with a silencer and police would still be alerted. GTA can seriously take some cues from Assassin's Creed. AC, while redundant and milked dry, keeps improving it's gameplay 10 fold with every new game. 


The 3 character mechanic needs to go to. I wouldn't mind having 3 characters with their own campaigns, but switching between throughout the game kinda sucks. 

Chaoticgodz
Chaoticgodz

@TechJunkie69 I see where you're getting at. But what I'm thinking is that they would have two separate air planes, one where players can actually pilot and the other is automatic or A.i. of you like and players would be using this a.i to get from city to city like Vice City to San Andrease. I hope I make sense; I'm really tired lol.

Ghost-Eye
Ghost-Eye

 @shadowdoggg Since they are going back to old themes like San Andreas, they should do GTA London again. Think that should be the next step then add that onto this all maps combined thing.

UltraredM
UltraredM

 @shadowdoggg A main entry in the GTA series that does not take place in a major US city is so unlikely that you might as well not get your hopes up. 

DeFiLeDTitan
DeFiLeDTitan

 @Payasoplas my want for violence and debauchery only increased after puberty. What are you, French? lol

smurfa1
smurfa1

 @MidNightStrikes

 One disc to the 360 to start with and the console supports the player to install all discs and then you don't have to change when playing.

tedmendezraul
tedmendezraul

@Kinguard73 @llsinister84ll bro its crazy i cant play a game by myself anymore playing online is soooooo fun gta online is awesome call of duty is awesome i really cant wait for the division it looks sooooo sick

wolf503
wolf503

 @garrysempire Yeah that would probably be something R* would add as an attention to detail thing, and you'd probably earn a trophy/acheivement for hitting a certain amount xD

wolf503
wolf503

 @garrysempire Nah but that would take the fun out of flying, I used to love trying to fly the jet as high as possible in SA than jumping out to parachute. And stuff the kids. Games have ratings for a reason lol

garrysempire
garrysempire

 @wolf503 that would work but knowing a lot of "kids" these days... complaining and whining is the way to go... also maybe a "ceiling" would work also... flying just above a certain barrier

wolf503
wolf503

 @garrysempire I would actually like to see R* add destructable environments. But I guess they could make it that if anyone tried to crash a plane into a building it would just bounce off, or disapear completely and you fall to your death lol, like humerous censorship.

garrysempire
garrysempire

 @wolf503 probably 100,000 miles then an achievement then 300k, then 500k and lastly 1M so 4 aachievements and if you hit the million mark you can unlock something maybe an airline pilot costume that will allow you to pilot the commercial plane that would be nice :D no crashings on buildings needed though R* has enough controversies on its backpack already