No plans for next-gen GTA…yet 
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Geoffrey Tim
September 19, 2013 at 8:30 am

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Much to my own surprise, considering just how little I enjoyed GTA IV, I am digging the heck out of GTA V. It’s just more vibrant less gritty, and decidedly more fun. What Rockstar has managed to wrought with the current consoles is quite frankly staggeringly impressive – but you can’t help but wonder what a next generation GTA would be like.

Speaking to The Guardian, Rockstar’s Dan Houser said that while the developer was interested in shiny new tech, they had no real plans of doing anything with it yet, as far as GTA was concerned.

“Of course we’re interested. But no, not in terms of GTA, because we’re always working on the current game. We look at the tech at a more practical level: what will be ready for which game that we’re working on further down the line. We don’t have another GTA in development, we don’t work on three of these games at a time. That would be phenomenally depressing.

“So, in terms of GTA, no. We get pitched by the hardware manufacturers on what they’re planning to do and our tech guys come up with ideas on how that could be used. Does this influence design decisions. Of course. But we’re not sat there fantasising about 10 years down the line. We’re so busy with what we’re doing right now.”

There’s still no word on whether or not Rockstar will release an up-scaled, higher-def version of current videogame darling GTA V on any of the next-gen consoles or PC, though there are signs that it’s happening.

On that note; what city would you like to see the next GTA based in? If we’re going to be revisiting previous locations, and as much as GTA has become about satirised slices of Americana, I’d really love for a GTA London.

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  • Admiral Chief ARRRRR

    Thar map be from GTA SA mateys?

    • John Mcgrath

      what told you that? the OG marker?

  • Admiral Chief ARRRRR

    GTA London be fine booty

  • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    I would just like to see a GTA5 for PC really… If that happens then they might as well go for PS$/Xbone since I can’t imagine the architecture is a lot different.

    Well I am planning on getting Watch Dogs to keep my busy till it hits PC or if it ever hits PC…

    Also need to get the collectors edition for D3 exp… So I won’t be bored!

  • ALKi1234

    Well if not GTA,Red dead redemption 2 on next-gen consoles……Goosebumps!

  • The Noble TiMsTeR

    A question to those playing Gta v on xbox, are you guys playing using disc or usb?

    • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      Playing off disc atm, but only until I get a 16gb flash drive :P

      • The Noble TiMsTeR

        Any texture or popups for you?

        • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

          Nah, not that I;ve seen.

        • Avithar

          nothing on my xbox either

  • Rock789

    I think a GTA set in Italy could be pretty shweet – they already drive like nutters on those Italian roads (when I was in a taxi in Rome, I genuinely feared for my life… And I don’t scare easily…), so if the game can replicate that, it’ll fit right in. :)

    Or perhaps one set in Germany? I’d just love the scenery (loved my time in Germany, so have a very soft spot for it in my cold, dark heart). :)

    • The Noble TiMsTeR

      Howzit man, just an odd question you got gta on xbox right? you play off disc or have installed on usb?

      • Admiral Chief ARRRRR

        Arrrr Tanya, why be ye askin’ the same quest o’er and o’er?

        • The Noble TiMsTeR

          My wifes boet, is having object and texture pop ups on his gtav

        • Rock789

          What be hap’n to Admiral Chief Witcher? Have ye pirates kidnap’d ‘im an taken o’er ‘is account? Yarrr…. ;)

          • Admiral Chief Buccaneer

            Nay, today be International Talk like a Pirate day matie, yo ho!

      • Rincemetimbers

        Ye have said this countless cold coins and parrots before!

        • The Noble TiMsTeR

          An ye Rincewind, How ye play Gta v off thaay dvd or usb?? I am annoying I know but trying to help my wifes lil boet out… Ill walk the plank later…

          • Rincemetimbers

            Nay! I have only played from theee disk! No problem!

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            Aye Thank yee Captain Rincewind! ARRR

      • Rock789

        Hey man. I took Rockstar’s advice and installed the first disk and simply play off the 2nd disk. No usb at work.

        I had some pop-in textures during the opening credits (when it shows you panoramic views of the city). But, since then, I’ve had no issues in-game. All seems happy.

        • The Noble TiMsTeR

          Cool man. I have mine running off usb and seems all cool. But wifes bro seems to have have texture pop up on both disc and usb…

          • Rock789

            Eish… That ain’t cool at all! What model Xbox is he running? New or old? If older, perhaps the older chipset (they changed it up slighly when releasing the ‘newer’ shape box…)

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            Its old xbox, Mines also old but I been through 3 hey so last model is 2010 one with newer chip, His think is first batch. I get the occasional pop up when driving very fast but otherwise good. His looks like crap at times.

          • Rock789

            Hmm… That may be the answer then… Mine is a 2011 model – new, slimline version (my 3rd xbox since 2006. So not bad).

            Shame man – I hope you guys can sort it out… Although it may simply be a hardware limitation. I would be a sad panda if I were him… :(

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            I read similar problem on Ign and one guy solution was having 2 usbs 16 gb and install on 1 and install play disc on other… Apparently then ran great, So I dunno Feel bad for the guy.

  • Rincemetimbers

    Ayed luv me a GTAVI buttressed twixt a Pirate world! Arrr!

    • Admiral Chief Buccaneer

      Avast ye glorious name!!!!

      • That Rum-Drunk Twit

        Me feels dar Captain needs to change his profile details to “YAAARRRR & MORE ARRRR!!!”

        • Admiral Chief Buccaneer

          Ye have a point matie

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            Do thee know parlay??

    • Rock789

      Not you too…

      I mean, Yarrr…. :)

    • George

      I flippen hate pirate talk

  • CypherGate

    If its going to make them more money im sure they will do it.

    • Jonah Cash

      I get the feeling that they are really not just about the money, they make money by just releasing their games…. Maybe it is just a smoke screen but when they talk to the media they don’t come over as money mongers like an EA for instance… Maybe I am just dreaming or miss reading their interviews…

      • CypherGate

        I guess again its just me and how the gaming industry has been for a while now. Its all about the money and less about the games. Rockstar does seem to not be about the money, but one never knows.

        • Jonah Cash

          I think their games are really just so good that they don’t need PR bullshit to sell their games, because you just want to own it. The last GTA I played was GTA 3 and they lost me along the way. But Red Dead Redemption was a truly epic game, I have played and owned it on both the PS3 and Xbox 360…

        • John Mcgrath

          capitalists wanting to capitalise on the capital they put into something?do you expect them to pay for production then lose money? you can work for me if you like that idea. rotflmfao

          • CypherGate

            wow… 19 September 2013? Lol took you a while to comment lol

  • http://lazygamer.net/ oVg

    800million in 24hours :)

    • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      so I’m not the only one struggling with those bastard cops? :P

      • Admiral Chief Buccaneer

        Ahoy ye lubber, be thar hornswaggle on ye?

        • SaintsRowLee

          I have an idea! Let’s make next Friday Klingon Speak Day!

          • Sageville

            Kaplah?

          • That Rum-Drunk Twit

            YAARRR!

          • http://lazygamer.net/ oVg

            Kaplah!

      • The Noble TiMsTeR

        They flippin hard!

      • http://lazygamer.net/ oVg

        lol Try stealing a jumbo jet via the wheel arches and then try to figure out how to taxi the thing onto the runway while Robocop is up your ass. I ended up blowing the plane up when I just decided to ram them. -$425 and 5 seconds later I am standing outside of a hospital… again.
        Decided to take Chop for a walk to the beach and drowned him by mistake :(

        • ElNicko

          Poor Chop …..PETA is gonna be calling you shortly OVG.

          • http://lazygamer.net/ oVg

            I was not me I promise. It was the balls fault, I over threw it. Once the ball left my hand I had no part in what happened next.
            Stupid Chop :P

          • ElNicko

            so on a scale of 1 – 10 , how much does everyone Hate Trevor ??
            (just started his missions , so his Asshole rating is super high)

          • http://lazygamer.net/ oVg

            He is ex Vietnam so a little PTSS is expected… a litlle lol

          • ElNicko

            juuust a little bit…..I swear, playing GTA is like walking into a Time machine , start playing at 7:30 , play 2 missions , and Oh Look , its 11:30pm….

          • SaintsRowLee

            Poor Trevor. Why do we hate our beloved alien?

          • ElNicko

            Think its just his sociopathic behavior

          • Marc O Polo

            trevor is awesome, a fucking maniac but awesome!!!

          • John Mcgrath

            trevor is the only good character. michael turned states evidence. Franklin want to learn from michael (shows bad judge of character) trevor is the only one that sticks by his friends.

      • John Mcgrath

        shoot cops in the knees or nuts. then get back under cover. michael does this best. use slow mo. its funny. get in cover, lean out use slow mo shoot knees or nuts undo slow mo. pop back behind cover. laugh at the enemies.

    • Rock789

      Yeah, those are some b@stard cops, I tell ya!

      Doing a u-turn on the one street (with no traffic in the oncoming lane in a peaceful, car friendly neighbourhood :) ) and a cop car rear ends me… He just didn’t slow down. And guess what? That sets him off! Suddenly I’m a wanted man… With 2 stars already!! Even though it was HIS fault! Argh! Felt like I was down south in America with the ‘good ‘ol boys’ chasing me! They are like bloodhounds man!

      • http://lazygamer.net/ oVg

        In South Africa they shoot your tyres out for not pulling over for the Blue light brigade. So GTAV is a little tame compared to real life :P

        • Rock789

          True dat! :)

  • That Rum-Drunk Twit

    ARRRR!!
    Now carry on, you filthy bilge rats!

    • The Noble TiMsTeR

      Theee rum is running low again! I caught yeee last night with a mermaid! I warn thee, For those mermaids shall steal thay soul from within!

      • That Rum-Drunk Twit

        AARRR me found a’other filthy scoundrel taking da RUM (why is it always gone) and gutted em and made me lunch!

        • The Noble TiMsTeR

          But NEMO!!! You can’t kill NEMO!!

        • M-m-m-monster John

          I’m sure it be tastin’ funny

          • That Rum-Drunk Twit

            Inde’d it was. Much grog was needed!

          • M-m-m-monster John

            Arrr. I be glad someone at least got me joke…

  • MacDoodle

    A GTA set in London would be too damn cool, otherwise a Russian/Moscow take would be hilarious :-D

    • M-m-m-monster John

      You’ll be gettin’ some pretty bad gangs there matey.

      • MacDoodle

        Fo sho man but I dunno what would be badder the gangs or the kops/KGB

        • Mark Treloar

          Mexico

          • SaintsRowLee

            Mexico, for skiter og giggles?

          • M-m-m-monster John

            Kaapse flats yo.

  • SaintsRowLee

    GTA: Vereeniging

  • Sageville

    GTA: Cape Town

    You can ramp off that unfinished freeway and of course the mountain like hey?

    • M-m-m-monster John

      Yarrrr. I be likin’ that idea.

  • hairyknees

    GTA: Joburg! Where you will never have a wanted rating because the cops are too busy snoozing behind their speed cams :D?

    • NaturalBornSlacker

      Rocket Launcher + Taxi = WIN!

  • Brian Murphy

    ““Of course we’re interested. But no, not in terms of GTA, because we’re always working on the current game.”

    Yes, and it only took you a year to make GTAIV for the PC after it launched on consoles. Right.

  • John Mcgrath

    GTA london? 1969? hasnt that been done like GTA original add on? or was it GTA 2 add on?either way they did it once. how about GTA australia. maybe have some wildlife as vehicles. like crocodiles as skis. skis that eat what they run into.