GTA: Tokyo is in Consideration, GTA 6 in Production – Report
A source speaking with TechRadar has revealed some interesting details about Grand Theft Auto‘s past and future. First, the unnamed source told the site that Rockstar Games was considering making a “full” Grand Theft Auto game set in Tokyo and even sent staff to the Japanese city for a research trip. Which we think is not a good idea, GTA Always get popular with huge maps and open spaces which is Tokyo is not.
Rockstar was reportedly “serious” about making a GTA game set in Tokyo, the idea was scrapped for a couple major reasons.
“The road system was seen to be problematic and became one reason the idea was canned…Our source added that, as time has gone on, Rockstar has realized the difficulty in moving Grand Theft Auto outside of the USA, where it has firmly embedded itself. There are a number of series staples, from brands to cars, that Rockstar would likely have to change if a future GTA was set somewhere else.”
TechRadar also points out that Rockstar parent company filed trademark applications in 2003 for GTA: Tokyo, as well as GTA: Bogota and GTA: Sin City. None of those ever materialized. Trademark applications do not necessarily mean much, as Activision has also trademarked Call of Duty: Space Warfare and Future Warfare, among other things, that never came to light.
The site’s source also said “preliminary” work has started on Grand Theft Auto 6. However, a location for the game has not been chosen yet, but, if the source is right, it will probably be in the United States.
Take-Two has labeled the franchise “permanent,” which basically guarantees new entries in the series are coming. Additionally, former Rockstar boss Leslie Benzies said in the past that Rockstar has “some ideas” for Grand Theft Auto 6.