Though no one has officially said anything, we all know to expect that Grand Theft Auto V is coming. GTA is, undoubtedly, one of the most popular franchises out there, and, with GTA IV now being two years old, it’s no surprise that details of the next iteration are leaking.
According to a cryptic article posted on VG247, Rockstar Games will be officially announcing the next iteration in the controversial franchise at an upcoming Max Payne 3 event. They also claim that the location of GTAV will be Hollywood, or, rather, Rockstar’s version of Hollywood, as Rockstar tends to rename the locations in their games.
Again, right now, this is obviously just a rumor. Until Rockstar comes out with real details, we don’t know anything for sure. That said, gotta admit, it all sure sounds plausible. GTAIV was released two years ago, to massive critical and market success, so a new announcement now is as good a time as ever, especially hot off the heels of releasing Red Dead Redemption (my personal game of the year so far) to huge acclaim. The GTA franchise also has taken on California previously with GTA: San Andreas. Considering GTAIV went back to the Liberty City of previous games, it’s not shocking that they might return to California for another round.
Personally, I feel like that Hollywood is almost too expected as the next setting. Seems like an easy target for the satire that Rockstar is so well known for. Yet, another thing almost all Rockstar games have in common is unpredictability. I’m sure they have something big up their sleeve, just have to wait and see.
Oh, and if you’re listening Rockstar, let’s turn the phone calls off during the missions this time, OK?