Grand Theft Auto: New Game May Have An International Setting
The next Grand Theft Auto game will feature an international set of locations if the details of this opportunity to work for Rockstar Games are anything to go by.
Along with a whole host of other listings, the studio is looking for a photogrammetry artist who would “discuss and plan possible scan locations with the art team, both local and international.” This is an established approach for Rockstar Games, who sought inspiration from the real world for the lavishly expansive and lifelike environments of Red Dead Redemption 2.
Grand Theft Auto New International mode
Even though GTA 6 hasn’t been formally acknowledged as one of Rockstar’s following big projects, it seems pretty inevitable that they’ll be returning to the series eventually. So there’s reason to expect a new installment, even if it’s far away. Apart from anything else, GTA 5 has been massively successful, selling nearly 110 million copies and crashing the Epic Game Store when it was featured as the weekly freebie. So it should come as no surprise that fans are avidly searching for any GTA-related news.
Rockstar’s recent history shows that it has a habit of releasing its bigger games four to five years apart. If that trend continues, we might expect to see GTA 6 release somewhere around 2022 or 2023, though, of course, that assumes that Rockstar’s next big game is indeed GTA 6. Take Two’s recent quarterly earnings to reveal that GTA 5 Online is still a big earner for the company, so it would seem odd if there weren’t another GTA game planned somewhere down the line.
Some naysayers in the community reckon Grand Theft Auto VI is nothing but a castle in Spain. But, with this new nugget of information, it’s possible that the game could take us to court in Spain. Or somewhere else. Fans have been dead sure that Grand Theft Auto would be returning to Vice City in some capacity, either in the modern-day or in the 1990s.
Rockstar Games has been curious about taking the series elsewhere, but there were caveats. “I think there are plenty of great stories we could tell about the UK, great environments to showcase, great gameplay mechanics that could have the UK bent to them – I just don’t think it would be a GTA necessarily,” said Dan Houser in an interview in 2013.
It’s worth noting that this job is located in Rockstar Toronto, which has helped out with the development of Grand Theft Auto V. “International” would technically cover any trips to the USA, so it’s equally possible that the setting of the next Grand Theft Auto game will be inspired by one of the county’s major cities.
It’s all moot anyway, as Rockstar Games has gotten so fed up with players constantly clamoring for Grand Theft Auto VI, it’s muted the title in comments on its official YouTube channel. Understandably, it would instead focus was on the upcoming remaster of Grand Theft Auto V for new-gen consoles and the trilogy remasters that are arriving next month. Unfortunately, this hasn’t stopped fans from demanding something new on other social media sites from the studio.
The Bottom Line
It’s a pretty solid bet. Rockstar’s past with PC versions has been a bit erratic, but the immense popularity of GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC is an excellent reason for Rockstar to take the platform seriously.
And it seems like Rockstar feels the same, considering it released the Rockstar Games Launcher on PC in 2019. Of course, it’s hard to believe the studio would release its games launcher if it didn’t plan on hosting its future games there, including an assumed GTA 6. That said, we can probably expect a gap between GTA 6 on consoles and PC. It took GTA 5 a year and a half to come to PC, and RDR2’s gap was almost a year as well.