|QUOTE (Tycek @ Jul 27 2010, 22:06)|
| Okay. I don't know if you would like things that I found, but listen to this.|
GTA 2 is set in 1999, not 2013.
The game is either set in [insert date three weeks from now] or in 2013. That is the only way chronologically it can fit. Also the opening video can not be a scene from within the game because it is a completely different time period.
Quite frankly, nothing on the website can be taken as canon anyway. So the only canon date we have is "Three-weeks in the future".
And if we assume that this Claude is the same Claude, then he had to be 18-19 in SA. Thus he had to be 27 or 28 in III. Because he IS 28 in the intro video, we KNOW that the events of GTA2 take place AFTER 2001. So which is more likely, that the game takes place in a never accessible future, or that it takes place in 2013?
Edit: Just thought of this...
Another possibility is that it takes place in 2099 and the letter from the cop is written in 2113. Accounting for this, it is possible that Claude, while physically still 28, is actually 126 in the game. This also allows time for Zaibatsu to take over the world and all the technological advancements to happen, while still fitting with the official and website canon.
Edit2: Looking again, all the police profiles are dated xx/xx/13 even for the people you kill in the game. If they were dead when written, why would they write them as if they are alive? Also, I can't find a link on the official site to the email you posted. I did find another one on the Redneck's site though, but that entire site is dated xx/xx/99. So it's entirely possible that the Rednecks are just way behind on updating their stuff in relation to in-universe time. Based on this, I still think the game takes place in 2013, aka the Near Future, though I'm starting to like my 2113 theory.
Oh and Ats., I thought about that in my story all those years ago. I just made it an unnamed city owned by the Zaibatsu.