Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:11 AM
Edited by AceKingston, 19 July 2013 - 01:59 PM.
They definitely can. They always bring something unique to the table. Look at GTA, the world's first noted crime free roam game, they keep improving it over the years bringing new things to the table. Take in to account the main GTA's aka GTA 1, 2, 3, Vice City, San Andreas and IV. GTA 1 was the start, the beginning of an era, GTA 2 had improved graphics and was a step forward. GTA 3 was the most IMO revolutionary, 3D graphics among tons of other improvements. Vice City was a great and classic 80's themed game with an awesome soundtrack. San Andreas was a ghetto GTA again different. GTA IV included a modern richly detailed Liberty City and the first HD GTA game and it was again different, Niko seeking the American dream.
Same for Red Dead, true Red Dead Revolver wasn't a big hit but it was still unique, a western game, but RDR easily beat it. An Open-World western game and it was just brilliant.
Bully was again different, look it was a school themed GTA game, how cool is that?
And there are others like The Warriors, Max Payne etc.
If R* need to make a war game, a World War I or II game would be good. Those games are really emotional and stuff. And we hardly see them around anymore, all FPS'es like CoD, BF, MoH etc are focusing on modern day. True, there is Red Orchestra too but really other than that it's pretty much dead.
All in all, I don't think we'll ever see a war game even for the next-gen. Rockstar have still got a bunch of titles to finish and start like Bully 2, a new RDR, Max Payne 4, Agent and of course new GTA's. We might see one in another ten to fifteen years but I really don't think it's going to happen anytime sooner.