“Of course we’re interested,” said Rockstar’s Dan Houser, “But no, not in terms of GTA, because we’re always working on the current game.”
“We look at the tech at a more practical level: what will be ready for which game that we’re working on further down the line. We don’t have another GTA in development, we don’t work on three of these games at a time. That would be phenomenally depressing. So, in terms of GTA, no.”
This is actually quite a tricky statement to try and interpret, and though Tuffcub (who found and wrote this post initially) disagrees with myself and Blair, I think it’s really quite non-commital. It states that there is no other GTA game in development, so no GTA 6 right now, but is a long way from ruling out a next generation of GTA V. In fact, Houser acknowledges that they’ve seen the PS4 and Xbox One.
“We get pitched by the hardware manufacturers on what they’re planning to do and our tech guys come up with ideas on how that could be used. Does this influence design decisions? Of course. But we’re not sat there fantasising about 10 years down the line. We’re so busy with what we’re doing right now.”
Houser did rule out any return to London for the GTA series, “My own personal feeling is that GTA is America. With this game, I think, we’re very happy with the location. It let us do something iconic.”
What do you think it sounds like Houser is saying?