I hope the title of this thread intrigued you to come over. Some of you probably are thinking "god not this sh*t again", and some of you probably would like to be heard out and share the idea of a concept of GTA-like futuristic game. This topic is adressed to both of those groups.
I've read bunch of topics which are simply about desire to have a futuristic Grand Theft Auto. In all of those topics people are usually misunderstanding each other.
Usually the argument to NOT having near-future based GTA is a state to play other games, because there is a lot of them, and there is no need to make scifi GTA. For me this argument is the most arrogant and selfish which one can give. Why? because of the same reason that you want to have GTA as you like and not playing other open-world games - because its made by Rockstar.
Rockstar in my reckon is a comapny of well balanced team of people, which vision is very solid and ambitious in a matter of art. They always are looking deeper with their games, making people think about actual world's condition. Also they're very rigorous and always progressive with their work. Those two facts are the most characteristic values of their games. If I want to play good game I play GTA. not Watch_Dogs (subjective opinion!). Dont tell me what to do. If you dont like this concept, and dont want to support it, do it in friendly way. If the game be available, you still have the option not to play it. Is this a hard thing to you?
Second thing that people are usually undermine is the quality of the story and boredom of cyberpunk game. I dont know how many great cyberpunk games have you been playing in, but I am unsatisfied still. All those game always lacked in pure cyberpunk atmosphere. Even Deus Ex : Human Revolution was too sterile and everything seemed to be plastic and empty inside. I know that there is overload of science fiction in gaming industry but there is still place for a pure diamonds. Rockstar is capable to deliver one I believe.
People are usually mistaking near future (which is usually a cyberpunk genre) with far future. I hope that you can see a difference between these two time sets. Near future have place for prototypical vehicles and weapons, which are still based on present inventions. Mostly with vehicles its about designs, not functionality, although I can see a super fast hoverjet stylized on one of those crafts from WipeOut as some sort of unlockable bonus for 100% stats.
For those who are not in cyberpunk style too much, its generally based on contrasting filth with high end technology, and showing violence in a very gore and realistic way.
Asking for such GTA is the same thing as asking for 80's or 70's. But this dont need to be called GTA. So you should be honourable and dont ask for the same (especially when there was already 80's GTA game). Lets tolerate eachother. Rockstar holds a golden recipe, for all kinds of open world games, and none of reasonable ideas should be tormented by devided community. No one know what the future will bring. We can only hope for the best and as much as we want.
Believe that this style is limitless with messages, social aspects and its deviations. its also very adult with graphic and music. It can be easly writed as technothriller, with a badass noir style.
Its also saturated with psychedelic and metaphysical meanings, which can be true background flesh for high art.
Ghost in the Shell is a good example of capability of cyberpunk. It is also a sad that this brilliant form was born already at its best in 80's and never come back.
The material for a story and the style is huge. It shouldnt be so underestimated.
The date of this game its not important. its a vision of world, in great books of William Gibson there are no appointed dates. its just a near future. Also games are meant to be enjoyable and only played. The dates areunnnecessary. Games from Hideo Kojima who is a visionary are not perfect reflection of our world. Even if its past, like Snake Eater and Cold War time, there is advanced technology. Because, again, its not to be considered as a perfect reflection of history. And 91% on Metacritics for such old game is a proof, that there is some space for creativity and imagination.
If this doesnt seems to be reasonable for you guys, im loosing hope in people. Whats the point of arguing if some game should be done or not. its like to argue wether to breed more better and diverse food.
Also if this topic deserve to be followed by a someone from moderation crew, please keep this place free from hate and arrogancy.
for those heads that are in for cyberpunk rockstar game I would like to start this idea-driven topic once again, while trying to keep conversations and ideas it on a high level.
Lets start with simple things like cars, weapons, people. Or just make your state on how much rpg could this game be (do you want implants, gainable skills, experience, or nothing besides V skillssystem)?
It would be awesome if you use a lot reference pictures. this could help to get your idea very fast and inspire.
I'll write more of my bigger ideas if this topic get appreciation. It took my a bit of time to write this wall of text so please be easygoing Just let me know if you like this idea and we will start.
tl:dr - no. read it, or go away.