I know that the gta series is about the american culture and people, but it does have people coming from the surrounding world as guests. And some people even stay.
So, if they don't exist in the gta world, where do they come from? From a parallel universe? From outer space? If they do exist in the gta world, then why not make some day a whole gta world?
Do you think it's possible to parody other cultures as well and call it gta? Or do you think that there's nothing wrong with the rest of the world? Do you think that the rest of the world can be parodied and satirized as well, or is USA special? What do you think about the gta world and will it ever be made into a game?
So, I start.
I think gta universe includes the whole world, just in a smaller scale. And if and when they ever make the actual map, they will have to exclude countries because they are unable to make them beleivable, and distort the geography to include the parts that they want most of the action to occur. But otherwise it's possible to make a satire, as like to say and parody everything, including the main characters, like they always do. Gta is made for all of earth, so why not make it about all of earth?
USA has been the influence for the rest of the world, but the rest of the world has influenced USA too. e.g. Many Fim directors are being influenced by the directors of the rest of the world, and vice versa. There's no such thing as 100% American pop culture. But there are bigger cultures in the world than american pop culture, like Indian, Chinese and Japanese cultures. R* has touched those in gta, but it would be more compelling if they were satirized as places as well. And Africa is a big continent to talk about as well. Globalization is making Africa into a more Chinese place as the chinese are buying land there. There's a lot of corruption and crime there. South America is big as well, and there is lots of crime and corruption there also.The most lucrative drug markets are USA and Europe. The drugs come from South America and Asia. The illegal wildlife and natural resources go to Asia. Sources are Africa and Asia. The more I think about the world crime, the more I find it compelling to make gta world.