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The next GTA shouldn't be set in the present, discuss.


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I have been wondering what kind of time setting other GTA fans would most like for the next rendition of the series.

This isn't meant as another speculation thread, obviously the next game will not be released for some years to come and I imagine that another Red Dead game might be the next major project in the Rockstar pipeline given the incredible success of the previous title.

But growing up playing through all of the GTA series, I have always thought one of Rockstar's greatest achievements, particularly with Vice City and San Andreas (and Red Dead for that matter) was their ability to pull off the setting and ambiance of those locations in those time periods and make them so convincing.

Don't get me wrong, I loved the dark flavour of Liberty City in 4 and the cheap decadence of modern Los Santos, but after two modern day games in a row, I feel that the next title now desperately needs to be set in a past decade in order to keep things fresh. Although I literally have no opinions on locations at this point.

Obviously the online, despite it's problems, has without a doubt been the biggest success of the HG era so far, perhaps at the expense of single player. But I accept that any future games will need to be able to offer the same wealth of online features available. I just imagine that the kids might not be so happy losing their modern weaponry and chromed up hyper-car garishness for say 1980s tech and mulleted up garishness from an era they've probably never even acknowledged the existence of.

As a veteran however, and as I inferred in the title, I personally would be extremely disappointed by yet another modern day based GTA game.


Edit: Thankyou to whoever moved this thread to the correct section btw as I was unsure.

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Yes!!!!!!!!!!

I'm tired of the modern day games

The Jokes are sh*t, music is sh*t, characters are sh*t.

Gimme something in the 80's or 90's maybe go to a time period we haven't explored the 70's

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I wish they could do game set in the 70's somewhere in San Fierro. With lots of classic rock, blues and jazz. Perhaps with two playable characters (male and female). The male could be based on Steve McQueen. I would pick that anytime to a Vice City game set in modern day and with a ton of C.R.A.P. (computer recorded autotune pop) on the soudtrack.

 

Already got a theme song for its first trailer :catloaf:

 

 

 

Yes!!!!!!!!!!

I'm tired of the modern day games

The Jokes are sh*t, music is sh*t, characters are sh*t.

Gimme something in the 80's or 90's maybe go to a time period we haven't explored the 70's

Don't even get me started on the sh*tty music that's popular today ._.

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I wish they could do game set in the 70's somewhere in San Fierro. With lots of classic rock, blues and jazz. Perhaps with two playable characters (male and female). I would pick that anytime to a Vice City game set in modern day and with a ton of C.R.A.P. (computer recorded autotune pop) on the soudtrack.

 

Already got a theme song for its first trailer :catloaf:

 

 

 

Yes!!!!!!!!!!

I'm tired of the modern day games

The Jokes are sh*t, music is sh*t, characters are sh*t.

Gimme something in the 80's or 90's maybe go to a time period we haven't explored the 70's

Don't even get me started on the sh*tty music that's popular today ._.

I honestly loved the Vice City soundtrack, it set the period well and had variety as did San Andreas. Alot of 80s synth rubbish but you can't argue with She Sells Sanctuary.

 

Agreed on modern music but hey, the main musical loss has been with the lack of catchy comedy music such as the San Andreas country tunes and Toto.

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I wish they could do game set in the 70's somewhere in San Fierro. With lots of classic rock, blues and jazz. Perhaps with two playable characters (male and female). I would pick that anytime to a Vice City game set in modern day and with a ton of C.R.A.P. (computer recorded autotune pop) on the soudtrack.

 

Already got a theme song for its first trailer :catloaf:

 

 

 

Yes!!!!!!!!!!

I'm tired of the modern day games

The Jokes are sh*t, music is sh*t, characters are sh*t.

Gimme something in the 80's or 90's maybe go to a time period we haven't explored the 70's

Don't even get me started on the sh*tty music that's popular today ._.

 

I honestly loved the Vice City soundtrack, it set the period well and had variety as did San Andreas. Alot of 80s synth rubbish but you can't argue with She Sells Sanctuary.

 

Agreed on modern music but hey, the main musical loss has been with the lack of catchy comedy music such as the San Andreas country tunes and Toto.

 

 

I think the musical loss has a lot to do with Kurt Cobain's death and Justin Bieber's birth in 1994. Music died that year, as far as mainstream is concerned. From Elvis Presley and The Beatles... to parodies like Nicki Minaj and One Direction :(

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I wish they could do game set in the 70's somewhere in San Fierro. With lots of classic rock, blues and jazz. Perhaps with two playable characters (male and female). I would pick that anytime to a Vice City game set in modern day and with a ton of C.R.A.P. (computer recorded autotune pop) on the soudtrack.

 

Already got a theme song for its first trailer :catloaf:

 

 

 

Yes!!!!!!!!!!

I'm tired of the modern day games

The Jokes are sh*t, music is sh*t, characters are sh*t.

Gimme something in the 80's or 90's maybe go to a time period we haven't explored the 70's

Don't even get me started on the sh*tty music that's popular today ._.

 

I honestly loved the Vice City soundtrack, it set the period well and had variety as did San Andreas. Alot of 80s synth rubbish but you can't argue with She Sells Sanctuary.

 

Agreed on modern music but hey, the main musical loss has been with the lack of catchy comedy music such as the San Andreas country tunes and Toto.

 

 

I think the musical loss has a lot to do with Kurt Cobain's death and Justin Bieber's birth in 1994. Music died that year as far, as mainstream is concerned. From Elvis Presley and The Beatles... to parodies like Nicki Minaj and One Direction :(

 

I meant the loss to the GTA series rather than music in general, to try and keep this on topic, but I share your sentiments for sure. The 90s was imo indeed the last time both America with Nirvana and Britain with Oasis, had truly great guitar bands high up their respective mainstream charts.

 

Back on topic, a 1970s GTA would actually be amazing, although i'd definitely probably vote for a mafia Casino based Las Venturas over Fierro.

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1970s or get the f*ck out. It's the only decade worth doing that hasn't been done before. Dirty cop, broke ass hooker and a car thief as the three protags. Carcer City.

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1970s or get the f*ck out. It's the only decade worth doing that hasn't been done before. Dirty cop, broke ass hooker and a car thief as the three protags. Carcer City.

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Or an 80's Carcer with snow

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Honestly, I'd love for Rockstar to set the next GTA game in the 1940's and it's story to revolve around the Mafia. Sure, there's already games centered around the Mafia in that time period - Godfather and Mafia come to mind - but I'd love to see Rockstar's take on it. The problem being setting a game that far back would mean they had to design a whole new everything pretty much, from vehicles to weapons, language, hobbies and pastimes, etc. and I highly doubt they would do all that for a one and done game if they had no plans on making more than one in that time.

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I would only like a GTA set in the past if it was the 1970s, but I wouldn't oppose to another modern setting. I'd actually love to see a modern VC as it would make things feel more complete since LC and LS got modern makeovers.

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^Yes, modern VC. Mostly because the old VC was awesome but it felt like III's LC. But hey if R* decides to make it in the past, that could work.

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I suppose things are more difficult given their complete abandonment of the 3D universe characters, not so much protagonists but side characters for sure.

But in regards to cars, there's enough classic and muscle models to have a pretty good head start on the 70s or 80s.

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I have long promoted this concept because it would do away with:

-GPS

-Internet

-Cell phones

 

Same reasons why R* prolly won't do it.

 

Mafia III might be fun tho. It's set in 1968.

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I would only like a GTA set in the past if it was the 1970s, but I wouldn't oppose to another modern setting. I'd actually love to see a modern VC as it would make things feel more complete since LC and LS got modern makeovers.

Modern Vice City would be a massive retirement home, this is established in the canon.

 

I don't care. Honestly, in a few ways I'd prefer a modern setting. But the 70s come to mind as the only other setting worth actually doing. We've tired the 80's and 90's out, so it doesn't really matter.

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I do agree how the next game shouldn't be set in present day. I'd like the next game to be in a 70's version of San Fierro or Las Venturas, late 80's version of Vice City or mid-90's version of Carcer City.

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I would love a setting in the 1980s again,GTA VC and VCS were really good games and I´m very nostalgic about them.I would like to see how would HD version of 80s Vice City look like,or maybe 80s San Andreas or Liberty City would also be interesting.

I would also like 1970s setting a lot,I think it´s recent enough that it would still feel more like GTA than Mafia,and that decade was never seen in GTA before,so it would be something fresh to work with.70s Las Venturas or San Fierro (or both on the same map,like in GTA SA) would probably work well.

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I have long promoted this concept because it would do away with:

-GPS

-Internet

-Cell phones

 

Same reasons why R* prolly won't do it.

 

Mafia III might be fun tho. It's set in 1968.

 

 

omg mafia 3 is gonna be awesome, in fact im gonna buy a next gen console for that game and fallout 4

 

ot: well I think that VC should get the modern day treatment because imo it would be good if it's well implemented

 

gta should be set wherever a notorious criminal goes regardless of era or gender, i'd love a 70's gta as much as i'd love a 2010's gta, it's all about the gameplay for me

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If there is any bit of the company we used to know and love they should make at least one game set in the past, especially in the '70s. If they could perfectly capture the soul of the '80s with VC and VCS I am more than sure they could do it again with different eras, especially '70s, which aren't depicted in the games quite often.

 

Second game set in present day (GTA V) was already a bit too much for me, as the jokes were forced and dull and the game focused itself on hipsters and government corruption, which are not topics that would fit GTA very well. I also believe that another game set in present day will be even worse, since the society is getting more pathetic and stupid.

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Hell yeah! I would absolutely love a 70's setting, so many things it could be exploited in the game.
Two weeks ago i watched Dirty Harry, and i remembered how great a 70's Fierro could be in GTA, the cars, the music, the society and it's culture revolution...

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If they could put Las Venturas in the same game and maintain the quality and attention to detail, it would be just one of the best games ever.

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Yes!!!!!!!!!!

I'm tired of the modern day games

The Jokes are sh*t, music is sh*t, characters are sh*t.

Gimme something in the 80's or 90's maybe go to a time period we haven't explored the 70's

Don't even get me started on the sh*tty music that's popular today ._.

Ok I got a bit dramatic with the music there lol :D

People have always called popular music crap since the 60's what we know as classics today people probably hated it back then

In 50 years we might be calling One Direction classic rock

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Hell yeah! I would absolutely love a 70's setting, so many things it could be exploited in the game.

Two weeks ago i watched Dirty Harry, and i remembered how great a 70's Fierro could be in GTA, the cars, the music, the society and it's culture revolution...

dirtyharry1_02.jpg

 

If they could put Las Venturas in the same game and maintain the quality and attention to detail, it would be just one of the best games ever.

That, and IV's driving, or something similar (like Driver 1/2 driving) mechanics would fit perfectly.

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Agreed. I'm a latecomer to GTA series (I've only really enjoyed the HD Universe games, although as I didn't play IV until 7 years after release, it felt set in the past) and I really want to see the past in HD. A 70s/80s city would be awesome, could reuse cars such as the Dukes, Stallion, Regina, Sabre, Sabre Turbo, Voodoo etc

 

Vice City would be awesome although I would like to see a city with countryside again like V

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I would only like a GTA set in the past if it was the 1970s, but I wouldn't oppose to another modern setting. I'd actually love to see a modern VC as it would make things feel more complete since LC and LS got modern makeovers.

Modern Vice City would be a massive retirement home, this is established in the canon.

 

I don't care. Honestly, in a few ways I'd prefer a modern setting. But the 70s come to mind as the only other setting worth actually doing. We've tired the 80's and 90's out, so it doesn't really matter.

 

Knowing Rockstar either Vice City or Las Venturas is next and no matter which it will be set in present time

 

I would like a GTA game in the past again but I don't mind present time if done well (like in GTA IV)

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How would you guys feel about a GTA presented in the 1950's or 1970's? Sorry the title got cut short. I'd say say 1956 or 1975 or 1976 would be a good setting for such. If i had to think of a city for a 1950's Grand Theft Auto it'd be a counterpart of Chicago since mob activity there was spurting from the 1940's through the 1950's and it was bad. But for a 1970's GTA I'd say Liberty City. Much like the real NYC I'd guess that the 1970's would be a low point for Liberty City since Heroin and crack became and epidemic in this time period and spread on into the 1980's with no sign of letting up till the early 2000's. What do you think? I think music for these times would be interesting. I'd like to hear some Sad Wings of Destiny on LRR> Sorry bout this, reposted it from a thread that got shafted to here.

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Hell yeah! I would absolutely love a 70's setting, so many things it could be exploited in the game.

Two weeks ago i watched Dirty Harry, and i remembered how great a 70's Fierro could be in GTA, the cars, the music, the society and it's culture revolution...

dirtyharry1_02.jpg

 

If they could put Las Venturas in the same game and maintain the quality and attention to detail, it would be just one of the best games ever.

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R* should get his hands on this and make it a reality.

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I would also love a game in the 70s,mostly because it would have a bunch of classic cars and bikes,they could return pretty much all the pre-80s vehicles from GTA 4,EFLC and 5,as well as make classic versions of some other vehicles (Infernus-Countach,Windsor-E Type,Dominator-classic 60s Mustang...).

Also,late 60s and 70s classic rock and 70s classic hard rock and heavy metal on the radio stations would be awesome,that would be another reason why I would love that setting.

And also,70s were a good decade to make a story about crime,R* could make a story about lots of various gangs,if the setting would be San Andreas,the story could be about Las Venturas mafia (could be made after real life mafia in Las Vegas),about San Fierro Asian gangs (something like the Golden Dragon massacre),about how some biker gang started to get involved in crime (something like the biker stabbing a guy at a rock concert in Altamont),about how some Los Santos street gangs formed (Families and Ballas could mirror how the real life Crips and Bloods formed)...

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