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thafablifee46

Should GTA next go back in time or keep it modern?

What era should the next game be set in?  

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  1. 1. What era should the next game be set in?

    • 50's or earlier
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    • 60's
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    • 70's
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    • 80's
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    • 90's
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    • 00's
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    • Modern times
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    • Future
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Pete4000uk

Anyone fancy a mid 90s setting?

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GTA-Biker
On 9/3/2019 at 7:49 PM, Casualplaya said:

The problem is: depending on which decade you grew up, those people will be attracted the most to a game playing in that decade. In my case 80s and 90s would work well. Also dig the 60s and 70s look and feel. But for Centennials those times might feel a bit outdated and not interesting. Even though it also depends strongly on the storyline - that could even make a 50s or 60s environment work!

I don't know.I was born in 1993,and I grew up in the 90s and 2000s,but while I'd be happy with the game set during my childhood in the late 90s and 2000s,I'd like the 70s or 80s setting the most (50s or 60s are interesting too,but I feel like a setting before the 70s would fit better in a Mafia game than in GTA).I actually really enjoy games set in times before I was born because they let me experience the times I couldn't experience in real life,and I also do like games set during my childhood because they remind me of those times and make me feel nostalgic.

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Nintendo Thong Tuna
3 hours ago, GTA-Biker said:

I don't know.I was born in 1993,and I grew up in the 90s and 2000s,but while I'd be happy with the game set during my childhood in the late 90s and 2000s,I'd like the 70s or 80s setting the most (50s or 60s are interesting too,but I feel like a setting before the 70s would fit better in a Mafia game than in GTA).I actually really enjoy games set in times before I was born because they let me experience the times I couldn't experience in real life,and I also do like games set during my childhood because they remind me of those times and make me feel nostalgic.

Those things play a factor for me too but there's another reason I want a game set in the 80s or wherever: if I love 80s media, I have a whole library of movies and TV shows from that era until I die, but when it comes to games, obviously all I have is 8-bit stuff as hardware was limited at the time. Being able to portray an old period with new technology is like I've said before somewhere, a virtual time machine.

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Zello
On 9/3/2019 at 2:03 PM, Pete4000uk said:

Anyone fancy a mid 90s setting?

Depends where it's set. 

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MrBreak16

Everyone wants Gta in 70s or 80s...

GO PLAY MAFIA !!!

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Chrome Zentorno
8 minutes ago, MrBreak16 said:

Everyone wants Gta in 70s or 80s...

GO PLAY MAFIA !!!

None of the Mafia games were set in the 70s or 80s

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MrBreak16

Gta tries to tell the events by the times they are set in.

let’s not talk about 2D era, but :

3D era was about the 80s, 90s and early 2000s,

where HD era is about modern days, our era.

Basically everyone here want Gta to be set in the past and no more in the present, that’s oubviously a nostalgia syndrome, maybe Rockstar could do it as a singleplayer DLC, similar to gta episodes from liberty city, but we can’t just have 70s, 80s, 90s Gta, I know that the 80s and 90s were cool, but we can’t just do that, 70s isn’t a very good setting because it’s just not that great... Everyone find arguments such as : modern era is boring, there is technologies, there is no crime, there is no gangs, it’s not iconic, it’s dark and gloomy, it sucks, it have trash songs... etc... 

 

Maybe Rockstar games can put a 80s atmosphere without necessarily having it set in the 80s, Have you seen the movie Drive ? It have kind of an 80s atmosphere, but the movie is set in 2011, and the movie was welled praised by critics and viewers, so I am sure we can make a great Gta game in modern time,

Gta 4 and 5 happen in modern times happen in modern times, are both great games and no one complain about it...

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LeakyLine

Unfortunately, as amazing as a period piece would be again, it's not happening. With a game set in the past, Rockstar can't sell you their own version of the newest concept supercars for millions of dollars.

 

 

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darkdayz
5 hours ago, LeakyLine said:

Unfortunately, as amazing as a period piece would be again, it's not happening. With a game set in the past, Rockstar can't sell you their own version of the newest concept supercars for millions of dollars.

 

 

 

You're actually so wrong.

 

Dan Houser said there are no current idea's worth exploring for another modern day GTA. Came from the man himself. He doesn't want to make a modern GTA now because of the political climate.

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Eternal Moonshine
6 hours ago, LeakyLine said:

Unfortunately, as amazing as a period piece would be again, it's not happening. With a game set in the past, Rockstar can't sell you their own version of the newest concept supercars for millions of dollars.

 

 

they can sell us retrofuturistic concept cars instead

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Damien Scott
38 minutes ago, Eternal Moonshine said:

they can sell us retrofuturistic concept cars instead

Those ugly ass retrofuturistic cars? No, thanks. I'd rather a McLaren P1.

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Eternal Moonshine
2 minutes ago, Damien Scott said:

Those ugly ass retrofuturistic cars? No, thanks. I'd rather a McLaren P1.

you're making it sound like McLaren P1 doesn't look like any other boring and crappy sports car

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Damien Scott
10 minutes ago, Eternal Moonshine said:

you're making it sound like McLaren P1 doesn't look like any other boring and crappy sports car

Not really.

 

mclaren-p1.jpg

 

must-see-13-retro-futuristic-concept-car

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Eternal Moonshine
4 minutes ago, Damien Scott said:

Not really.

 

mclaren-p1.jpg

 

must-see-13-retro-futuristic-concept-car

you don't have to dig deep to find an ugly ass retrofuturistic designs inspired by The Jetsons, but that P1 of yours is only attractive because it's a McLaren and it costs a sh*tload of cash. if that's your reason as to why GTA 6 should be set in present day, then you're gonna have to find a better reason

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Damien Scott
7 minutes ago, Eternal Moonshine said:

you don't have to dig deep to find an ugly ass retrofuturistic designs inspired by The Jetsons, but that P1 of yours is only attractive because it's a McLaren and it costs a sh*tload of cash. if that's your reason as to why GTA 6 should be set in present day, then you're gonna have to find a better reason

There's no reason to go back in time anymore, they've already visited 80's Miami, 90's West Coast and 00's NYC. The past has nothing new to offer, I mean, less variety of cars, weapons, music, possibilities (smartphones, Internet, etc). 

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Eternal Moonshine
Just now, Damien Scott said:

There's no reason to go back in time anymore, they've already visited 80's Miami, 90's West Coast and 00's NYC. The past has nothing to offer, I mean, less variety of cars, weapons, music, possibilities (smartphones, Internet, etc). 

sorry but that's not how it works. there's always a reason to go back in time. why do you think we have games like AC, RDR, Mafia and so on. smartphones are one of the reasons why i don't want GTA 6 to be set in present day. same thing for the internet. those are things i care about the least in a game like GTA. also stop with the variety talk. this franchise is not Second Life and it doesn't have to feature every single thing in existence. variety would come from the entire game being set in completely different time period. you think there would be less content? i can assure you that R* can crap out thousands of DLC cars and weapons based on was was available in the 80s alone. i don't understand how you can be so drawn to variety yet you want most of the game to feature 90% of content of the previous title. because if GTA 6 will be set in modern day it will feature most of cars and weapons that are available in GTA V today. where's the variety in that? 

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Damien Scott
12 minutes ago, Eternal Moonshine said:

there's always a reason to go back in time. why do you think we have games like AC, RDR, Mafia and so on. 

I meant there's no reason to GTA go back in time because it has been done already in the series (GTA 3, VC, SA, LCS, VCS).

 

14 minutes ago, Eternal Moonshine said:

 you think there would be less content? 

Of course, as I said, less cars, weapons, music and things to do.

 

16 minutes ago, Eternal Moonshine said:

because if GTA 6 will be set in modern day it will feature most of cars and weapons that are available in GTA V today. where's the variety in that? 

By your logic, if GTA VI is set in the past, it'll feature most of the cars and weapons that are available in GTA Vice City.

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Eternal Moonshine
2 hours ago, Damien Scott said:

Of course, as I said, less cars, weapons, music and things to do.

 

By your logic, if GTA VI is set in the past, it'll feature most of the cars and weapons that are available in GTA Vice City.

if by things to do you mean less useless fillers like the ingame internet than i sure hope there will be less things to do 😁 if you meant criminal activities i wonder what exactly was impossible to do in the 80s that's possible now. the way i see it it was easier to be a criminal in the past which in turn means more potential things to do, more crimes to commit, more heists to pull off, and everything would feel much more believable (looking at you Paleto Bay heist)

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MrBreak16

OKAY LET’S VOTE !!! VOTE IF YOU THINK MODERN DAY RUINS GTA OR IF YOU THINK THE PAST IS A BORING CONCEPT THAT HAVE ALREADY BE DONE !!!

 

 

btw : I want to see you guys argue... 😈

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Guest Billy Russo

I'd like for them to go back to the 80's, but I think Rockstar will stick to Modern times. Way I see it is it appeals to more people being current, and they'll be more limited with vehicles, clothing and stuff like that if they go back in time. 

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Big Molio

I have to stand with all the posters here who say that GTA 6 (or at least the online portion) will be a contemporary setting so as not to restrict the DLC that can be released.

 

GTA6 Online will be expected to have the same, or more, longevity than this current iteration. It will also follow V and the content that we currently enjoy, so any restrictions due to era will feel like we have been short-changed. People are pointing to Red Dead Redemption as evidence that players want era set games. Sure, for the story, but how is Red Dead Online doing? Just how much extra content will they realistically be able to sustain for a game set over 100 years ago? Same with a game set 20, 30 or 40 years ago.

 

I think that players will expect the mobile phone, the internet, the hyper cars, the fashion, the tech, the weapons, the drones etc etc

 

And, like it or not, a lot of young kids do play this game, and spend money. It makes sense therefore to provide a game environment that they can relate to. Like it or not, the super cars are popular, the flying bike is popular, the Up n Atomiser is popular.

 

My gut feeling is that it will be an era spanning story, with multiple time periods.

 

The online game will be contemporary.

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Zello

They can still have flying cars in a game set in the past.

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ventogt
On 11/9/2019 at 6:31 PM, Big Molio said:

I have to stand with all the posters here who say that GTA 6 (or at least the online portion) will be a contemporary setting so as not to restrict the DLC that can be released.

 

GTA6 Online will be expected to have the same, or more, longevity than this current iteration. It will also follow V and the content that we currently enjoy, so any restrictions due to era will feel like we have been short-changed. People are pointing to Red Dead Redemption as evidence that players want era set games. Sure, for the story, but how is Red Dead Online doing? Just how much extra content will they realistically be able to sustain for a game set over 100 years ago? Same with a game set 20, 30 or 40 years ago.

 

I think that players will expect the mobile phone, the internet, the hyper cars, the fashion, the tech, the weapons, the drones etc etc

 

And, like it or not, a lot of young kids do play this game, and spend money. It makes sense therefore to provide a game environment that they can relate to. Like it or not, the super cars are popular, the flying bike is popular, the Up n Atomiser is popular.

 

My gut feeling is that it will be an era spanning story, with multiple time periods.

 

The online game will be contemporary.

Agreed that online will always [unfortunately, in my opinion] be contemporary+.  The laser guns, flying bikes and bemissiled flying Deloreans ruin much of the online game for me personally [I know, I'm just one person but I think a large enough portion of the game buying population agrees with me].

 

The more I think about this, I could see the GTA series itself sharding into multiple titles going forward after the next iteration--one traditional GTA where they will immerse more in story and have online aspects that stay true to the core story/timeframe/realism and another that goes for Spacey McFuturepants Sci-fi techy-stuff for the kiddos and those that like futuristic/sci-fi genres.  To me, they can't really coexist while keeping the brand relevant [and GTA is an immensely valuable brand].  GTAO does a poor, stunted job of stitching disparate worlds together; the Doomsday stuff was annoying to me and the reason I like GTA as a franchise is being immersed in a world that is very lifelike/realistic and we are playing characters in a lifelike setting.  I don't want role play but I sure as sh*t don't want aliens and flying cars and laser guns.  

 

If R* chooses to go hard towards supermodern/future, they will have lost my interest as a buyer, and I think a large chunk of their customer base as well.  However, it seems there is a large contingent of people who like the current day + future motif and they risk losing those buyers as well if they stick to a more traditional approach.  RDR2 is a totally different time period/setting/backdrop and one which I never would have bought but Rockstar made it and it got good reviews and I enjoyed playing "GTA but for westerns".  I could also maybe see myself buying "GTA but for space" but it better not be called GTA.  It'll be interesting to see how GTAVI plays out as I believe it will define the future direction of the franchise...one thing I believe is that no matter what they decide, the next iteration is going to be awesome.

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Don Maximus Meridius

70s 80s or 90s, I just don't want these f*ckin flying motorcycles ruining the game experience!

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GrudgefromSanAndreas

ok how about this: what if there's no time period? like bully - what if it can be set at any time and is anachronistic to this world and history or the time period is uncertain combining elements from various time periods and pop cultures? this way they don't need to worry too much and can get away with anything

On 11/5/2019 at 2:51 AM, MrBreak16 said:

70s isn’t a very good setting because it’s just not that great...

For real??????????? just because it's just not that great... that's like saying gtav sucks just because... it sucks

 

Please elaborate how it's just not that great being set in 70s

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PaddsterG2k3
On 11/9/2019 at 11:31 PM, Big Molio said:

I have to stand with all the posters here who say that GTA 6 (or at least the online portion) will be a contemporary setting so as not to restrict the DLC that can be released.

 

GTA6 Online will be expected to have the same, or more, longevity than this current iteration. It will also follow V and the content that we currently enjoy, so any restrictions due to era will feel like we have been short-changed. People are pointing to Red Dead Redemption as evidence that players want era set games. Sure, for the story, but how is Red Dead Online doing? Just how much extra content will they realistically be able to sustain for a game set over 100 years ago? Same with a game set 20, 30 or 40 years ago.

 

I think that players will expect the mobile phone, the internet, the hyper cars, the fashion, the tech, the weapons, the drones etc etc

 

And, like it or not, a lot of young kids do play this game, and spend money. It makes sense therefore to provide a game environment that they can relate to. Like it or not, the super cars are popular, the flying bike is popular, the Up n Atomiser is popular.

 

My gut feeling is that it will be an era spanning story, with multiple time periods.

 

The online game will be contemporary.

 

Drones I hadn't thought of (in terms of technology not yet featured in a main game GTA).

 

That said, I found GTA V a bit of a drone (see what I did there?) largely due to its heavy emphasis on the modern era. It felt very forced and lacked atmosphere

 

Regarding what young kids want, the same argument could have been said for VC and SA at the time. The same for Battlefield 1 too. I know what you mean but I honestly feel Rockstar can produce a period game that appeals to all.

 

That said, a multi-era game would be a good idea. No idea how they'd pull it off though!

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Arrows to Athens

Definitely modern times. I don't see Rockstar changing the time period in GTA games anytime soon, but I do think they will be more inclined jump to the future than go back to the past, considering all the futuristic stuff they've been persistently sh*tting out these past years, which have made them huge dollars.

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Zello
2 minutes ago, Arrows to Athens said:

Definitely modern times. I don't see Rockstar changing the time period in GTA games anytime soon, but I do think they will be more inclined jump to the future than go back to the past, considering all the futuristic stuff they've been sh*tting out these past years, which have made them huge dollars.

You can add futuristic stuff to a game set in the past.

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Black_Jesus

It would be funny if Rockstar decides to add a modern time prologue for the game set in the 80s.  

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