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How would you feel if the next few GTA's are PERIOD PIECES?


rjmthe2nd

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They have over 45 years worth of ideas according to Leslie Benz.

 

Let's say VI - 80's

 

VII - 70's

 

VIII - 90's or early 00's

 

IMO period pieces would restore the franchises mojo it lost with GTA V.

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So basically turn the GTA series into the Mafia series? That's a bad idea and I don't see it happening.

 

This is the second thread about future GTA titles I see today. What's up with people speculating about GTA VII and VIII given the fact we know literally nothing about VI?

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39 minutes ago, Damien Scott said:

So basically turn the GTA series into the Mafia series? That's a bad idea and I don't see it happening.

 

This is the second thread about future GTA titles I see today. What's up with people speculating about GTA VII and VIII given the fact we know literally nothing about VI?

🤔... that’s literally what GTA 3, VC and SA were lmao... how could it turn into the Mafia series, if GTA has always been set in different time periods? GTA 3 was set in 2001, VC in 1986 and SA in the 90s. 

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25 minutes ago, Drummer98 said:

🤔... that’s literally what GTA 3, VC and SA were lmao... how could it turn into the Mafia series, if GTA has always been set in different time periods? GTA 3 was set in 2001, VC in 1986 and SA in the 90s. 

GTA 3 is a numbered title and it wasn't a period piece when it was released in 2001, VC and SA are spin-off titles. If every major/numbered title from now on is set in the past, yeah, GTA would turn into Mafia. 

 

What you don't get is that only the spin-off titles are period pieces. The OP wants every major title from now on to be a period piece.  

 

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1 hour ago, Damien Scott said:

GTA 3 is a numbered title and it wasn't a period piece when it was released in 2001, VC and SA are spin-off titles. If every major/numbered title from now on is set in the past, yeah, GTA would turn into Mafia. 

 

What you don't get is that only the spin-off titles are period pieces. The OP wants every major title from now on to be a period piece.  

 

 

I wouldn't say GTA VC and SA were spin-offs, they literally were main releases of the franchise. 

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1 hour ago, Damien Scott said:

GTA 3 is a numbered title and it wasn't a period piece when it was released in 2001, VC and SA are spin-off titles. If every major/numbered title from now on is set in the past, yeah, GTA would turn into Mafia. 

 

What you don't get is that only the spin-off titles are period pieces. The OP wants every major title from now on to be a period piece.  

 

I don’t think you know very clearly how to distinguish a main entry from a spin-off title. If you say that VC and SA are spin-offs of GTA 3, then, I’m sorry but you don’t know what you’re talking about. How can you say that SA is a spin-off to GTA 3, if it is literally bigger and far more advanced that its predecessors? Also, according to your thesis, GTA VI will be set in modern days just because it has a numbered title instead of another name? I don’t think it works this way honestly...

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1990's is going to be an ancient history for new players at the time Grand Theft Auto VIII gets released.

 

It's not like people born in 2030's would care that much for 1990's as some Millenials in here do.

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Can't believe people are still saying modern = numbered title and past = spin off. To keep it simple, change in the engine and revolutionary changes = numbered title. You don't need to be smart to realize that VI will release 2 generations after V! Regardless of its time setting, the game will most probably be numbered. This is not coming from me, but from R* executives themselves. I'm just too lazy to find the link. Also, they will call it "Grand Theft Auto VI" for marketing purposes. 

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21 minutes ago, Drummer98 said:

I don’t think you know very clearly how to distinguish a main entry from a spin-off title. If you say that VC and SA are spin-offs of GTA 3, then, I’m sorry but you don’t know what you’re talking about. How can you say that SA is a spin-off to GTA 3, if it is literally bigger and far more advanced that its predecessors? 

Yeah, whatever, let's call it non-numbered titles then. OP's idea is still bad regardless.

 

24 minutes ago, Drummer98 said:

Also, according to your thesis, GTA VI will be set in modern days just because it has a numbered title instead of another name? I don’t think it works this way honestly...

Considering every numbered title except GTA 2 is set in the of its release, VI will most likely be set in modern day. I know some disagree with this but I don't think it's just a coincidence. We'll see in a year or two, anyway.

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14 minutes ago, EliteGamer_6 said:

Can't believe people are still saying modern = numbered title and past = spin off. To keep it simple, change in the engine and revolutionary changes = numbered title. You don't need to be smart to realize that VI will release 2 generations after V! Regardless of its time setting, the game will most probably be numbered. This is not coming from me, but from R* executives themselves. I'm just too lazy to find the link.

Exactly, people think that everything has to follow a precise logic, as is Rockstar edited always the same things. First of all, today’s Rockstar is completely different than 2002/2004’s and they could possibly do whatever they want. They could even make a GTA set in 1940, because they know what to do and if a particular setting or time period works, they’re gonna make it.

5 minutes ago, Damien Scott said:

Yeah, whatever, let's call it non-numbered titles then. OP's idea is still bad regardless.

 

Considering every numbered title except GTA 2 is set in the of its release, VI will most likely be set in modern day. I know some disagree with this but I don't think it's just a coincidence. We'll see in a year or two, anyway.

Your thesis is not a rule by any chance. As far as I’m concerned, they could even set it in the 60s, because I know that it would still be a great game. Also how do you even know if it is set in modern days? Btw, the first answer you gave me says a lot of things about your way of thinking. And that’s enough.

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5 minutes ago, Drummer98 said:

Your thesis is not a rule by any chance. As far as I’m concerned, they could even set it in the 60s, because I know that it would still be a great game. Also how do you even know if it is set in modern days? 

Well, I do not know. I've never said I did, I just said I believe it'll most likely be a numbered title set in modern day. We don't know anything about the game except it's in development.

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This is a great idea. I want more games set in the past perfect way to expand on characters who may have died and other characters we've seen in the HD era.

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Well when we talk about this lets get down to the real point of period pieces! The soundtrack. I'm all for period pieces, the further away from flying bikes we go the better. That being said, a fully future GTA2 based game is not out of the question. But in terms of periods I'd like Rockstar to tackle because I know they'd ace the atmosphere:

  • 30s
  • 60s
  • 70s

 

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8 hours ago, Damien Scott said:

GTA 3 is a numbered title and it wasn't a period piece when it was released in 2001, VC and SA are spin-off titles. If every major/numbered title from now on is set in the past, yeah, GTA would turn into Mafia. 

 

What you don't get is that only the spin-off titles are period pieces. The OP wants every major title from now on to be a period piece.  

 

 

Mafia games were set in 1920-1960s how is this similar? lol

 

 

 

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In my opinion, Rockstar is at its best when they try to portray a past setting. Lots of people in this section think that past settings is what limit Rockstar, but I don't see it that way. Past setting enable Rockstar to do things that wouldn't make sense in modern day, and they also create unique atmosphere. Besides, as far as GTA goes, there wouldn't be that much difference gameplay-wise if a game is set in the 90s/80s. Yes, you wouldn't have the internet, but really who cares?

I believe if the singleplayer part of GTA is going to continue, it will need to come up with a fresh and interesting concept. Past setting would certainly help, but it would still need something more.

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51 minutes ago, 0909090 said:

In my opinion, Rockstar is at its best when they try to portray a past setting. Lots of people in this section think that past settings is what limit Rockstar, but I don't see it that way. Past setting enable Rockstar to do things that wouldn't make sense in modern day, and they also create unique atmosphere. Besides, as far as GTA goes, there wouldn't be that much difference gameplay-wise if a game is set in the 90s/80s. Yes, you wouldn't have the internet, but really who cares?

I believe if the singleplayer part of GTA is going to continue, it will need to come up with a fresh and interesting concept. Past setting would certainly help, but it would still need something more.

Rockstar is forced to produce a masterpiece in terms of single player whenever the game is set in a distinct era; could be because there's a lot to draw inspiration from during that time (Vice City and Scarface / Miami Vice as an example) 

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1 hour ago, rjmthe2nd said:

Rockstar is forced to produce a masterpiece in terms of single player whenever the game is set

Truth is that GTA Online makes so much money for Rockstar to the point where they don't have to release new GTA for a really long time. Something similar has happened with Valve. They were company, that released some great PC games and at some point they started to make so much money on Steam and in-game purchases to the point where they didn't have to make new, quality games anymore. Rockstar may release new GTA only because there are still a lot of people there who are passionate about games, not because they have to.

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16 hours ago, EliteGamer_6 said:

Can't believe people are still saying modern = numbered title and past = spin off. 

 

Exactly. Thats just a baseless theory that some random poster on here put forth and all the people who are obsessed with modern day time settings ran with.

 

16 hours ago, Damien Scott said:

Yeah, whatever, let's call it non-numbered titles then. OP's idea is still bad regardless.

 

Considering every numbered title except GTA 2 is set in the of its release, VI will most likely be set in modern day. I know some disagree with this but I don't think it's just a coincidence. We'll see in a year or two, anyway.

 

Where has there been confirmation that the next GTA will even be called VI or be a 'numbered title' ? VI is just a placeholder name people are using until the game gets announced. No one knows what Rockstar will do so thinking the next GTA game will be called GTA VI is juts one big assumption. 

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8 minutes ago, Orbea Occam said:

 

Where has there been confirmation that the next GTA will even be called VI or be a 'numbered title' ? VI is just a placeholder name people are using until the game gets announced. No one knows what Rockstar will do so thinking the next GTA game will be called GTA VI is juts one big assumption. 

Exactly, how does he know if the next game will be called VI or something else? Also, I wouldn’t spend much time talking with a guy that considers GTA VC and SA spin-offs to GTA 3... it’s completely worthless.

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I'd love it.I'd probably still play the game if it's set in the modern times,at least unless they really screw something up and it ends up terrible,but after GTA 4, TLAD, TBOGT, CTW and 5,I agree that it would be refreshing to finally get a GTA game not set in the contemporary time (and before someone replies with "GtA 4 wAs SeT iN 2008,ThAt'S nOt MoDeRn AnYmOrE",what I mean is the game being set at around the time of its release).I'm personally hoping for either late 70s, late 80s, mid-late 90s or early-mid 2000s.

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20 hours ago, Damien Scott said:

So basically turn the GTA series into the Mafia series? That's a bad idea and I don't see it happening.

 

This is the second thread about future GTA titles I see today. What's up with people speculating about GTA VII and VIII given the fact we know literally nothing about VI?

well see, sa what GTA to become a Mafia, its history must always be focused on the Italian, black, Jewish and Irish mafias.

The stories in the GTAs, on the other hand, have a varied approach to organized crime.

 

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More like transforming the GTA series into Assassin's Creed.


I don't see what's so appealing about revisiting old time periods. Unless it's something incredibly related like the '70s and Las Vegas/Casinos there's no need for it. 

 

The '90s were crap, the 2000s were crap. The '80s were also crap but people transformed it into some sort of fictional-synthwave-coloured fantasy that I'd admit it's quite interesting but it's not real. 

 

I'm a supporter of the '80s Vice City and maybe a '70s Las Vegas but that's pretty much it. '60s, '90s (again), '00s... not interested.

 

I know modern times are crap as well. Pretty much every time period is crap unless you idealize it. But at least they are... modern times, and it's more relatable.

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29 minutes ago, Wolfman_ said:

I don't see what's so appealing about revisiting old time periods.

Le Wrong Generation people want to go back to the good ole days because according to them today's music, cars and everything sucks and life was so much better 30, 40, 50 years ago.

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People who want only period pieces:

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8 hours ago, Kris194 said:

Truth is that GTA Online makes so much money for Rockstar to the point where they don't have to release new GTA for a really long time. Something similar has happened with Valve. They were company, that released some great PC games and at some point they started to make so much money on Steam and in-game purchases to the point where they didn't have to make new, quality games anymore. Rockstar may release new GTA only because there are still a lot of people there who are passionate about games, not because they have to.

I don't think you understood my comment at all.

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Le Wrong Generation people want to go back to the good ole days because according to them today's music, cars and everything sucks and life was so much better 30, 40, 50 years ago.

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Because GTA VI in modern day wouldn't be that different from GTA V.

 

 

Add the fact that every modern day story "leak" or fan idea for VI includes a three protagonist focus. 

 

Hurr durr wealthy middle age white male

 

Hurr durr token black character

 

Hurr durr crazy third character

 

It's basic and completely uninspiring, people that come up with it were obvious fans of V.

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1 hour ago, Wolfman_ said:

I know modern times are crap as well. Pretty much every time period is crap unless you idealize it. But at least they are... modern times, and it's more relatable.

Being relatable is exactly the problem with modern times.When I play a video game I want to experience stuff I can't experience in real life.Why would I want to experience the same stuff (seeing modern cars driving around town, hearing modern music on the radio, using social media and smartphones, etc.) in a video game that I can experience in real life?

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@Damien Scott is one of those guys who wants a modern day time setting so he can browse in game social media on a smart phone while listening to Billie Eilish 

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28 minutes ago, Ser_Salty said:

Damien Scott when somebody even dares suggest GTA shouldn't be contemporary only:

 

I can't help myself lol. Also, I can't wait for this discussion to end. 

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7 minutes ago, Orbea Occam said:

@Damien Scott is one of those guys who wants a modern day time setting so he can browse in game social media on a smart phone while listening to Billie Eilish 

You forgot driving a Tesla and drinking a parody of Starbucks.

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7 minutes ago, Damien Scott said:

Also, I can't wait for this discussion to end. 

Whenever that first trailer comes out. Half of us will be celebrating and the other half will either be pissed off or crying.

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