Grand Theft Auto is a series unafraid to revisit the cities it’s used in the past, but London is one setting it’s unlikely to return to, Rockstar Games has revealed.
In an interview withThe Guardian,Grand Theft Auto Vwriter Dan Houser stated that, as interesting as London is, it may not be right for a future GTA game. “I think for us, my gut feeling is, GTA London was cool for the time, but games were more limited then. These days I think we would love to set a game in the UK, set in London, whatever, but I don’t know if it would be a GTA game. I think there are plenty of great stories we could tell about the UK, great environments to showcase, great gameplay mechanics that could have a UK bent to them – I just don’t think it would be a GTA necessarily.”
Dan Houser, along with brother Sam, the two founders of Rockstar, are originally from London. The city was used at the setting for a pair of expansions back in the GTA series’ 2D days: Grand Theft Auto: London 1969, which used the original GTA’s engine, was released in 1999 on PC and PlayStation, and was followed shortly thereafter by the free release London 1961 on PC.