Rockstar muses on "one big world containing all" GTA cities
Posted: 14.12.2012 12:50 by Simon Priest Comments: 7
Producer Leslie Benzies of Rockstar Games dreams of a video game world where all their iconic spoof-heavy cities were happily connected to one another in a single Grand Theft Auto title.

It's an ambitious goal to be sure given the breadth of scope Rockstar pour into their GTA universes. In the context of this 'super GTA' - reimagining Vice City "would be very interesting."

Of course all this talk, even from a R* producer, is just describing the more powerful of wet dream fans have when tucked up at night after a GTA gaming binge.

The huge area alone that GTA V's new take on Los Santos consumes is greater than Rockstar San Diego's Red Dead Redemption, and that was pretty darn big. In fact the studio has revealed it dwarfs RDR, San Andreas and GTA IV's Liberty City combined. For a long time fans have hoped Vice City would get another shot.

"Of course at some point we would like to have one big world containing all our cities," producer Leslie Benzies told Digital Trends in an interview. They were discussing the 10th anniversary of GTA: Vice City as it re-releases digitally on console and mobile devices. During the re-design process they were "surprised at how hard the game is in places."

Will Rockstar ever book a return flight to Vice City? "There are a few references to the city in our current-gen GTAs so it is part of that HD universe, and it is certainly somewhere we would love to revisit," said Benzies.

"However Vice City, perhaps more than any other GTA game, was as much about the era as the setting. Miami in the 1980’s is so iconic it would feel strange to revisit the city in a different time period."

Fulfilling the dream of a GTA with every city in, they'd be able to let players "fly between them and revisit their favorite areas, and in that context reimagining Vice City would be very interesting." Check out the full interview between Leslie Benzies and Digital Trends. GTA: Vice City is now available on PSN, Android and iOS.

Source: CVG


By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Dec 15, 2012
Step away from the console market and it might work. As it stands though it will remain a "Wet dream".
By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on Dec 15, 2012
If they step off the console market they are as good as dead,pc piracy is greater than on any other console,fact!
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Dec 15, 2012
Well, yes and no. The only fact is more PC games are pirated, but it's a draw with Triple A titles. This issue aside though, the cash generated by the console market alone is enough to make sure they never abandon it (the game's been available for console since the start).
By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on Dec 16, 2012
However the Pc version has always the advantage if you have a high end Pc you can set the graphics higher like 1080p,for consoles its always mostly 720p what isn't bad either,but i like them both!
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Dec 16, 2012
It's called an MMO, folks.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Dec 17, 2012
More like "Keep dreaming, Rockst$r".
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Dec 17, 2012
A GTA MMO (i'm not shouting dammit) would be the first GTA game I'd have absolutely no interest in. Though I'm already loosing interest as it is, things are simply getting too serious for my tastes.