GTA VI: General Discussion

Discussion in 'Grand Theft Auto' started by PureAlpha1206, Mar 29, 2016.

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Where will GTA VI be set?

  1. California

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  2. New York

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  3. United States

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  4. China

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  5. Japan

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  6. Australia

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  7. Other

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  8. Miami

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  1. prisonermonkeys

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    I think that the series does need a new setting, if only to reinvigorate it a bit - Rockstar run the risk of becoming creatively bankrupt if they keep recycling the same settings over and over again. But at the same time, the setting has to come out of the story. Someone suggested that Miami can only be done with Havana in tow, but I don't see it; sure, there is a large Cuban presence in Miami, but US-Cuban relationships have been pretty stable of late.

    If I were writing the story, I would make the main character the concierge at a casino hotel. Their job mostly consists of setting guests up with whatever they want, with no questions asked - and they hate it. With no chance of promotion or career prospects, they start selling sordid stories to tabloids. However, their actions trigger a scandal involving a boxer (or maybe an NFL player), and a match that was fixed goes badly - and a local mobster loses out. The player is pulled into a life of crime as a means of making restitution.
     
  2. PureAlpha1206

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    I would like England too, but maybe they are too strict about allowing GTA to use their location? IDK how all that works with fictional locations, but I do know England is uptight about some stuff.
     
  3. Eunos_Cosmo

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    I sincerely doubt the UK nor London would have any power to stop a game being based in a fictionalized or, for that matter, real life depiction of London. See The Getaway and GTA London for further reference.
     
  4. Lizard

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    I will have you know we are not that bad.
     
  5. PureAlpha1206

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    I didn't mean it offensively if you took it that way... But from the United States looking in, it is certainly a lot more conservative than here imo.
     
  6. R1600Turbo

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    What about that game that came out for PS2 that was similar to GTA? Can't remember the name.
     
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    Driver?
     
  8. shoemaker

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    London is boring, its all buidings and a river. If you want the perfect GTA location...Rio de janeiro. Lots of buildings, the favella's, beaches, mountains,lakes and lots of drugs, gangs and prostitution= perfect !
     
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    I'd like to see Vice City again, just add some out of town swamplands to offroad in or something. IMO Liberty City was the most boring location both in GTA3 and HD universe because you can't leave the city and there's no open space (GTA3 Vice City has this problem too I think). City gets boring after a while.
     
  10. JR98

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    The Getaway? One problem I can think of of it being set in the UK is that military vehicles would probably have to be toned down. IIRC The Getaway Black Monday had a tank in it but the game would say game over if you killed 3 or more people with it.
     
  11. Lizard

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    It would be possible. I mean you would have to steal it from a heavily guarded military area like in other GTAs but still. Aldershot comes to mind as a perfect place for that.
     
  12. Peasantslayer

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    I can't believe I haven't seen this suggestion yet, I think I want it even more than another Vice City. I can just imagine intense cable car fights over bustling favelas.
     
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  13. R1600Turbo

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    Nope
    That's it.
     
  14. Lizard

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    That's a fair shout actually. Sao Paulo would work too.
     
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  15. Leadfoot530

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    I want to see Dubai!

    Desert, desert, desert, CITY!, desert, desert, desert...
     
  16. Lizard

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    Can't do the middle east without opening a can of worms no matter how carefully they tread so it's unlikely to happen.
     
  17. prisonermonkeys

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    To my mind, the appeal of Rio in a GTA game is not in going to Rio, but getting away from it. The idea of a criminal escaping justice by fleeing to Rio was popularised by Ronnie Briggs, so my question is what do you have to do to be forced to flee Rio, and where do you go from there?

    If I was writing GTA 6, this is how I would do it:

    The main character makes a living running numbers (or the equivalent) for a local gang boss, using their position as the doorman of a hotel to give the operation the veil of respectability. However, a scandal breaks out when when a player in a second-division football match is caught up in a dogfighting ring. Unfortunately, this happens the evening before he was scheduled to play in a match that he took a bribe to fix, and so the people who fixed the match lose everything. Among these is a local politician who is an outspoken critic of corruption, but rotten to the core. Under the pretext of cleaning out a drug raid, a corrupt police unit launch a raid on a favela, killing everyone associated with the player character's boss. However, the player character survives and is forced to flee.

    The player can return to the city at any point during the game, but gets an instant five-star wanted level the moment they are spotted by police. Eventually, the main plot of the game will see this lifted.
     
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  18. Aggserp4

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    I don't see the next GTA being set outside the US. Yes it would be cool but GTA is a parody of the American lifestyle after all.
     
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  19. Peasantslayer

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    Wherever/wherever it's set I hope it's somewhere that has a bit of personality and not just a bland, modern American city. If they insist on staying in America then Hawaii, Alaska, Miami or Las Vegas would be my preferred locations, set between 20-50 years ago.
     
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  20. jake2013guy

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    Exactly. They probably won't even bother with another country until they incorporate another country alongside the US.
     
  21. R1600Turbo

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    Hawaii would be interesting and more realistic since it's actually a series of islands.
     
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    >No bland cities
    >Wants Las Vegas

    From what I've heard, besides the city itself, it's in the middle of the desert. Sound's pretty bland to me.

    Jokes aside, now that I think about it, a place out in the desert could be fun. Imagine having it set in San Diego: A coastal area, infrastructure, and then miles and miles of offroad desert for...

    *drumroll*

    BAJA!
     
  23. Ken

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    Not actually a bad idea. Honolulu has its far share of seedy spots. As does random parts of Oahu itself. Plus, you get a wide variety of terrain styles. You would have your mountains, city, beaches, flat land, jungle, you name it. Plus, with it large Asian demographic, you could throw in Asian crime lords.
     
  24. R1600Turbo

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    Would be a much better version of Vice City.
     
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    I think it could work. In fact, I'd like to see it happen. Even if it was just the island of Oahu. The only thing there that would be missing from is a active volcano. Imagine GTA with lava. :drool:
     
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    I would love Hawaii.

    Although what's the bet on how long it would be before someone posts on YouTube a video of them bombing Pearl Harbour using incredibly offensive stereotypes?
     
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    It would probably be the first video posted.
     
  28. Leadfoot530

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    Pearl Harbor would probably suffice as the game's military base. I'd imgine they'd have the anti-air countermeasures in V avaliable in VI, to keep people out of it, so there's always that.
     
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  29. SkyArkz23

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    Honestly I wish the game would take place in a city similar to Chicago...given the ****ed up nature (I should know I've lived there for 18 years) of the city on all levels, it could make for an awesome story mode.

    Don't get me wrong though, Hawaii would be equally as awesome.
     
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  30. Nessy

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    Okay, I haven't read all the thread but I'm really warming to it being set in Detroit 'The Motor City'.

    What I'd like to see out of such a game is kind of along the lines of 'Driver' (Parallel Lines) / 'Driver 76'.
    I think it would be cool if Rockstar were to develop a game that aged.. The starting setting would be Detroit in the late 50's which progresses all the way into the 00's.

    The main protagonists would age (start off in their late teens), gradually become older and have offsprings/playable next gen characters. Bustling city would slowly decay over the decades. What was once strong industries would disappear over time, employment would disappear etc etc, all affecting the dynamics of the game.

    I will elaborate on all this at a later time ^

    Being set in the motor city, the focus would very much be aimed at automobiles, and more of a return to the original GTA DNA (car theft and export). A return to phone booths would be very much welcome (IMO) and all the missions that go with it (though obviously as the game progresses, brick size mobile phones are introduced and so on. Likewise with all the tech really, ie: Bank jobs easier to do without surveillance cams, though progressively becoming harder as the game ages and new tech is introduced.

    Vehicles. All that great Americana, starting from 40's (rarer in the 50's setting, granted), then on to the spaceships of the 50's and 60's, leading to the Muscle car era of the 70's and following that, smaller cars that were brought about by the oil crisis (Datsun 240Z taking some scalps, Honda, Toyota etc etc). Imagine for a moment playing the progressed game in the 00's and coming across a rarity from the previous lost decades, by car manufacturers that no longer exist.. Treasure hunting in scrap yards or abandoned car plants, for car parts that are no longer made, to restore your fine rare automobile, that can then be sold on for big $$$.

    Anyway, that's just a few thoughts that I'll elaborate on further at a later time. If anybody's got anything to add? please feel free. Hopefully just these few snippets of ideas will get all your creative juices flowing. :tup:

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    Imagine Detroit drag strip races with funny cars and other period drag cars etc etc.

    Oh yes, forgot to add. The music would be straight up awesome! as would be the changing fashion and trends.

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    If Rockstar were to make a game like this, it would probably take a decade to develop, but it would be awesome, right?
     
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