Why GTA 6 Should Move Away From USA
The GTA series has always been set in North America, and Rockstar Games‘ take on American culture makes the games quite fun. As a result, the games resonate the most with American audiences. The satirical approach has always been a staple for the developer, and it works.
The problem is that since GTA 3, fans have seen Liberty City, Vice City, San Andreas and Los Santos. These represent New York, Miami and San Francisco, attempting to reproduce them. Over the years, however, the content has become a bit bland.
Why should GTA 6 consider leaving the US?
GTA and America are pretty much synonymous at this point. Many fans are even certain that the series will never leave the country. They think it’s part of the United States and they should stay there.
However, OG fans know it all started in London. Even though it was top down and there were no details like today, it was still outside of the United States.
The United States is a big country, but the people are quite similar everywhere. There may be minor changes in how they speak, what they hold dear, etc., but most Americans are pretty much the same.
To be honest, this applies to all countries. With so many GTAs based in the US, even different cities in the game feel the same.
The game currently features a rendition of Los Angeles, California. The map has everything to please: sandy beaches, super chic localities, the city center, etc.
It also attempts to add a desert area in the form of Blaine County. The series also used a rendition of New York City and named it Liberty City.
Mods are the only thing players can use to get a feel for different countries right now. GTA Online attempted to add a Caribbean twist to the mix with Cayo Perico, but locking it behind a mission was probably counter-intuitive.
Grand Theft Auto 6 has kept gamers waiting for almost a decade (maybe more, who knows). It has to be earth-shattering to break the records its predecessor set.
GTA 5 is probably the best-selling video game of all time. It shows no signs of slowing down as a new version was released in March. The title did a lot of things right, which keeps it relevant to this day. That’s why the next game should consider taking place in a completely different country.
It would bring some much-needed freshness to the series. For example, if the game is set in London:
- Cities would be different with narrow streets, driving across the road, etc.
- The weather would completely change and bring a new look to the game.
- Cultural differences with the United States would add a unique experience.
- Advanced graphics technology can do wonders for a place like London. Take a look at Watchdogs Legion.
There are many more cities to consider. Even going south to South America would be a new decision. Users have always wanted to sell drugs in the main series like it was in Chinatown Wars. A Colombian map set in the past wouldn’t be such a bad idea.
Note: This article is subjective and reflects the opinions of the author only.