One of the co-founders of Rockstar Games, Jamie King who is sadly no longer with the company thinks GTA 6 will be very different in a few huge ways compared to the world wide know GTA 5. The well know Grand Theft Auto series is huge in America, making it being edgy is part of the DNA in the franchise. However, co-founder Jamie King thinks this would change in the future, starting with GTA 6.
Its unclear at this point who Jamie still remains in contact with over at Rockstar, but there has been no word of this prediction based on any knowledge. Jamie thinks the company could be different moving forward, more than contributing, including the huge success of GTA 5 and GTA Online. This said, Jamie has a very hard time imagining things drastically changing it would result in Rockstar messing up what they have created.
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“I wouldn’t be surprised if the tone starts changing, and if it’s maybe not quite as edgy or quite as funny,” stated King. “I just think maybe there’s more opportunity for them to do something cheesy, cause they never do. Maybe not, right? Again, there’s a beautiful machine there that you’d have to try really hard to f**k up, to screw up. I just look at the success of [GTA] 5 and [GTA] Online and [Red Dead] Redemption 2, and I think that there just going to be fine. But I think culturally, internally, both at [Rockstar] North and [Rockstar] New York they are missing Leslie [Benzies] and Dan [Houser]. Yeah, there’s a difference, for sure.”
Again, how much of this is pure and utter speculation versus a take based on some level of insight, we don’t know, but it’s an interesting tidbit from an even more interesting interview that dives into other topics like why King left the company and Take-Two Interactive’s influence on Rockstar.
How much of this is just speculation vs some level insight? Nobody really knows, but it will be interesting to see more tidbits about why King left the company and Take-Two Interactive influence with Rockstar.
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