In a recent interview with the Guardian, Rockstar’s Dan Houser said that there are currently no plans for bringing Grand Theft Auto V to next generation consoles, despite their strong interest in the new hardware.
“We look at the tech at a more practical level: what will be ready for which game that we’re working on further down the line. We don’t have another GTA in development, we don’t work on three of these games at a time. That would be phenomenally depressing. So, in terms of GTA, no. We get pitched by the hardware manufacturers on what they’re planning to do and our tech guys come up with ideas on how that could be used. Does this influence design decisions? Of course. But we’re not sat there fantasizing about 10 years down the line. We’re so busy with what we’re doing right now.”
Rockstar has no interest in simply pushing games across platforms. According to Houser, when the next installment comes it will have to be bigger, better and more ambitious.
“This was the best game we could make at this point in time – we’re not holding anything back for the future. If you said to me now, go and design another GTA, I’d be like, ‘Oh what the fuck am I going to do next?’ But hopefully, when the time comes, we will figure out what was good, what wasn’t, and what could be improved with a bit of tech.”
It’s hard to imagine what will come next, but with Rockstar at the helm I’m sure it will be as fun as it is irreverent. Check out our review of Grand Theft Auto V.