Rockstar Considered A GTA Set In Tokyo, 6 Reportedly Now In Production

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If a new source (speaking to TechRadar) is to be believed, then we have two valuable nuggets on GTA info to chew on this weekend. First, a previous GTA was intended to be set in Tokyo. Second (and probably most important) is that GTA 6 might well already be in production.

Apparently Rockstar actually went and visited Tokyo around the time of GTA 3 and Vice City. See, before making a new game, the company makes reference trips to get a feel for the area, take photos, and talk to the locals. Makes sense.

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This mysterious source tells TechRadar that Rockstar were serious about moving forward with GTA: Tokyo, but the game was ultimately scrapped for a number of reasons – chief among them a problematic road system.

The source added that the GTA brand has firmly embedded itself as a franchise set in the USA, and changing things like certain cars and brands could have taken away from part of the feel of the series.

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And of course, it sounds like work on GTA 6 has begun – although the source claims Rockstar haven’t decided on a city to model the game off of yet. Bear in mind we are in unconfirmed rumour territory here, though.

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The timing certainly makes sense, what with GTA 5 having been released over two years ago now. Still, GTA Online continues to do embarrassingly well, and rumours still persist that Rockstar (or parent company Take-Two) will be showing off a new Red Dead game at E3, so I can’t imagine they’ll be sharing any news on a new GTA for a while yet.


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