GTA Games Are Only “Scratching The Surface” of What’s Possible

October 19, 2011 Written by Sebastian Moss

It’s been 10 years since Rockstar Games released Grand Theft Auto III, a landmark title that truly changed the world of gaming forever. Not only was it an excellent game that helped popularize the sandbox genre, but it was one of the first truly mainstream games, with it’s strong story line and daring content making it one of the few powerhouse franchises that has stood the test of time. It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about GTA, but, in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of GTA III, Rockstar’s Dan Houser has talked about the future of the series.

Speaking to IGN, Houser said:

I think there’s something really interesting in the open world experience. Obviously we’ve made like ten of them now and they still don’t feel boring to me. It still feels that we’re only scratching the surface of that potential. But who knows what we’ll be doing?


We’ll hopefully have done a bunch of interesting games in the next ten years. That’s always the goal. I’ve never been that good at the futureology side of game-making. We never really care what the name is on the box, either. The name Grand Theft Auto, the name Max Payne, the name’s Red Dead, the name’s Table Tennis, it doesn’t really matter as long as the game’s cool.

I would never have believed you would have been talking about this in ten years time. We were still talking about Space Invaders [ten years ago], and that was already 20, 30 years old then. Hopefully we’ll continue to do interesting stuff, that’s you know, that’s kind of all you can hope for.

Many analysts predict that the next GTA will be out next year, but Rockstar have yet to announce anything. Which city would you like the next GTA to parody? Let us know in the comments below.