GTA 5 Has A 'Strong Emotional Narrative, Series Unlikely To Leave USA' - Houser
GTA 5 is set to break the mould in a number of areas according to fresh interviews with Rockstar's Dan Houser.
Published on Nov 12, 2012
GTA 5 details are finally granting a clearer picture of Rockstar’s new game and with Dan Houser going into detail in a number of interviews, it seems GTA 5 is pushing the boundaries in a number of unique areas.
Talking to the Guardian’s tech blog, Houser explained that, of all its previous games in the series, GTA 5 was aiming to create a much deeper and more affective narrative for the player.
"On the emotional narrative side, it's stronger just because of the nature of the rest of the game, and on the mechanics side, hopefully we've just designed it better, we've smoothed off the rough edges of it and made it a stronger part of the game".
“If you're playing as Michael and you want to play a game of tennis, you can call up Franklin and ask him. You are actually getting to see the main bulk of the story and also spend time with these people off-mission – that side of it gives it a vibrancy that's a lot stronger than with Roman or anyone else.”
In a different interview with Dutch site Insidegamer (which has been translated on Neogaf), when asked if GTA would ever be set outside the United States, Houser explained that doing so would more than likely remove what was key to the series – its satirical take on American society.
“I thought about it. A lot. Argued it every which way. I think, my own sense, speaking for myself and not for the company, is that [GTA’s] as much a product Americana… that’s such a big part of the game. You know, you could make a great game set in Amsterdam, would it be GTA? I don’t know. We haven’t done it, so I can’t really offer a comment or an opinion on it."
"We’ve avoided it because we think that part of the experience of GTA is its engagement with America, or American media, American movies, American culture or whatever. Americana is such a part of the games, that in removing that, it would bizarrely make them lose their universality.”
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