The Founder of Rockstar Games Anticipates Major GTA 6 Changes
Jamie King, a co-founder of Rockstar Games who is no longer with the firm, believes GTA 6 will be considerably different from GTA 5 and earlier instalments in a few major aspects. The Grand Theft Auto series is well-known for being a satire of America, therefore humour and edginess are in the franchise’s DNA. However, Jamie King, co-founder of Rockstar Games, believes that this will change in the future, starting with GTA 6.
It’s unknown who King is still in communication with within the corporation, but this forecast isn’t based on any kind of inside information. Whatever the case may be, King believes the firm will be different in the future as a result of a number of factors, including the tremendous success of GTA 5 and GTA Online, as well as the prominent departures the company has experienced in recent years. However, King has a hard time envisioning things shifting drastically enough for Rockstar to muck up the machine it has built.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if the tone starts changing, and if it’s maybe not quite as edgy or quite as funny,” said 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, we don’t know how much of this is pure speculation versus a guess based on some level of knowledge, but it’s a fascinating piece from an even more interesting interview that delves into other issues including King’s departure and Take-Two Interactive’s effect on Rockstar.