Rockstar Wants To Connect All GTA Cities In One Big World

Eight-year-old-spoiler: In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas you can fly to GTA III's Liberty City. You can't explore much of Liberty City but the intent in the 2004 PS2 game was clear: Rockstar's GTA cities are connected and players should be able to travel between them.

And that's just what Rockstar wants to let us do, someday. Here's Rockstar North chief Leslie Benzies chatting with Digital Trends' Adam Rosenberg on the occasion of the iOS/Android re-release of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City:

"... at some point we would like to have one big world containing all our cities and let the player fly between them and revisit their favourite areas, and in that context reimagining Vice City would be very interesting."

Thumbs up to that idea. And then give us a time machine so we can dial it back to Red Dead Redemption, please.

Exploring Grand Theft Auto: Vice City's lasting impact on society with Rockstar's Leslie Benzies [Digital Trends]


    Oh god... When they manage this... I will be a happy puppy...

    GTA MMO?

    I think Rockstar are very capable of creating a successful mmo.

      Nope. Remember the Just Cause 2 beta? It will be unorganised CHAOS

        Or we could just remember the MTA mod for San Andreas or the GTAIV multiplayer...

        But anyway, saying "one day blah blah blah" - they could have done it already. If their engines weren't so limited mod makers could have done it already.

        Everything is possible and Rockstar are extremely talented.

        Just Cause 2 Multiplayer is chaotic because it has no structure yet. There's only one occasionally-online server which serves the purpose of network testing (not gameplay).

        San Andreas Multiplayer & Multi Theft Auto on the other hand have organised RPG servers with hundreds of players. Rockstar could easily do better with an official framework.

    It sounds like jumping on a plane to get from SA to LC is just a substitution for changing discs and re-setting the console.

    Unless the space between cities is populated and full of entertaining stuff to do I just don't really see the benefit. Why would you want to explore Liberty City with the V protags if there's nothing specifically for them to do there? But an epic road-trip through GTA's America? Route 69. Sign me up. I'd probably trash about 500 cars along the way though.


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      GTA United is a mod for San Andreas that replaces SA with Vice City and Liberty City. Also has dedicated sa-mp servers (yeah, multiplayer)

    Maybe their next game can be about a new character that goes all over America and has to interact with all the old major characters in each city as part of the storyline. As long as there was a good reason to do so, it would be awesome.

    Comes on 2 Blu-Rays and requires a mandatory install of 87 GB.

    I was thinking Vice City and Las Venturas. Covers the whole "high life", gambling & drug themes.

    Separating the cities into 'game worlds' you fly to would be more feasible and believable. Major cities are realistically quite far from each other and in a game the areas in between would likely be undetailed and tedious to travel through.

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