While Rockstar Games latest title, Red Dead Redemption 2, is set for release this coming Friday, some people are already looking forward to the next installment in the highly successful Grand Theft Auto franchise. If you’re one of them, you might be in for a long wait.
In an interview with GQ, Rockstar Games co-founder Dan Houser talks about GTA VI and how he’s thankful it’s not releasing during the “age of Trump” — obviously referring to current US President, Donald Trump.
It’s really unclear what we would even do with it, let alone how upset people would get with whatever we did. Both intense liberal progression and intense conservatism are both very militant, and very angry. It is scary but it’s also strange, and yet both of them seem occasionally to veer towards the absurd. It’s hard to satirise for those reasons. Some of the stuff you see is straightforwardly beyond satire. It would be out of date within two minutes, everything is changing so fast.
The good news is Houser didn’t say the game isn’t coming, so maybe Grand Theft Auto fans should also be “thankful” that Red Dead 2 is set to launch before VI. Hopefully world politics has sorted itself out by the time GTA VI releases, the last thing we want is to wait longer than we need to.
That being said, even if GTA VI was scheduled for release this year, it’s an absolute money machine. We really can’t imagine Rockstar pushing back a release or missing out on all that wonga. Plus, the game is rumoured to be years-in development already, so don’t lose too much sleep over this news. It’s coming some day.
Let us know what you think about these comments, and whether politics and video games should stay two completely different things.