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GTA London not happening, says Rockstar

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on 18 September 2013

Grand Theft Auto V developer Rockstar Games has seemingly closed the door on setting another title in the crime series in London, U.K.

Speaking during an interview with The Guardian, Dan Houser, co-founder of Rockstar, said that while London is an area of interest to revisit in the future, it would likely be for another game entirely, not GTA.

“I think for us, my gut feeling is, GTA London was cool for the time, but games were more limited then. These days I think we would love to set a game in the UK, set in London, whatever, but I don’t know if it would be a GTA game. I think there are plenty of great stories we could tell about the UK, great environments to showcase, great gameplay mechanics that could have a UK bent to them – I just don’t think it would be a GTA necessarily,” said Houser.

Overall, Houser said that GTA is best suited to a North American setting, though admitted Rockstar has many ideas bubbling away in regards to new titles.

“There are so many games we’d like to make that we just don’t have the bandwidth to make at the moment. But we always think, well the future is long and varied, and that’s what the future’s for. Speaking for myself – and normally I’d be as militant about saying ‘we’ as much as possible, because it certainly isn’t only me at all, thank god – but my own personal feeling is that GTA is America. With this game, I think, we’re very happy with the location. It let us do something iconic.”

Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 was released as a mission pack for the original Grand Theft Auto back in 1999, and was followed by a second expansion, London 1961 later that year.

GTA V was released on Tuesday for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.