Grand Theft Auto VI Won’t Happen During Trump Era, Says Rockstar Executive
Since the launch of Red Dead Redemption 2, gamers everywhere have been raving about it. It’s been a long time in the making since the original title’s launch in 2010; that was 8 years ago. Despite the fun people are having with the fluctuating sizes of horse testicles, folks are wondering when the action-packed free-for-all series will see a Grand Theft Auto VI.
According to Rockstar Games co-founder Dan Houser, the fate of Grand Theft Auto VI rests with the current political era as it likely won’t happen anytime soon. Unfortunately, the current presidential administration under Donald Trump makes this move a particularly difficult one for the studio. Political extremism on both sides of the divide have made game development choices restrictive. Thankfully, they have Red Dead Redemption to rest their weight on to drive their goals. Speaking to GQ, Houser said:
It’s really unclear what we would even do with (GTA 6), let alone how upset people would get with whatever he 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 satirize 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 It would be out of date within two minutes, everything is changing so fast.”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 current political divide on either side has been difficult for Rockstar to navigate, despite the fact that GTA V has garnered such overwhelming success since its launch in 2013, going on to become the “best selling game of all time.” Having sold close to 100 million copies of the game, success is certainly an understatement. With that said, here’s to the hoping that Rockstar changes their mind in the coming days to move forward with Grand Theft Auto VI. It would be a shame to continue delaying its potential due to political extremism.
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