Ideas are already in the pipeline for Grand Theft Auto VI, the president of developer Rockstar North has said.
We've got about 45 years worth of ideas we want to do,” Leslie Benzies told Develop in the first part of its Inside Rockstar North series. We don't know what GTA VI will be, but we've got some ideas.
GTA Online is the focus right now. There ain't no rest between finishing V and then Online. Plus we have some other things – stuff, DLC, I don't know how to describe it exactly – that we'd like to do, and we'll pick the right ones.”
Elsewhere in the piece Benzies confesses that GTA IV's darker tone was as a result of the experiences the studio had suffered previously.
GTA IV was dark times,” he added. We'd been Hot Coffee-d. We were thinking ‘We make video games, and [the US authorities are] doing this to us?!'”