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Thursday 29 June 2017

Grand Theft Auto: Tokyo could have been a real thing!


Mark O'Beirne

Once upon a time, Rockstar planned to develop Grand Theft Auto: Tokyo, but the project was canned after a reference trip.

Rockstar had plans to develop Grand Theft Auto: Tokyo and even went on a reference trip for it.

These trips let Rockstar get a feel for the area, meet and mingle with locals, and take pictures to aid development. This reference trip seemingly highlighted issues with using Tokyo as a setting, according to techradar’s sources. Apparently, the road system was problematic and is cited as one of the reasons that the project was cancelled.

Back in 2003, Take-Two Interactive filed trademarks for GTA: Tokyo, GTA: Bogota, and Grand Theft Auto: Sin City. It looks like we know the fate of Tokyo, but what could be in store for the other mysterious trademarks?

Rockstar, according to techradar’s source, has started development on GTA 6, but hasn’t settled on a location just yet.

All eyes are on Rockstar to see what they announce this year. There have been rumblings that Bully 2 is in development, while Red Dead Redemption 2 could also be on the cards.

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