An in game screenshot of Vice City from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

5 Areas We Need to Return to in GTA 6

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The GTA sequence is thought for its over-the-top and infrequently controversial tales and gameplay, however one factor of the franchise that always will get neglected is its areas. 

The explorable cities within the GTA video games are all impressed by real-life locations. Whereas all of them have a minimum of just a few recognizable landmarks and themes, the GTA variations are satirical takes that exaggerate the options of their real-world counterparts, usually with hilarious outcomes. 

Rockstar Video games has all the time been wonderful at bringing cities to life in a singular and artistic manner, from the 2D maps of the first-generation GTA video games to the sprawling and mind-blowingly detailed metropolis of Los Santos in GTA 5. With this in thoughts, listed here are 5 areas that we’d like to see once more in GTA 6

1. Vice Metropolis

An in game screenshot of Vice City from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
Vice Metropolis is a high candidate for a GTA 6 location. Picture by way of Rockstar Video games.

Vice Metropolis first appeared as a playable metropolis in 2002’s GTA: Vice Metropolis, however hasn’t appeared in a GTA recreation since 2006’s Vice Metropolis Tales. Because it’s been virtually twenty years since we final noticed the town, Vice Metropolis is taken into account a front-runner as a location that may seem within the upcoming GTA

Vice Metropolis completely lends itself to a current-gen makeover, because it was all the time one of many extra colourful and eccentric cities within the GTA franchise. Impressed by Miami, Vice Metropolis was portrayed within the 2002 and the 2006 video games as a brilliant, neon-colored seaside metropolis, with bikini-clad curler skaters, stretches of sandy seashores so far as the attention can see, and vibrant nightclubs. Town was restricted by the know-how of the time, so simply think about what Rockstar Video games may do if it recreates Vice Metropolis for the present console era. 

I’m personally hoping Vice Metropolis will a minimum of make a short look within the subsequent GTA, although it will be wonderful if it could possibly be a serious location. Simply think about with the ability to discover the nightlife and the seashores, wreaking havoc on all these annoyingly tanned beachgoers with washboard abs. Please, Rockstar. Make it occur. 

2. Liberty Metropolis

An in game screenshot of Liberty City from Grand Theft Auto 4.
Liberty Metropolis was final seen in GTA 4. Picture by way of Rockstar Video games.

It’s unlikely Liberty Metropolis can be a serious location within the subsequent GTA, seeing because it already had its time to shine again in 2008’s GTA 4. It has additionally been the setting for numerous spin-offs, too, like 2005’s Grand Theft Auto: Liberty Metropolis Tales and 2009’s Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. That stated, the gaming business has seen huge leaps in know-how since these releases, so it may nonetheless be doable to see a brand new and improved Liberty Metropolis in some capability within the subsequent GTA

Liberty Metropolis is predicated on New York and had a very uninteresting aesthetic in GTA 4. It could be fascinating to see what Rockstar decides to do with its aesthetics sooner or later. Will the developer preserve Liberty Metropolis’s grey and brown colour palette or make issues a little bit bit brighter, like different trendy video games? 

With Insomniac Video games making a brilliant and endearing model of New York within the Marvel’s Spider-Man video games, the builders at Rockstar have their work lower out for them in the event that they need to create a New York-inspired metropolis that’s distinctive, partaking, and holds its personal in opposition to the numerous different variants which might be frequent in trendy video video games. If anybody can do it, although, everyone knows it’s Rockstar.

3. Las Venturas

An in game screenshot of Las Venturas  from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Las Venturas could possibly be a brilliant enjoyable location to return to. Picture by way of Rockstar Video games.

The ultimate three cities I’ll focus on comprise the fictional state of San Andreas from the GTA universe. The state is predicated on California and Nevada, and Las Venturas is a transparent parody of the well-known metropolis of Las Vegas in Nevada. Las Venturas has solely appeared in 2004’s Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, however there may be loads of potential for it to look within the subsequent recreation. 

As you may think about from a fictional metropolis based mostly on Las Vegas, Las Venturas is all about casinos, flashing lights, and large personalities. Very similar to Vice Metropolis, there may be enormous potential with regards to bringing Las Venturas into the fashionable day. You might gamble at The 4 Dragons On line casino or on the On line casino Ground and Caligula’s Palace in San Andreas, however the prospects are infinite when you think about what you can do in a brand new GTA recreation.

Returning to Las Venturas would even be a superb purpose to deliver again Wu Zi Mu (AKA Woozie). In San Andreas, Woozie turns into a enterprise associate and shut good friend of the protagonist, CJ. He’s the chief of the native Triad gang, and though he’s blind, he’s extremely expert at driving, and fight, and even helps CJ out with a on line casino heist. His character can be older, however there may be nonetheless so much that could possibly be carried out with him, particularly if he has continued to keep up his maintain over the Triads and continues to be accountable for the 4 Dragons On line casino. This may be a technique to get a CJ cameo, too, so right here’s to hoping for the return of Las Venturas and among the characters who stay there.

4. Los Santos

An in game screenshot of Los Santos  from the Grand Theft Auto series.
GTA followers are properly acquainted with Los Santos by now. Picture by way of Rockstar Video games.

Los Santos was the first setting of the latest GTA installment, so it’s doable the subsequent GTA recreation could possibly be set there once more. GTA 5 completely encapsulated the 2013 social media, cash, and fame-obsessed tradition outstanding in Los Angeles—sorry, Los Santos—so if one other recreation is about there within the modern-day, it will be fascinating to see how Rockstar depicts the previous 10 years of change. I’m guessing the developer can be equally brutal, however I nonetheless need to see the way it portrays the TikTok and influencer era, and Los Santos can be the proper metropolis to take action. 

Los Santos has tons of potential, because the fifth recreation demonstrated, making it a main location to increase upon. That stated, Los Santos had its time to shine in GTA 5, so perhaps it’s time to let one other metropolis take heart stage in GTA 6.

5. San Fierro

An in game screenshot of San Fierro  from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
A contemporary-day San Fierro may make for some biting satire. Picture by way of Rockstar Video games.

Final however not least is San Fierro, a satirical tackle San Francisco in California, and one other place solely explored in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Very similar to Las Venturas, there may be quite a lot of potential for a doable return to San Fierro. 

San Fierro is a vital space in San Andreas, as CJ units up his base of operations there within the run-down Doherty Storage. Town would positively create a sense of nostalgia for followers of San Andreas, however with the correct updates, it may additionally deliver the town into the present era of gaming.

San Francisco has all the time been one thing of an artsy metropolis, so Rockstar Video games can be spoiled for alternative with regards to creating some trendy satire with a present-day San Fierro. 

An up to date San Fierro may additionally make for a fantastic location to discover, with landmarks such because the Golden Gate Bridge and the rolling hills of the countryside that encompass the town simply capable of develop into gorgeous visuals within the subsequent GTA

There are additionally loads of areas that might make for fascinating missions. San Francisco is house to Silicon Valley, Chinatown, and the Alcatraz jail, all of which might be wonderful San Fierro settings. 

As with Las Venturas, the chances of increasing on San Fierro and bringing it right into a modern-day GTA are extremely thrilling. It’s positively one thing that I hope to see within the subsequent installments of GTA video games, even when it’s a little additional down the road than GTA 6