Originally Posted by macmac
They already did London in the old GTAs. I think what makes GTA great as well is that it's a satire of american pop culture. I don't think it would be quite the same in a city like Tokyo. Let games like Sleeping Dogs cover that.
But a new city could be interesting.
I still don't understand how no one is doing an open city concept game set in Baltimore and based on the Wire. If done well, its a no brainer. Especially if you can choose to play as cops or drug dealers.
When GTA V released there first little snippet of info, which was just a V with the inlay of money in it, there was a thread on here guessing cities.
Chicago and DC have always been my favorite notions for GTA, but I also suggested Rio, and agreed with London as being good ideas. But the lampooning of american culture is too big a part of what the series is, and I agree that it can't not be in the US (although Toronto might be doable). Then Rockstar came out and said the same thing, that the series will never go outside the US.
Baltimore would be excellent, and could also be tied into a larger DC story.
And as much as I'm looking forward to this rediculously good looking new GTA, I am still a little disappointed we're not exploring a new city.