GTA 'only scratching the surface' of open-world games, says Rockstar

Dan Houser says there's plenty more to come in the next ten years

Grand Theft Auto is only scratching the surface of the open-world experience as far as Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser is concerned.


When asked about what the next ten years for the developer and publisher would look like, Houser suggested there was plenty more to achieve in the genre.

"Who knows? I think there's something really interesting in the open world experience," Houser told IGN.

"Obviously we've made like ten of them now and they still don't feel boring to me. It still feels that we're only scratching the surface of that potential. But who knows what we'll be doing?

"We'll hopefully have done a bunch of interesting games in the next ten years. That's always the goal," he continued.

"I've never been that good at the futureology side of game-making. We never really care what the name is on the box, either. The name Grand Theft Auto, the name Max Payne, the name's Red Dead, the name's Table Tennis, it doesn't really matter as long as the game's cool.

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"I would never have believed you would have been talking about this in ten years time," he added. "We were still talking about Space Invaders [ten years ago], and that was already 20, 30 years old then. Hopefully we'll continue to do interesting stuff, that's you know, that's kind of all you can hope for."

Rockstar is currently celebrating the 10th anniversary of GTA III by releasing the game on iPhone 4S and iPad 2. The first trailer hit yesterday.