GTA 6: 5 elements from Vice City that can be used as inspiration for the next GTA game
The next game from the GTA series will certainly take inspiration from the innovative Vice City.
Here are some elements from GTA Vice City Rockstar should take inspiration from.
The GTA Series is probably one of the most powerful brands in the business, and what's more, it has something important in the game industry: cultural relevance. Though the numbers, such as sales and sold copies, guarantee the profit, in order to gain a cultural success, the game series has to be made flawlessly.
Grand Theft Auto games were able to do so one after one, with titles like GTA Vice City and San Andreas. Each game in the series has their dedicated fans, and this kind of relationship is extremely rare in this business.
Of course another anticipated release has caused a lot of noise and expectations, although Rockstar Games hasn't announced its arrival yet.
We're going to have a closer look at the elements in Vice City that Rockstar may use to create a better experience for the next title
Five elements from GTA Vice City that can be used as inspiration for the next game
1) Comeback to the 80s / older setting
Games set in modern times, aimed at creating an interesting experience matching the actual times, are often at risk of de-actualisation. In short, things that are considered up-to-date will eventually become old-fashioned and out-of-date.
Hence, there's a risk that games like GTA 5 will get outdated over time, so will become a capsule of past time. But the game set in the past is not burdened by such a risk, because its setting is already known, e.g.: 1980s
Most of the GTA fans has never experienced the 80s themselves, so getting to know this period is always a pleasure. Rumour has it that the next Grand Theft Auto title will be set in the 80s, similarly to Vice City.
Returning to the 80s would mean using the crazy retrowave culture that is being widely spread in 2020.
2) The matching soundtrack
The soundtrack might not be one of the most important things players pay attentiin to while waiting for a new game. However, GTA Vice City has proved that a perfect soundtrack can be the key to success in popular culture.
Vice City can boast one of the best music collection from the 80s that has never failed its fans. The next GTA title can thus stand out thanks to a great memorable soundtrack.
Also, made of songs that fans had listened to while growing up or have known for a long time, it may have a great chance of success.
3) Celebrity cast
The GTA series, recently, (from GTA 4) has been moving away from a star cast, including the Hollywood names. Instead, they choose to cast talented actors who are less known in the mainstream media.
By no means, their performance is any worse, but even better. On the other hand, players can't stop laughing when they hear Luiz Guzman swear at them in GTA Vice City.
Vice City was abundant with names from Hollywood, such as Ray Liotta, Gary Busey, Danny Trejo or Dennis Hopper, and many more. Ideally, the next game should involve only the most talented actors, not some big Hollywood names.
After all, there are numerous actors that would appreciate the prospect of working on the new GTA.
4) Return to Vice City
This was a number one on everyone's list, when the gossip about GTA 6 emerged to the Internet. Vice City is undoubtedly a cult city in video game history that deserves its comeback.
The series hasn't returned to the city since Vice City Stories PSP, and fans want it back. The Miami-inspired playground is so peculiar and a place for exciting content.
The glamour and abundance of the 80s make Vice City stuck in time in its own way. The city is undeniably charming, but something really dark hides underneath the neon.
5) Strong character
The GTA protagonists have mostly been great, but the quiet Claude in Grand Theft Auto 3. Yet, one individual stand outs from the rest as a strong favourite of the community: Tommy Vercetti.
Indeed, the voice of a talented Ray Liott help Tommy to become an unforgettable character, but there were other factors too. He was a man on a mission, who wanted to take over the entire city and survival alone is not an option for him.
Violent, but as calculating and vengeful as each GTA protagonist, Tommy is considered the best from the series.