Netflix Is Reportedly Planning To License A GTA Game For Its Platform
Streaming platform Netflix is currently planning to license a Grand Theft Auto (GTA) game for its service, based on the latest report.
According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Netflix is currently in talks to have a GTA game launched on its platform. A licensing deal with Rockstar Games is said to grant the streaming platform rights to bring a title from the Grand Theft Auto series to its popular service.
The source did not mention which GTA game would be making its way to Netflix. The recent GTA: The Trilogy may make for a good candidate, as it includes remastered versions of GTA 3, GTA Vice City, and GTA San Andreas. The trilogy is also making its way to mobile platforms sometime in the future. Given that several of the technical issues that plagued GTA: The Trilogy at launch have been ironed out, now is probably a good time for Netflix to secure streaming rights for its platform. However, only time will tell whether that’s the case.
For the uninitiated, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy is a compilation released on November 11, 2021, which includes three games from the open world crime series: Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. It was developed by Grove Street Games and published by Rockstar Games. The aforementioned titles have been remastered with improved visuals and gameplay.
Each game features a unique protagonist and setting. Grand Theft Auto III follows a silent protagonist named Claude in Liberty City. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, set in 1986, features the ex-mobster Tommy Vercetti in Vice City. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, set in 1992, follows the gangster Carl “CJ” Johnson in the fictional state of San Andreas. The development process focused on preserving the original games’ aesthetics, with the physics code remaining intact and AI being used to upscale textures. The team also added various visual effects and assets from Grand Theft Auto V. Additionally, character designs were upgraded in consultation with the original developers at Rockstar Games.