Meanwhile Rockstar Games VP asks how do you condense "100 hours long" of open world in GTA V into a 2 hour movie? You can't. It'd be "much easier" for TV.
Going from total player agency and freedom in the game to a 2 hour movie just wouldn't capture the spirit of GTA, and it would only be done for 'kudos'.
"There's still plenty of kudos in doing a film, but you shouldn't ever do anything in your life for kudos," Dan Houser told . "It's much easier to imagine GTA as a TV series, as the form is closer, but I still think we'd be losing too much to ever actually do it."
"We've got this big open-world experience that's 100 hours long, and that gives players control over what they do, what they see, and how they see it. A world where you can do everything from rob a bank to take a yoga lesson to watch TV, all in your own time. How do you condense that into a two-hour or 12-hour experience where you take away the main things: player agency and freedom?" Grand Theft Auto V is reportedly budgeted at .
There'll need to be plenty of sales to recoup those costs but with analysts confident Grand Theft Auto V will break new sales records, and rake in £1 billion within a year, Rockstar should feel justified it was money well spent. To help shift GTA V come Tuesday next week, Lazlow will be polluting the UK radio airwaves this Sunday.
He'll be "chatting with listeners and playing some classic tracks from GTA games gone-by". It's hard not to peg Lazlow's voice if you’re a fan of Grand Theft Auto as he put his real-world radio talents to use via GTA 3's Chatterbox FM. He later hosted VROCK and Integrity 2.0.
Grand Theft Auto V releases on Xbox 360 and PS3 September 17th. Absolute Radio is.