The biggest question, as always, is where GTA 5 will be set. It could be somewhere that’s featured previously in the series or it could be somewhere completely different. The only thing we know for sure is it won’t be Liberty City. Most fans believe it will be Vice City, but might this be too obvious a prediction? After all, only 4% of our visitors correctly predicted that GTA IV would be set in Liberty City!
When asked if Rockstar had ever considered setting a GTA game outside the US, Dan Houser responded:
Yes we have, we just haven’t ever made that maneuver. I would have a certain confidence of maybe doing it in England, but anywhere else I wouldn’t really know what was going on. The guys who make that kind of stuff on the team may not necessarily know where to begin. I’m sure that there are lots of interesting things to talk about in Russia or China or Japan about that aspect of society [consumerism] but I wouldn’t know what they were and so we feel it wouldn’t necessarily be GTA.Dan Houser in Official PlayStation Magazine Australia