We know that the idea of an open world science fiction jaunt sponsored by Rockstar sounds an awful lot like the greatest thing ever. They did a Western, why not a quick trip to the future?

According to Rockstar VP Dan Houser the idea is tempting, but the team has no real good reason to do it. Speaking to the French site Ecrans, Houser went on to say that the team lacks any essential elements to move Grand Theft Auto into the future.

“We will do it the very second we have an idea. One of our strengths is the consistency of the game world. We’re not necessarily the best writers in the world, but we know how to write a video game.”

"When we decided to make a Western, it was because we knew we had something to say,” he added. “We have no interest in going into science fiction for the sake of flying cars and laser guns. The best science fiction stories are those that speak about the human condition."

"So even if this idea is very tempting and, by definition, anything’s possible in a video game, we lack the essential thing for the moment: a good reason.”

We know we'd love to see an open world set in the future that has Rockstar as the chief architect. Hopefully, Dan Houser and the team at Rockstar find that 'good reason' to create a science fiction GTA title for all of humanity's sake.

[via Ecrans]