Next stop Boston 60ies era?

#1 Edited by JudgeDread (571 posts) -

green in V and font in V used on bills in the sixites?

Liberty City's Northeast rival. Maps found in GTA IV at both Bahama Mamas (EFLC) and also inside the Platypus - the ship Niko arrives on - show the area of Salem, Massachusetts. Salem is not too far from Boston and could end up being a neighboring city to Boston in the next Grand Theft Auto game. IV was a condensed version of New York City so GTA5 could condense an entire area in a similar fashion as San Andreas.

Cradle of US history with many possibiltities for postmodern approach especially considering current state of US

Boston in US 60-ies:kennedyclan

irish mob wars

Changes in city infrastructure including expansion of airport

Civil rights movement

Militant groups


Assassination of a president

Boston Strangler

#2 Posted by dankempster (2249 posts) -

Nice find with the sixties five dollar bill. I think you could really be onto something here, and a lot of those tropes seem like things that would be really interesting for the series to explore/parody. Hopefully this time next week, we'll know for sure.

#3 Edited by MattyFTM (14330 posts) -

See, I read that the "silver certificate" with the "V" like that was used around the 1870's. It remained legal tender until the 1960's, but that specific note was one of the earliest ones printed and was replaced with a different design (with a number 5 instead of a Roman numeral) long before the 60's. And they're not going to do a GTA set in the 19th century.

I would love a 60's GTA though. Can you imagine how awesome the radio stations would be? But I don't think it's going to be. And the design on the logo definitely isn't going to give enough clues. Everything is speculation and rumour.

#4 Posted by Drebin_893 (2895 posts) -

I would love this. Thanks!

#5 Posted by SomeJerk (3130 posts) -

With all the happenings I think you're onto something.
I just wonder what they spent a lot of money on scouting out and photosourcing in the last N years.

#6 Posted by TEHMAXXORZ (1199 posts) -


As long as it has flying cars as a cheat, it will be bought (by me, at least).

#7 Posted by Soap (3561 posts) -

Nice work, its nice to read an actual theory with evidence and thought behind it rather than the usual "I THINK IT SHOULD BE LONDON BECAUSE LONDON IS KEWL LOLZ" posts that usually happen when they announce a new GTA.

#8 Edited by wolf_blitzer85 (5250 posts) -

Really though, cool find. Maybe you got something, otherwise we'll find out in a few days, that is unless it's a thirty second trailer that just shows a bunch of text, some lady singing, and the title.

#9 Posted by RobertOrri (1120 posts) -

From what (little) that's been leaked regarding the game's production, I'm expecting it to take place in the modern era like GTAIV.

#10 Posted by TooWalrus (13132 posts) -

Hm, I'm into it. Though if it's modern day, I'm into that too. I trust 'em.

#11 Posted by dudeglove (7684 posts) -

Won't stop it from being really badly written.

#12 Posted by oatz (1103 posts) -

I hope not.

#13 Posted by MaFoLu (1858 posts) -

Someone here said something about the date of the trailer was 1102 and that a safehouse in Vice City was called 1102 Washington Street. 
That coupled with the fact that the Five looks like that of a five dollar bill, and that Abe Lincoln is on that same five dollar bill.  
Lincoln Memorial in Washington + 1102 Washington Street = Me thinking it will take place in Washington. 
Or maybe I'm wrong and it takes place in Boston. We may never know...

#14 Posted by sonicrift (293 posts) -

I assumed the "Liberty City, It's Over" was a parody of "New York, I Love You".

#15 Posted by SMTDante89 (2541 posts) -

I think I would prefer a 70's-era Boston myself.

But seriously, I'm fine with just about any area. I think the idea of a 60s era Boston is a pretty good one.

#16 Posted by redbliss (647 posts) -

Boston would be nice. I just want the game to be set in either a location they havent used before or Vice City.

#17 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3048 posts) -

How about modern Boston?

Grand Theft Auto V: The Departed

#18 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -

Well there goes my Irish mob theory...

#19 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

I read somewhere a pretty insteresting theory about V being set in 1972 London, in the end credits of The Ballad of Gay Tony you see a plane with the letters LJK 24051972 taking off so that guy presumes that V could be a sequel to GTA London 1969 , I don´t know his reason and what the letters actually mean but that could be kinda interesting, but I for one would like the game to be set in modern times I like big cities with massive skyscappers I don´t know if I can go back to a small city after how amazing Liberty City looked in IV.

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