GTA 5 and clones that become unique
It is well-known in the gaming world that ideas are borrowed from each other, and some times new games could be borderline clones of past experiences like Grand Theft Auto. When GTA 5 gets its expected release date this year we could see future titles try and copy what Rockstar develop, although it wouldn’t be the first time.
You will always find developers trying to cash in on an idea and this goes for most gaming segments, which has seen benchmarks set by mobile apps like Angry Birds with several similar apps launched following its success. We’re sure you have seen a number of apps launch and then seen almost identical ideas release after, but what about games you’ve played on the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC?
There are positives to taking a good game concept and then making it your own, which is completely different to stealing ideas. The original Saints Row would be pegged as too similar to Grand Theft Auto, but looking at the series now it will be nothing like GTA 5 although it started out with extremely similar ideas from that franchise.
Another game we enjoyed had been Darksiders, although we did play the game unlike some gamers that missed it thanks to the negative comments surrounding stealing ideas from other games. When you see Darksiders 2 you’ll see that the first game, even if some classed it as cloning ideas, has become more unique and will build a bigger fan base this time around.
It is fair to say that some of these games that start out as clones can go on to become unique, and offer a concept that has grown into something different and worthwhile.
Considering the way Saints Row started after Grand Theft Auto, how do you think Saints Row 4 will compare to GTA 5? Do you think it’s good for gamers if some developers take ideas from others? While Rockstar are still promoting Max Payne 3 heavily it’s clear that GTA 5 is not releasing soon, although we do expect the second trailer soon and a release date by Nov, so keep connected to us for the latest news.