breaking bad is once again stealing the spotlight from the entertainment world because the final season of Better Call Saul, its spin-off, has had multiple cameos from characters that appeared in the main series. Among them the very Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, to mention just a few. But beyond the success of both productions on the small screen, many have wondered if breaking bad he would also be able to succeed in video games.
Although there are some adaptations of breaking bad to the playable field, most have been small projects whose impact has been minimal. It is for this reason that many people, mainly those who share a taste for the series and the gaming, dream of seeing a game based on the AMC franchise. And if we were looking for a title from which they could be inspired, it would certainly be GTA.
In fact, Vince Gilligancreator of the franchise, showed interest in the existence of a game of breaking bad style of GTA; or at least an expansion for the Rockstar Games title. during the podcast Inside the Gilliverse of Music Gear Network acknowledged having tried to get the aforementioned study to make it a reality, but in the end nothing could materialize. After all, Rockstar is not used to developing titles based on third-party intellectual properties.
“I’m not much of a video game player, but… how can you not know Grand Theft Auto?. I remember telling the guys who originally said yes to breaking bad: ‘Who is the owner of Grand Theft Auto? Can’t you have a snap of Breaking Bad? It still makes sense to me!”
Creating a game is not easy
breaking bad Y Grand Theft Auto they share some similarities in the narrative realm. Both tell how a character, initially common and low profile, makes his way into a world of crime to satisfy a need or ambition, usually financial. Walter White could take the place that Niko Bellic had at the time (GTA 4) or Franklin Clinton (GTA 5), for instance.
Unfortunately, as mentioned before, attempts to carry breaking bad the video games have not worked. Vince Gilligan himself pointed out that creating games today is quite a complicated process:
“There have been quite a few video game attempts [de Breaking Bad]. And some of them reached the market. We tried to make a virtual reality experience with Sony’s PlayStation VR. We made a mobile game that didn’t last long. Making a video game is tremendously difficult, due to the little I learned through this process. It literally takes years and years and millions of dollars, especially when you’re trying to break new ground with VR and all that. It never came to fruition.”
The producer added that they put “energy, effort and talent” into developing multiple stories for video games of breaking badbut none of them could see the light.
Now, although we will hardly see a game of breaking bad inspired by Grand Theft Auto, the latter does have the opportunity to take some elements of the series. Just GTA V have a easter egg by Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman), which makes it clear that Rockstar Games do not lose sight of the AMC universe. Will we see something deeper in GTA 6? Let no one dare rule it out…