GTAHQ: What era will the next GTA take place in ? The 80's? No. The 90's? No. The years the game is released ? Yes. Let me explain why I´m so sure about this. GTA IV's great thing was the time it was set in. It was also it's bad thing. When you run around in a 2007/2008 Liberty City, you can relate to it better since it happens in the present, modern cars, clothes, and architechtural surroundings. That's good. What is bad then ? It's simple, really.