Grand Theft Space is a thing that clearly had to happen.
There just aren't enough games about jacking spaceships; all the sandboxes and sims currently out there are too law abiding; we want more to do than hauling minerals back and forth. Something like GTA 5, but ... in space.
Enter Grand Theft Space. The product of a team of modders led by sollaholla, the mod promises to go the whole hog on taking GTA 5 to space, since somehow nobody's managed to do that yet. Here's the official synopsis:
"The Earth has been alone in this galaxy since the very moment it was formed, but far far away in another galaxy, there was intelligent life peering at the people of earth for a millennium. This life was not the friendly life we would like to believe. The NASA research team have found remnants of alien spaceship parts scattered around the state of San Andreas. We never thought that these intelligent life-forms would ever reach our planet; but they're coming and they're not on our side. It's your mission to take out these alien scum before they reach earth."
Also, it's going to include shuttle and lunar vehicles. Intrigued? Check out the first trailer for the Grand Theft Space mod:
You can learn more about the Grand Theft Space mod on the GTA 5 Mods forums if you want to follow along.
We might now be asking ourselves why Rockstar has never taken its blockbuster franchise into science fiction territory if not for the whole Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare disaster last year. Apparently the juggernaut masses aren't too hot on space - but then again, nobody's ever done it the way Rockstar might.