If Grand Theft Auto Had a Baby With Fortnite, It Would Be Named 'Everywhere'

While GTA VI still eludes us with no GTA V 10th anniversary trailer, at least we're getting signs from the industry that Rockstar's super successful franchise isn't the only game of its kind in the business. And no, I'm not talking about the regrettable Saints Row. This time, it's something completely different but strikingly familiar. The best thing is that this upcoming title is made by former Rockstar developers who decided to use that GTA experience and create something extremely risky.
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The game is called "Everywhere" and is currently being developed by the "Build A Rocket Boy" studio in Edinburgh, UK. The entire project is led by former GTA producer Leslie Benzies, a Rockstar veteran involved in 10 GTA projects since the DMA days of old.

Among those 10 Grand Theft Auto games, we count GTA 3, GTA Vice City, San Andreas, GTA VI, and GTA V. Not to mention a whole bunch of DLCs. Suffice it to say that with someone like Leslie Benzies at the helm, Everywhere seems to be in good hands.

From the trailer, it looks like the developers aren't half bad, either. The graphics look straight out of Fortnite, which would appeal to a mass audience, along with the glaring building gameplay mechanic. Mix that together guns, cars, and online play, and you get the GTA, Fortnite, and Roblox cross-over nobody knew they wanted.

The purpose of Everywhere is to create in-game content like players do in Fortnite's Create Mode or in Roblox. You can make fantasy adventures, basketball courts, recreate Halo if you want to, basically, whatever you can think of, you can make inside Everywhere. Which is funny because you'd think they'd call it Everything. It's more of a platform for building experiences than a straight-up premade game.

PlayStation tried this experiment with Dreams in 2013 for the PS4. After what seemed like 1,000 years, Sony finally released it, but sadly, the project lost all the potential inertia and, with that, support from the developer. On the other hand, Fortnite's creation mode and Roblox are prospering beyond belief.

The best part about the new trailer, aside from racking up almost half a million views in less than 24 hours, is the GTA-like footage from the 1:19 minute mark, which looks eerily familiar to GTA VI. If this is an in-game feature where you can make it look like that, then this certainly is a GTA-Fortnite crossover.

Build A Rocket Boy didn't say anything about a release date, but they have a closed Alpha registration. Sadly, I couldn't get in. The webpage didn't even let me create an account because of some password issue. But even assuming that would have worked, at the bottom of the page, it still says, "You are not eligible to apply for the Alpha at this point in time, but you can still create an Account in order to reserve your Username."

Because it's still in Alpha, it means that we could be one or even two years away from seeing this puppy up and about on digital storefronts.

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