Predictably, the conservative British press are up in arms yet again about a GTA game. This time the game hasn’t even been released.
GTA IV has been in the Daily Express over a section of the game which involves driving whilst extremely drunk. They claim to be worried that it will encourage teenage drivers to drink-drive.
The RAC has also spoken out over the same section of the game which is called “Getting Blind Drunk”. Sheila Rainger, acting director of the RAC said: “Young people are very impressionable, and their age group is over-represented in the crash statistics so we can’t risk anything that that could be seen as normalising drink-driving.”
This is not an unexpected development and Sam Houser commented on media flak for the GTA series in a recent interview: “I expect it because we’ve had so much in the past.”