Before Grand Theft Auto to become the online beast that it is today, its origins were humbled by DMA Design (now Rockstar North). The overhead camera or bird’s eye view was a standard of the first GTA, its expansion in London and the retro-futuristic numerical sequel. But it was from said GTA 2 better rendered images were seen, even designing the buildings and city in 3D although technically that was lost with the type of camera.
More modern versions like GTA: Chinatown Wars or the most recent tribute American Fugitive They lived up to that classic gameplay style, with superior graphics. The latter are a closer inspiration for Jutsu Games when creating Rustler, a self-defined “Grand Theft Horse” or colloquially “medieval GTA”, not exactly an idea that would launch Rockstar Games but promising enough.
Apart from being an inspiration, the game takes characteristic elements of the saga Grand Theft Auto and sets them in parody mode to the medieval world with hilarious results. Like stealing horses and misleading the authorities by entering an equine painting stable, or fleeing from the police of the time on horseback while carrying their equivalent of mermaids. Even launching horses with a catapult acts as a junkyard to dispose of evidence.
This “medieval GTA” has been available for PC on Steam Early Access since February, but will eventually arrive on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S and Nintendo Switch consoles. Although there is no set date, it will be a relatively short wait compared to that of GTA 6
Source: Modus Games