Game news GTA 5: Squid Game, the Netflix phenomenon, floods GTA Online servers
It’s definitely the series that’s the most talked about at the moment. Squid Game, the new flagship of the Netflix catalog directly from South Korea, is a real tidal wave that, gradually, breaks down the barriers between cinema and video games. The proof: Grand Theft Auto Online’s servers are being attacked by players who are fans of the series.
Since the media boom around the series, the video game has become more and more tainted by tributes related to the latest Netflix production. Anyone who is said to be profiting from his own video game has meanwhile invited himself to the productions of other studios, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V in mind.
Very briefly, Squid Game has people who are willing to risk their lives in the hope of freeing themselves from the miserable daily life in which they are caught. This simple idea gives life in the series to a forest of sadistic trials, each attempting to survive life. A sociopathic aspect that fits perfectly with the decadent and outrageous sandbox proposed by the Rockstar studio.
The possibilities offered by the open world of Grand Theft Auto V and, more specifically, GTA Online’s community servers have given players ideas. So many users of FiveM, a multiplayer modification that can access Grand Theft Auto V personality servers, have recreated appealing activities from the Netflix series.
Among the many reproductions, we find the famous “one, two, three sun (red light, green light)” of episode 1 which, this time, takes the form of avatars of players, tuned to the highway, which follow the instructions of a player under the supervision of other people ready to shoot at the slightest misstep.
The tribute does not stop there, because we can find it too a reproduction of certain elements and decorations of the series, such as the scary robot doll, symbol of the series, the labyrinthine bedroom of the competitors as well as the set of glass springboards. After becoming extremely popular in the space of a few days, it is very likely that Squid Game will also be exported to other games: Minecraft maybe?
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