Designers at Activision, the makers of the popular True Crime series of games, are soliciting proposals to help them decide in which metropolitan area to set the third game.
“After Los Angeles and New York, it may make sense to go to a place like Chicago or Miami,” explained Ron Doornink, Chairman, Activision Publishing, Inc. “However, we are open to suggestions, and maybe even government bribes.”
Many urban areas are looking to be featured in the game in hopes of boosting tourism and overall appeal.
“We had the baseball All-Star game in 2005, we will have the Super Bowl in 2006, and we’d like True Crime: Streets of Detroit in 2007!” exclaimed Detroit City Counselwoman JoAnn Watson. “We would love to continue to have white people visit our city.”
Detroit isn’t the only crime-ridden city to jump at the opportunity.
“We are the most violent city two years running,” said Gwendolyn A. Faison, the mayor of Camden, New Jersey. “What crime could be more true than that?” Watts, Calif. also expressed interest, but has already been turned down because it is part of Los Angeles.
However, even non-cesspools are in talks with Activision.
“Corpus Christi is a lovely area that contains beautiful beaches and an active nightlife,” said Kimberly Lemley, Director of Visitor/Media Services, Corpus Christi Convention & Visiter’s Bureau. “Our city would be a perfect setting for whatever game will sell well with college students looking for a great spring break destination.”