- Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan once wanted to develop a video game spin-off based upon the award-winning series.
- He contemplated creating a Breaking Bad DLC for Grand Theft Auto, although this concept never materialized.
- Gilligan eventually settled for a mobile game and a VR experience, but those initiatives failed to gather much popularity.
- Despite this, the door remains open for a Breaking Bad and GTA crossover in the future.
- Frustratingly for fans, Gilligan has said a video game isn't likely to happen soon due to a lack of resources.
Now that Better Call Saul is coming to an end, series creator, Vince Gilligan, is taking his sweet time reflecting on the success of both the spin-off and the original show, Breaking Bad.
In an Inside the Gilliverse episode, Gilligan shared his thoughts about the two projects. In the same interview, we learned that Gilligan wanted to do a video game based on Breaking Bad many years ago. Gilligan recalled asking if a Breaking Bad spin-off or DLC for Grand Theft Auto is possible. Obviously, this never happened, leaving us wondering about what could've been.
The series' longtime showrunner explained that there'd been several attempts since for a Breaking Bad video game. He ultimately settled for a mobile game and a VR experience, but neither really gained much traction. Gilligan explained that making a video game is not a joke. To make matters worse, the high-quality standard set by both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul cast a looming shadow over a potential video game adaptation.
A Breaking Bad DLC for Grand Theft Auto 4 or Grand Theft Auto 5 would have been perfect. In fact, it's still not too late to make a GTA x Breaking Bad crossover happen. After all, GTA Online is still very much alive and doing well to tide audiences over until GTA 6 comes out.
Sadly, we don't think that this is happening anytime soon. Gilligan himself clarified that they just "don't have enough bandwidth" and Breaking Bad fans shouldn't expect a video game anytime soon.
Breaking Bad ended its award-winning five-season run in 2013 with its first spin-off, Better Call Saul, set to end with its final episode on August 16. Meanwhile, Rockstar is working on GTA 6 with Take-Two Interactive hyping it up as a game that will "set a creative benchmark" in the entertainment industry.