Breaking Bad Creator Wanted To Make A GTA-Like Game Based On Show

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Breaking Bad Creator Wanted To Make A GTA-Like Game Based On Show

One of the most critically acclaimed and popular TV shows of the past few decades was Breaking Bad on AMC. Its spin-off, Better Call Saul, has also been hugely popular and successful. Now, ahead of Saul’s final episode, the creator behind both shows, Vince Gilligan, has confirmed that there were plans and attempts to make a video game set in the Breaking Bad universe, but it never happened. And he warns those still wanting a game to not hold their breath.

As spotted by, Gilligan appeared on a recent episode of the Inside The Gilliverse podcast to talk about the final episodes of Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad’s legacy, and the future of the franchise and its characters. But at one point in the podcast, Gilligan was asked about the lack of Breaking Bad video games and if they had ever wanted to make a game set in that universe. Surprisingly, Gilligan was very candid, admitting that they had tried to get a game made, but that it just never happened for various reasons.

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“I’m not much of a video game player, but how can you not know Grand Theft Auto?” said Gilligan on the podcast. “I remember saying to the guys—[who are] off running Apple now…who said yes originally to Breaking Bad— ‘Who owns Grand Theft Auto? Can’t you have a module, can’t there be a Breaking Bad [add-on]?’ Still makes sense to me!”

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