Why it matters: Besides the official greenlight from Rockstar, everything we’ve found out about the Grand Theft Auto VI has been leaks, speculation, and rumors. The most recent is that the upcoming title stars a lady protagonist for the very first time in franchise history.
Bloomberg reports that anonymous sources acquainted with Grand Theft Auto VI’s development claim that the overall game will have a lady playable character. The Latina protagonist is section of a “Bonnie-and-Clyde-like” duo, indicating that Rockstar is continuing the multiple character perspectives it introduced for the very first time in GTA5.
The only real additional information concerning the game the insiders revealed is that Rockstar will need a far more PC method of the narrative and steer clear of “punching down” at marginalized groups. However, making the overall game more politically correct risk turning off some players.
Portion of the franchise’s charm is that it does not have any charm. It has consistently poked fun at only about everyone without bias. Nobody was safe from GTA’s sometimes raunchy humor, from political fundamentalists on the proper and left to geeky couch potatoes. The politically incorrect radio commercials are particularly hilarious.
Tip-toeing around issues just because a few individuals who don’t even play the overall game cannot laugh at themselves is specially uncharacteristic for Rockstar generally and Grand Theft Auto specifically. The shift to something more placating may backfire on the developer, but that’s just one single person’s opinion.
Needless to say, the change’s impetus can largely be related to the existing backlash experienced in lots of game studios regarding a hostile “fratboy” environment. Bloomberg notes that even Rockstar has been accused of fostering a “boys’ club” company culture a graphic it really is currently fighting to improve. However, many employees are puzzled concerning the direction GTA6 has had and can’t even imagine the way the reenvisioned game can look.
Bloomberg’s insider leaks add another color to the speculative canvas this is the yet-unrevealed but work-in-progress game. Make sure to take this leak having an extra dose of salt since most rumors regarding GTA6, old and new, have contradictory sometimes.
For instance, in 2017, Rockstar’s mo-cap stuntman and actor Tim Neff seemed to have posted a rsum on multiple websites indicating he’d be focusing on Grand Theft Auto 6. He later denied the rumor blaming the postings on “trolls.” However, because the YouTube channel Silentc0re highlights above, this is likely poor damage control on Neff’s part since he’s got leaked his work often during the last many years.
There have been also rumors that GTA6 would return to Vice City, but later leaks indicated it could span multiple cities. Subsequently, Tom Henderson combined that speculation to state that the overall game could have an “evolving world” incorporating a “modern Vice City,” and Reddit users claimed it could have a plot “inspired by Netflix’s Narcos.”
Usually are not knows what we’ll be getting back in another Grand Theft Auto. All we realize for certain is that GTA6 is certainly on Rockstar’s development calendar and that the studio has ramped up focus on the project by pausing the production of GTA5 and Red Dead Redemption remasters. And also that news was from anonymous sources, so go on it for what it’s worth.