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Grand Theft Auto VI Will Have Female Main Character for First Time In Series' History (scheduled for FY 2024/2023, taking place in Vice City)

Draugoth

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  • Grand Theft Auto 6 will feature a playable female protagonist for the first time; she's a latina that is one of a pair of leading characters, influenced by Bonnie & Clyde
  • Working title Project Americas
  • Main location is a fictional version of Miami + its surrounding areas
  • Game will evolve over time, adding new cities
  • The game world is already large; more interior locations than prev. GTA games

- After a public controversy four years ago, Rockstar, the maker of Grand Theft Auto, is reinventing itself as a kinder, gentler company. But employees aren’t sure it can still produce the chart-topping caliber of game the studio has become known for.

The development of Grand Theft Auto VI has been slower than impatient fans and even longtime employees have expected, despite morale across the company being higher than ever, according to many staffers. Between the company’s new direction and the 2019 departure of Dan Houser, who led creative direction on many previous games, all indications suggest Grand Theft Auto VI will feel very different than its predecessor.

Read the full story for more details on the development process of GTA VI.

Here’s what we know.

There will be a female protagonist

The game will feature a playable female protagonist for the first time, according to people familiar with the matter. The woman is Latina and will be one of a pair of leading characters in a story influenced by the bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde. Developers are also being cautious not to “punch down” by making jokes about marginalized groups, the people said, in contrast with previous Grand Theft Auto games.

The game’s release is likely two years away

Developers of the next Grand Theft Auto say the game will be out sometime in Take-Two’s 2024 fiscal year, which runs from April 2023 through March 2024. But developers are skeptical. The game has been in development in some form since 2014. Although there are loose schedules in place, people interviewed for this article said they didn’t know of any firm release date and that they expect the game to be at least two years away. Earlier this year, a group of designers quit Rockstar’s Edinburgh office, telling colleagues they were sick of the lack of progress.

Rockstar wanted to include large portions of North and South America but had to be reeled in

Original plans for the title, which is code-named Project Americas, were for it to be bigger than any Grand Theft Auto game to date. Early designs called for the inclusion of territories modeled after large swaths of North and South America, according to people familiar with the plans.

The new map is a fictionalized Miami but will update over time

The game’s new map is now focused on a fictional version of Miami and its surrounding areas. Rockstar’s plan is to continually update the game over time, adding new missions and cities on a regular basis, which leadership hopes will lead to less crunch during the game’s final months.
 
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MikeM

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Can’t wait to get lap dances with a female character!

Ric Flair Wrestling GIF by WWE
 

Sosokrates

Member
If it goes more Politically correct then braking bad/better call Saul then its dead.

GTA5 Took the piss out of the far left and the far right.

It makes no sense to call out some racist gang in GTA6, but mass murder is perfectly ok.

It will be fine. Just as outrageous as GTA5.
 
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DeepEnigma

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Came to watch some dudes get mad awkward because they don't think women can be lead characters, and I'm not disappointed.
Because we live in a world without Lara Croft, 2B, Aloy, Bayonetta, Emily Kaldwin, Joanna Dark, Senua, Alyx, Claire Redfield, Ada Wong, Rebecca Chambers, Cate Archer, Ellie Williams, Chloe Frazer, etc, etc, etc.

Context and nuance are a thing.
 

Jennings

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Even though Grand Theft Auto games have never been my type of game, I'm sure this entry will more than please fans of the series. It doesn't hurt the game to make one of the playable characters a chick, especially if you get to choose between playing as either the Bonnie or Clyde character. And besides, women and all the other genders in the world can be ruthless criminals, same as men.
 

SlimySnake

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RDR2 was as kind and gentle as a western can be. I dont think a studio with frat boy culture wouldve produced this game. This is simply Rockstar succumbing to pressure from nutjobs. Netflix has shown that you dont need to be afraid of this vocal minority. Make the game you want to make.

This whole punching down bs is ridiculous. Rockstar games have global appeal. The U.S is not the entire world. The minorities here are majorities in other countries. Make fun of everyone regardless of race or creed.
 

Freeman76

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So as not to offend weak ass snowflakes, guns have been replaced with water pistols and the game is a parody of water fights along Miami beach.

A female lead is all good, but trying to be 'gentler'....what a load of old shit. At least let me shoot people in the face for using the wrong pronouns.

If the prostitutes are non binary I aint using them.
 
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Flabagast

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Could not be less interested than by GTA 6.

I think even the next whatever COD is more appealing to me. And I say that while having not played nor looked at a trailer of any COD for at least the last 7 years.
 
I'm so torn on the GTA series lately. Have a female lead would be a nice addition to the series, but between Rockstar pulling away from some of the goofiness that built the GTA empire and real life being far stranger than anything they can put in the game, I'm not sure what's left to even satirize.
 

Sosokrates

Member
I mean, whatever. More importantly I’m not even sure what GTA can bring to the table anymore, we’re basically living in the postmodern hellscape they used to come up with.

It does not need to.

It can still take the piss out if trigger happy cops and 500 different genders.

I think all the crazy shit thats gone on since 2013 is just more content that they can put into GTA6.
And a good story will still be a good story and fun gameplay is still fun gameplay.
 
Nothing is more off putting that “Miami inspired” that city is such a total dumpster fire of fake ass rich people and the surrounding areas are filled with ghetto trash. God I hope they really didn’t cancel the GTA IV remake.
 
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