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)

Stafford

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The headline makes it sound like the one and only protagonist is female. But in the article it says

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.

Clearly a group of protagonists of which she's part of. Not sure what is main about her, who was the main in GTA V then?
 
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dugdug

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The idenity is irrlevent to investors. As long as there's an online mode that makes millions of 12 year olds wanna use their moms credit card to buy shark cards, the humor and satire doesn't matter to them.
Sure, but, a lot of the reason behind the popularity of the franchise leading up to, and including GTAO, is the identity of GTA (the stupid humor, over the top characters, etc...). Even before it blew up with RP, it was still popular because of the game world itself.

If the base is just your standard open world game, it'll struggle.
 

Stuart360

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New Gta protags


Dat t-shirt tho.
 

Stafford

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It will. There just wont be any transphobic or homophobic stuff. I dont think there was any of that in GTA5, so nothing is really changing.

I'll press doubt on that. It sounds like some things have drastically changed there and I bet it's not only not having any LGBTQ jokes. Which is sad though, I'd love some good satire on that in a ingame TV show or something. Like V and IV have.
 
I hope they make her really obese and ugly. The uglier the better.
But then gaf would have a melt down. If a female character isn't hot enough to jerk off too then the Devs are woke. See aloy in the new game or returnal.

Couldn't care about what characters are in the game. Because the gameplay and gunplay is going to be out of date garbage.

At this point GTA would be better in first person while out the car.
 

Sosokrates

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New Gta protags

Its going to be near impossible for R* to make GTA6 completly PC because

Im guessing there might be a few NPC's dressed like that.

There will be somone who makes a video torturing NPC's that look like SJWs and some ppl will be like "omg GTA6 is homophobic, transphobic, sexist"

It happened with RDR2 when somone ran a train over a female rights protestor.

But it dont matter because it will still be the most popular game ever.
 

Sosokrates

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I'll press doubt on that. It sounds like some things have drastically changed there and I bet it's not only not having any LGBTQ jokes. Which is sad though, I'd love some good satire on that in a ingame TV show or something. Like V and IV have.

But what LGBTQ jokes were in GTA5?

I dont remember any.
 

ANDS

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The real story is why this would still be a story. If we really only cared if a product was good or not, we'd be talking about potential gameplay or narrative choices with this rumor or whether we think GTA6 can exist in a post-"Get Woke" world; instead we get -

But you're the first to reply, you havent seen anyone lol.

Pre-order cancelled

Can't wait to have a latinx non binary womxn tell me that stealing cars is bad and is due to years of systemic oppression by the patriarchy. Will be such an enjoyable game!

is she stunning and brave?

. . .need to smash F5 harder. Granted one of those is jokey, but they still give off - at the point - tired knee-jerk "everything is woke" vibes that you knew were coming in reply form.

The article literally says the devs are being told they can’t do those things.

We had this conversation already in the GTA5 update thread talking about removal of certain jokes from the game: "punching down" isn't required for satire, which GTA is - and hopefully - always will be. "Redwood Junior Cigarettes" is satire. "PostOP" isn't.
 

kraspkibble

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i don't care. Rockstar aren't the same anymore. too interested in ripping people off with shark cards and they will be terrified of offending anyone. GTA 6 will be a dumbed down neutered shadow of former games. any single player content will be short, half assed, and abandoned after a month.
 
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Strategize

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Sure, but, a lot of the reason behind the popularity of the franchise leading up to, and including GTAO, is the identity of GTA (the stupid humor, over the top characters, etc...). Even before it blew up with RP, it was still popular because of the game world itself.

If the base is just your standard open world game, it'll struggle.
As long as the quality and polish is there it doesn't matter anymore, there aren't any popular modern city based games out there, GTA has a free clear market. The game can go with a serious story and a stupid over the top online.
 

ManaByte

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We had this conversation already in the GTA5 update thread talking about removal of certain jokes from the game: "punching down" isn't required for satire, which GTA is - and hopefully - always will be. "Redwood Junior Cigarettes" is satire. "PostOP" isn't.
Again this is why people are trying to publicly murder comedians.
 

SF Kosmo

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There's a male protagonist too, you know. They're doing a Natural Born Killers thing, sounds cool to me. Dumb clickbait title trying to make you think GTA's gone woke.
 
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XXL

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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
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
jada pinkett smith that part GIF by Red Table Talk
 

Sosokrates

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Me neither, that's why I would love to have seen THAT Rockstar do it in 6, lol. But without Houser....well, Dan that is. Sam is still there.

What R*?

I think ppl in here are victims of gaslighting.

GTA5 was never homophobic or transphobic in the first place.

People will online will complain whatever R* does and it wont effect sales one bit.
 
I can live with a female character in GTA if i have to (played many games with female characters no problem, GTA just feels a bit weird to me to have one imo). But if its a blue haired, fade shaved, 'independant' badass, well fuck them lol.
Well you can change your hair to anything you want in GTA last time I checked so that really shouldnt be an issue
 

XXL

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...kstar-cleans-up-image-after-employee-backlash

In the summer of 2020, after a police officer killed George Floyd, Rockstar Games quietly shelved a mode of play it had planned to release for its Grand Theft Auto Online game.

Called Cops 'n' Crooks, the mode was a twist on the children's game where players organize into teams of good guys and bad guys, but seemed especially tone-deaf during the global reckoning over police violence. Senior executives at the company, concerned about how the narrative might be interpreted during a time of heightened skepticism and mistrust of American police, put it aside. They still haven't made plans to bring it back, according to people familiar with development.
Moves like these once seemed unthinkable for a company whose best-selling franchise is a satirical depiction of America that involves playing gangsters who kill civilians and where women are mostly depicted as sex objects. Grand Theft Auto V was a nihilistic parody that threw insults at everything, from right-wing radio hosts to liberal politicians. Inside the company, the tone wasn't much different. Rockstar employees described a workplace culture full of drinking, brawling and excursions to strip clubs. The company was an early symbol of an industry-wide problem of long hours at the office, known as crunch, in which staff were expected to be at their desks many nights and weekends in order to keep a game on schedule.
The transformation of Rockstar includes changes to scheduling, converting contractors to full-time employees and the ouster of several managers that employees saw as abusive or difficult to work with. When the pandemic started, workers received care packages, cloth masks and surprise bonuses. During the protests over the death of George Floyd, a Black man who was murdered by police officers, the company said it would match donations to Black Lives Matter charities. Employees have been given new mental health and leave benefits. A new policy called "flexitime" allows staff to immediately take time off for every extra hour they work. And for the past four years, management has promised that excessive overtime won't be required for Grand Theft Auto VI, one of the most-highly anticipated games by fans and investors on the planet.
jada pinkett smith that part GIF by Red Table Talk
 

Stafford

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Yeah replies are about what I expected.

I don't think you can blame them though. When things are being said like punching down, very different from previous games and so on. I can just say one thing.....why? Is it necessary?

It's pandering to a small group of lunatics that get pissed off about anything today, people that likely won't even buy the game. Can still be a great game, but I fear that humor wise, how it just made fun of things in general it's going to feel and be way different and that just saddens me.

We shall see.
 

Draugoth

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I dont think Rockstar would be crazy enough to make a non-offensive GTA, that would be PR suicide.

But let's wait and see. What i think they will do is somehow include 'woke' stuff and make fun of it
 

K2D

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"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."

GTA has ALWAYS punched those who deserved - upwards, downwards, left OR right. This will be GTA - in the shallowest ways alone.

Good luck making a game that isn't condescendingly lecturing towards people who aren't easily offended and don't give two fucks about -isms.
 

Stuart360

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i don't care. Rockstar aren't the same anymore. too interested in ripping people off with shark cards and they will be terrified of offending anyone. GTA 6 will be a dumbed down neutered shadow of former games. any single player content will be short, half assed, and abandoned after a month.
I'm expecting it to be the shortest GTA game story and mission count wise (compared to 4 and 5 i mean). I have zero doubt that the game is being made with GTA Online being the major focus. Sure the campaign will probably come first like last time, but this is basically like getting a new map for Warzone, in Rockstars mind i'm sure.
 
It will be weird playing as a female character in a GTA game but if the story and character is done well it can work.

Also, I take it they might go for a slightly more serious tone than the previous games which is kind of what God of war 2018 did with that franchise so that could work also. Rockstar hasn’t made a bad mainline GTA game since GTA 3 so there is some hope lol.
 

Sosokrates

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No, but seriously now.

A non-offensive GTA.

What's the point?
Its impossible to do and it wont happen.

Im mean the title if the game is short for grand theft auto, a serious crime.

And the issues with the new saints row is just poor design, the gangs chracters all look to similar.
 

kraspkibble

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I'm expecting it to be the shortest GTA game story and mission count wise (compared to 4 and 5 i mean). I have zero doubt that the game is being made with GTA Online being the major focus. Sure the campaign will probably come first like last time, but this is basically like getting a new map for Warzone, in Rockstars mind i'm sure.
i agree. they'll put that out and maybe give it few patches for bugs then go all in with GTAO 2. i'm not expecting much from the actual SP content. it'll be like those MP games that have a campaign. a simple short campaign but the real game starts when you go to online. CoD is a perfect example.
 
wut lol

they want to dumb it down and still have it sell. why on earth would they want to kill it off?

- After a public controversy four years ago, Rockstar, the maker of Grand Theft Auto, is reinventing itself as a kinder, gentler company.

People buy GTA to fool around in a crime world. Thats basically the series whole premise. I doubt current fans dream of pushing grndmas in wheelchairs across the zebra crossing.
 

kraspkibble

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if GTA VI comes out and doesn't rip the arse out of everything that's happened since 2014 then forget it.

Rockstar should be targeting Trump, Russia, COVID, and the woke mob. it'll never happen though.

People buy GTA to fool around in a crime world. Thats basically the series whole premise. I doubt current fans dream of pushing grndmas in wheelchairs across the zebra crossing.
wtf you talking about?
 
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Stafford

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It will be weird playing as a female character in a GTA game but if the story and character is done well it can work.

Also, I take it they might go for a slightly more serious tone than the previous games which is kind of what God of war 2018 did with that franchise so that could work also. Rockstar hasn’t made a bad mainline GTA game since GTA 3 so there is some hope lol.

While the headline clearly on purpose makes it sound she will be the only playable character, the article itself states she will be part of a group of leading characters. Sounds like a repeat of GTA 5 to me.

Having a female as the only playable character would be way too drastic for this franchise and honestly I wouldn't be happy either, not gonna deny that.
 
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