Grand Theft Auto VI to Feature Female Main Character, Fictionalized Version of Miami: Report

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New details for Grand Theft Auto VI have surfaced as part of a new report shared today by Bloomberg that explains how Rockstar Games “cleaned up its frat-boy culture.”

One of the chief claims in the report is that GTA VI will, for the first time in the franchise’s history, feature a playable female protagonist. She will reportedly be Latina and team with one other leading character, and while it’s unclear whether this second character will also be female, the story of the game is “influenced by the bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde.”

It doesn’t sound as if GTA VI will be out within the next two years, however.

Industry analysts anticipate that the next Grand Theft Auto 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.

Bloomberg’s piece goes on to provide alleged insight on where GTA VI will take place. The game’s map will reportedly comprise a fictional version of Miami and its surrounding areas, one that will be continually updated over time with “new missions and cities on a regular basis.” This will allow Rockstar to better avoid crunch.

Code-named Project Americas, GTA VI is also said to be the biggest GTA game to date, with more interior locations than previous installments. “Early designs called for the inclusion of territories modeled after large swaths of North and South America.”

Source: Bloomberg

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