Out of nowhere, a pretty extensive Bloomberg report on GTA 6 has arrived, detailing the game's setting and scheduled release window, amongst other early development insights. Aside from a potential return to Vice City apparently coming sooner than we thought, Rockstar has reportedly made a load of internal changes after the development of Red Dead Redemption 2.
Following the departure of long-time Rockstar lead Dan Houser, apparently, the culture at Rockstar has changed dramatically. So much so that despite morale being "higher than ever", some of the team are unsure whether the new setup will lead to the same calibre of game. We'll just have to wait and see on that one.
What the new setup has supposedly led to, is a female protagonist for the very first time in GTA history. Bloomberg's report details a female lead helping form a pair of playable characters for the game's campaign, which in turn could feel "very different" to GTA 5's story mode.
As for when we'll actually see GTA 6 release? Well, those details seem less certain. The developer is supposedly aiming for a release in publisher 2K's 2024 fiscal year, which runs from April 2023 through March 2024. However, some interviewed employees seem sceptical of hitting that date, and a group of Rockstar North developers reportedly left earlier this year, due to "lack of progress".
Does this sound like the right direction for GTA 6? Let us know your thoughts down below.
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Female characters are not the problem, Its how they're depicted. GTA 6 will be a massive success anyway, with or without.
Cue the boomers on this topic ...
Pretty much spot on. Intersted to see how this turns out, though I can't say it'll be a day one buy. GTA IV disappointed me, V had a good campaign but I didn't love a lot of the other stuff Rockstar did with the game and the remastered trilogy last fall was botched to the highest degree, just completely unacceptable.
Female protagonist makes no difference to me in GTA. The fact the writing team is all different is what I fear. GTA would satire and parody EVERYONE. Some people got offended, but if everyone is offended then it is a level playing field.
W/e. As long as it's not your stereotypical "empowered" wahmen, shouldn't make any differece in the quality of the game.
It's 2 years away at the earliest so maybe folks should wait for some actual solid details when there is a release date before dismissing or getting their panties in a bunch over whatever.
Me I filed it away as cool then got on with my day.
@BartoxTharglod Yea. I'm so confused by these articles. Even if you have't played it, I takes all of 5 minutes to see. Literally the first game in the series.
It's about time.
Dont care on the gender, simply how they portray and if they go over the top with it like wolfenstein youngblood did.
Don't care, just want the game to be good
Out of everyone, I would have chosen Rockstar to get this right, but I’m not sure anymore. In the ultra sensitive, don’t offend anyone society we currently live in, im not even sure they can pull something special off.
It’s a shame. GTA has always parodied and made fun of everyone and everything and been all the better for it.
@pip_muzz just as it's impossible not to offend someone, it's impossible to offend everyone.
@pspooky About time? You do understand GTA had 4 female protagonists in 1997. Right? Divine, Kelly, Mikki, and Katie.
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Riiiight, 😒 -Hopefully u can choose whether u want to be a male or female 🤷🏻
Yes I know, and none since then.
@pspooky Well that is simply confusing. 🤣
Headline: GTA 6 Reportedly Features Female Protagonist For The First Time
Your comment: It's about time.
That very much implies you weren't aware.
The alternative is that you were aware and instead wantonly gave objectively incorrect information a pass.
I’m happy to see a Female one considering GTA 5 had 3 Male protagonists. So long as they make a good character and not the usual ‘Strong Female’ that we’ve seen a thousand times already.
Cue the boomers and the zoomers.
I was going to say that I look forward to the reveal and people calling GTA 'woke', but it looks like we've already started.
The sad part is that if this is the GTA that breaks the franchise, people will blame the presence of a female protagonist.
This rumor always pops up before a new GTA. Wouldn't be surprised if it isn't true.
@GunValkyrian As they sit there, crying into their 300lbs neck beards. 😉
Okay. I was aware. I don't know why I can't be excited for it happening after 20± years when characters are more than then a block of pixels. And I stand by my original statement, it's about time, I'm sick of having to play male protags, let me enjoy things.
Ha. Women!? God I hate 'em! South park quote/joke - relax people. How can I hate women? My mum's one. UK the office quote.
Seriously. It could work and be fine...if done right. People will be sniffing for woke everywhere. I hope they have not gone down that road. Stick to ones guns so to speak. What made the past 3D games successful? Certainly wasn't woke. I don't think a woke GTA would work personally.
Not only the current climate but basically a new staff at Rockstar and given some of the changes made to the remasters of the trilogy and current-gen version of GTA V. Zero faith they get this right.
@Tangerine but what is a woman? Impossible question for some to answer 🤣
@Gamer83 very true. I think most of the good writers left? I don’t have much hope for GTA6, we’ll just have to wait and see.
Only problem I have is with Rockstar is the lack of support for single player content. This may be the first GTA I never play.
GTA 1 had 4 female protagonists. They were left out of the PS1 game.
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