An interesting new report has claimed that the next Grand Theft Auto will feature some big changes, including having a female protagonist.
Until now, the iconic gaming series has only had male lead characters – terrible, damaged men – but according to Bloomberg, GTA 6 will reportedly have the series’ first female lead character. The as-yet-unnamed female will be Latina and one of two lead characters, supposedly based on Bonnie and Clyde.
That’s not the only bombshell the Bloomberg report dropped. GTA 6 is expected to be set in a fictionalised version of Miami, although the game was initially designed to feature “large swathes of North and South America.”
It’s been nine years and counting since GTA 5, and the report states that the lengthy wait is due to Rockstar’s efforts to tackle crunch culture within its projects. That’s why developers told Bloomberg that GTA 6 is “at least” two years away from officially launching.
Another notable part of the report said that Rockstar wishes to stop using GTA‘s signature satirical humour to “punch down” on marginalised groups.
It’s not the only iconic gaming series to have big changes on the way. Earlier this month, EA revealed the inclusion of the first-ever women’s club football league, with the English Barclays’ Women’s Super League set to feature in FIFA 23. That means fans will be able to control players like Australia’s Sam Kerr for her club Chelsea.
The much-anticipated cross-play will also arrive in FIFA 23, but not without controversy. Cross-play between PlayStation, PC, and Xbox players will be supported on the game, but not on the hugely popular Pro Clubs mode.
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That prompted many fans to blast the decision, with Virtual Pro Gaming releasing a statement asking for more information about the reason to exclude Pro Clubs.
So hopefully GTA 6‘s historic changes aren’t met with as much backlash. We’ll keep you posted with further updates about the new Grand Theft Auto as they come.
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