Grand Theft Auto VI, the next title in Rockstar's blockbuster open-world franchise, will allow gamers to use a female character in the story mode. According to a Bloomberg report, which published new details about the game's development, it seems that gamers will have to wait another two years for GTA VI, and when it finally hits the market, the game will include the use of a female character.
Rockstar has struggled to make changes to its internal culture since releasing its last major title, Red Dead Redemption 2, back in 2018, when there were reports of poor working conditions at the studio. Nevertheless, morale in the company is at a much higher level, and the development of the GTA VI game is proceeding in such a way as to minimize the crisis that the employees felt during the development of previous titles.
Protagonists like Bonnie and Clyde
GTA VI will feature a female character, for the first time in the history of the popular game, but she will not be the only protagonist. It is expected that a male character will be part of the game, and they are said to be inspired by the story of Bonnie and Clyde.
The report also gives some details about the setting, which will be a fictionalized version of Miami, a location reminiscent of the one used by Rockstar for 2002's GTA: Vice City. Plans for the setting were scaled back during the game's development, originally including large parts of North and South America.
Despite the focus on one location, new missions and cities could be added over time thanks to a development structure that the company hopes will reduce the risk of a development crisis. Rockstar officially confirmed that it is working on a sequel to GTA V in February, but there were no details about the characters, the date of arrival on the market and the environment.
GTA has been waiting for a long time, and during development, generations of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles were skipped (although an upgraded version of the game GTA V appeared on both). The reason for the wait is considered to be the huge success of GTA Online, a multiplayer game that Rockstar is constantly improving.