Grand Theft Auto VI will deliver something new as Rockstar’s action-packed game will reportedly have the franchise’s first female protagonist.
Grand Theft Auto VI has been in development seemingly forever, but development efforts are reportedly moving in a positive direction. A new report from Bloomberg states that the publisher hired new producers to expedite the development.
Changes in corporate culture are having an impact on the actual content of its games. According to the report, part of this includes a Latina woman being included as one of the game’s playable protagonists.
Previous GTA games featured a male character or characters causing mayhem, stealing cars, and completing missions for various seedy figures. This will be the first modern game from Rockstar that includes a woman as a playable character.
Reports claim GTA 6 will have a female protagonist
According to Jason Schreier of Bloomberg, GTA 6 will have a leading duo inspired by real-life criminal couple Bonnie and Clyde who led a gang on a string of bank robberies across the United States in the 1920s.
Those wishing to play GTA as a female character often opted for external mods with custom characters. GTA Online has an extensive community that has developed a wide range of protagonists inspired by real-life characters.
Rockstar hasn’t included a woman as a playable character in the story mode at any point in the Grand Theft Auto or Red Dead series. This is a significant departure for the GTA series which has been criticized in the past for its portrayal of women.
The female protagonist of GTA 6 will come alongside a new male lead. This follows GTA 5, which allowed players to switch between three different main characters. Each had their own backstories, supporting cast, and gameplay segments.
The reports also claim that the game may change the tone to be more sensitive towards marginalized groups. In contrast to the previous games, GTA 6 would likely have fewer insults aimed at sensitive topics. Re-releases of other Rockstar games have been altered to remove content that would be more controversial in modern times.