GTA 6: Everything That’s Slated To Change In The Next GTA Title
The Grand Theft Auto franchise is one of the most widely revered games as of present. While this is undoubtedly a success for the franchise, it can also be considered as a curse. As we all know, as the series builds itself up even more through the years, anticipation for following titles also intensifies – with fans nitpicking every little thing about the latest editions.
With this in mind, it’s certainly understandable that even though Rockstar Games has yet to confirm the sixth sequel, many are now expecting great things from the developer and its next game. To give you a better idea of what’s coming for the next title, we’ve compiled a list of things that are allegedly changing in GTA 6.
A Gender Bend
For the entirety of the GTA franchise, we’ve always been provided with strong, vigilante male leads which includes the likes of CJ from GTA San Andreas, Niko from GTA IV, and the three-man team of Trevor, Franklin, and Michael from GTA V.
However, this time around, Rockstar Games is allegedly foregoing the traditional formula by casting a female lead for GTA VI. Although this may seem a good idea for some, we don’t think that this will bode well for the GTA franchise. Not that we’re against it but if we take into account the target audience of GTA – it consists mostly of male players and we doubt they’d be willing to make the drastic change anytime soon or ever for that matter.
But one thing that GTA can do to get around this issue is by letting players create a character or avatar of their own, which they can use in-game. It’s about time they give players the freedom to choose what race, facial features, characteristics, and sex they want their protagonists to be. We think that that would be the most appropriate strategy to please fans of the franchise without incurring the wrath of some.
A Return To Vice City
Rather than creating a new fictional city for GTA6, many say that Rockstar has plans of revisiting the setting of their very first title – Vice City. Nowadays, that idea doesn’t seem too far-fetched as many old games have made a resurgence as of late.
While the case is different for GTA VI, it also definitely aims to elicit some kind of nostalgic response from fans and critics, alike. It also seems just about time to pay tribute to the first-ever title as it’s been, well, over 20 years since it dropped.
As always, all of this is just speculation for now. However, it doesn’t mean that there’s no truth behind them. In our opinion, more than the reasons we stated above, this return to Vice City could mean a refresh for the GTA franchise. They could use this chance to breathe new life into the series at the same time boost their appeal to the current generation.
A Narrative Reversal
GTA has always been set in the perspective of either criminals or vigilantes – their escapades, missions, and interactions are almost always set within that theme. But it seems like GTA 6 will be the end of it as rumor-mongers insist that the next title will be seen from the perspective of cops.
While this may go against GTA’s more satirical and often violent approach, many say that there might be a catch. Hearsays share that this police protagonist will be a corrupt officer, which will still align with the recurring theme and, possibly, open up all new kinds of scenarios involving corruption in the government or something like that. You get the gist.
If this is indeed the case, we think that it’s something worth looking forward to. While it’s a new approach, it still pretty much converges with the franchise’s aim of giving players the ability to live out the life of a more violent-natured individual – similar with past titles – albeit through a different narrative.