GTA 6 Will Have a Female Main Character for the First Time in the Series’ History

At least two years until its release, the first female protagonist in the series, and a brand-new map: Listed below are the various pieces of information regarding GTA V. Rockstar, the company behind Grand Theft Auto, is trying to make a fresh start after a public scandal four years ago. However, workers have doubts as to whether or not it can continue to generate games of the same high quality that have made the developer famous.

Despite high morale throughout the company, the development of Grand Theft Auto VI has been slower than fans and even long-time employees expected. All signs point to Grand Theft Auto VI having a very different vibe from its predecessor, what with the company’s new direction and Dan Houser’s departure in 2019 (Houser led creative direction on many previous games).

Here’s what we do know.

There will be a female main character.

Those in the know claim that this will be the first game in which players can take control of a female protagonist. She is Latina and will play a major role in a story inspired by Bonnie and Clyde. According to the sources, unlike in previous Grand Theft Auto games, developers are taking extra care not to “punch down” by making jokes about marginalized groups.

The game is expected to be released in two years.

The next Grand Theft Auto is expected to launch sometime in Take-fiscal Two’s year 2024, which spans April 2023 and March 2024, but developers are skeptical. At least one version of the game has been in the works since 2014. People interviewed for this article said they were unaware of a concrete release date for the game and estimated at least two years until its completion.

Early in the year, a group of designers left Rockstar‘s Edinburgh office, complaining to their coworkers about the company’s lack of progress. It was a struggle to keep Rockstar from including most of North and South America. Codenamed “Project Americas,” the game was supposed to dwarf all previous GTA entries in scope. People familiar with the early designs say they included territories modeled after large swaths of North and South America.

The updated map features a fictionalized version of Miami.

The new game map centers on a made-up version of Miami and its suburbs. Rockstar’s leadership hopes that by regularly updating the game with new missions and cities, the game will have less crunch in its final months. The timeline is still affected by the game’s expansive world, which features more indoor locations than previous Grand Theft Auto games.