Grand Theft Auto VI, the following entry in Rockstar’s blockbuster open-world franchise, will reportedly be the primary to allow you to play as a feminine character in its story mode. That’s in keeping with a brand new report from Bloomberg, which simply printed a prolonged characteristic on the sport’s improvement. The report additionally consists of new particulars on the sport’s launch, which sources recommend is prone to be at the least two years away.
Rockstar has reportedly made efforts to overtake its inner tradition ever for the reason that launch of its final main title, 2018’s Purple Lifeless Redemption 2, was marred by stories of poor working situations on the studio. In line with Bloomberg, morale on the firm has improved considerably since then, and the event of GTA VI is being managed in such a manner in order to reduce the crunch that workers skilled in the course of the improvement of earlier titles.
Though GTA VI will reportedly characteristic the collection’ first feminine protagonist, she’s unlikely to be the one playable character within the single-player portion of the sport. Bloomberg stories that GTA VI could have two protagonists influenced by Bonnie and Clyde. The feminine half of the pair will reportedly be Latina.
The report additionally consists of new particulars on the sport’s setting, which is able to apparently be a fictionalized model of Miami, a location that brings to thoughts the setting that Rockstar used for 2002’s GTA: Vice Metropolis. Plans for the sport’s setting seem to have been scaled down in the course of the recreation’s improvement on condition that they initially consisted of huge components of each North and South America. However regardless of the give attention to a single location, new missions and even cities could possibly be added to the sport over time, Bloomberg notes, utilizing a improvement construction that the corporate hopes will scale back the necessity for improvement crunch.
Rockstar Video games declined to touch upon Bloomberg’s report. The studio formally confirmed it was engaged on a sequel to GTA V in February however didn’t announce any particulars about its launch date, setting, or protagonist.
Grand Theft Auto VI has been a very long time coming. The final mainline entry within the collection was first launched nearly 9 years in the past in September 2013, and the event of the sequel has taken so lengthy that the collection skipped the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One technology of consoles totally (though an up to date model of GTA V was launched for each). The rationale for the uncharacteristic period of time between collection entries is believed to be the huge success of GTA On-line, the multiplayer and microtransaction-filled portion of GTA V that Rockstar has been constantly updating for the reason that recreation’s authentic launch.
Regardless of extra particulars about GTA VI rising, the sport seems to nonetheless be years away from launch. Bloomberg stories that there are plans on the studio to launch the title throughout Take-Two’s 2024 monetary yr, which ends on March 2024. However builders interviewed recommend a launch date could possibly be even additional away and don’t count on it to be publicly out there for at the least one other two years.