A recent report by Bloomberg claims that Grand Theft Auto 6 (GTA 6) will be set in a fictional Miami. Additionally, and for the very first time in the series, players will follow the story through a female protagonist.
The article, published on the 27th of July states that GTA 6’s lead co-protagonist will be a Latino woman. She’ll apparently make up one half of the playable characters in the title. Bloomberg claim that the leading duo will draw heavy inspiration from Bonnie and Clyde.
The report additionally claims that the story will take place in a fictionalised version of Miami. So will this be a return to Vice City, the direct sequel to Grand Theft Auto 3? If this rumour pans out, it will be curious to see if Rockstar keep continuity between the two series titles. GTA Vice City remains a firm fan favourite, and the opportunity for series throwbacks is surely something a develop renowned for Easter-eggs couldn’t refuse.
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But whatever the state of the continuity in the GTA universe, we can certainly expect the playable area to be a lot bigger than the 2002 title. In fact, the Bloomberg article goes on to say that it will include a number of neighbouring areas, featuring “large swaths of North and South America.”
But sadly that’s where the good news ends. Whilst we applaud Rockstar’s efforts to tackle crunch culture, it’s unlikely that GTA 6 will be released anytime soon. According to Bloomberg, the developers change in social policy, and following other issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, GTA 6 is two years out at least.
There is one small point of solace here, depending on your perspective. Due to the increasing delay in production, Rockstar is reportedly going to update the game with new missions and cities regularly post launch. That’s good news, and fairly common practice these days. As long as we get the finished product to begin with. Games as a service is nobodies favourite business model, and we’d rather Rockstar not repeat the mistakes of CD Projekt RED.
So how do you feel about taking a trip back to Vice City? I don’t know about you, but my Hawaiian shirt’s already in the post.
“Video games are great. I should know, I’ve played some.”
Olly S, July 2020