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Rumor: GTA VI to Feature Playable Female Protagonist, Set in Fictional Miami

Rumor: GTA VI to Feature Playable Female Protagonist, Set in Fictional Miami - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 27 July 2022 / 2,049 Views

Rockstar Games in February of this year announced the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is in development.

Bloomberg's Jason Schreier in a new report citing people familiar with development on Grand Theft Auto VI has shared some potential details on the upcoming game.

Grand Theft Auto VI for the first time in the series will have a playable female protagonist. The woman is Latina and is one of two leading characters in a story that influenced by the bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde, according to the sources.

The developers are also being cautious as to not make jokes about marginalized groups. Rockstar has made several politically sensitive actions in recent years. This includes cancelling a mode called Cops 'n' Crooks in Grand Theft Auto Online and removing transphobic jokes from the next-generation version of Grand Theft Auto V. The company has also significantly narrowed its gender pay gap.

Rumor: GTA VI to Feature Playable Female Protagonist, Set in Fictional Miami

Grand Theft Auto VI is set in a fictional version of Miami and its surrounding areas. This is after the game was set to be much larger as early designs were looking to include a large amount of areas of North and South America. It was originally code-named Project Americas.

Rockstar now plans to continually update Grand Theft Auto VI by adding new missions and cities on a regular basis. Leadership hopes this will mean less crunch during the final months before release. Despite the cutbacks in the scale of the game, the world remains large and it has more interior locations than in any previous Grand Theft Auto game.

Industry analysts say Grand Theft Auto VI is scheduled to release in Take-Two's 2024 fiscal year, which runs from April 2023 to March 2024. However, the sources say they aren't aware of any firm release date and expect the game to be at least two years away.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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31 Comments
Machina (on 27 July 2022)

'The developers are also being cautious as to not make jokes about marginalized groups. Rockstar has made several politically sensitive actions in recent years. This includes cancelling a mode called Cops 'n' Crooks in Grand Theft Auto Online and removing transphobic jokes from the next-generation version of Grand Theft Auto V.'

GTA is becoming what it used to parody.

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hunter_alien Machina (on 27 July 2022)

Yupp... I guess bowing to peer pressure for an extra 5$ is something that they are willing to make. It's a shame. I was never a huge fan of the series take on the open-world shooter genre, but at least it was always one of the few mainstream franchises that could give some movies a run for their money when it came to worldbuilding and character development. Another franchise is being flushed down the toilet for the almighty dollar, and the irony is that this was the last IP that could have stayed the same.

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Hiku (on 27 July 2022)

Bonnie and Clyde theme sounds interesting. But I'm not expecting the game anytime soon.

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ClassicGamingWizzz (on 27 July 2022)

Here comes a barrage of diarrea from the usual youtubers

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TallSilhouette (on 27 July 2022)

Yes, please. Just gimme a modern day return to Vice City before R* collapses under its own weight.

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coolbeans (on 28 July 2022)

"Grand Theft Auto VI for the first time in the series will have a playable female protagonist."

To be that ACKTUALLY guy: this isn't the first time GTA has had a playable female protagonist. GTA (1) and GTA 2 (Game Boy Version) had playable female options.

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KratosLives (on 29 July 2022)

Gta has lost it's spirit. Skeptical of the next entry. I'm more interested in dan houser's new open world game.

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CaptainExplosion (on 27 July 2022)

Now the question is will it be as needlessly cynical as GTA V.

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Can you elaborate on this?

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GTA V has no likeable characters whatsoever. It's one of the bleakest games of all time.

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Ah I see. I hadn't thought about it in these terms before. I mean you're right it has no 'good' guys. But loads of its characters are likeable even though they are flawed.

Simeon, Lamar, Wade, Lester, and Trevor, (obviously). Also Solomon the hilarious Hollywood man springs to mind as a likeable one.

Franklin is actually quite morally straightforward compared to the other two protagonists and the most sensible and mature. You could make the case that he's actually the least flavourful of the three because of that. You have to play four or five missions trying to help Tonya and her boyfriend who are both addicted to crack with his highway clearance stuff. It's thankless and dull gameplay. But then Trevor comes along with a one-liner at her expense and suddenly the character development was worth it. Not sure what i'm trying to argue, but there is a lot of colour and honesty in there somewhere.

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Ka-pi96 (on 30 July 2022)

A female protagonist sounds great. Hopefully she's relatable!

Pretty worried about the game generally though. Rockstar abandoned GTA5 to focus exclusively on the online crap pretty much instantly. Gotta worry the same thing will happen again.

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AkimboCurly (on 30 July 2022)

You'd have thought they have enough 'f-you money' to ignore the perennial complainers and continue with the universal satire the series is known for.

The once irreverent, playful and godless GTA is now trying to behave according to the standards of uptight people who dont buy the game.

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Giggity_goo (on 29 July 2022)

this is probably why the getaway has not had a remaster real racism in them games

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Kanemaru (on 28 July 2022)

That was GTA5 lacked.

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KLAMarine (on 28 July 2022)

What jokes were removed?

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AkimboCurly KLAMarine (on 30 July 2022)

There was an action figure called "Captain Spacetoy" with a feature being 'interchangeable genetalia' that they got rid of.

There was also some NPCs which were deleted so the player cannot come across them.

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crissindahouse (on 27 July 2022)

Man would I love a GTA which isn't in a city I already know from thousands of movies, tv shows or whatever. But I guess we will never get a GTA somewhere outside of USA or London.

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SanAndreasX crissindahouse (on 27 July 2022)

I’d just settle for a game set outside of NYC, LA, or Miami. Texas would be such an easy object of satire. They could set that in a 21st century version of New Austin.

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KratosLives SanAndreasX (on 28 July 2022)

I would love to see sydney australia as a main city

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Pemalite KratosLives (on 28 July 2022)

Nah. Go Melbourne.

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KratosLives Pemalite (on 29 July 2022)

I enjoyed my time there. Now all I hear is crime and gang activity there. Maybe a gta game there makes sense.

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SecondWar SanAndreasX (on 28 July 2022)

Modern day Saint Denis?

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Because america gives us satire like no other country

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rapsuperstar31 (on 27 July 2022)

That would be crazy if it actually came out at the end of 2023. Assuming BOTW 2 also comes out in 2023, games like Diablo 4 and Starfield could be some of the best games ever made and not even be in the top 3 games of the year.

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SecondWar rapsuperstar31 (on 27 July 2022)

I would be prepared to wager it will not come out in 2023. Rockstar usually announce their games about 2 years/18 months out from release. They’d have announced it by now if it was coming in 2023.

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KratosLives SecondWar (on 28 July 2022)

2025 at the minimum. They will probably show a tiny trailer june next year saying coming soon.

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Pemalite KratosLives (on 28 July 2022)

Don't forget the trailer to advertise the trailer first though.

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SanAndreasX Pemalite (on 28 July 2022)

We still need an article saying that an announcement of a trailer advertising the trailer is coming.

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