Grand Theft Auto 6 will reportedly have two playable characters, one of which is a female of Latina origin.
The game’s story, written by Jason Schreier, is said to be inspired by bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde. Rockstar is taking care not to “punch down” on marginalized groups of society as it strives to outperform previous installments in the blockbuster franchise. This will be the first GTA game to feature a playable female protagonist since the PS1 original.
Furthermore, Rockstar plans to update GTA 6 with new missions and cities “on a regular basis” — the game has more interiors than any other installment. The map will currently cover Miami and its surrounding areas. According to those interviewed for the piece, no firm release date has been established internally, but “they expect the game to be at least two years away.”
The claims are made in a larger article about Rockstar’s inner workings, culture, and the lengthy process of developing GTA 6. In the run-up to the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018, it was suggested that employees were working up to 100 hours per week to complete the massive project.
In response to the internal uproar, “Rockstar has attempted to reinvent itself as a more progressive and compassionate workplace, according to interviews with more than 20 people who work there or have recently left.”
According to the report, morale is “higher than it’s ever been,” but fans of the GTA series will have to wait a long time before the sixth mainline entry is ready for release. The COVID-19 pandemic has played a significant role in this, but so has corporate restructuring.