Grand Theft Auto 6, Rockstar Games' eagerly awaited sequel, will introduce the franchise's first female main character among other significant improvements, according to Bloomberg on Wednesday. A Latina and a male protagonist will reportedly team together in the open-world action-adventure game's bank heist adventure in the vein of Bonnie and Clyde.
According to Bloomberg, this marks a change in tone from the game developer, which one unnamed employee described as "a boys' club transformed into a genuine firm." This will be the first time the series casts players in the position of a woman.
Other information from the game is revealed in the report, including the fact that it would be set in a fictional version of Miami (also known as Vice City in the series) and its surrounding regions, with additional cities to be added after the game's release. Although no confirmed platforms have been announced, prior games have been released on the Xbox, PlayStation, and PC platforms. There is still no official release date, however, the development team seems to believe that it will fall sometime between April 2023 and March 2024.
An inquiry for comment was not immediately answered by Rockstar Games.
Rockstar announced in February that it was working on Grand Theft Auto 6, but has remained mum on specifics. Rather than creating remakes of more current games like Red Dead Redemption from 2010 and GTA 4 from 2008, the studio has just switched gears to devote more resources to the new game. The Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition's release, which received harsh criticism for having full of bugs and other problems, served as the catalyst for this.