‘Grand Theft Auto 6’ Features The Franchise’s First Female Protagonist
— 28 July 2022

‘Grand Theft Auto 6’ Features The Franchise’s First Female Protagonist

— 28 July 2022
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

UPDATE [07/07/2022]: In addition to an update on the release date, reports have indicated Grand Theft Auto VI (GTA 6) will include a playable female protagonist.

“The woman, who is Latina, will be one of a pair of leading characters in a story influenced by the bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde,” reveals Jason Schreier of Bloomberg.

“Developers are also being cautious not to “punch down” by making jokes about marginalised groups in contrast to previous games.”

GTA VI is still returning to Vice City with other cities and missions to be added over time “on a regular basis.” The game will also showcase more interior locations than previous franchise instalments.

Industry analysts currently anticipate the next Grand Theft Auto will hit shelves sometime during Take-Two’s 2024 fiscal year, which runs from April 2023 through March 2024. So close yet so far.

UPDATE [07/07/2022]: Following the rather lukewarm reception to Grand Theft Auto – The Trilogy: Definitive Edition, Rockstar Games has reportedly shelved planned projects for remasters for Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto IV. But don’t get disappointed too soon.

The shift in focus has freed up resources so the developers can now give themselves entirely to the production of Grand Theft Auto VI (GTA 6). This could mean that the GTA 6 release date could end up being a bit earlier than 2024, although things are likely to stay in place. A reputable insider has apparently confirmed that Rockstar has only just begun to “fully work on GTA VI.”

UPDATE [7/02/2022]: Rockstar Games has confirmed Grand Theft Auto VI (GTA 6) is now in “active development” – as opposed to being in the early stages – with a predicted release date of 2024/2025.

“With the unprecedented longevity of GTA V, we know many of you have been asking us about a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series. With every new project we embark on, our goal is always to significantly move beyond what we have previously delivered.”

Stay tuned for more details.

GTA 6 Release Date

Original Article – ‘Grand Theft Auto 6’ Is Scheduled For A 2024 Release Date

Almost a decade after hitting shelves, Grand Theft Auto V is still going strong in terms of playability and as a cash-printing machine. Though it’d be a bald-faced lie to say fans are completely satisfied with how things are. The question on the gaming community’s lips since 2013, after all, involves Rockstar Games’ next entry to the prestige franchise: when is the GTA 6 release date? If the recent headlines are anything to go by, we can expect the instalment to arrive sometime in 2025.

Rumours surrounding Grand Theft Auto VI have long been in circulation, but a well-timed confirmation from trusted industry journalist – Jason Schreier of Bloomberg – has caused gamers the world over to sit up in their ergonomic seats, and lean forwards in anticipation. Taking to Twitter, Schreier backed the intel publicised by a prolific leaker famed for being on the money when it comes to Call of Duty and Battlefield, Tom Henderson.

The marketing budget of Rockstar Games’ parent company, Take-Two Interactive, is also a good indication that GTA 6 has a release date slated for sometime around 2025. As reported by VentureBeat, the latter’s 10-K SEC filing which outlines financial plans across the next five years shows the company is forecasting a considerable spike in advertising spend – US$89 million between April 2023 and the end of March 2024. For reference, that’s more than half the marketing budget for the next decade set aside for a single fiscal year.

Rockstar Games GTA 6 Release Date 2025

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In the past, marketing budgets have signalled other monster AAA releases. On a previous occasion, such a detail hailed the arrival of another highly-anticipated Rockstar video game sequel, Red Dead Redemption 2. Unlike Red Dead, however, according to Henderson, GTA 6 will only be available to next-gen consoles – PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S – as well as PC. Which is partially why the leaker believes we’ll have to wait in addition to preserving “employee wellbeing”… Rockstar is waiting for both a wider market adoption to occur, and the current next-gen console shortage to end. Otherwise it could very well be a wasted silver bullet.

Furthermore, given how Grand Theft Auto V is still generating decent revenue – to the point where an expanded + enhanced edition is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X (available from November 11th, 2021) – “prematurely” dropping Grand Theft Auto VI would effectively killing the golden goose before it’s done laying all its precious eggs. Like any other industry, you’re only allowed to play on if you bring in as much $$$ as you can.

Standby for the official announcement regarding the GTA 6 release date from Rockstar Games. And check out Tom Henderson’s video below for a supposedly rough idea of what’s to come from a futuristic setting as opposed to an 80s/90s-inspired setting, potentially returning to Miami, mass multiplayer overhaul, and details regarding the much-hyped female protagonist.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]