According to a growing number of leaks, the upcoming GTA VI may indeed offer players the opportunity to play as a female character.
The choice is particularly surprising as the title has relied on rather macho, even misogynistic, concepts since its inception. The role of the woman in the franchise has always been limited to two stereotypical options: housewife or prostitute.
We know that the title will take place in a fictional city that will be greatly inspired by the city of Miami, Florida. According to information currently relayed by Bloomberg, the title would be released in early 2024.
The heroine is said to be of Latin descent, and will be paired with another male character to form a Bonnie and Clyde-inspired duo. In the same spirit that aims to offer a more “inclusive” game, Rockstar would have done without certain scenes or aspects developed in its previous titles: racial insults, targeting gender or sexual orientation…