The highly anticipated Grand Automatic Flight 6 would feature a Latina protagonist who will be one of the two main characters in the upcoming game. If accurate, this will mark the first entry with a playable female in the lead role. The decision coincides with internal efforts at Rockstar to improve workplace practices and culture, with less overtime required and gender gap improvements in the company.
This comes from a Bloomberg report, citing people familiar with the game’s development. The outlet spoke to more than 20 current and former Rockstar employees, who generally view the company’s recent changes as a positive. , leading to an improvement in overall morale.
According to the report, the GTA 6 the protagonists will be influenced by Bonnie and Clyde. It’s possible that you can switch between the two on the fly, just like you would in GTA V, although it’s unclear how this will work when the game finally launches.
By all accounts, Rockstar (and GTA 6) aim to be very different than before. The company, which was once known for making fun of everyone, including marginalized groups, is more aware of the type of content its games will include. For example, the company has apparently abandoned plans to include a Cops ‘n’ Crooks mode in GTA online after a police officer murdered George Floyd in the summer of 2020.
Similarly, Rockstar is also said to have improved its gender pay gap, with a greater focus on equality and overall workplace health, both physically and mentally. Since Rockstar improved workplace practices, employees have had healthier work schedules with less stress, which has extended development time for GTA 6.
Some Rockstar employees don’t expect GTA 6 be released until 2024 at the earliest, although the company has yet to reveal a firm release date.