GTA 6 Reportedly Had Four Playable Characters At One Point – NBCNEWS

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A report has revealed that Rockstar Games is apparently abandoning its original plans for Grand Theft Auto 6, reducing the total number of playable characters in the game to two. Rockstar has officially confirmed that GTA 6 was in development earlier in 2022, with multiple new reports shedding light on aspects of the development of the expected sequel.

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The news broke the other week that Grant Theft Auto 6 would have a duo reminiscent of Bonnie and Clyde as playable protagonists. This would allow players to play as a female character in a Grand Theft Auto story for the first time since the original 1997 entry on PC, where four of the eight protagonists were women. Until now, in the 3D era of Grand Theft Autohave players only had a chance to play as women in GTA Online – where they can create and customize their own characters.

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axiosStephen Totilo (via PCGamesN) followed this one Grand Theft Auto 6 reveals and was informed by his sources that Rockstar’s original plan was to have four playable protagonists – which would be one more than GTA 5‘s trio of Michael, Franklin and Trevor – but the team had to downsize to streamline development. There has been no news about who these additional two characters were or how they might have been connected to GTA 6‘s Bonnie and Clyde-esque story, or if the story itself has changed due to the reduced number of playable characters.

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Grand Theft Auto 6‘s location is also something that has reportedly been reduced in size. The game would be set in one city at launch, a fictional version of Miami, which sees a return to Rockstar’s take on Florida since Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, but this was not always the plan, as Totilo reported that previous plans for GTA 6 included three cities. This corresponds to Bloomberg‘s report claiming that Rockstar was working on the upcoming title under the codename Project America, and the goal was to include areas modeled after large parts of the Americas. While Miami will be the only location at launch, the report states that future updates may add more locations after release.

News from Rockstar shrinks elements of Grand Theft Auto 6 is not surprising given the rumors of a troubled production and alleged project resets surrounding the title. It sounds like Rockstar’s streamlining of its massive crime game could lead to a tighter story, with two close-knit characters in a relationship like Bonnie and Clyde’s offering a chance for strong character development along the lines of Red Dead Redemption 2the often sad story.

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sources: axios (through PCGamesN)

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