According to an established leaker, GTA 6 is going to break new ground for the franchise and have a female protagonist lead the game. This would mark the first time this has ever happened in Grand Theft Auto’s history.
Rockstar did their best to innovate with GTA 5 and they did so admirably by having three different characters run in real-time, simultaneously. You can easily switch between Trevor, Michael, and Franklin and take advantage of their particular idiosyncrasies.
But now it seems like Rockstar wants to go one step further and put you in control of a female character too.
GTA VI female protagonist leak
The Grand Theft Auto games have had their fair share of female characters in the past and the idea of having a lead character makes perfect sense.
There’s been a significant and noticeable shift towards female leads in recent years. Most notably we’ve seen Aloy in Horizon Zero Dawn, Jesse Faden in Control, Senua in Hellblade, Lara Croft, and many more.
So it seems apt for, arguably, video game’s biggest ever franchise to make this move. Thanks to Tom Henderson, notorious leaker of Call of Duty and various other games, on Twitter we may have confirmation of this.
He says that: “GTA 6 will have a playable female and male protagonist.”
Now, we don’t know if this is 100% true, but Tom Henderson has been correct about a lot of things in the past. We also don’t know if it’s going to be a la GTA 5 in that you can switch between both characters whenever you want to.
It’ll be interesting to see the relationship between the male and female characters. They could be romantically involved, brother and sister, or something else entirely.
The one thing we know for sure is that Rockstar’s track record of creating compelling narratives that could be worthy of the big screen is second-to-none. So if we do have a female lead, then Rockstar will do their best to make them memorable.