Grand Theft Auto fans are ecstatic over the rumor that the next release in the series will feature a playable female main character.
The report of the first-ever female protagonist in the game's 23-year-history came from Tom Henderson, a video game superfan who has proven credible when leaking news about other marquee games, particularly in the Call of Duty series.
— Tom Henderson (@_TomHenderson_) January 10, 2021
With more than seven years between today and the last release in the GTA series, fans are starving for any news on the development of GTA VI. When that unconfirmed update turns out to be a groundbreaking first for the franchise, fans have reason to be excited.
GTA developer Rockstar Games has not announced that they're working on any sequel in the franchise. As such, they're remaining mum on the idea that players will be able to play as a woman for the first time despite the report. Representatives for the company offered no comment when reached by Complex.
Radio silence isn't enough to dim the response of fans, however. They flooded Twitter with enthusiasm after the rumor spread.
They are going to have a female protagonist in GTA 6. That's pretty awesome
— 🌺 KzN Megabyte 🌺 (@MegabyteMegan) January 13, 2021
More hyped for GTA 6 now that I know I’ll be able to play as a female 😋
— Shel (@pettyshellz) January 12, 2021
I for one care, and I’d really like to see a female protagonist finally happen, but I don’t hold out hope of seeing a GTA 6 any time soon 😂
Over 7 years later, Rockstar still haven’t announced anything... while reports suggest a GTA 6 launch in 2023/2024, I won’t hold my breath
— Amelia | Aims (@amelia_ikeda) January 13, 2021
I literally said last night GTA 6 should have a female protagonist and today it’s been rumoured that they do!!!
— Sophia (@sophiasmithay) January 12, 2021
There will be female main character in gta 6 ! Lessgoo never played a game with female main character before.
— Finn (@Finn0021) January 12, 2021
“im not buying GTA 6 if there’s a female protagonist” pic.twitter.com/P1ShqMMExa
— devan ⓘ 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗹𝗮𝗶𝗺 𝗶𝘀 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗽𝘂𝘁𝗲𝗱 (@rowdyfuneral) January 13, 2021
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