GTA VI characters, settings and other details leak |  GameSpot News – GS News Updates

GTA VI characters, settings and other details leak | GameSpot News – GS News Updates

Bombshell news for GTA VI, your PlayStation Plus games for August, and some disappointing news for the Knights of the Old Republic remake. All this on today’s GameSpot News.

A report from Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier gives us the biggest Grand Theft Auto VI info dump we’ve ever gotten, both detailing what to expect in the game as well as a behind-the-scenes look at Rockster on its development. First, let’s talk about the content of the game itself.

Bloomberg reports that the game will feature a Latina character, making this the first playable female in a GTA campaign. This character will be part of a pair of leads that are supposed to be influenced by Bonnie and Clyde, the married couple who went on a bank heist with their gang during the Great Depression. No word on whether or not players will get to play as the other character in pairing.

The game has an internal code name, Project Americas, as it was originally intended to contain large parts of the American continent. However, the game’s scope has been reduced over time, and will be set in the universe’s fictional depiction of Miami; Vice City. The report includes the details that the game will still be quite large, with more interior locations than previous GTA games, and that the developer will add more cities and content over time.

But when can you play it? Some developers on the team told Bloomberg that it will be released sometime in publisher Take-Two’s 2024 fiscal year, which runs from April 2023 to March 2024. Although some interviewees believed that the game would not hit that window and that it would not come out earlier than 2024.

The game has been in development since 2014, which if it were to be released in 2024, would mean that development would take ten years, a time period during which Rockstar has gone through some dramatic changes. In 2018, hundreds of Rockstar employees spoke out about issues of crunch and toxicity at the developer, which has reportedly led to some massive cultural changes at the company.

Employees informed Schreier that morale at Rockstar is at an all-time high, thanks to changes in scheduling, the conversion of contractors to full-time employees, and the firing of several managers that workers under them considered abusive and difficult to work with. This change in culture has guided the content of the game itself, aiming not to “clash down” on marginalized groups, and while previous entries have largely been a satirical look at the United States, several staff members in the report pointed out that satirizing the present-day United States is more difficult thanks to the US already being a parody of itself.

So if you’re disappointed to have to wait for GTA VI, don’t worry – we’re already live.

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