Grand Theft Auto 6 will feature a female playable protagonist and takes place in and around Miami AKA Vice City, according to a new report. Bloomberg reports that a Latina woman will be one of two "leading" characters in the game, and the story is influenced by the infamous bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde.
The report also suggests that the original plan for GTA 6 was for it to be "more vast" in size than any GTA game before, with "early" designs pointing to a map that could cover "large swaths of North and South America." At the time, the project was reportedly codenamed Project Americas
The report goes on to say Rockstar will "continually update" GTA 6 over time to add new missions and even entire cities on a "regular basis." While GTA 6's rumored Miami map may be smaller than the original Project Americas concept, it's still expected to be significant in size, the report said. It added that GTA 6 will have even more interior locations than past GTA games.
As for when GTA 6 might be released, the report said development on the title is progressing slower than some developers expected. The pandemic caused production delays, the report said, but another factor causing the slower development was due to changes at Rockstar to help improve culture and working conditions. Additionally, the design department was said to have been restructured to help workers avoid excessive overtime.
With all of that in mind, developers told Bloomberg that GTA 6 is probably at least two years away, putting its potential release date at some point in 2024 at the soonest.