Rumors revolving around Grand Theft Auto 6 have been circulating for a while now, and it appears that it doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. This latest rumor shakes things up for the series as a whole, making the highly anticipated title even more ambitious than we thought.
This most recent leak is from a prominent YouTuber who goes by the online username LongSensation. What makes fans inclined to believe his claims is the fact that he was able to accurately predict all kinds of details about different Call of Duty games in the past.
It’s not an understatement to say that leaks and rumors about Grand Theft Auto 6 have been around for a long time. More specifically, these started circulating in 2018 since Red Dead Redemption 2 was released.
While a couple rumors, such as the game’s map, were debunked before, there’s still a plethora of rumors out there that could still be proven to be true. YouTuber LongSensation declared the most recent leak, and this time around, it’s all about the main character of the game.
According to the leaker, Grand Theft Auto 6 may feature a female playable protagonist for the first time in the franchise’s history. LongSensation, otherwise known as Tom Henderson on Twitter, shared the information on his Twitter account. Naturally, the tweet caused some discourse to ensue, with some asking for more details about the claim.
For the first time ever in a GTA title, GTA 6 will have a playable female and male protagonist. #GTA6 #GTAVI
— Tom Henderson (@_TomHenderson_) January 10, 2021
The claim also left many fans to speculate what Rockstar Games plans are. Some wonder if the alleged female protagonist will play the same way as Arthur Morgan or Niko Bellic, or if the developer will be following the footsteps of companies like Ubisoft and will give players the option to choose the gender of the main character.
On the other hand, some fans think that this leak will most likely work the same way as Grand Theft Auto 5, wherein the game had multiple protagonists. Sadly, the leaker didn’t elaborate on his claim and moved on to tweet about other topics.
As always, we should regard this information with a pinch of salt, at least until Rockstar Games makes an official announcement. However, if LongSensation’s leak is true, then this may not be the only title from the developer to star a female protagonist.
Based on Red Dead Redemption 2’s storyline, there’s also a big chance that Sadie Adler may be taking the reins in Red Dead Redemption 3 as the main protagonist.
That being said, it would be great if these rumors were true though. Featuring female main characters in their games would be a major turning point for a studio like Rockstar Games, especially since it paid its women developers less than the men at some point in its history.
There’s one thing we can say for sure right now though, and that’s the fact that Rockstar Games is currently focusing its time and energy on successfully launching Grand Theft Auto 5 for the PlayStation 5 this year. Not only that, the developer has also been prioritizing the development of DLCs for both its online titles, Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online.
As such, it’s best to sit still and wait for now until the developer is ready to reveal any tidbit of information about Grand Theft Auto 6.