Like others, you could be among those also hyped about the launch of the “Grand Theft Auto 6” (“GTA 6”). Right now, with its rumored release window this 2025 (which is still two years from now), there are just very few details about the game, and most of them are only based on rumors.
One of these rumors is that its protagonists will take inspiration from the infamous Depression Era bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde. If you are familiar with these personalities or have watched the “Bonnie and Clyde” movie in the 1960s, you know that if this rumor is true, then “GTA 6” will be very exciting. In this article, we’ll take a look at the details of this speculation and what the gameplay could possibly be if you are to follow this rumor. But first, who are Bonnie and Clyde for those unfamiliar with them?
For Those Not Familiar With Them, Who Are Bonnie And Clyde?
Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow were criminals in the United States who traveled around the country’s central region together with their gang during the Great Depression. They were actually a couple and were notorious for their bank robberies, though they preferred to steal from smaller stores or rural funeral homes.
The exploits of Bonnie and Clyde captured the American press’ and its audiences’ attention during what is occasionally pertained to as the “public enemy era” from 1931 to 1934. Bonnie and Clyde are believed to have killed at least nine police officers and four civilians.
There is also a movie titled “Bonnie and Clyde” directed by Arthur Penn, and headlined by Fave Dunaway and Warren Beatty. The film talked about their lives and exploits.
‘GTA 6’ Protagonists Inspired By Bonnie And Clyde?
Rumors and speculations say that one of the protagonists of “GTA 6” will be a Latina woman who will take inspiration from one of the criminal duos, Bonnie. If this rumor is true, the game will be the very first installment in the franchise to have a woman as a playable character.
Furthermore, these rumors also say the game will be set in Vice City, a fan favorite inspired by Florida’s star city, Miami. If they are authentic, it would be extremely interesting to see a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde plot in Vice City (inspired by Miami), which differs from the central United States, where Bonnie and Clyde committed their crimes.
The Game’s Ending
The rumors also say that since the protagonists of “GTA 6” may take inspiration from Bonnie and Clyde, how the two notorious criminals’ stories ended will also be the foundation of the game’s ending.
The police ambushed Bonnie and Clyde, and shot them to death in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. If the rumors are true, the game’s ending might be similar to this. Don’t be surprised because it is not the first-time “GTA” killed its main characters, as what happened in “GTA 4’s The Lost and the Damned” expansion, for instance.
Aside from the ending, “GTA 6’s” gameplay may also be inspired by the exploits of Bonnie and Clyde if we are going to follow the insights. Here are some speculations on the gameplay:
- “GTA 6” could explore Bonnie and Clyde’s beginnings in the Barrow Gang.
- Clyde’s stay in prison may also be part of the game’s plot, especially since he may have killed somebody in revenge while inside.
- The game could also refer to Clyde’s return to the Barrow Gang, which his brother founded. Then, the perspective might switch to Bonnie as she did her first raids and robberies with this gang.
- If the game ends similarly to the ending of Bonnie and Clyde’s life, then it will be a heart-thumping shootout with the police.
Do you think “GTA 6” gamers will love these rumored plot and references in the game?