An in game screenshot of the Ocean View hotel from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

GTA 6 Wishlist: 6 Issues We Wish to See Within the Subsequent Grand Theft Auto

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With the latest information that the Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer will quickly be upon us, now looks as if a very good time for some good old style hypothesis combined with a sprinkling of hopeless want and optimism.

It’s been over 10 years since GTA 5 was launched. Within the decade since, growth know-how has progressed, with breakthroughs in graphics, processing energy, and two generations of consoles, so expectations are greater than ever for the following sport. 

Pleasure for GTA 6 is at fever pitch ranges due to the information the primary trailer is dropping in early December, so we’re going to be taking a look at six issues—as a result of, in fact, it needs to be six—that we need to see and might be doable in GTA 6.  

6) A return to Vice Metropolis and/or Liberty Metropolis 

An in game screenshot of the Ocean View hotel from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
Seeing a revamped Vice Metropolis could be tremendous cool. Picture by way of Rockstar Video games.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice Metropolis is a well-liked installment within the sequence that includes a colourful setting impressed by Miami. Followers have speculated that Vice Metropolis might be the setting for GTA 6, seeing as we already acquired to see each San Andreas and Liberty Metropolis rebuilt for the fashionable day in GTA 5 and GT4, respectively. 

It could make a whole lot of sense for Vice Metropolis to a minimum of make an look in GTA 6, however I feel a return to Liberty Metropolis can also be doable. The final time we noticed the town was in Grand Theft Auto 4, which launched again in 2008. Each console and PC gaming have modified and improved dramatically since then, so it will be fascinating to see how a lot Rockstar Video games can overhaul such a well known in-game metropolis for the brand new era of gaming. 

Whether or not they’re main places, areas you merely go by means of, or locations you go to throughout sure missions, a return to Vice Metropolis or Liberty Metropolis could be an awesome addition to the following GTA sport. 

5) Customization to the max

A piece of promotional artwork depicting a car from Grand Theft Auto V.
Automotive customization has at all times been a staple of the sequence, however why not amp up the customization potentialities? Picture by way of Rockstar Video games.

When you concentrate on customization within the Grand Theft Auto video games, the very first thing prone to come to thoughts is automotive customization. The franchise known as Grand Theft Auto, in spite of everything, so it’s no shock a big portion of the main target is on the automobiles and driving. The customization of garments and hair for the participant character can also be one thing that has been outstanding since Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. That being stated, an entire new stage of customization for varied parts within the subsequent installment might be a enjoyable inclusion. 

Though you’ll be able to customise your individual character in GTA On-line, the primary sequence has at all times been a franchise with set characters moderately than player-created characters. As talked about, you’ll be able to customise them to an extent, altering their hair and garments, however including extra choices for customizing the characters might be an effective way so as to add a little bit of participant character to the central characters whereas nonetheless sustaining a devoted protagonist (or protagonists). 

One other method to give GTA 6 a extra private contact could be so as to add the choice to customise your house and another properties or companies you personal. Customization of your residence is accessible in GTA On-line, however there isn’t a lot to it, and customization of Michael, Franklin, and Trevor’s properties in GTA 5 was non-existent. It doesn’t must be in-depth or difficult. I’m not speaking about The Sims stage of constructing and customizing, just a few ornament choices to offer your residing area a little bit extra character.

4) Extra shops and different interactable places

There are numerous shops within the GTA video games, most of that are outfitters, weapon shops, quick meals eating places, or comfort shops. Gamers should purchase from these locations or rob them if they like, however increasing on this might be an effective way to make the world really feel extra alive.

This might hyperlink again to the thought of extra customization potentialities, equivalent to by together with shops the place you might buy objects to customise any properties you personal. Possibly we might even get pet shops the place we might purchase or undertake some furry mates for our protagonist. When enjoying as Franklin in GTA V, you had a pet within the type of Chop the canine, however together with a pet retailer could be an fascinating means so as to add a bit extra selection and depth to the thought of pets within the Grand Theft Auto sequence.

There are all types of potentialities with these sorts of shops and places that might be included within the subsequent GTA sport, although there must be a very good stability in regard to implementing this function. This can be a GTA title, in spite of everything, and we nonetheless need it to really feel like one. If anybody can discover a method to keep this stability, it’s Rockstar. 

3) A feminine protagonist who doesn’t really feel compelled

A piece of promotional artwork depicting a female officer handcuffing another woman from Grand Theft Auto V.
A feminine protagonist could be nice, as long as her inclusion is smart within the bigger narrative. Picture by way of Rockstar Video games.

Girls have not often gotten the prospect within the GTA franchise to be greater than eye sweet or over-the-top stereotypes (particularly within the earlier titles). In our modern-day and age, there’s an opportunity for Rockstar Video games to create a really superior feminine protagonist who can maintain her personal in a franchise primarily dominated by males. 

There have been rumors that there shall be two protagonists in GTA 6. The rumors counsel the playable characters shall be a female and male couple with a Bonnie and Clyde-like relationship. I actually hope that is the case, as enjoying the sport as a legal couple not solely is smart from a story perspective but additionally matches in completely with the opposite protagonists within the Grand Theft Auto franchise. 

As a feminine gamer who has at all times cherished the GTA video games (and was means too younger once they began enjoying them), I used to be initially a bit frightened about rumors of a feminine protagonist within the subsequent sport. 

I used to be frightened it would really feel compelled or that the thought was getting used as a gimmick moderately than as a result of the writers really had a stable thought for a personality. That being stated, it’s clear Rockstar isn’t within the behavior of together with something in its video games for the sake of public approval, so my worries have subsided as of late. I’m fairly certain if the developer decides to incorporate a feminine protagonist, it can create a personality that won’t solely maintain her personal, but additionally do the franchise justice. 

2) An overhauled climate system

This would possibly look like a nitpick, however the climate within the GTA video games has at all times felt a little bit lackluster. In GTA 5, rain would have an effect on your driving, which I at all times thought was a cool contact. Nevertheless, this might positively go larger in a brand new GTA sport. Seasonal adjustments and completely different climate to match the altering seasons would make the world really feel extra real looking and will impression how gamers maneuver round it.

Think about it begins to snow when the climate goes by means of the winter cycle, and also you get to trigger chaos on the roads as persons are struggling to drive within the harsh terrain. There is also storms and different extreme climate circumstances that amp up the drama whereas in missions or free roaming. If there’s an choice to rob a financial institution in the midst of a hurricane, I’m positively going to take that selection.

The chances are countless if you wish to be much more of a public menace in several climate circumstances. I need to trigger issues on goal, Rockstar, and I need to do all of it yr spherical, come rain or shine. 

1) A change to the needed system

A piece of promotional artwork depicting a police car on fire from Grand Theft Auto V.
The needed system is one thing that would use a revamp. Picture by way of Rockstar Video games.

I don’t assume the star-wanted stage system within the GTA franchise ought to change, as its such an iconic staple of the sequence. However that doesn’t imply that different parts of the policing system couldn’t do with a tune-up within the subsequent sport. 

One of many largest gripes many people had with GTA 5 was you’ll get the identical response to crimes regardless of the place you dedicated them and who noticed them. If you happen to ran down a bunch of pedestrians in the midst of the town, you wouldn’t be shocked when the cops confirmed as much as bust your ass instantly. If you happen to began inflicting a ruckus out in the midst of nowhere with no witnesses, although, you’ll get the identical response. This doesn’t make sense, since there’s no means for the police to know precisely the place you might be and instantly come and get you.

There may be a lot that might be finished with a change within the policing system within the subsequent sport. Let’s say you kill an harmless particular person since you’re simply absolutely the worst (however this can be a GTA sport, so that you’re forgiven for now). Police exercise within the space might develop into intense as they seek for the lacking particular person, or maybe they discover their physique, and now they’re on excessive alert for the assassin. Once more, that is one thing that may be very robust to implement in a sport, however Rockstar video games aren’t thought-about among the better of the perfect for no purpose. 

This might add an entire new layer of gameplay to legal exercise and the police response parts the video games are well-known for. Gamers would wish to assume a little bit extra earlier than committing against the law to anticipate what the police response is perhaps, moderately than simply drive away as rapidly as they’ll and conceal someplace secluded till their star stage slowly decreases.

There positively must be some sort of change to the police system in GTA 6, because it simply doesn’t make sense for the cops to immediately be in your tail even when you dedicated against the law with no witnesses out in the midst of nowhere.