Grand Theft Auto 6 is said to have a female main character, according to a leak. This is what a well-known industry insider & Youtuber claims.
What happened? On Twitter, the insider and YouTuber Tom Henderson claimed that GTA 6 will have a female protagonist. Fans question Henderson, but he has remained silent until now. We clarify what the statement is about.
GTA 6 with female protagonists: Finally something new?
We found out: The short message that Tom Henderson shared on his Twitter profile contained only a short sentence. But this says more than was necessary to freak out the fans waiting for GTA 6.
— Tom Henderson (@_TomHenderson_) January 10, 2021
Can you choose? Some users try to figure out the leak. They assume that the choice of the main character’s gender is up to the player. Just like in Cyberpunk 2077, you should be able to choose between a male and a female character.
As with Assassin’s Creed, the motion capture and plot of the story would probably stay the same. Only appearance and voice would change.
Can this be problematic? It sounds incredibly cool to have the choice of playing a woman in the GTA universe. Even if you can already do that in GTA Online, a full Grand Theft Auto with a single player is no comparison to that.
However, there is a problem on the horizon: the male character could end up being too female or the female character becomes to much of a male. We do not want to start a debate about gender roles.
However, women in the gaming and movie industry are often written as simply being men with long hair. The reason for this is mostly that many authors mistake a strong woman for a male woman.
How GTA 6 wants to solve this remains to be seen. There is currently no information about the release. The truth of the leak about the protagonist of GTA 6 can certainly be argued.