Rumors still abound in the GTA 6 release date, but speculations are strong that we?re looking at another two and a half years, or 2018, before Rockstar Games graces us again with a worthy follow-up of the spectacular Grand Theft Auto 5.
Why? Because seriously how do make sure that you top a highly-successful product like the GTA?5? Rockstar will sure need all it time and resources to outdo a video game which was able to sell $800 Million-worth of videos in the first day alone, and breach $1-Billion on the third day? Exactly.
The Grand Theft Auto series has so far given us the biggest open-world video game in the market today, so every gamer expects an even bigger universe in GTA 6.
No one thought Rockstar could surpass the success of initial GTA stories, but they changed all that by introducing not just one, but three main characters in GTA 5. The missions were also spectacular ? and each were done with such impressive graphics and cinematography that it would be so hard to surpass that.
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So yes, 2018 seems like the most probably time before we see the new game. But don?t worry, there?ll be mini series in between to temporarily satiate appetite for the game such as GTA City Series.
As for the characters, there?s a strong clamor for a female lead! GTA has always been known to disregard the presence of strong female characters, and they are always portrayed as second class citizens that?s only good for sex, and some small time missions ? never a major one.
So casting a female lead is seen as the next logical thing to do. So who could this be? Well some, like masterherald.com, is saying that the dusky beauty Eva Mendez will be the inspiration and voice for the female lead. The actress, who balances out both sexy and brawn beautifully, may just be the personality to grab the attention of game enthusiasts everywhere.
Not only that, even Mendez? partner, Ryan Gosling is rumored to also voice one of the new characters in GTA 6 ? a move no doubt inspired by his performance in Drive.
If these are true, then Rockstar seems to be going to the direction of GTA: Vice City, which also starred prominent characters to voice the game?s lead role.
Rockstar?s Leslie Benzie did not confirm this in an interview, but said that the developers are working on ?a lot of ideas.? ?We’ve got about 45 years worth of ideas we want to do. We don’t know what ‘GTA 6’ will be, but we’ve got some ideas.?
The founder also said that for now, their focus would be the new setting for the game. So are we seeing another beautiful setting such as Los Santos? It can actually be somewhere more exotic.
“Where is it going to be set is the first question. Then that defines the missions; you’re doing different things in L.A. than in New York or Miami. The map and story get worked up together, and the story is a basic flow of how it works out so you can layer the missions in,” Benzie said.