A reader examines the brand new GTA 6 rumours and what modifications he’s joyful about… and which he worries may change the sport for the more serious.
We’ve solely actually had one proper leak for Grand Theft Auto 6, that claims little or no, and but already the web is alive with concern and loathing about what all of it means. There have been actually solely three particulars: it’s set in ‘Miami’; it has two principal characters, a Bonnie & Clyde type couple the place the lady is a Latina; and Rockstar usually is making an attempt to not punch down a lot in its humour, which has instantly being described as them being ‘woke’.
I’ll deal with that final level first as a result of it’s so tiresome having to argue that being good to individuals is by some means a nasty factor. I imply, what does woke imply? Being conscious sufficient of the way you converse to somebody that you simply attempt to not offend them? And that’s what individuals are upset about? That’s what they wish to actively cease others from doing?!
Clearly this goes nicely past GTA, though I believe GTA will develop into a key battleground in these ‘tradition wars’ however I’m glad to see that Rockstar are on the aspect of the angels with this and have already eliminated some tasteless anti-trans jokes from GTA 5. Which, would you consider it, by some means didn’t utterly damage it.
Whether or not that is due to the departure of Dan Houser and others from the OG writing staff no one (besides them) can say but it surely appears Rockstar is taking a brand new, extra grown-up angle. That doesn’t imply no satire, though as Houser himself said throughout Trump’s tenure the world has successfully moved past satire. The Onion now looks like a wonderfully sober and correct information supply and it’s laborious to magnify the absurdities of actual life with out instantly being gazumped by actuality.
In consequence, I believe GTA 6 in all probability will likely be much less humorous than the earlier video games, similar to most comedy exhibits have gotten much less humorous currently. That, in fact, will likely be blamed on Rockstar dropping its enamel however that’s simply how issues are these days, everybody has their opinion and it’s fashioned lengthy earlier than they ever see what it’s they’re complaining about.
Realizing how some individuals are the truth that there’s a lady within the recreation will likely be sufficient by itself for some to lose their minds. I believe most sane individuals can settle for that it’s shameful that, in all these a long time, fashionable GTA has by no means had a feminine protagonist earlier than. Heck, they’ve barely had any memorable feminine characters of any form. The video games have achieved so badly in that regard they’ll by no means correctly redeem themselves, so having simply this one is the very least they’ll do.
The ultimate level is the curious reference to the setting as Miami, though the author, a long-serving video games journalist, will likely be nicely conscious that Vice Metropolis is GTA’s model of that metropolis. So what does that imply? Did he by some means neglect? That doesn’t appear very seemingly.
So as an alternative, does that indicate that this new GTA goes to be set in the actual world, or at the very least one thing nearer to it than earlier video games? There doesn’t appear any apparent motive for that, I’m unsure what can be misplaced or gained, besides I suppose they’ll showcase how related the sport seems to be to the actual factor.
In the event that they find yourself making the sport tremendous severe, like an precise thriller, I suppose it will make sense however that doesn’t appear very seemingly. Contemplating the assorted absurd stunts and fights you get your self into within the common GTA I don’t see how you could possibly ever take it fully critically.
For me this may be the actual outrage about GTA 6. I’m glad to listen to it’s rising up by way of its comedy, and the way in which it treats marginalised individuals, but when, on the identical time, it’s going to take all of the enjoyable out of the sport then that’s one thing to get upset about. We’ll see which causes extra anger as the sport’s launch will get nearer…
By reader Benson
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