Devs, never forget to keep your fans starving for news of an upcoming game long enough for any reveal to feel like Half-Life 3. Rockstar seemingly stuck to that rule, as it has been silent on Grand Theft Auto 6 for what seems like the greater half of the century, but a pesky report has ruined their plans. A recent report claims that we'll play as a woman, something that never ever happened in the franchise's history (and perhaps even in video game history, who knows). This piece of news unsurprisingly inspired one hell of a lot of fans to unleash a tsunami of, uh, very original takes onto the Internet.

They're all a variation of “Playing as a woman will make the entire world of the game less fun”. That's what a lot of women have been saying for a while now, so good one, but this take is funny for other reasons as well. For starters, the rumors also come packed with the intel that this woman will be from South America. Having a Latina character with a criminal background is actually way more tone-deaf than it is woke or even groundbreaking. Secondly, this proves that the people complaining don't really care all that much about GTA, because otherwise, they would've known that it has previously featured female main characters. The original GTA, the least woke and therefore the best one of the bunch, we assume, had a roster of 8 characters to pick from, half of them women. 

GTA 1 character roster

Rockstar

Every single character in the original game plays exactly the same, so that's a good takeaway for these people, right?

Did GTA invent wokeness in the '90s? Time to burn hundreds of millions of copies

 

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