Can Rockstar improve upon a near perfect game that's lasted over a decade?
The Grand Theft Auto franchise has been one of the most successful and beloved video game series of all time, with each sequel only increasing the quality of the franchise. It has been ten long years since the franchise received a new entry. Not to say that Rockstar has just been sitting around collecting money, the company has kept GTA 5 alive through constant updates for the player base.
Not only that but they have also released Red Dead Redemption 2, which received huge amounts of praise as well. Both of these franchises have made Rockstar a legend in the gaming industry. Their ability to craft a detailed and engaging story is unrivaled in the gaming world.
Fans have been eagerly waiting for news of the next game in the Grand Theft Auto series, and recently, it was announced that the first official trailer for Grand Theft Auto VI is set to be released in early December 2023.
While fans are frothing at the mouth with anticipation for the release of the trailer, there has been much speculation about what they can expect from the game itself. The previous game in the series was a massive success, with a complex storyline, engaging gameplay, and a massive open-world environment. And as always, Rockstar implemented a level of detail that would change the gaming experience for a decade. The big question is, will they be able to pull it off again?
You tell me exactly what you want, and I will very carefully explain to you why it cannot be. — Simeon Yetarian, Grand Theft Auto V
One of the most popular rumors circulating about GTA VI is that it will feature multiple playable characters, similar to GTA V. This would allow players to experience the game from different perspectives and offer a greater variety of gameplay styles. Fans have also speculated that the game will feature a larger world than its predecessor, with more cities to explore and more missions to complete.
Another feature fans would like to see in GTA VI is a more robust character customization system. In previous games, players could choose from a limited set of pre-designed characters and outfits. Some fans are hoping for a more extensive selection of customization options that will allow them to create unique and personalized characters. Although it is doubtful that GTA would go full on RPG, some ability to modify the characters would add a fun new element to the game.
Yet another area where fans hope to see improvement is in the game's physics engine. A more realistic and immersive physics engine could greatly enhance the game's overall experience, making it more engaging and enjoyable. Players are also hoping for more environmental and weather effects, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters.
The gaming world has changed a bit since the introduction of GTA 5, and so have the fan’s expectations of how interactive the world they are playing in will be. This could include more realistic NPC behavior, such as more varied and interesting pedestrian behavior and more realistic traffic patterns. Fans would also like to see more interactive objects and environments, allowing players to interact with almost everything in the world. Based on what Rockstar pulled off in Red Dead Redemption 2, this shouldn’t be an issue.
Although fans have a large wish list for what could be included in GTA 6, there is little doubt that Rockstar will be able to pull it off. Based on what they have done with their other releases and what they have done to GTA 5 over the past ten years, GTA 6 will likely be an amazing game that will take home every available award the year that it is released.