Rumors stirred over a female main character in GTA 6 after a leak made its way to Twitter on Sunday, Jan. 10. Tom Henderson, Viral Junkie CEO and prolific COD information source, published a tweet voicing the rumor. His claim has made waves throughout the community, considering his credibility is notably solid concerning details of the next Activision games.
Could Rockstar Games' flagship franchise finally put women into the driver's seat?
GTA 6 Leak Stirs Rumors of Female Main Character
Unfortunately, there aren't any other leaks to corroborate this story. Rockstar has been tight-lipped about the development of the next GTA installation, so fans have had to rely heavily on hearsay for any information on the game's direction.
The most common theory surrounding this choice is that Rockstar will create two separate storylines for each gender implemented into the game. Players will have the choice to experience both sides at their own discretion.
The news was met with mixed reactions on Henderson's Twitter page. Some were excited at the prospect of a new perspective in the game. GTA has been a "male-dominated" game since its original release in 1997. The concept of experiencing the game from an entirely new angle seemed to build the hype—with some players joking about whether they'll be able to visit male strip clubs, as well.
Others were less enthusiastic. Players voiced concerns that the shift "won't work" for a game like GTA and that it killed the hype for them. Anxiety over the development of the character also littered replies. Unsurprisingly, of course, there was a fair share of mournful tweets over the "death" of gaming and questions about other types of representation.
It goes without saying that the studio hasn't confirmed or denied this latest leak. DBLTAP cannot confirm its veracity at the time of writing.