October 26th marks the official worldwide release date for Rockstar Games highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 video game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. While the Western-themed action-adventure title is destined to break various sales records from day one and onward, the fact of the matter is that the next entry in the critically-acclaimed Grand Theft Auto franchise will easily surpass those numbers with ease.
When thinking about the future of the GTA series, it’s important to consider several key factors including the fact that the next installment will be built to run on more powerful consoles such as the PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s successor to the Xbox One X. With this in mind, I decided to put together a quick list of four things that we want from Grand Theft Auto 6.
Improved Create Your Own Character System
With every new Grand Theft Auto release, Rockstar Games has done a phenomenal job at creating compelling characters that continue to evolve as each storyline progresses. Most recently with GTA Online, players were given the ability to create their own characters based on resembling the looks of the mom, dad, and grandparent models already implemented into the system.
For GTA 6, I would love to see them push these boundaries even further and allow your fully created character to become the focal point of the entire single-player story mode. Adding a deeper level of personalization can significantly enhance the overall experience and enable players to feel like they are actually a part of the world.
Grand Theft Auto games are known for taking place in fictional versions of the world throughout different time periods. Over the course of the last 16 years, we have had the luxury of exploring New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and London.
For the next game, it will be very interesting to see where Rockstar can take us next. I personally would love to see a new location set within modern or futuristic times. However they ultimately decide to tackle this aspect of the game, we at least know they will deliver a visually stunning and immersive experience from start to finish.
More Games And Activities
One of the more fascinating aspects about these massive titles is that the developers are always committed to capturing the entire scope of the city by introducing a wide range of games and activities for you to do. The Vinewood Casino featured in GTA V offers games like Blackjack, Poker, and Slots for players to spend their cold hard cash on.
While I do expect several of these games to return in the next entry in the series, I’m also expecting new activities and games to take center stage as well. Several new gaming and popular trends have been introduced since GTA V launched in 2013, and it would be intriguing to see how they can be implemented within the confines of a new world.
Both virtual reality and augmented reality have been growing in popularity throughout this console generation. Now that developers are making games for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive, the future is looking even brighter for this technology and it’s poised to impact not only gaming but how we operate on a regular basis.
By the time GTA 6 arrives in stores, we will know whether or not VR is the new preferred way to play. If this does indeed come to pass, then I fully expect this title to have full VR support and expand upon the first person mode feature that was optional in GTA V.
This concludes our article on four things that we want from Grand Theft Auto 6. Are there any additional things that you would like to see in the game? Please feel free to let us know in the comments section below.