Following the announcement that the protagonists of GTA 6 will be a dynamic duo reminiscent of Bonnie and Clyde, a brief new report has surfaced stating that there are even more heroes in the crime game, or anti-heroes depending on your point of view. Axios‘ Stephen Totilo followed Bloomberg’s initial report and said he was previously told by his sources that Rockster planned to have four GTA 6 protagonists. The original plan was also to include three cities. Bloomberg’s report states that GTA 6 will take place in a single city at launch – Miami – with future updates adding more locations after release.
Totilo said the team scaled back GTA 6 to help streamline development, which would seem to verify previous rumors of troubled production and alleged project resets. And that still leaves room for additional playable characters in these future updates, depending on how much of Rockstar’s original story remains intact in these latest content drops.
“Just One Town” might seem like a downgrade from the previous objective, but there are indications that GTA 6’s Miami might be more exciting than it looks. Recent developments in Grand Theft Auto Online have even tenuous ties to GTA Vice City, as both open with warnings of dangerous tropical weather conditions.
Having two protagonists, on the other hand, is frankly a much more enticing prospect than four or more. The three protagonists and disparate stories of GTA 5 were good, true, but focusing on just two heroes with a connected plot means more chances for stronger character development and a different plot than what GTA normally releases.
Either way, we’ll have to wait quite a while before we know for sure. The Bloomberg report, which Totilo corroborated, said GTA 6 likely won’t be released until 2024.