While the release date for the next edition of the Grand Theft Auto video game franchise is still in the air, the buzz among Rockstar Games gamers is that GTA VI will feature a female protagonist for the first time.
Grand Theft Auto To Make Franchise History
The upcoming Grant Theft Auto sequel is reportedly dropping in Fall 2021 for PlayStation, XBox and the PC. Sources in the gaming community believe this version will have both a male and female main character, the latter of which would be a first in the game’s history.
RUMOR: #GTA6 will reportedly feature the series’ first female protagonist!
Call Of Duty Follows GTA’s Lead On Black Lives Matter
Activision’s Call of Duty knows the importance of Black Lives Matter. The huge gaming franchise added an in-game message on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to show its support, shortly after Grand Theft Auto made its own BLM statement.
Infinity Ward just released an update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare that adds a splash screen message in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Players are being told they need to update their client upon finishing multiplayer games, and once they do, the message appears on screen. “Our community is hurting,” the statement reads. “The systemic inequalities our community experiences are once again center stage. Call of Duty and Infinity Ward stand for equality and inclusion. We stand against the racism and injustice our Black community endures. Until change happens and Black Lives Matter, we will never truly be the community we strive to be.” (The Verge)
Grand Theft Auto’s BLM Message
Powerhouse company Rockstar’s biggest titles temporarily shut down in George Floyd‘s memory. The statement showed the company’s commitment to supporting Black Lives Matter around the globe and especially in the United States.
Black Lives Matter. To honor the legacy of George Floyd, today, 6/4/20, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET, we will be shutting down access to our online games, Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online. -Rockstar Games’ Twitter
Tee Grizzley Hyped To Have His Merch On GTA
Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley was geeked in 2020 to have his own customized merchandise featured in Grand Theft Auto Online. He left his gamer fans know where they can get their own Grizzley Gang shirts.
“Merch available on GTA right now (thug life server) GRIZZLEY GANG 🐻” -Tee Grizzley’s Instagram