Those GTA fans spending days and nights playing GTA III or GTA San Andreas knows that Rockstar are not limited by male gangsters in the development of Grand Theft Auto series – they definitely remember Catalina, one of the main characters in 3rd part and episodic in San Andreas. This bright but very controversial character stuck in minds of players, and here and there on the web, you could hear only one suggestion – what if Rockstar decide to include female lead role to the next GTA?
Here are some reasons why they should.
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There are quite a lot open world games in the market, and more to come. Some ‘GTA-clones’ like Saints Row or Mercenaries had main female characters, but not Grand Theft Auto. Of course, you could create a girl in Online version of the GTA V, but it would be unnamed and dummy character, without personality. That’s obviously not a Rockstar way – we get used to interesting, lively characters with their own stories. So, an introduction of female protagonist might bring a breath of fresh air in game series.
It Might Increase Game Popularity
You might ask – even more popularity? The answer is yes. Women also play games, even violent shooters – so adding female character might increase popularity of the game among girls. Some teenagers who ignore the game ratings also like to play female characters.
If Rockstar keep game quality on the same high level, plus add new interesting characters, next GTA game might beat the record of the 5th installment in terms of sales. However, there are still some fans claim that ‘girlish’ GTA would be a fail. We don’t think that, because…
It May Show Game World in Another Way
Thought out female character with its own story and life changes might show the world of crime, specific for GTA series in another aspect. What might drove a woman to become a gangster? What she feels after all, and what does she want. That’s might be a challenge to game designers and scenarists to show it naturally.
Catalina line doesn’t fully cover the topic – she was only a supporting character. So, we could only wait game devs decision regarding main characters in the next GTA.