GTA 5 was one of the most iconic games in the world and it is still attracting a huge number of players now. It was the first game in the GTA franchise to feature 3 protagonists and it worked wonderfully.

Gta 6 Main Characters
There has been a lot of leaks aground GTA 6 on the internet

Although it is not official yet, many leaks have shown that GTA 6 will likely have multiple main characters as well. This has led many players to wonder about what will GTA 6 main characters be like?

There has been quite a lot of rumors and leak around the internet on this matter. In this article, we will gather everything we know so far about GTA 6 main characters.

How many main characters will be in GTA 6?

A GTA 6 leak surfaced on Reddit a few months ago and it has been deleted. But people have quickly taken notes of all the details. Among other things, the leaks point out that there will be a total of four GTA 6 main characters, including 2 cops and 2 gang members.

The story will make a split after a while. The criminal side will turn you into some kind of san-box empire-building mode while the cop side will continue with the story mode.

Ricardo The Drug Smuggler

Among all GTA 6 main characters, there will be one male character whose name is Ricardo, a drug lord-wannabe. He is just a grunt who does errands around the Vice City to the new largely South American area. He then slowly makes connections with the big bosses and goes up from there. This does sound like something that Rockstar Games would do so we are not surprised if this comes true.

Below is a fanart of Ricardo in GTA 6 based on the leak.

Ricado Gta 6
We might see Ricardo in GTA 6 like this

There is also another key character named Kacey who got leaked. The new protagonist Kacey will kill Niko Bellic (From GTA 4) as part of the GTA 6 story.

Female Protagonist

There is no leak about the female protagonist ò GTA 6, but Dan Houser, the co-founder, and lead writer of the GTA franchise have revealed that there is a possibility to have a lead female protagonist in upcoming GTA games or in GTA 5. They did think about bringing female characters in but simply haven't found the right spot to do that. They just don't want to force anything so they can make the best story for the game.

"We didn’t really think about it this time. That’s not to say that we couldn’t or we wouldn’t. This character set is just what came to us: it wasn’t, ‘we’ve got X and Y so we need Z’, we weren’t trying to do it off a checklist – I don’t think that will ever give you something that’s believable or engaging. In the future, could we do a game with a lead female character? Of course. We just haven't found the right game for it yet, but it's one of the things that we always think about. It didn't feel natural for this game but definitely for the right game in the future – with the right themes, it could be fantastic. But for GTA V, this was the organic thing that came up, these were the characters what would display the themes we wanted to think about."

Rumors About GTA 6

GTA 6 was named Project Americas and it has been developed since 2012. However, the developer wasn't really working on it until 2015. The game is currently the primary focus of Rockstar Games. The game is still in Pre-Alpha and it will be available for PS5 only. There is no estimated release date yet.

The game will be set in the 1970s-1980s on Vice City and a new city called Rio de Janerio.

Buildings and vehicles as well as the economy in the game will change over time. The weather will have huge effects in the game with hurricanes, floods,... The game will not be super realistic and there will be arcade elements.

Gta 6 Rumors
The leak of GTA 6 posted on Reddit

Since there will be a lot of South America cutscene, there will be quite a lot of subtitles to read. The game will be still mostly in English.

The empire building mechanic will be the same as Vice City Stories with a bigger scale, like 10 times bigger than GTA Online. Other than the leaked GTA 6 map, it's also said that the story of GTA 6 will dig into sensitive topics such as HIV, immigration, with a fictional version of Fidel Castro.

Gta 6 Map Leak
Leaked map of GTA 6 posted on Reddit

The map of GTA 6 is expected to be huge, according to leaks. They might probably even combine all the previous maps of GTA, which they have always wanted to do but limited by the technology.

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