Grand Theft Auto Online gives players thousands of options when it comes to customizing their virtual persona, but GTA 5‘s single-player story offers virtually no freedom when it comes to customizing protagonists Franklin, Michael, and Trevor.
While GTA 5‘s plot heavily relied on the whacky and deranged characters that Rockstar Games designed, GTA 6 should take a more traditional role-playing game approach to its single-player. Instead of forcing players into the roles of pre-set characters, Rockstar should allow users to fully customize GTA 6‘s protagonist’s gender, appearance, and how they sound, just like the Mass Effect series and other BioWare games. This is something we desperately want to see when the next installment is released.
Bioware’s Mass Effect let gamers play through the science-fiction series with either a pre-built or completely personalized protagonist. The developer even had a male and female voice actor record lines for the game’s protagonist depending on which gender the player chose, which is something that Rockstar could easily pull off on top of offering GTA Online levels of customization in the game’s story mode. Plenty of gamers that have taken Inverse‘s GTA 6 survey wrote in that they wanted a female protagonist in the next game. Why not give players the freedom to choose?