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GTA 6 rumour claims it may feature a female protagonist

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GTA 6 may feature a playable female protagonist according to a recent claim from Call of Duty leaker, Tom Henderson. 

Henderson took to Twitter (as spotted by ComicBook.com) with the claim that GTA 6 will allegedly have "a playable male and female protagonist". While Henderson has been known to make accurate predictions with leaks in the world of Call of Duty, it's best to take this claim with a big pinch of salt - particularly since Henderson doesn't mention any source for this information. 

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There's been a lot of speculation surrounding what direction the next installment in Rockstar's long-running open-world crime series could go in. One source of much debate is whether it will follow the same set-up as GTA 5 which included several playable protagonists you can switch between, or allow you to choose your own protagonist. 

This latest GTA 6 rumour joins a sea of other claims that have been circulating over recent months. Back in November, fans began to dig into a GTA Online teaser which seemingly included a GTA 6 teaser.  Coordinates in the trailer appeared to point to a remote location in northwest Virginia, which led many to question if that could be the potential setting for the next entry in the franchise.  

Rockstar has yet to officially confirm the long-rumoured return of GTA, and it'll likely be some time before anything comes to light, but the game is thought to have been in the works for quite some time. For now, we can only speculate about the game, but with the release of the Xbox Series X and the PS5, it's long been the assumption that it will be a next-gen experience. 

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Heather Wald

I started out writing for the games section of a student-run website as an undergrad, and continued to write about games in my free time during retail and temp jobs for a number of years. Eventually, I earned an MA in magazine journalism at Cardiff University, and soon after got my first official role in the industry as a content editor for Stuff magazine. After writing about all things tech and games-related, I then did a brief stint as a freelancer before I landed my role as a staff writer here at GamesRadar+. Now I get to write features, previews, and reviews, and when I'm not doing that, you can usually find me lost in any one of the Dragon Age or Mass Effect games, tucking into another delightful indie, or drinking far too much tea for my own good.