7 Features Every Player Wants


Grand Theft Auto 6 (GTA 6) is in the pipelineand gamer anticipation is already at a fever pitch. Rockstar has indicated that the game will hit shelves sometime in 2025. However, it’s never too early to speculate about what form the game will take.

GTA 5 pushed the boundaries in some areas, such as online play. However, for a long time fans of the franchise were frustrated with the launch of GTA Online and storylines that went nowhere (Franklin, for example).

So what do gamers want from GTA 6? Here is a non-exhaustive list.

Less God Modes

Gamers love assists and backdoors. After all, who doesn’t enjoy a decipher letters help when Scrabble or Wordle gets particularly challenging? However, GTA is not an easy game. It’s meant to be immersive, and there’s a lot of fun to be had in combating the game’s innate difficulty.

The God Mode in GTA 5 and Online, gamers are helping to wreak havoc on the competition, but how valuable is such success, really? GTA disables all trophies and collectibles during God mode, and ultimately this cheat only serves the casual gamer who doesn’t appreciate the complexity of GTA.

To be fully immersive, Rockstar needs to disable God modes or hide them like an Easter Egg somewhere only the most dedicated gamers can find them. A God Mode as a reward makes sense. After all, pressing Right, X, Right, Left, Right, R1, Right, Left, X, Triangle does not require any skill.

Immersive Storyline

GTA 5 was notorious for its violent cutscenes. While these scenes create tension and provide context, what better ways to build them into the game’s story? Cutscenes disrupt the flow of the game.

They usually work for games that rely on advanced graphics to tell a story, but an open-world RPG like GTA doesn’t benefit from this approach. Weaving stories through character interactions and NPC dialogue is the right way to move forward.

A great soundtrack

Vice City and San Andreas are 2 of the most beloved titles in the GTA franchise for many reasons. “Out of Touch” (Vice City) and “Nuthin’ but a G thang” (San Andreas) contributed to the popularity and enduring fame of these titles. Despite both titles being PS2 era releases, modern GTA stalwarts swear by them.

GTA has always had great soundtracks, but it’s been a long time since a release had a truly iconic song. A track that deeply immerses gamers in the GTA world is much needed, and it is hoped that Rockstar takes this question seriously.

Return to Vice City

Vice City’s soundtrack made it a fan favorite. However, the title had so much more to offer. From crazy missions to awesome characters, Vice City had it all. Perhaps the game’s greatest achievement was turning Vice City into a living, breathing character on its own.

It’s been a while since Rockstar brought gamers back to Vice City. A revisit on a 6th gen console would be a great way to pay tribute to one of GTA’s greatest hits. Most gamers would love a throwback to the 80’s like in the original game, but a fast forward to the modern day would work just as well.

Better hand-to-hand combat

San Andreas and GTA 4 had great fighting skills that gave gamers a way to customize their characters. However, future releases have minimized this aspect in favor of other in-game features. This choice was disappointing as combat is a central feature of GTA.

Minimizing moves such as ax kicks reduces the fun in the game quite a bit. No matter how many fancy weapons Rockstar adds to the player’s arsenal, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as practicing and mastering a hand-to-hand movement.

International Locations

GTA rarely leaves the American shores. Gamers caught a glimpse of London from the 60s earlier, but that only made them want more. Recreating the virtues (and vices) of Miami is great, but GTA desperately needs some international flavor. In fact, this is a feature that most games are sorely missing.

Europe often appears in historically oriented games such as Assassin’s Creed, but never in modern games. Even those like Modern Warfare who visit Europe tend to do it in a cloak and dagger fashion, leaving gamers unsatisfied.

Bringing Vice City’s taste of weirdness to the European shores will no doubt be a welcome move.

Disputed Territories

One of the best features of San Andreas was Contested Territories. At any time, a player’s territory can be attacked, forcing them to drop everything and fight back. This feature added a degree of randomness to the game that titles have been lacking since.

Controversial areas also introduce the possibility of bounties and rival gangs, features that make travel more challenging.

Many features in the store

Rockstar has satisfied gamers’ hunger by regularly releasing game updates. However, the gaming community, especially GTA diehards, hopes the studio listens to their wishes and makes GTA 6 as memorable as possible.

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