The internet is angry that GTA 6 might feature a child

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Lots of us are anticipating the latest instalment of the GTA franchise but as more leaks appear, it looks like we could be set for a very different storyline to what we're used to. The latest rumour from the upcoming game is perhaps the weirdest plot twist I've seen since the announcement – get ready for a child protagonist. 

The latest rumour has certainly caused a stir among fans who are divided about the inclusion of a child character, especially given GTA's typically violent gameplay history, but could this change mark a positive evolution for the franchise? (If you're anticipating GTA 6, take a look at our collection of the best gaming PCs to optimise your set-up). 

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After a series of high-profile leaks in September of last year, fans learned that the latest instalment will star two main protagonists, Lucia and Jason, two robbers on a Bonnie and Clyde-esque quest. Their controversial unnamed spawn will reportedly only appear in the game cutscenes, which could be the solution to any potential moral dilemmas in the plot, but It's currently unclear how exactly the child will be featured.

Lucia will be GTA's first playable female character and it's assumed that the new child character could be the basis of a more emotional plotline. GTA's games have (understandably) been historically childless, so any inclusion of the youth will have to be considered, so as not to miss GTA's main appeal – absolute reckless carnage. 

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It's interesting to see GTA venturing into different plotlines and characters but as of now, I'm a little torn on the supposed storyline. I think it's about time that we had a female protagonist, but the introduction of a child character leaves me in a moral grey area – I don't think it's absurd to say that kids and violence shouldn't mix. Rockstar has failed to confirm the leaks so for now we must live in (slightly concerned) anticipation for what's to come. 

All will be revealed in December when the official trailer launches but for now, check out Epic Games' Unreal Engine tool that lets you experience GTA in Fortnite

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Natalie Fear
Staff Writer

Natalie is Creative Bloq's staff writer. With an eye for trending topics and a passion for internet culture, she brings you the latest in art and design news. A recent English Literature graduate, Natalie enjoys covering the lighter side of the news and brings a fresh and fun take to her articles. Outside of work (if she’s not glued to her phone), she loves all things music and enjoys singing sweet folky tunes.