The video gaming industry has always been thought of as a predominately male driven area and is still reflected in a host of lead male characters.
Despite their being some iconic women featured in video games such as Lara Croft, the industry is still largely thought of as a mans world.
It seems that one Tomb Raider writer has spoken out regarding GTA’s all male cast, this is a prime example as the games roster is made up of Franklin, Michael and Trevor.
Rhianna Pratchett shared her thoughts on the matter in an interview with Wired, she shared that she was “interested in what the developers that tend to do hypermasculine worlds would do with more female-lead stuff.
She followed up by saying that she was “really disappointed” that all of GTA V’s protagonists were all male.
Of course, this isn’t the firs time that Grand Theft Auto has been pulled up on how it portrays women in the game, the title usually only features women as prostitutes in the game that players were able to beat up.
Pratchett rounded up the interview by saying “masculinity is not just the domain of men and femininity is not just the domain of women.”
There has been many arguments over the years that male characters are better suited to the title, however Pratchett brought up a number of popular series that include powerful women.
Pratchett took to Twitter to say “Twitter, I have done a bad thing. I expressed an extremely mild mannered disappointment in GTAV not having a female lead (a missed opportunity IMHO) and now I must pay. A.K.A. This week being-a-woman-in-games-on-the-Internet.”
However, there has been many rumours circulating that GTA 6 will have a female protagonist, although with nothing officially confirmed we must take this with a pinch of salt.
Up to now Rockstar Games have remained tight lipped on the much anticipated GTA 6, it looks like fans will have to wait it out and see how it plays out when it is finally released.
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