The wait is almost over. After 10 years, Rockstar will be showing the next installment of Grand Theft Auto in December for the first time. We finally get to see the next big chapter of a beloved franchise, from which it takes place into new characters and, if we’re lucky, a release window. But apart from merely the excitement of the announcement itself, what would make GTA 6 great? What gameplay features would truly set GTA 6 apart as inventive and fresh in a sea of open-world games? Here’s what we think.
10 GTA 6 Gameplay Features We Like to See
1 – Sophisticated Melee Combat
While the shooting mechanics of GTA games have been improving with each title, it seems the melee combat hasn’t progressed that much. Rockstar could change a lot of things in melee combat like adding different styles of fighting, from boxing to jujitsu, that players could learn by going to gyms or classes. Apart from that, the game must have a series of side missions that would revolve around melee combat so it wouldn’t be completely useless. With good melee combat, Rockstar could create new competition and challenges in the online section of GTA 6.
2 – Adding an Evolving Movement System for the Main Character
One of the aspects truly missing from GTA games is a good movement mechanic for the main characters, especially when it comes to running and climbing. While the physics of characters and their movement are realistic, we don’t see much improvement in them as the game progresses. So having a system that would make the main character run and climb faster, or even do parkour stunts, would truly make walking around the city more enjoyable. Similar to melee combat, players could get creative with creating different courses for parkour in the online section of GTA 6 as well.
3 – Having Multiple States with Different Laws and Economics
Rumors suggest that GTA 6 will take place in multiple states or cities including Vice City. The concept is intriguing on its own, but it would be great if each state would genuinely feel different from one another and players would have to behave differently. For instance, in one of the states carrying a gun would be against the law, and in another, the price of items would be higher or lower to make the game more immersive and realistic.
4 – Role-Playing Elements for Online Section
Having a dedicated role-playing option in the online section of the next GTA title is almost inevitable. Since Rockstar purchased FiveM, the people behind the role-playing mod of GTA Online, we would be thrilled to see a dedicated RPG server. What we would like to see is a great set of missions and quests that would match perfectly with the lore of GTA 6 and previous games of the series for players to deep dive into the criminal world.
5 – Branching Dialogue and Genuine Consequences to Decisions
Rockstar has been tipping its toes into choices and consequences in the last couple of games but it is time to dive in head first. We need to have dire consequences for our actions and dialogue choices that cannot be reversed. Characters dying, losing a hefty reward, or even ruining everything you’ve created so far. Something so bold that isn’t afraid of making players angry or upset. That would make the criminal world and lifestyle of GTA 6 much more authentic and immersive. It will truly show the dangers of having such a lifestyle.
6 – Co-Op for Story Missions – GTA 6 Gameplay Features
One of the best things about GTA 5 was the multiple protagonists and the heists you could pull off with them. In the story sections of the game, you would control all three of them and switch between them. It would be so cool if Rockstar added the ability to play heist, or other missions involving multiple characters, with your friends during the story like we got in GTA Online. A feature like summoning a friend to help you with a boss fight in Dark Souls sort of thing.
7 – Better Stealth Gameplay
We know that GTA games are all about creating the loudest and craziest missions, but not having the choice of stealth is not acceptable anymore. GTA 5 had a few stealth missions, but they were too scripted. Having the option to go full ninja style in various missions with stealth mechanics would truly make the game more immersive.
8 – Realistic Wounds
Rockstar has taken the details of visuals and environment to the next level with Red Dead Redemption 2. We are certain that we will see even a higher level of detail in GTA 6 but one of the things we would like to see is realistic wounds. Not just in terms of visuals but gameplay mechanics as well. For instance, if the protagonist has taken a bullet to the arm his aim should be less accurate, or if the bullet hits the character’s leg he should walk slower.
9 – VR Compatibility
Thanks to the power of PlayStation VR2, there is hope that we might see VR compatibility for GTA 6. It would be too optimistic to be able to play the full game on VR but there is a good chance that Rockstar will add a DLC or make certain missions VR-compatible. That would truly be the next big thing for the Grand Theft Auto franchise.
10 – Strict Time Limitation For Missions
One of the things we really hate in open-world games that breaks the immersion of the game is the wrong kind of time limitation. The game only puts a time limitation during specific missions but after that, it’s gone. Examples of where time limits make sense are missions that ask you to rescue someone, but normally you can easily roam around for ten hours (a few days in-game) and then complete the task. Having a time limitation to complete particular missions by a strict deadline will make the game much more immersive and realistic. It is truly a gameplay feature that we need to see in GTA 6.
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