Rockstar Games, the producer behind the popular “Grand Theft Auto” video game franchise, announced some politically correct changes to the latest installment in the popular series on Wednesday, according to Bloomberg News.
‘Grand Theft Auto VI’ Will Feature a Hispanic Female Playable Character in a Storyline Inspired by Bank Robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, Bloomberg News reported. The new game will take place in a fictional version of Miami and could include more territories, according at Bloomberg. (RELATED: Lack of diversity in video games is like ‘everyday racism’ says Canadian researcher)
The game where you can pick up old ladies, run over prostitutes and kick them until the money comes out, now wants us to think of Latinas as criminals too.
You know, be inclusive. https://t.co/X79qhbuMlt
— Vince Coglianese (@VinceCoglianese) July 27, 2022
The video game series, in which players steal cars, shoot them with police officers and commit various other violent crimes, has been criticized for sometimes being graphic violence. The game was banned in Brazil and condemned by authorities in England, Germany and France, according to a 2013 story of the series by IGN.
The games have also drawn attention to sexual content, the BBC reportedas well as allegations of intellectual property infringement.
Rockstar Games is removing some jokes, including those deemed “transphobic,” from a recent version of “Grand Theft Auto V” and issued a guideline to avoid “cutting” jokes, according to Bloomberg.
The company’s “crunch culture,” including long work days and trips to strip clubs, led to hundreds of employees leaving, according to a 2018 Kotaku report.
“Grand Theft Auto V” has sold over 165 million copies, according to Bloomberg. The company plans to release “Grand Theft Auto VI” in 2023 or 2024.
Take 2 Entertainment, the parent company of Rockstar Games, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.
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