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GTA 6 likely set to bring back a controversial franchise feature

GTA 6 likely set to bring back a controversial franchise feature

The feature was included in GTA: Vice City and GTA: San Andreas

GTA 6 fans are continuing to share their predictions for the highly anticipated game, despite having at least a year to wait.

So far, little is known about the game and a release date is yet to be confirmed, but Rockstar finally dropped the trailer for GTA 6 last month.

As gaming fans continue to wait for it to land - which has been roughly predicted to be in 2025 - they're trying to piece together any clues that might indicate what they can expect from the new Grand Theft Auto game.

From the trailer, some people think they've worked out the release date after spotting a 'hidden message' on a plane.

It reads: 'Why Sixty Nine When You Can Nine 1 Nine?' - which has left many wondering whether a September 19, 2025 release date could be on the cards.

Elsewhere, it was rumored that the three birds seen on the trailer teaser image indicated that there will be three protagonists in the game.

Now, as GTA fans continue to analyze footage, they think that Lucia's ankle monitor could mean something.

People have theories about Lucia's ankle monitor.
Rockstar Games

In previous games like GTA: Vice City and GTA: San Andreas, you've only been able to access some areas of the map once certain milestone have been reached - and Lucia's ankle monitor has lead people to believe there might be similar restrictions in GTA 6.

Someone shared their ideas on a Reddit thread and questioned if you'll have to unlock parts of the map.

They questioned: "Am I the only one who wants GTA 6 to bring back other parts of the map being locked until you progress through the story to unlock them?"

And one person has since suggested that it would 'make sense' to do so.

"Good theory. It would make more sense instead of huge road blocks for no reason as well," they penned.

Another added: "It might be possible again with Lucia's ankle monitor."

GTA VI takes place in Miami.
Rockstar Games

While some might find having to unlock parts of the map frustrating, others like the feature.

One fan wrote: "I know this might sound counterintuitive, but personally I would love for this to return.

"My fondest memories in Vice City and San Andreas were completing the storyline so I could unlock new islands and find new vehicles. Despite the apparent restriction, once unlocked, the larger maps offered a sense of freedom and game progression like no other.

"This feature, to me, helped to define the identity of the classic GTA games."

Another gamer added: "I'd prefer certain regions be locked because I'm gonna be really tempted to explore everything and that will keep me away from the main story, I'd rather experience everything the map has to offer when it's introduced to me through the story."

I guess only time will tell...

Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games

Topics: Gaming, Grand Theft Auto, News, Reddit, Technology, Rockstar Games