Hair, of all things, is currently at the center of the discussion about GTA 6. Because here fans want the comeback of a very specific feature.
Hamburg – GTA 6 is set to set new standards, according to Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick. A lively open world, a gripping story and fantastic graphics are very important in the upcoming gangster game. However, fans don't just need these huge promises from the developers, because sometimes a tiny detail is enough, almost within a hair's breadth. Because the community wants a hairy feature from Red Dead Redemption 2 back.
|Name of the game||Grand Theft Auto VI|
|Release (date of first release)||TBA|
|Series||Grand Theft Auto|
|Platforms||PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC (unconfirmed)|
GTA 6: Fans want hairy detail from Red Dead Redemption 2 back
Here's a feature fans want: Rockstar Games is not only known for the iconic GTA series, but also for the western action-adventure Read Dead Redemption (RDR2). The second part of the series was released in October 2018 and scored not only with a rousing story and pretty graphics, but also with many small and loving details. One hair mechanic in particular has appealed to fans and is now set to make a comeback in GTA 6.
In RDR2, both the player's hair and beard continue to grow continuously and can therefore also be individually adjusted. Fans are now demanding this realistic detail for GTA 6 from Rockstar Games. Reddit user Snoo_61724 has also created concept art for the two playable characters Jason and Lucia. The protagonists became known as part of the 2022 mega-leak. This is the post on Reddit.
Should Rockstar Games adopt the mechanics from RDR2, the main characters from GTA 6 could probably be individualized much more than was the case in GTA 5. But the hairy feature is not the only detail that the community wants. Fans also have a very precise idea of the weather in GTA 6 and demand, among other things, real tropical storms.
The Mega Leak to GTA 6
On September 18, 2022, over 90 GTA 6 videos were leaked, showing various scenes and characters from the upcoming blockbuster title. Until then, nothing was known about the game, but shortly after the release of the material, Rockstar Games confirmed the authenticity of the files. Since then, the videos and screenshots have still been closely scrutinized and interpreted by fans. What's special about it is that the leaked files are all from an early version of the game from 2021.
Hairy detail in GTA 6: that's why fans only discuss hairstyles © Rockstar Games / unsplash (montage)
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Fans enthusiastic about the idea: While in RDR2 the look of an unkempt cowboy with shaggy hair and a long beard fits, the look could probably be a bit inappropriate in the modern setting of GTA 6. But fans already know exactly how they would style the proliferating hair of the two protagonists and even have ideas for how this feature could be further developed.
- NoVidyaGames: "It would also be cool if you could dye your hair, with blonde highlights"
- Gamerop: "I think certain hairstyles should be blocked until the hair reaches the right length."
- Humble_Excuse: "I can't wait to give Jason a full beard to make him look like a real biker."
Whether the hair mechanic will actually make it into the game, fans will probably only find out when the game is released. According to a community survey on the release of GTA 6, the date is not too far away. But until there is really information from Rockstar Games, this is only speculation.