GRAND THEFT AUTO News: THIS ARTIST WANTED TO TAKE THEM TO THE MOST RECOGNIZABLE SAGAS AS GRAND THEFT AUTO
The representation of women in video games has not always been the best. According to a report, the percentage of female protagonists has been relatively low, ranging between 5% -7% (except for 2020, which reached 18%). That is why there are artists who have imagined how to change this situation.
This figure is more worrying when, according to the University of Michigan, 41% of video games lacked a woman among their characters. But, what would some video game sagas look like if women were the protagonists? The journalist Brittney Lin and the artist Hossein Kalantari wondered the same.
GTA V WITH LEADING WOMEN? IT COULD BE AMAZING
They took some of the most recognizable franchises such as Call of Duty, Gears of War, Cyberpunk 2077, FIFA, Grand Theft Auto, Halo and Assassin’s Creed to do this experiment of representation of women in video games. Their work was shown through the DiamondLobby site and here we share it with you.
The same creators of these designs clarify that they sought to faithfully represent these women within these video games. This would have generated interesting stories and changes to the story, especially in examples like the Master Chief and Cortana, would you have liked to see this change of protagonist in the new Halo installments?
In the case of sagas like Grand Theft Auto, it has been mentioned that its next installment could have a female protagonist at the helm. And, with the power of development that Rockstar Games has, it would surely make an interesting story in a high-caliber video game.
But, in the case of Granf Theft Auto V … What would have changed in the story if there were a trio of female protagonists? Can you imagine the criminal Michelle de Santa in action?