Although many people are enjoying the newest Grand Theft Auto game, there are vocal amount of people who are upset that out of three payable characters, not one of them were female. Speaking with The Guardian, Rockstar’s Dan Houser said “of course” they could make a GTA with a female lead, and explained that featuring a female lead in Grand Theft Auto V “didn’t feel natural” and wouldn’t fit with the narrative they created for the game.
“We didn’t really think about it this time. That’s not to say that we couldn’t or we wouldn’t,” Houser said. “This character set is just what came to us: it wasn’t, ‘we’ve got X and Y so we need Z,’ we weren’t trying to do it off a checklist–I don’t think that will ever give you something that’s believable or engaging.”
“In the future, could we do a game with a lead female character? Of course,” he added. “We just haven’t found the right game for it yet, but it’s one of the things that we always think about. It didn’t feel natural for this game but definitely for the right game in the future–with the right themes, it could be fantastic. But for GTA V, this was the organic thing that came up, these were the characters what [sic] would display the themes we wanted to think about.”
Source: The Guardian