GTA 6 fans crave overhauled police AI similar to Read Dead Redemption 2

GTA 6 fans crave overhauled police AI similar to Read Dead Redemption 2
Callum Smith Updated on by

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There is lots of anticipation and hype surrounding the next installment in the Grand Theft Auto series. It’s not bound for the immediate future, but it is in development and coming eventually. Grand Theft Auto fans have all sorts of wishlists for the game, and one thing some fans would like to see in GTA 6 is overhauled police AI similar to Red Dead Redemption 2.

Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive have been very quiet about Grand Theft Auto 6. Rockstar hasn’t publicly said much since confirming development on X, formerly known as Twitter, back in early 2022. Many of us managed to get a quick look at in-development gameplay thanks to an unfair leak last year, but since then nothing has happened. A popular theory has fans convinced a reveal is coming on either October 24th or 26th, but Rockstar hasn’t publicly teased anything.

Fans have been craving the sequel for years. While it still won’t come out for a quite while yet, fans know what they would like to see.

GTA 6 fans want overhauled police AI

Taking to the GTA 6 subreddit, some fans took a break from all the alleged leaks and rumors to discuss police AI. The Wanted system is synonymous with the Grand Theft Auto series, so it’s crucial the police are perfectly implemented from day one unlike Cyberpunk 2077. Original poster, Kyrosses, believes the police AI in GTA 5 is ‘mediocre,’ especially compared to the numerically fourth entry. One point of discontent is the aggression of police as merely standing next to an officer can you get arrested or shot.

Responding to the OP, one user, NotoriousLIPE, suggested the ingenious idea of a mechanic where you can hold NPCs hostage. Ideally, the police would act cautious instead of shooting first, asking never. Another user, Tasty_Understanding6, wants higher difficulty for escalating Wanted levels. For instance, there is more enemy and vehicle variety as you advance from public nuisance to anarchist.

More ideas include cops similar to the Payday series. Officers should be able to duck, weave, and sprint, and there should be more variety. For instance, cops with riot shields, as well as juggernauts from Online heists. Melee and taser cops would be appreciated too, as well as plainclothes police blending in with the public.

Lastly, some say they want the police AI more like Red Dead Redemption 2. These include the option to surrender, as well as police taking time to arrive at the scene of the crime. And, in a populated open world, witnesses everywhere would make more sense than in RDR2. All of these ideas are great. They would make police more difficult, and it would further increase the exhilaration that comes with being chased by the fuzz as though you’re Tom Cruise in a Mission Impossible chase scene.