From Red Dead Redemption 2 to San Andreas, 6 Game Mechanics Rockstar Needs to Borrow for GTA 6

GTA 6's experience will be enriched by bringing back some of the previous Rockstar titles' mechanics.

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  • GTA 6 is the most anticipated game in the franchise and is scheduled for release in the latter half of 2025
  • Fans want to see these 6 mechanics from precious game make a return in GTA 6
  • By bringing back some of the mechanics from Red Dead Redemption 2 to San Andreas GTA 6 could really make a special place in people's hearts.
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GTA 6 is set to release in the latter half of 2025, 12 years after its predecessor GTA 5’s initial release, and fans are going crazy with anticipation. GTA 6 Is the most looked-out for due to the hype its predecessors have created over the years.

GTA VI is yet to announce a date for PC port release
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To make things more interesting, here is a list of 6 mechanics from Red Dead Redemption 2 to GTA San Andreas that would enrich the experience of the game further while adding a pinch of nostalgia for all game lovers who have been playing these titles since childhood.

1. Gore from Red Dead Redemption 2


The gore from RDR 2 needs to make a comeback for a more gruesome and realistic approach to violence in the game. GTA 6’s world is full of crime and adding the nuance of realistic violence can help make the game more rooted in reality while at the same time being able to provide a subtle commentary on the violent nature of human beings and its repercussions.

 2. More accessible interiors

It can also help with more accessible interiors, like in GTA IV for a more atmospheric and immersive feel of the open world of GTA 6. By making the surroundings interactive and more accessible, players get to feel a deeper connection with the world of the game, as most things around them are for them to interact with, making the experience more immersive and grounded in reality. An accessible environment also opens players to new experiences that are otherwise left unnoticed.


3. Franklin’s Special ability; Driving focus

Franklin’s ability to manipulate time during driving was a blessing in GTA V, as it made driving in the game extremely easy and fun.

Driving focus needs to come back in GTA 6
Still image from GTA 5 | Rockstar Games

It allowed players to try different things and travel greater distances without damaging their vehicles or killing pedestrians and ending up with a police chase. Driving focus was a great mechanic, as it gave the players more control over speeding vehicles while avoiding crashes in compromising situations.


4. Bullet time from Max Payne 3

Bullet time jump from Max Payne 3 is the coolest mechanic in gaming history; it allows players to take up fights against multiple enemies, get out of compromising situations mid-fight, and take on enemies by surprise. It could do wonders for our protagonists as they navigate their way through the world of crime in GTA 6. 

5. Jetpack from GTA: San Andreas would be another amazing addition to GTA 6


The option to use the jet pack as a mode of commuting brings back lots of memories from GTA: San Andreas, and it would be amazing to see a remastered version of the jet pack making its comeback in GTA 6. Imagine flying over the magnificent island of Vice City on a Jet pack.

It would make the experience of exploring the open world better and more accessible to most players who do not like driving around a lot. It can also make some inaccessible places accessible by just flying over them.

6. Learning new fighting skills, just like in GTA: San Andreas


Last but not least: learning new fighting skills like in GTA: San Andreas roots the players in reality and gives them a sense of achievement, having played a part in the character’s growth as their character’s strength increases over time. Giving control over the skills of a character in the hands of a player helps in customizing the experience of a game to the fullest and GTA 6 could benefit from this addition in the future.

Opinions are all over the place when it comes to previous game mechnics
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It would be really cool to see these mechanics make their way back into the Rockstar games universe with their latest, GTA 6, and enrich the experience of players all around the world.


Written by Anupam Lamba

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Anupam Lamba is an avid gamer and film lover. After completing his bachelors in Mass Communication he started working as a writer in the Indian film industry before his love for gaming made him venture into the lanes of Fandomwire and he started working as a gaming writer here.