The majority of gamers flock to Rockstar for Grand Theft Auto, yet the Red Dead series has also offered millions of gamers with endless open-world fun. Instead, Red Dead takes players to the Wild West where they can swing revolvers and shake up dust with their gang.
Interestingly, during the second part of Red Dead Redemption 2, the game alters dramatically, putting gamers into a tropical setting by leaving them shipwrecked on an island named Guarma. There have been many explanations for why Guarma was included, as it seems quite out of place.
The Strange Case of Guarma
Arthur Morgan, a member of the notorious Van der Linde gang, is taken over by players in Red Dead Redemption 2, where they board a boat that is eventually shipwrecked, leaving the men trapped on Guarma, an island that has been converted into a sugar plantation by Colonel Fussar.
Players encounter radically different gameplay when they travel on Guarma. A tropical environment is replaced by a sniper that takes them out if they go too far. However, gamers have discovered strategies to exploit RDR2 glitches that allow them to see more of the island.
Guarma is beautiful, but players rarely get to see it again after leaving, making the island a special attraction in the game. The emphasis on Hercule and his rebellion seems to be an unnecessary departure from the main story, as some gamers think Rockstar was experimenting with future GTA titles due to recent reports.
Reports Surrounding Grand Theft Auto 6
GTA 6 rumors have been plentiful for a while, although Bloomberg's most credible reports date back to 2014. They also assert that the company is working on the game in some way since 2014. This, in part, is related to the company's cultural shift, which will reflect in Grand Theft Auto 6.
For the first time in the series' history, the next GTA game will feature a female protagonist, and while it will still have humor, its developers will strive not to "punch down" by targeting marginalized groups. This may be a shock to some gamers, but references to Rockstar's previous decision to remove transphobic remarks from GTA 5 have been noted.
According to Bloomberg's sources, development has been a rocky road, and some designers have left the company due to the slow progress. Initially, designers intended to depict both South America and North America. Instead, they focused on Miami and its surrounding areas. This suggests that the next Grand Theft Auto game will take place in Vice City, a region that has previously been explored.
So What Was the Point of Guarma?
If Guarma was not intended to be used to test assets, its purpose remains a mystery. Most likely, Guarma's inclusion was intended to fulfill a narrative purpose. They begin to recognize who he is underneath all of the charm and slick talk. They see how Dutch will stick to his outrageous plans, no matter how ruthless they are or how many people he must murder or betray.
The chapter served to make a very long game with some varied gameplay and environments. The game can take hundreds of hours to complete. Guarma removes the weapons gamers have become attached to and places them in a different environment, providing one of the game's most unique and exciting moments.
Guarma has nothing to do with GTA 6, according to fan theories. It's possible that the chapter's purpose in Red Dead Redemption 2 was intended to serve as a narrative turning point and to provide some variety. It's still to be seen what Rockstar is planning to develop for the next GTA game.
Grand Theft Auto 6 is in the works.