All previous Grand Theft Auto games seem to contain one immersion-breaking feature, and fans hope it’s gone for good in GTA 6.

If you’re a fan of open-world games, you’ll no doubt have experienced the feeling of disappointment that comes with trying to drive through a small object – only to find that it’s completely indestructible.

In any given GTA game, players will find themselves stopped in their tracks by the smallest fence post or a tiny tree.

And when you’re driving at high speeds in one of the series’ most powerful cars, it feels terrible to come to a halt so suddenly.

GTA Fans Want More Destructible Environments

Over on the GTA 6 subreddit, a community of fans that has already surpassed 1 million members, users are discussing their hopes for the upcoming game.

Using the following clips from GTA 5, one fan shows off exactly how immersion-breaking colliding with small objects while driving can be:

Although some commenters point out that the second collision, where the car hits a tree, isn’t too bad, not being able to drive through a tennis net is far less excusable.

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Unfortunately, this is an all-too-common issue in the GTA series thus far, where small, seemingly breakable objects turn out to be indestructible.

It would be nice to see Rockstar Games focus on creating a more dynamic environment capable of responding to collisions in GTA 6.

GTA 6 Getaway Car Driving

Fans have also been hoping that the game will feature more realistic car physics rather than having damaged vehicles simply explode upon reaching zero health.

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Perhaps, given the fact that GTA 6 will not be releasing on last-gen systems, there will be sufficient power to make this happen.

It’s worth noting that GTA 5 was built with the Xbox 360 and PS3 in mind, and was therefore limited by the technology of the time.

Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick recently stated that Grand Theft Auto 6 aims to create “an experience that no one has seen before.”

With that in mind, it’s possible that fans will get their wish. However, it can’t be underestimated how difficult it would be to maintain realistic destruction across something as large as the GTA 6 map.

We expect to see the likes of an indestructible tennis net appear in Rockstar’s upcoming game. Despite this, we’re certain that GTA 6 will also be the most immersive game yet.

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With almost a decade of experience in video game journalism, Max is a well-versed writer from Manchester, United Kingdom. His expertise shines in his comprehensive coverage of GTA 6, providing fans with the latest news and developments regarding the highly-anticipated sequel.
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