Rockstar Games hasn't shared anything regarding the next Grand Theft Auto game yet - GTA 6, not the Definitive Edition re-release of the GTA Trilogy - but that doesn't mean rumours and leaks aren't everywhere online.
It's harder to not see something about GTA 6 than it is to find someone talking about this inevitable sequel. Rockstar Games' next Grand Theft Auto game might be one of the most hotly anticipated games we've ever seen - or at least in recent years.
We know Rockstar Games need to take things up a notch with GTA 6, though, and we think Vice City's Real Estate and Businesses systems are the perfect things to bring back to Grand Theft Auto.
REAL ESTATE & BUSINESSES - GTA Online already does it!
In GTA Online, you can own numerous apartments and businesses. They all come with attached "Property Missions" and you can use them to access new content and activities. It might seem like an investment - GTA Online's Shark Cards aren't always cheap - but it's worth it if you're a regular player.
It's also a system that's strikingly similar to the Real Estate and Businesses systems in play in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
In Vice City, you could purchase a number of different properties and reap the rewards of your costly investment immediately. The Boatyard, for example, offered you access to an unlimited supply of Speed Boats. Or, you could pick up the Pole Position Club and get yourself a new in-game outfit.
That isn't all, though. All of these Real Estate opportunities and Businesses come with cash - regular, steady cash. It's a fantastic way to boost your financial situation in Vice City - and now in GTA Online. Why wouldn't something like that be a good thing to include in GTA 6?
STORAGE SPACE - Adopting Red Dead features
Although we don't know for sure, there are a lot of rumours that the next Grand Theft Auto game is going to draw a lot from Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption II - mainly, the weapon storage system.
In Red Dead Redemption 2, you can only have two sidearms and two "long weapons" on you at any time. Your pockets are endless, so you don't need to worry about throwables. However, if you're looking to start any sort of trouble or go hunting, you need to make sure you have the right weaponry on you.
Grand Theft Auto games tend to have a slightly bigger arsenal than Red Dead games - you can't get rocket launchers and light machine guns in the Wild West! With this in mind, a weapon storage system would be a fantastic way to add a sense of realism to GTA 6 and provide fantastic additional value to any additional Real Estate and Businesses property system.
If you can only swap out your weapons at select locations - for example, weapons lockers - having them located at purchased properties scattered throughout the new Grand Theft Auto games' map would make purchasing these properties important in more ways than one.
OTHER APPLICATIONS - Save Points and Changing Rooms
Owning some Real Estate or multiple Businesses in GTA 6 could have more applications than just a weapon storage place - and a source of passive income. They could be used to lose Wanted Level stars - in a similar fashion to their function in Vice City - or they could be used as a way for Rockstar Games to re-introduce the Save Points system.
This is unlikely, given the fact that Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption II both have frequent auto-save features in their single-player modes. However, it would certainly change things up a bit and could be another way for Rockstar Games to bring the realism of the Red Dead Redemption series to Grand Theft Auto without compromising the bombastic, explosive gameplay.
In addition to this, having these sorts of properties available in-game would be fantastic in adding new locations for smaller features like Changing Rooms, Vehicle Garages, and a place to eat. We don't know if GTA 6 is going to adopt Red Dead Redemption II's "Core" system - but if it does, you're going to need to visit Cluckin' Bell and Burger Shot a lot more going forwards!