What if Grand Theft Auto ran in real-time? Ever since the series went 3D, GTA games have run on a sped-up clock that progresses an hour every minute. This means days and weeks move at a very fast pace, and you never have to wait too long if you want to do something at a certain time of day.
Still, with how much the GTA series pushes immersion, an intriguing change for Grand Theft Auto VI would be to adopt a real-time clock. Despite the cartoonish nature of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, adopting a real-world clock has made gameplay that much more compelling and immersive.
If immersion is a major goal of GTA 6, then forcing players to carefully plan and pace out their day based on in-game goals is one way to kick that up a notch.