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Grand Theft Auto 5 Being Turned into an MMO? [Rumour]

The rumour mill has been turning and has spat out something pretty interesting this week, as GTAForum user Softsecret has posted some speculations on the future of Grand Theft Auto 5. What’s interesting is this forum user has only posted three times since 2013, and while some of their predictions in the past were spot on, others missed their mark. Of course, even when it comes to a good source for rumours, they may have been right at the time, but plans change throughout a game’s development cycle.

The post suggests that future updates to the game will see it expand the online services through DLC rather than the single player story. This means map expansions, with new areas and events. This all revolves around the runaway success of their microtransactions and it makes perfect sense that GTA V or any future GTA project would shift an even bigger focus to online gameplay, given how much money it has been making for Rockstar.

Adding weight to the rumours, this post was actually shared prior to the reveal of the Biker DLC, and they were right on the money with that one, so it’s now a case of waiting and seeing if we can tick off the rest of their list of upcoming content!

“Biker DLC: (Bikes, clothes, free roam missions) Purchase clubhouse to activate biker free roam missions. 

“Law and order DLC: (Police free roam and vehicles) Purchase police vehicles to activate free roam police missions. 

“The Luxury Living DLC: (Mansions & Pets) Purchase Mansion to purchase exotic pets (Mansion grounds only). 

“The Blaine County and Paleto DLC: (Animals in free roam) Animals online syncing workaround via VIP mission type activation.

“North Yankton and Liberty City: (Online Map expansion) Paid DLC September, 2017. 

“San Fierro and Las Venturas: (Online Map expansion) Paid DLC October, 2018   

“Vice City… not until GTA 6, sometime around 2020 at the very earliest.

“San Fierro and Las Venturas were built alongside Los santos way back in the early development stages of GTAV, Scrapped on PS3/Xbox for obvious reasons. After more than three years of rebuilding for PS4/XBO/PC, both are still being worked on with a release target of October 2018. 

“Single player DLC has been replaced with Online Map expansion model. Mainly due to the unforeseen success of micro transactions and GTA online in general. Liberty City will be released September 2017. The DLC will include: an open ticket (for city slickers) to Liberty City; an open ticket (for Snow Blowers) to North Yankton; exclusive VIP membership (for High rollers) which grants exclusive access to the casino in Los Santos! 

“Pre Order Bonus of one million GTA Casino chips for pre order. Micro transactions can not buy GTA Online casino chips. Liberty City, North Yankton and the Los Santos Casino scheduled together to keep player migration relatively balanced. Liberty City will enable you to trade on the stock market, once an office has been purchased. Similar to the current crate set up. 

“Both DLC’s will be priced equivalent to a full game”

“Can’t say much more, there [sic] onto me… speculating can get you into a lot [of] trouble.

What do you think, will this be enough to keep you interested in GTA 5 for another four years?

Peter Donnell

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