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The recent Nintendo unveiling of their Nintendo Switch reaffirmed the notion that rumors should be taken with a grain of salt. It’s no different, then, that we should take the new rumors surrounding Rockstar’s massive hit, Grand Theft Auto V, with some skepticism. According to PCgamer, one user from a GTAForums website, leaked several important pieces of information about the game’s future plans to release several DLC’s. The GTAForum user posted a “prediction” of what Rockstar has in store for GTA V (throughout the next four years), but we should take it with a great deal of skepticism. With that said, however, the post is rather detailed in its descriptions and it doesn’t point out several pieces of information many fans have been looking forward to.
Here is what Softsecret, the GTAForums user, posted back in August on the GTAForums website:
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.
This GTAForums user has posted previous messages regarding “leaked” information about GTA in the past. His first post came back in 2013, moths before GTA V was released. In his post, his predictions were related to news about the then upcoming game and details about what the single-player and multiplayer campaigns would entail. However, while some of his insights were completely wrong, some turned out to be true. If these rumors turn out to be true, GTA V looks like it’s going to massively increase its online gameplay. Several new online map expansions would include North Yankton and Liberty City by next year, followed by San Fierro and Las Venturas the following year (2018), and Vice City (at the very earliest) by 2020 – Vice City however, may not be released until GTA VI.
On the GTAForums post, Softsecret states that he isn’t able to “say much more” because they’re “onto me”, saying that he can get into a lot of trouble. It’s not clear who Softsecret is or even who he works for or how exactly he’s connected to GTA V, but some of the information he’s posted does seem entire possible. However, it’s all speculation and there hasn’t been any proof to back up his claims.