This is a story that is doing the rounds on a few video game websites, and as a GTA Online fan, I felt the need to wade in and give my two cents.
To put this into context, the source of the information is a member of GTAForms with only three posts to his name since 2013; Softsecret.
Alarm bells are ringing, right?
The thing is, Softsecret has disclosed numerous “forecasts” for GTA and GTA Online that have actually come true. Saying that, he has also made predictions that have come to nothing. Your guess is as good as ours, but you can read the original predictions on the GTAForums and make your own call.
Me? I think that Softsecret has been strangely specific with his predictions and I’d be willing to bet money (monopoly, of course) that he has some sort of a genuine source for the information he shares.
In August (yes, two full months ago), he then went on to make the following predictions about the future of GTA:
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.
Luxury Living DLC: (Mansions & Pets) Purchase Mansion to purchase exotic pets (Mansion grounds only).
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.
He also added:
“San Fierro and Las Venturas were built alongside Los Santos way back in the early development stages of GTA V, 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 microtransactions 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.”
It must be stressed that there are no sources for this information, other than a barely active member of a forum rife with conspiracy theories. However, if Softsecret turns out to be right again, then this could mean very exciting things for fans of GTA Online.
I’m usually a pessimist about these sort of things, but I’m feeling a little bit optimistic right now.