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Grand Theft Auto Online finally set to receive long-awaited Casino update

Published: 6/Jun/2019 18:02 Updated: 6/Jun/2019 18:53

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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It looks like Grand Theft Auto Online players will soon be able to visit the Casino after waiting almost six years for it to open its doors.

When Grand Theft Auto V‘s online service launched in 2013, players were quick to spot a desolate casino tucked away in the northern section of the map, sadly closed to the public.

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There was an ‘Opening Soon’ banner hung up outside, remaining there for almost six years, with the ever-long promise of the building’s opening becoming the source of many internet memes and jokes.

Rockstar GamesThe infamous banner was displayed outside the Casino for almost SIX years.

The Casino is finally set to open its doors

A tiny yet silent GTA Online server update on June 6 removed the banner, and blocked off the Casino’s entrance with construction materials, hinting that an update could be on the near horizon.

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Infamous GTA dataminer TezFunz2 managed to extract data from the update that showed code had been implemented for the upcoming opening, and tweeted out confirmation to eager fans, saying, “There were rumors that GTAO Next Update will feature the casino, I can confirm it.”

“Just now, [Rockstar] have updated the background script to set specific dates that will apply changes to the casino,” he continued. “You’ll notice changes happening near the casino as we move closer to release.”

He also confirmed that the area outside the casino would be going through changes too, specifically happening sometime in the next week.

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GTA VI – Everything we know

It’s been six years since the release of GTA V, and January 2019 saw our first hint at a sixth installment for the series after cryptic job openings were posted onto Rockstar’s careers page.

“Work with others to expand our next-generation graphics pipeline including advanced lighting and rendering techniques, and special effects,” one listing said, making it apparent they’re gearing up to make a game for next-gen consoles.

Leakers have also insisted on having knowledge of VI, with one claiming that it’ll have a ‘Holiday 2020’ release date, and another saying it’ll be set in both Liberty City and Vice City.

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The second claim was seemingly backed up by a Rockstar employee, who posted an ad onto job site Glassdoor with the acronym “GTA 6 LS VC LC” – Los Santos, Vice City, Liberty City.

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Grand Theft Auto movie reportedly coming before GTA 6

Published: 4/Oct/2020 11:57

by Calum Patterson

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Reports from sources who correctly revealed both the Resident Evil 4 remake and The Witcher Netflix series before their official announcements, are now claiming that a Grand Theft Auto movie is in development.

Despite no news of another GTA game (expected to be GTA 6), Rockstar is apparently focusing on another medium entirely for the franchise. According to WGTC, the Grand Theft Auto movie is likely to release before the next installment of the game.

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It’s been over seven years since GTA V was released, back in September 2013. Red Dead Redemption 2 was Rockstar’s next major project, released in October 2018, and they have been pouring lots of resources into the ever-popular GTA Online.

But, perhaps their next project really is a movie adaptation of the iconic GTA franchise, as these sources have supposedly been on the money before.

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Michael and Franklin from GTA V
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A GTA movie would no doubt be a box-office hit.

The report claims that “the project is reportedly in the early stages and will loosely adapt the events of GTA V, presumably bringing us live-action versions of characters Michael, Franklin and Trevor.”

At this point, it’s only possible to speculate about who would play these characters, but potentially the voice actors from the game would step up into the live-action roles.

It’s possible that GTA Online’s success, which continues to add new players and is something of a cash cow for Rockstar and publishers Take Two, means they are in no rush to release the sixth game.

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Franklin from GTA V
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The movie will apparently still focus on the main characters from GTA V.

The movie industry is currently in a downturn, for obvious reasons arising from lockdowns, but if the movie is still in the “early stages”, it may be some way off still. Not to mention, filming is also made more difficult in these uncertain times.

The same can be said for game development also, and with not even a peep out of Rockstar regarding a new GTA game, that seems to be a long way off still too.