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GTA V theory suggests PS5 expansion will be in Liberty City

Published: 16/Jun/2020 20:49

by Bill Cooney

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Rockstar and Take-Two’s previous cease and desist order against the developers of a GTA modding tool could signal what’s coming in the PS5 expansion if new theories are correct.

Back in June of 2017, Rockstar and its parent company sent a cease and desist order to sites distributing the OpenIV GTA V modding tool, and developers stopped all major work on it shortly after.

One of the main projects featured on OpenIV was a group of modders trying to bring Liberty City into GTA V, which led Reddit user bozidarilic to speculate that Rockstar’s actions were to protect a future game, such as the PS5 expansion.

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A leaked image that supposedly shows a remastered Liberty City.

We did not see the trailer of Grand Theft Auto V for PS5 yet. We saw reused footage and that’s the main reason the trailer gets disliked so much. But, hear me out, I have another theory,” bozidarilic explained. “Remember that leaked Liberty City reworked picture?”

“My thoughts are that they planned to release some Liberty City DLC in GTA V after the GTA V got successful, but they scrapped it later,” they explained. “Now they’re reusing all those assets to implement in in the next-gen version of Grand Theft Auto V.”

Since one of OpenIV’s biggest projects was to rebuild the entirety of Liberty City in the GTA V engine, bozi speculated the upcoming PS5 expansion could have been why the publisher threatened legal action.

“This also could be the reason Take-Two sent C&D to those modders who tried to port Liberty City to GTA V,” they hypothesized. “Makes perfect sense, when you think about it.”

In the comments, another user mentioned rap group City Morgue who dropped a hint they’re working with Rockstar for GTA on Instagram. The group hails from New York City, so it would make sense if they were working to make a soundtrack to a game or expansion set in their home city’s digital counterpart.

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City Morgue posted this collab image to Instagram in 2019.

It will be interesting to see how Rockstar will add Liberty City to GTA V, if that’s actually what they’re plan is. We could play as Trevor, Michael and Franklin taking a trip to the Big Apple, or take the place of Nico Bellic.

Of course, this is all speculation at this point, as Rockster hasn’t released any information about what new content will be coming to the “expanded and enhanced” edition, but stick with Dexerto to get all the latest news and updates as we get closer to release.

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Rockstar insider claims GTA Online “map expansion” in new update

Published: 17/Nov/2020 0:01

by Michael Gwilliam

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A known Rockstar insider is claiming that the next big update to GTA Online will finally expand the map and bring a new heist alongside it.

For those out of the loop, GTA Online’s upcoming winter update is promising to be a big one. Rockstar has stated that the new heist will be taking place in an “entirely new location.”

While the location itself hasn’t been revealed yet, some have suggested that Rockstar will be opening up new buildings inside Los Santos.

Others believe that the new heist may be returning to the Diamond Casino as there seems to already be something currently under construction. It’s possible this could be the “new location” Rockstar hinted at.

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GTA Online players are waiting for the next big heist.

However, insider Liberty93 has now claimed that according to sources, a future update will be the “biggest in the history of GTA Online” with its first-ever map expansion.

Additionally, he wrote that the now unlisted music video for the Gorillaz song ‘The Valley of The Pagans’ teased the map expansion. The video, which was shot in GTA V, features a new island similar to the one shown on the Plastic Beach album.

There is some evidence from Rockstar that further suggests the map expansion is coming in the December patch.

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Some believe the Gorillaz “Valley of the Pagans” video might have teased a new GTA location.

During a Q1 earnings call, Take Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick said: “Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online will receive major updates later this fiscal year, featuring an extension to existing Frontier Pursuits for Red Dead Online, as well as Grand Theft Auto Online’s biggest update ever, featuring a new take on heists in a new location.”

Sadly, Liberty93 also claims that while he can confirm a map expansion is coming, it may not arrive in the winter update.

“Take Two likes to play with words a bit and a new location can also be a new location like the mall, the Korz Center or many others,” he explained.

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The next GTA Online update will be massive.

“Caution is therefore required, even if on our side we can now confirm that a map extension should arrive sooner or later on GTA Online.”

With a standalone version of GTA Online coming to next-gen consoles in 2021, it would make sense to see a massive update to the map. Until then, all we can do is wait and see what the future holds, especially with GTA 6 still looming in the shadows.