Rockstar, we know you’re coming up with these long names just to screw with our search engine optimization. You devil.
All jokes aside, Rockstar Games has officially announced the next major DLC update for GTA Online, along with a release date. The follow-up to last year’s magnificent Executives and Other Criminals DLC was teased not too long ago, along with the Stunt Ready DLC which will add a host of new vehicles designed specifically for stunting, as well as a whole overhaul of the Content Creator.
GTA Online players have been clamoring for a more substantial content update for quite some time now. 2016 has been characterized by one-off car releases and a few Adversary Modes. Lowriders: Custom Classics was the only update that had more than one addition, but even that focused on new cars being added to Benny’s.
Rockstar tried keeping the community satiated with an endless stream of back-to-back week-long events offering chances to earn double RP and GTA $, but the masses were not quieted by these attempts. Its not that anyone had anything against these events – but they’re no substitute for DLC.
Well, in any case, the pitchforks can finally go back into the barn – the next GTA Online DLC is just over a week away. Further Adventures in Finance and Felony will launch on the 7th of June.
Rockstar is making some grandiose claims as to the scale of Finance and Felony, calling it the “biggest and deepest” update GTA Onlne has ever seen. It is not only a “spiritual successor” to Executives – it is a direct continuation.
The top-dogs of the Los Santos criminal underworld – namely the VIPs – can get a chance to rise even higher in the city’s clandestine hierarchy. The new update will introduce a number of new properties – while also hopefully raising the property capacity – that can act as the HQ of your organisation.
The frame for Finance and Felony is jumping into the black-market dealings of the city by becoming a supplier and distributor of contraband items. The official description paints the new missions as forays to acquire or sell illegal goods while fighting off the police, rival criminals and other players as well.
Acquire a high-rise office and special warehouse properties to begin buying and selling a range of contraband across the city, all the while fighting the LSPD and the rest of the southern San Andreas criminal underworld for access to the rarest items and the biggest profits.
The update will also bring several new vehicles to the game. Of these, so far only one has been revealed. The Pegassi Reaper hypercar is one mean looking machine. While the stats of it have not been revealed, chances are we’re looking at the next fastest car in the game.
VIPs will rise to the level of CEO in this update. You will need to coordinate your employees running different jobs related to your personal criminal enterprise. As is with any company, efficiency will be of paramount importance, or other groups will leave you in the dust.
If Rockstar continues down this path of white-collar crime themed updates, we’ll probably have the chance to run for Mayor of Los Santos in the next DLC. There would only be one mayor per session, with a host of exclusive missions and jobs.
Hopefully Finance and Felony can recreate the success and fun-factor of Executives. The game really needs a shake-up. If the new HQs or some other addition falls into the price-range of the Yachts, Rockstar can expect another spike in Shark Card sales.
Which part of this major GTA Online DLC are you most excited about?