Proving the leak we covered earlier right, Rockstar Games has announced Grand Theft Auto Online's upcoming major Nightclub DLC. The exact name of the update itself hasn't been revealed, but we have new details on features and content being brought to the game to spice up the virtual nightlife of Los Santos. Summer is in and party life is coming with it.
While exact gameplay details haven't been revealed, the nightclubs coming in this DLC will allow players to consolidate control over their various businesses. This is something the leak got wrong, but we guessed right - initially it was thought that the nightclub update and the business consolidation update (also leaked, separately) will be two distinct DLCs. Instead, you'll be able to run all of your clandestine dealings from your establishment.
Rockstar announced a collaboration with a new set of musicians earlier this month, and all artists coming to the various radio stations of Los Santos create music that perfectly suits nightclubs. The nature of this update was teased concurrently with key art featuring tiles identical to those in the Bahama Mamas club in-game.
The update's announcement states that "Thanks to the efforts of one well-known, well-connected and somewhat financially sound impresario the underground dance club scene is about to blow open in July", which sounds like a direct reference to a specific character. However, any GTA fan worth their salt will know that there really only is one character in the franchise that description could be teasing - Anthony "Gay Tony" Prince.
Of course, that word choice may also refer to a newly created character who will appear as a Contact or an NPC that introduces the player character to the nightclub business, but bringing Gay Tony into the game would be a huge power move. It's possible since Tony is alive and well after the events of The Ballad of Gay Tony, and intends to move out of Liberty City - additionally, Jimmy De Santa has a magazine in his room including an interview with Tony.
Players will be able to team up with accomplished DJs as business partners, open their own establishments and earn revenue while managing their other businesses from a single location. With CEO Work, Bikers Businesses, Gunrunning Jobs, vehicle sourcing and Smuggling missions all having their own dedicated properties taking care of them all has become a true hassle. Now, you can manage all of your enterprises from the comfortable VIP lounge of your own nightclub.
You will be able to customize and upgrade your club, from its layout, interior design, marketing and staffing to make it more appealing to the masses. This also happens to be the first entirely legal and honest business venture players can engage in, though we suspect there will be plenty of underhanded ways to make your club run smoothly that do not restrict themselves with adherence to law.
A release date hasn't been revealed yet, but you can expect the DLC to drop very soon. Rockstar is hyping up the arrival of the update with a special Guest List feature granting players extra rewards for logging into GTA Online this week. You can read more about the details of that promotion right here.
Stay tuned for further details about the upcoming nigthclubs DLC for GTA Online.