Rockstar Games could be planning a surprise gaming update for GTA 5 Online.
Grand Theft Auto Online fans have grown used to waiting for new expansions to arrive in recent months.
It took ages for the Casino DLC to finally arrive and gamers were expecting another long wait.
But new reports out this week suggest that the next wait for new GTA Online DLC could be much shorter.
And it could even include a surprise release during December 2019; something that fans wouldn’t be expecting.
Rockstar Games has confirmed that new content is coming to GTA Online and Red Dead Online in the future.
And from a sales standpoint, it makes a lot of sense to keep supporting GTA 5.
Not only does it keep selling well on PS4 and Xbox One, but it also provides an impressive flow of in-game revenue.
Much of this is based around the live service business model of GTA Online, and that means bringing new content to the game.
But what we don’t know is how big future expansions will be for the current Grand Theft Auto, or when they might arrive.
But dataminers and game experts are keeping track of current events and believe they have spotted something.
According to the GTA Online tracking Twitter account, Tezfunz2, something could be brewing for next month.
This is based on how Rockstar Games updates certain parts of the game before something big happens in-game.
“Interesting changes to GTAV on SteamDB,” TezFunz2 posted on Twitter this week.
“This usually happens when a new update is releasing soon. We have one vehicle left and new Time Trials (R* accidentally talked about in the loading screen).
“New GTA Online update possibly coming out early December?”
However, it should be noted that this is just a prediction based on how Rockstar Games go about updating GTA Online and doesn’t guarantee something is in the works.
The Casino DLC was launched in July 2019, meaning there has been plenty of time for Rockstar Games to have put new content together.
And while the studio is also supporting Red Dead Online, there’s still a chance that something could arrive for GTA 5 Online before the end of the year.
It’s unclear on what scale this new update could be, or what could be included in the upcoming launch.
There have been rumours of a major revamp to GTA Online’s free roam system and perhaps bringing cut content to the game.
This includes reports that players would be able to join factions and have certain unique abilities while on the map.
But there has been no indication from Rockstar Games that they are planning something this large for the game.
It also sounds like something be worked on for Red Dead Online, another ongoing project that Rockstar is working on.
If something is being worked on for GTA Online for December 2019, it shouldn’t be long before we hear about it.
Providing that Rockstar would want to launch the new update before the holiday season kicks in, players would expect an announcement in the coming weeks.