Grand Theft Auto V is one of the fastest selling video games of all time, and its players are constantly on the lookout for new content. Rockstar itself has announced that new content is incoming, and that has begun to fuel the rumor mills. The latest guess? A DLC expansion focusing on casino heists.
The internet is certainly ready for an expansion, and its willingness to seize upon rumors is already well established. After all, the remarkably well-done North Yanktown DLC hoax is fairly fresh in the minds of most in the online community, but this has done relatively little to dissuade the masses that something big is coming.
Of course, Rockstar itself has teased an upcoming “new” story mode, and the pieces do seem to be in place for something big. In fact, it is the very fact that so many of the mechanics and properties are already Los Santos that really lends a deal of credence to the Heist rumors.
Heists are a well-received part of GTA V, a mission in which the player meticulously plans out a heist on a major target, putting into place all of the necessary arrangements and hiring a crew. Evidence has been posted online that there is certainly a good deal of infrastructure available for more heists in the game – notably in the game’s few (currently inaccessible) casinos.
Given Rockstar’s reputation for making everything in a game space count, it does seem very likely that Casino Heists could be a part – or even a focal point – for the major story DLC.
The real story about the Casino Heists is still yet to come, of course, though many assume that November 19th’s update (which coincides with the game’s Beach Bum DLC) will lay the groundwork for the future story-based expansion.
Given the hype surrounding heists in the lead-up to the game as well as the praise for the main game’s few heist missions, it does seem incredibly likely that Rockstar will capitalize on the concept sooner rather than later. As always, the question with Rockstar seems to be not if they will find a way to expand on a great concept, but simply when.