How GTA Online the Contract foreshadows the next game
GTA Online’s The Contract mission brings a grand guest star to the game, but it can also foreshadow the future of Rockstar’s police franchise.
Rockstar Games open world juggernaut fans Grand Theft Auto V have been waiting for a sequel since the game’s release in 2013. The time elapsed between the release of GTA V and even the announcement of GTA VI is the longest in franchise history, nearly doubling the five years between GTA IV and GTA V. Instead, Rockstar has provided a constant stream of updates to the multiplayer component of GTA V, Grand Theft Auto Online.
These expansions have added a wide variety of content to the game, including new missions, characters, minigames, vehicles, customization options and more. The most recent addition is The contract, with missions offered by GTA V protagonist Franklin and famous rapper Dr. Dre. The contract represents the first major return to the solo storyline in GTA Online, and it offers several tips on what players can expect from GTA VI.
The main missions added in The contract follow Franklin and the Gambler as they go into business together as celebrity fixer-uppers, dealing with sticky situations for prominent people including Dr. Dre. The rapper has lost his phone along with the unreleased tracks it contains and needs to get them back, which means he has to complete a series of missions to find out where the phone is and how to get it back. Players can tackle these tasks with a crew or on their own. There is also a rotating menu of side missions that players manage individually.
This mix of multiplayer and single player content suggests that Rockstar could bring the two sides of their iconic franchise closer together. GTA V allows players to switch between each of its three protagonists – Franklin, Trevor, and Michael – and an online character at almost any time. The transition is smooth, but the plots don’t overlap. GTA VI may well remove the distinction and unite the single-player campaign with online gameplay, allowing players to create their own protagonist alongside more traditionally written characters.
This would open up new opportunities for gameplay and mission structures, aspects that RGT the series has not advanced much since GTA III. Players enjoying the campaign may be able to call on online friends to fill different roles or come up against human opponents rather than AI goons in key missions, similar to the mechanics seen in Death loop and Watch dogs.
Mix campaign and multiplayer advancements GTA VSteps away from the traditional story structure of the series of getting missions from a boss until it’s time to kill them and move up the ranks. Instead, the single-player storyline would involve establishing the player character before moving to the multiplayer environment with new story arcs, possibly with a seasonal structure like other online service games, and a more focus. large. Fan speculation on GTA VI Rockstar’s return to Vice City in Miami would provide plenty of opportunities for a gang warfare storyline, for example, something the show has done before.
GTA Onlinethe evolution of provides insight into other aspects of GTA VI, too much. The continued growth of the game world has introduced further customization of safe houses, vehicles, and weapons. While the choices tend to increase stats rather than more fundamental gameplay changes, The contract offers exclusive opportunities to modify cars and guns to suit specific roles. In 2013, GTA Onlinethe cars just got faster, but The contract and its predecessors allow the same vehicle to become a lowrider or a tank. Likewise, players could initially add larger magazines to guns, but now they can choose what type of bullets to put in them.
Of course, with GTA Online providing Rockstar and parent company Take-Two with a steady stream of revenue, it may still be some time before players hear something definite about Grand Theft Auto VI. With the recent departures from the main creative forces of Rockstar, too, fans can look forward to bigger changes in the franchise. Whatever happens though, The contract points in a very exciting direction for the biggest criminal empire in the game.
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