Rockstar Games has revealed its plans for the immediate future of Grand Theft Auto Online, teasing "massive, feature-rich" updates that will be released later this year. Rockstar Newswire discussed the next update, which follows last year's Executives and Other Criminals (EaOC).
Currently unnamed, this next free download will focus on the trafficking of contraband around Los Santos and the surrounding area, further building on the Organisations mechanic introduced to GTA Online in December's EaOC – which allowed players to build their own criminal empire.
"You'll be working with your team from a selection of big new properties that serve as both headquarters for your Organisation and warehouses for your hot merchandise," reads Rockstar's description. "Manage inventory directly from your HQ, arranging to buy and sell anything from jewels to narcotics to medical supplies from a range of nefarious suppliers.
"Expect the unexpected as you head out with your team to make each pickup. Keep your stock in mint condition to maintain value and sell at a profit – and watch for raids on your warehouses between shipments!"
Another update will focus on crazy vehicular stunts that have always proven popular in GTA livestreams and videos created with the game's Creator video editing suite, and then shared online. This "major" update – also unnamed – promises "a slew of new stunt-ready vehicles and gear - and the inspired Creator scene will be getting a vast new set of props, for an evolution of stunting, racing and trials-style creations, and other gameplay possibilities that will surely defy imagination."
New competitive modes are also incoming, and new locations for the recent In And Out mode. Special events offering RP and money boosts were also discussed in the post you can read in full here.
GTA Online is the online component of Grand Theft Auto 5, one of the biggest games of all time. The success of the open world multiplayer element of the PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One and PC title has been unprecedented. A recent lawsuit filed against Rockstar parent company Take Two revealed that GTA Online has generated $500 million in revenue.