GTA Online Rumor Teases Liberty City Map Expansion
A new GTA online a rumor has surfaced online, and it’s teasing an upcoming map expansion this summer that will take players back to Liberty City, the series’ fictionalized take on New York, and the setting of both GTA 3 and grand theft auto 4. The rumor comes the way of Matheusvictorbr, a Portuguese leaker who started following himself on Twitter for various scoops, leaks and teases about Grand Theft Auto VI, GTA online, and other things under the Rockstar Games umbrella. The lessor has a mixed record, but if his new claim is accurate, GTA online is receiving one of its biggest updates yet this summer.
Teasing goes through translation, so it’s important to remember the vital context and the meaning can be lost in the process. That said, the leaker points out that the update is “BIG” and summer-related. On top of that, they tease a “map expansion” followed by a Statue of Liberty emoji, the latter of course teasing that map expansion’s setting, Liberty City.
Unfortunately, that’s the extent of the teasing. Of course, what is here should be taken with a grain of salt as it is unofficial and subject to change. There are reports from various sources claiming that a grand theft auto 4 remaster is in the works, but this remaster is slated for release in 2023. You’d expect these two to release near each other, but it seems that’s not the plan.
The chances of this update including the entire Liberty City map of grand theft auto 4 are slim, because that’s probably way too much work for a free update, especially with GTA 6 Just around the corner. At this point, you might as well save that work, especially if you’re going to release a new version of GTA online by his side.
At the moment all we have is speculation and that’s all we’ll get. Rockstar Games will not comment on any of this, and no one involved with the company will comment on this. That said, if that expectation is thwarted, we’ll be sure to update the story accordingly.