For almost a month now, Grand Theft Auto 5 players having been hearing about the game’s forthcoming content creation tools. And some time this week the first batch will finally become available.

Up first is the Grand Theft Auto Online Deathmatch and Race Creators beta, which Rockstar says will release through free update before the week is up. With these content creation tools, players will be able to craft their own unique Deathmatch and Race-based jobs for all online players to experience. Moreover, Rockstar will highlight some of the best Deathmatch options and Races through their “Rockstar Verified Jobs” banner.

Content creation tools have been a long-time coming for the Grand Theft Auto Online experience, which, admittedly, got off to a very rocky start. Since then, however, things have smoothed over considerably, and now Rockstar can get back to their original release schedule.

That schedule, as we have today learned, also includes a new multiplayer mode called Capture, which puts a clever twist on the traditional Capture the Flag offering. Players will work in up to four different squads trying to procure various pieces of contraband, by any means necessary. While Capture is the general grouping for the mode, it will actually be broken into four distinct options: Raid, Contend, Hold, and GTA.

GTA Online Screen - Capture Mode

And while those are more immediate offerings for Grand Theft Auto Online players to look forward to, Rockstar wanted to end their announcement with a little bit of a tease…for both single player and multiplayer fans.

On the multiplayer side, Rockstar wanted to reaffirm that GTA Online heists are in the works. Heists were easily the best part of the story mode, and we can only imagine how much more fun they will be with friends. Similarly, the ability to create our own heists — if that is in the cards — has a ton of potential, but obviously first things first.

For the single player, Rockstar revealed they “have big plans for substantial additions in 2014 continuing Michael, Franklin and Trevor’s action, mayhem and unexpected adventures in Southern San Andreas.” That’s right, if we’re reading this right then it looks like the story DLC for Grand Theft Auto 5 will include the main game’s three protagonists. That’s a slight deviation from the two DLC releases for GTA 4, which focused on two different leads.

Clearly, Rockstar has quite the plan for keeping Grand Theft Auto 5 players engaged, both in multiplayer and in single player. Still no word on a PC port or next-gen versions, though.

What are you most looking forward to: GTA Online content creation, heists, or GTA 5 story DLC? How would you like to see Rockstar continue the main game’s story?

Source: Rockstar Wire