Fans have been looking forward to the addition of more heists to Grand Theft Auto V ever since it released nearly eighteen months ago, but continued delays have made it seem like we might never get the content we were promised. Now, a set of leaked images would seem to offer a sneak peek at those heists — and that would suggest that the DLC can’t be too far off.
As players will know, the heists in the base game of Grand Theft Auto V are accompanied by planning sections where you and your compatriots organize your robbery with the help of noticeboards filled with pictures of your target and the equipment you’ll be using. The images leaked on Twitter over the weekend suggest that a similar feature will be available in the upcoming free DLC.
Of course, GTA games seem to be particularly fallow ground for hoaxes — who can forget the sasquatch sightings in San Andreas – but these seem to be the real deal.Some eagle-eyed GTA fans have already been able to cross-reference these newly-leaked pictures to some artwork used in trailers for GTA V over the past several months.
With the leak’s legitimacy seemingly confirmed, fans can begin to look forward to some of the new content they can expect to be added into the game alongside the multiplayer-enabled heists. According to the leak, a host of new equipment would seem to be on its way, including night vision goggles and a flare gun alongside new versions of familiar weaponry like shotguns, automatic machine guns and pistols.
There are new vehicles inbound, too. Expect fresh models of car, motorcycle, truck and helicopter to help you get your dirty deeds done. A pneumatic drill is also included in some of the art, as well as a few new varieties of mask to keep your identity under wraps. It certainly seems like the long-awaited heists will have plenty of content — and they’ll need it, to live up to fan expectations.
GTA V player Funmw2 is responsible for leaking these images, and he has one more nugget of information that may come as something as a surprise. Five heist finales are apparently present in the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of GTA V — but there are six in the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions. Might players using an older console see a bit more exclusive content? It certainly seems that way.
Grand Theft Auto V is available now for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and is set to release for PC on March 24 2015.