I remember when Rockstar released the second trailer for Grand Theft Auto V [official site] towards the end of 2012. I got a text from my mum after it'd been on the telly saying something along the lines of: "Wow, I don't agree with what that computer game is about, but the advert looks like something from a movie." She was right, it did, and to this day few games have matched the standard.
It seems the sandbox crime sim hasn't lost its knack for stylish cinematics either, having just launched the trailer for GTA Online's latest expansion Further Adventures in Finance and Felony. It's out on June 7, and here's what it's all about:
"Ever since you first stepped off that flight to Los Santos," reads the blurb, "it’s been all about rising up the criminal ranks, accruing wealth in your Maze Bank account, building a reputation, and taking no mess along the way." In Finance and Felony, this means trafficking illicit cargo and contraband, chasing the rarest illegal items, heading up an unscrupulous organisation, and ultimately taking the reins as CEO of your own criminal enterprise.
This, ahem, lifestyle change of course brings with it oodles of cash, flashy cars, and a distinguished, yet undoubtedly unwelcomed, interest from Los Santos' boys and girls in blue. Best of luck with that.
Graham's spoken in the past about the joy of playing GTA Online for yourself and making your own fun within its bounds, however has struggled with teaming up with strangers. While I'm regularly astounded by the cool things folk are doing outwith the official expansions, I've always had great fun diving into heists and such with pals and unfamiliars alike. For me, I don't imagine this 'un will be any different.
GTA Online's Further Adventures in Finance and Felony is due for release next week on June 7.