Grand Theft Auto Online’s relationship with GTA V’s timeline and narrative has been weird for a really long time, thanks in enormous part to continued free expansions that sometimes contradict past updates or events. However, that hasn’t prevented Rockstar from trying to associate GTA Online and GTA V’s narrative and the latest DLC starring Dr. Dre and Franklin makes various references to the original game, including a barely noticeable piece of dialog that confirms Michael is still alive in GTA Online starting at 2021. It likewise is one more piece of evidence that Ending C is standard.
Delivered yesterday for every single significant platform, The Agreement is the most up to date GTA Online update which adds a series of missions revolving around a post-GTA V Franklin. In it, he works to help well known rapper Dr. Dre recover his lost phone that contains a ton of unreleased and unfinished material. While GTA Online’s additional annoying qualities, like long burden times and bad servers, make it difficult to appreciate sometimes, it’s still a great update that’s a genuine delight for fanatics of Franklin, Lamar, and GTA V overall.
And for those sickos (like me) out there who care about the legend behind the GTA universe, this update contains a brief confirmation that Michael is alive in 2021. Even better, it gives us a glimpse of what he has been up to since the finish of GTA V, which is set in 2013. How about we set everything up.
At one point during the update, as you drive through a movie set, you begin chasing a fella in a golf truck who has rankled Dr. Dre. During the chase, Franklin says, “Man, shit, I know one of the producers around here. I hope his ass ain’t at work today.” This is a reference to Michael, who towards the finish of GTA V turns into a maker at that equivalent movie studio, letting him work on films and live out his dreams. Michael being alive and still working there in 2021 seemingly confirms just one ending is presently possibly ordinance in the GTA universe.For the people who never beat GTA V some time ago or who did however presently almost 10 years later you failed to remember what occurred Towards the finish of GTA V, Franklin is given three options for how to end the game. Option A sees him kill Trevor with the assistance of Michael. Option B has Franklin instead follow Michael alone, killing him later he learns his girl is going to school. (Off-kilter… ) Finally, there is Option C otherwise known as “The Third Way” which has Franklin work with Michael and Trevor and some other characters to basically tidy up every one of the trios issues and remaining details in one long, complex yet satisfying conclusion.
In my mind, Option C has forever been the genuine ending of GTA V. It never sounded good to me with regards to why Franklin would kill Michael. And sure, killing Trevor is a bit more sensible, however still feels abnormal for Franklin. And it appears, Rockstar concurs! This new voice line combined with a piece of dialog spoken by Ron in a past GTA Online update confirming Trevor is still alive implies that the main possible ending that can be standard presently is Ending C, where both main characters survive.
Presently, some super GTA legend geeks will point out that we kind of as of now had it confirmed that Michael survived via a piece of dialog in GTA Online’s Diamond and Casino update delivered in 2019. During a mission involving the Los Santos Nation Club, Tao Cheng mentions in Chinese that he nearly died here. This is a callback to a piece of Ending C involving Cheng and his father getting attacked by Franklin. However, Michael isn’t directly referred to in this mission, so I still think this is a major ordeal for GTA legend sickos like myself to have indisputable proof. He’s alive! We know what he’s up to now.Now the question is this: Franklin and Trevor have both showed up in GTA Online, so when will Michael finally show up? Actually, my dream is he appears for one last GTA Online mission and at the end says he’s leaving to go to Vice City. Y’know, to be a piece of GTA 6. Listen, a man can dream.