We weren't expecting this! It's getting close to ten years since the debut of GTA V, but one of its main characters is finally now making a reappearance in some single-player content — albeit in GTA Online.

A new "GTA Online Story" called "The Contract" is coming to the game for free on December 15th, and it stars GTA 5's Franklin Clinton as the owner of a new “celebrity solutions agency”, with Lamar Davis playing a part as well. The focus of the agency in this expansion is music star Dr. Dre, whose unreleased tunes have got into the "wrong hands" via his missing phone, and it's Franklin's job to try and retrieve it.

Here are some more details about the story expansion:

"Get ready for a wild and hilarious ride through Los Santos, from the mean streets of Franklin’s old neighborhood to the hottest parties in the city, from debaucherous mansions to the offices of the FIB and everywhere in between as you join Franklin, expert hacker Imani, Chop the Dog, and crew to secure Dr. Dre’s precious tracks and return them to their rightful owner."

Rockstar Games says this will coincide with "an eclectic new radio station from some very special guest hosts, huge first-of-their-kind updates to existing radio stations including a ton of new and unreleased exclusive tracks from Dr. Dre and a heavy-hitting line-up of artists, plus additional opportunities for agency work."

It sounds like a pretty huge update, and we're really looking forward to getting our hands on it next Wednesday.

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