Franklin returns in GTA Online's next major update, along with Dr. Dre

Franklin Clinton, one of the main characters from Grand Theft Auto V, is featured in new story content for GTA Online from Rockstar Games. On December 15th, instead of releasing standalone single-player expansions, the company will weave new story-focused missions into its massive online mode. Despite what appears to be a more low-key approach, Rockstar appears to be going all out with this one, with Dr. Dre's likeness and new, unreleased music from the legendary rapper.

The story picks up in the years following the events of Grand Theft Auto V, and Franklin's voice actor, Shawn Fonteno, has returned to reprise the role. In addition to new missions, the content update will include a large amount of new music. According to Rockstar, the new radio station will feature "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." New side missions, weapons, and vehicles will also be available.

In late October, Snoop Dogg claimed that Dr. Dre was working on music for Grand Theft Auto. Many assumed this meant it would appear in Grand Theft Auto 6 at a later date (which Rockstar Games has yet to confirm), but players will be able to listen to Dr. Dre's latest songs much sooner than they might have expected. This new content will be available to all GTA Online players as a free update.