Since release back in September of 2013, Grand Theft Auto 5 has seen consistent updates to the Online portion of the game. These updates have been free to download and have included new game modes and features. This has kept GTA Online fresh for the player-base, but those who enjoy a more story driven experience have been kind of left in the dark with the lack of single-player DLC.
Developer Rockstar Games had never guaranteed the inclusion of single-player expansions for GTA 5, but given that previous GTA’s did, many fans expected them. Rockstar design director Imran Sarwar had this to say about the lack of story DLC.
“It was not really a conscious decision to not release single-player expansions for GTA V. Instead, it just happened to work out that way. Rockstar would love to make single-player DLC for its other games in the future. As a company we love single-player more than anything, and believe in it absolutely–for storytelling and a sense of immersion in a world, multiplayer games don’t rival single-player games. With GTA V, the single-player game was absolutely massive and very, very complete. It came down to a lack of resources, in addition to the company’s focus on its next big game, Red Dead Redemption 2. For GTA V, We did not feel single-player expansions were either possible or necessary, but we may well do them for future projects.”
Like Sarwar said, we could see story filled DLC with upcoming titles moving forward from Rockstar Games. It seems the team at Rockstar moved off of GTA 5 once complete, to fully work on Read Dead Redemption 2 which releases during the 2nd quarter of 2018.
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