According to an interview with Rockstar’s Director of Design Imran Sarwar by GameInformer, it doesn’t seem likely that we will be seeing any single player DLC for Grand Theft Auto V.
With Rockstar piling update after update for GTA: Online, a lot of us have been wondering when Grand Theft Auto V will be getting the same treatment Grand Theft Auto IV did for its single player story. As how well it worked for the previous title with The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, we wanted to see how Rockstar had planned to implement a new story into Los Santos.
In GameInformer’s interview with Imran Sarwar, discussing what Grand Theft Auto V & GTA: Online has succeeded and the future for the game, the question if online takes priority over story comes up. Sarwar responds by stating:
With GTA V, the single-player game was absolutely massive and very, very complete. It was three games in one. The next-gen versions took a year of everyone’s time to get right, then the online component had a lot of potential but to come close to realizing that potential, also sucked up a lot of resources. And then there are other games – in particular Red Dead Redemption II. The combination of these three factors means for this game, we did not feel single-player expansions were either possible or necessary.
But after, reassuring that Rockstar doesn’t plan on dropping story expansions all together for their future projects. With Sarwar following up saying “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.”
Unfortunate as this might seem, Grand Theft Auto V has been filled with plenty of updates that have brought us back several times like the Heists Update and even the new Transform Races to fill the spot of the story DLC. And with Red Dead Redemption 2 on it’s way in 2018, it feels more likely we won’t see the numerous free updates GTA: Online has got for the game’s multiplayer.