Will GTA V receive any single-player DLC? Rockstar’s response

Andrew Highton
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Even though GTA Online has had constant updates for the past eight years, GTA V still hasn’t had any extra single-player DLC. With no GTA 6 is in sight and another remaster on the way, we will explain if fans should expect any more single-player content, including a response from Rockstar.

The adventure of Franklin, Michael, and Trevor will be remembered for years to come as Rockstar’s innovative narrative process in GTA V broke new ground in terms of storytelling creativity.

Players expected to encounter them all once again in the form of some GTA V single-player DLC, similar to how GTA IV expanded upon its universe with The Lost and Damned and Ballad of Gay Tony. This hasn’t proven to be the case, however, with years passing without any new content.

GTA V is set to be re-released onto a third generation of consoles in 2022 on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, and people are still asking the question – will GTA V be getting any additional single-player content?

Is GTA V getting any single-player DLC?

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Based on the most recently recorded comments from Rockstar regarding GTA V, the answer sadly seems to be a no.

Despite the love and support shown for GTA V and its characters and story, it appears that Rockstar is content to leave GTA V’s single-player aspect alone.

Rockstar explain why GTA V has had no single-player DLC

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In a 2017 interview with GameInformer, Rockstar’s Director of Design at the time – Imran Sarwar – discussed a few reasons as to why GTA V has had no single-player DLC.

“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.”

These three key reasons seem to be the stumbling block preventing any further single-player content for GTA V.

GTA Online’s success has been unprecedented. Despite the size of Rockstar Games, the size of GTA Online and RDR2 Online has understandably required a lot of work to maintain and grow.

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Given that GTA V is the most successful piece of media ever, selling over 140 million copies and counting, it makes sense for Rockstar to ensure that a large portion of that revenue, GTA Online, continues to pour in.

Not only that, but the GTA Remastered Trilogy has presumably been in the pipeline for some time, and of course, we assume that Rockstar has a ton of people secretly working on GTA VI.

Given the scope and scale of GTA V, Grand Theft Auto VI is expected to eclipse it in every way, meaning that there just probably isn’t any time to work on GTA V single-player content.

For more news and guides on GTA, check out the full chronology of GTA’s storied history, and also check out our ranking of every main GTA game from worst to best.

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