Rockstar Games has confirmed that Grand Theft Auto 5 will not be receiving any single-player content.
Speaking during an interview with Game Informer, the studio said that despite its preference of single-player games when it comes to player immersion, it’s too busy to work on any campaign DLC for the critically acclaimed title.
Grand Theft Auto 5 single-player DLC plans scrapped
“We would love to do more single-player add ons for 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,” said Rockstar’s Imran Sarwar.
“At Rockstar, we will always have bandwidth issues because we are perfectionists and to make huge complex games takes a lot of time and resources. Not everything is always possible,’ added Sarwar. Sarwar said that he doesn’t ‘think you could make a game like GTA V if you did not like single-player games and trying to expand their possibilities!”
Elsewhere, Rockstar said it’s not quite ready to discuss how long it plans on supporting GTA Online.
“We don’t yet have a fixed end point in mind,” said Sarwar. However, he did hint that “the rollout of updates may change a little in order to encourage players to try Red Dead Redemption II when it launches.”
He concluded: “One of the enjoyable things about working on a project like this is that you can iterate quickly, and change and evolve plans fairly quickly too, so we don’t have to be as clear in our plans as with other projects.”
Rockstar’s comments probably won’t come as much of a surprise this long into the game’s lifecycle. However, it’s worth remembering that at one point GTA 5 single-player content was on the cards, with Rockstar teasing DLC in early 2014.
However, a year later Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick suggested that no single-player content was ever in the pipeline. The publishing giant later admitted that Zelnick spoke in error, indicating story DLC was still on the horizon.