Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V is still one of the best selling video games to this date, four years after initial release and the years following with releases on next generation consoles and PC. While Rockstar had stated previously that more single-player content would be on its way in the coming months and years, we haven’t seen one episode of content for the single-player so far.
In a recent interview with Game Informer, Director of Design Imran Sarwar shed some light regarding one of the game’s most important question: why we haven’t seen any GTAV single-player DLC.
No, it was not really a conscious decision, it’s just what happened. 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.
Imran went on to say that “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.” The sentiment seems quite true given that Rockstar recently announced their sequel to the popular western Red Dead Redemption.
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Source: Game Informer