No Expansion for GTA V Story Mode; It Never Happened to Work Out

The Online world of GTA V is ever expanding, receiving hefty updates all the while. But the single-player experience is on a different pole to that of GTA V Online. Indeed, Rockstar never promised a single-player expansion, but there were more than just a few fans who hoped for it.

But that won’t be happening. It’s not that Rockstar doesn’t love rolling out DLC for the single-player gameplay, but it’s just that it happened to work out that way. Speaking to Game Informer, Rockstar design director Imran Sarwar said that the decision to let go the single-player mode wasn’t a conscious decision.

He added that Rockstar would still love to make single-player DLC for its other games in the future. But as with GTA V, the single-player game is already massive and ‘very, very complete’, according to Sarwar. But that’s not the sole reason. Sarwar also cited lack of resources for the absence of any story-based expansion.

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Alongside, the priority was also for the development of next big game, the Red Dead Redemption 2. Together, they have just quelled the hopes for an expansion to the single-player. Here’s what he had to say.

“To make huge complex games takes a lot of time and resources. Not everything is always possible, but we still love single-player open-world games more than anything. I don’t think you could make a game like GTA V if you did not like single-player games and trying to expand their possibilities,” added Sarwar.

Rockstar has previously released two story-additions for GTA IV, launching Ballad of Gay Tony and The Lost and Damned, both of which were available together as a standalone game. That’s what triggered the hopes for many, and not to say the teaser that hinted of substantial additions to continue the stories of main characters back in 2013. But unfortunately, those would just remain teasers, as fans would have to grip to the reality now.

 

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Author: Akhil Unnikrishnan

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