Grand Theft Auto: Online seems to have hijacked our hopes and dreams for single player DLC.
GTA4 was a pretty divisive game among fabs, but you have to give Rockstar credit for just how well they handled that game’s post launch DLC- the Episodes From Liberty City were absolutely great, and they were an incredible amount of content for not a whole lot of money. It was, for the time, the standard bearer for what DLC should be like.
With GTA5, Rockstar have completely dropped the ball- we are three years removed from the original release date of GTA 5, two from its release on current generation systems, and in spite of Rockstar promising single player DLC for the game, there has so far been none. Instead, Rockstar continue to invest in GTA Online, and, if rumors are to be believed, they have canned the single player DLC for the game entirely, moving their focus instead to GTA: Online.
Given that it’s been three years with no sign nor peep from them regarding single player episodes, and that a big part of the push for Red Dead Redemption 2 apparently includes the Red Dead Online mode that they will be pushing, I am starting to suspect that Rockstar may indeed be done with single player content for GTA5 now, with only Online being their focus. To be very clear, I am not saying that Rockstar will never make a single player GTA again- of course they will. Instead, I am referring to GTA5 only, which I don’t think will be getting any more single player content at this point.
This is disappointing- GTA5 has a lot of single player content already, sure, so there’s no shortage of things for the player to do. But on the other hand, given that Rockstar were once showing us the way when it came to single player DLC, it’s a bit disappointing that they seem to be content to focus on a microtransaction fueled online mode instead.