Whether or not the single player DLC for Grand Theft Auto V will ever materialize is something that remains to be seen- but meanwhile, Rockstar at least continue to support GTA Online well enough. Increasingly suspected that they do so at the cost of their single player game, at that.
Their support for GTA Online may be about to get even more extensive. According to a rumor originating from the GTA forums, dug up by PCGamer, it seems as though Rockstar are preparing to make GTA Online into a full blown MMO. The rumor in question is from a user with a known track record for being accurate- so there may be something here.
According to this rumor, GTA Online will get bike themed DLC (which it got earlier this month), police-themed DLC, a luxury DLC, and other similarly themed updates. But more importantly, map expansions are supposedly in the works. The first will be for North Yankton and Liberty City, to launch in September 2017, with the second being for for San Fierro and Las Venturas, due for release in October 2018.
Both of these are going to be paid add-ons. Apparently both were intended to be part of the main game, but were scrapped earlier owing to the limitations of the Xbox 360 and PS3. They will now be coming for GTA Online on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and have apparently replaced the planned single player DLC for the game.
While GTA Online players are undoubtedly excited about this, I know many will be disappointed at the apparent canning of single player DLC. Me? I’m afraid about Red Dead Redemption 2, and the prospects of its long term support, given that Rockstar seem to be more interested in supporting their online modes over their single player ones now, and that online is a big part of Red Dead‘s marketing.