I guess it should’ve become pretty obvious in the two years since its launch, but Rockstar has finally confirmed that Grand Theft Auto 5 won’t be getting any single-player DLC. The enduring popularity of its Grand Theft Auto Online component has meant that the multiplayer is now Rockstar’s number one priority.
During a recent interview, Imran Sarwar, Rockstar North’s director of design, said that all of the primary developers that helped work on GTA 5 have been moved over to support GTA Online. If you’re hoping that at least means more Online Heists, you’re out of luck. It looks as if these have been put on the backburner entirely.
"Right now our focus is on GTA Online which has exceeded our expectations,” said Sarwar. “We currently have all key members of the team that launched Grand Theft Auto V focused on supporting GTA Online in every capacity."
It seems Grand Theft Auto Online’s cash cards must be quite the money spinner, with the entire studio working on the online component. “GTA Online has proven too interesting and too important to be separate from the main mission of the entire team," explained Sarwar.
When it comes to the Online Heists, Sarwar admitted the oft-delayed free add-on was a lot harder to make than Rockstar had expected. With that in mind, he said Rockstar now has other ideas it wants to work on for GTA Online, rather than additional heists.
Yesterday Rockstar announced a huge new update coming to GTA Online, adding in all sorts of Freemode Events such as Hunting Pack, Cross the Line, Hunt the Beast and King of the Castle. Look out for these game modes from September 15th.