GTA 5 Story DLC Cancelled Due to GTA Online’s Huge Profitability, Claims Dev

GTA 5 Story DLC Cancelled Due to GTA Online’s Huge Profitability, Claims Dev

Former Rockstar developer Joseph Rubino has claimed that the planned single-player story DLC for Grand Theft Auto V was cancelled due to the overwhelming financial success of GTA Online. Rubino, who worked as a senior camera artist and virtual cinematographer, revealed that the company shifted its focus to capitalize on the popularity and profitability of GTA Online, describing it as a "cash cow." This decision led to the cancellation of multiple DLC projects, including the "Agent Trevor" expansion, as well as others like "Zombie Apocalypse" and "Alien Invasion."

Rubino expressed his disappointment over the decision, noting that the "Agent Trevor" DLC was nearly half-complete when it was shelved. Despite his frustration, he acknowledged that some of the work from the cancelled DLCs was later integrated into updates for GTA Online. He also mentioned that the team working on the DLC eventually moved on to other projects, including Red Dead Redemption 2. While the cancellation of the single-player expansions has left some fans dissatisfied, the focus remains on the highly anticipated release of Grand Theft Auto 6, expected in 2025 for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.

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