According to Rockstar Games (the publisher and developer of the Grand Theft Auto franchise), the size of Grand Theft Auto V‘s map is bigger than Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto IV and Red Dead Redemption‘s maps combined. But the picturesque Los Santos setting isn’t all palm trees, mountains and the occasional flurry of snow; GTA V is filled with a wealth of things to do.
Along with a stock market where players can go from rags to riches, Strangers and Freaks side missions, and the general multiplayer gameplay of GTA Online, players have rarely been stuck with nothing to do. Yet with so many GTA V players having completed the game’s story mode, fans are still asking if Rockstar will add more single player content into the game.
A year on from the game’s initial release on PS3 and Xbox 360, GTA V has yet to get its first piece of single player story DLC. However Shawn Fonteno (the voice actor for main character Franklin) has now confirmed that more GTA V DLC is in the works.
Fonteno revealed this in a video interview with Jack Thriller. He told Thriller that:
“We’re working on the DLC, downloadable content, for Grand Theft Auto V.“
While Fonteno did not explicitly state that the DLC in question is for GTA V‘s story mode, it is incredibly likely. This time last year, Rockstar explained that “For those ready to jump back into the story of Grand Theft Auto V, we have big plans for substantial additions in 2014 continuing Michael, Franklin and Trevor’s action, mayhem and unexpected adventures in Southern San Andreas.”
The DLC timeline of GTA IV also suggests that GTA V could be in line for some story DLC of its own soon. GTA IV‘s The Ballad of Gay Tony and Lost and Damned DLC packs were released less than a year and a half after the release of the core game – so if Rockstar is employing a similar release strategy, we’d better get our wallets ready.
But, with just nine days left in 2014 it doesn’t seem as though the developer is going to make its original timeline – maybe they’ve been too busy with the game’s release on Xbox One and PS4. That’s especially true when you consider that Rockstar is also working on GTA Online’s Heists as well as the PC release of the game, which are both scheduled for early 2015.
Alternatively, Fonteno could actually be referring to Heist gameplay – instead of standalone story DLC. It has been noted that the latest trailer for the mode featured plenty of cut-scenes as well as voice acting and while plenty of people are excited for GTA Online Heists as it is, a cameo from Franklin would be a draw (or at least a nice Easter egg) for fans.
Whatever GTA V DLC Fonteno is working on, the voice actor added that it’s “real big” and that it’s “first on [his] list, to finish that up” so hopefully we’ll hear more about the project soon.
Grand Theft Auto V is currently available for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
Source: Jack Thriller