We all kind of expected it at some point, mainly because Rockstar had done just that with its previous titles, but it look like we can finally say goodbye to the prospect of GTA V single-player content. In a new interview over at Game Informer
, Rockstar director of design Imran Sarwar opened up about the lack of any single player add-ons for what's essentially one of the most successful games of all time.
"No, it was not really a conscious decision, it’s just what happened. We would love to do more single-player add-ons for games in the future. As a company we love single-player more than anything, and believe in it absolutely – for storytelling and a sense of immersion in a world, multiplayer games don’t rival single-player games."
"With GTA V, the single-player game was absolutely massive and very, very complete. It was three games in one. The next-gen versions took a year of everyone’s time to get right, then the online component had a lot of potential, but to come close to realizing that potential also sucked up a lot of resources. And then there are other games – in particular Red Dead Redemption II. The combination of these three factors means for this game, we did not feel single-player expansions were either possible or necessary, but we may well do them for future projects."
Which makes sense. The explosion in popularity of GTA Online, PC and next-gen console versions, and also working on Red Dead Redemption II - it does leave little room for anything else. Still, we would have likes to have gotten a single-player expansion of some kind.