‘GTA V’ Story DLC Still Coming As Rockstar Reveals PS4 And Xbox One Launch Plans

Scott Grill - Author

Nov. 12 2014, Updated 2:30 p.m. ET

All the talk of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC release of Grand Theft Auto V, plus the discussion of heists, have drowned out any mention of the single-player DLC for the game. We got a confirmation Wednesday that GTA V will receive single-player DLC along with an announcement from Rockstar Games concerning its plans for the next-gen launch.

According to CVG’s GTA V o’clock show, Rockstar Games still plans to release single-player DLC for PlayStation and Xbox console platforms as well as the PC. The information comes from French game news site Gameblog, who spoke with the developer at a recent event.

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“A Rockstar representative told Gameblog that it will be at least on the level of The Lost and the Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, which is again, what we’ve said on the show, we expected it to be that big,” CVG’s James Jarvis said. “But that’s sort of committing to a 12 to 20 hour chunk of all new scripted solo player missions, characters, you name it. And this is what we’ve always thought it would be.”

Running Gameblog‘s website through Google Translate confirms CVG’s take in horribly mangled English. Both The Ballad of Gay Tony and The Lost and the Damned cost $20 at release and did take around 10 to 20 hours, depending on how thorough players were to complete every little detail in the expansions.

When will the first GTA V DLC story come out though? The best guess is not until sometime after the PC version of the game is released in January. So, it is possibly a second or third quarter 2015 release. Rockstar Games will be busy getting the game out on all platforms and supporting those new platforms with free new GTA Online content, including heists.

Yes, Rockstar Games confirmed once again that heists are coming soon, to not just the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, too. It sounds like it won’t be immediately after the next-gen launch of the game, but could be before the end of the year based on the developer’s comment on how it will be handling next week’s release.

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“[E]xpect a Title Update to be made available for download on both PS4 and Xbox One by this Monday that will include some last tweaks and optimization fixes for game day. In order to experience the game properly, please make sure you install this Update before playing (like all Title Updates, it will be applied automatically as long as you are connected to the internet),” Rockstar wrote.

“We will be looking closely at your feedback from the initial launch days on the new platforms to help inform other future dynamic tuning changes and Title Updates as always. And get ready for continuing free content Updates for Grand Theft Auto Online, including the highly-anticipated launch of Online Heists (which, to be absolutely clear, will be available for all four consoles to enjoy).”

Are you excited for more GTA V single-player content or do you care more about the free GTA Online updates that have been delivered over the past year, plus the upcoming release of heists? Sound off in the comments below.

[Images via Rockstar Games]


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