Grand Theft Auto players are worried for the GTA 6 DLCs

Grand Theft Auto players are worried for the GTA 6 DLCs
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Written by 

Joseph Kime


6th Feb 2024 17:15

The next era of the Grand Theft Auto franchise isn't even here yet, but fans are already wondering whether we're getting a GTA 6 DLC. Please, everyone, let's cross these bridges when we come to them.

To be fair, we can hardly blame fans for getting ahead of themselves, especially as GTA 6 has been little more than a whisper in the wind for over a decade, then dramatically launched into reality with a record-breaking trailer.

A new dawn for GTA is finally around the corner, and after players have spent so long attached to GTA 5 and the GTA Online offerings, we can’t hold it against them for having some seriously lofty hopes. Some of these hopes are turning to fears, with concerns that once the credits roll on GTA 6, the storybook closes.

Fans are worried that GTA will never have story DLC again

The Vice City sign from the trailer of GTA 6.
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Fans have taken to Reddit to share their most recent concerns about the future of GTA, and thankfully, they're not talking about potentially dying before the game launches.Instead, they're concerned that Rockstar's narrative DLC offerings have seen their last day.

User u/Sonofloki13 has taken to the GTA subreddit and said they don't expect any single-player DLCs from Rockstar again, claiming that the new model of incremental microtransactions is too lucrative for the company to have any reason to do anything else.

It's a sad reality, but it seems that others agree. One user added in the comments, "They don't need DLC to maintain their reputation in the long run, the only way Rockstar’s reputation can be ruined is if GTA 6 is bad, otherwise they don't need to do anything."

This is fair enough, especially when considering that there was a wealth of cancelled GTA 5 DLC packs - but other rumours are indicating that there could be more at play.

Rumours hint at GTA 6 DLC

The sprawling beach as featured in GTA 6.
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One leaker has suggested that, even though fans are worried, there are plans to bring episodic content to GTA 6's narrative mode, easing up on the story-based pressure on developers at Rockstar Games.

"From what we’ve heard and what [Bloomberg reporter] Jason Schreier said, Rockstar is already going with the same plan before," says Rockstar leaker Tez2 on GTAForums. "Episodic content with new map updates and expansions. Which would help reduce crunch."

It’s a bold claim, especially as the leaker goes on to suggest that the DLC could appear within a year or so of GTA 6's launch - but it clearly isn't doing much to assuage nerves from players. We've got years left to worry about this, so don't borrow your stress from the future. You'll thank us later.

Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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