Grand Theft Auto 6 recently had a massive leak of details via Bloomberg, revealing its protagonists, setting and evolving world. Part of this evolving world will see new cities being added to the game over time. According to a new report, though, these cities (or smaller locations) in GTA 6 will be added as single-player DLC.
Insider Tez2, whose recent report about the Red Dead Redemption remaster was corroborated by numerous media outlets, recently wrote on the popular website GTA Forums that Rockstar Games will revert back to the old ways of releasing single-player DLC for GTA 6.
GTA Online offered online additions to GTA V that, for the most part, eliminated the need for Rockstar Games to develop expansions and DLC like prior GTA games. For example, GTA IV saw the release of two episodic expansions: The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony. Unfortunately, GTA V didn’t get a similar treatment as most of its add-ons and expanded content were delivered via its online platform.
GTA 6 will seemingly change that as it’s now rumoured to feature expansions and DLC that will be planned before the next game even releases. According to Tez 2:
“Rockstar will go back to how they were planning future content before GTA Online success boomed. The first wave of ‘new cities and missions’ we will receive as DLC will definitely be planned out before VI releases. And Rockstar will be able to allocate resources towards whatever new title they will work on after VI release.
As for the new cities, I think for the most part we will receive instanced new cities or islands. Like Cayo Perico or North Yankton style. That way, Rockstar can introduce a new heist for the next GTA Online mode with each new DLC. If we are lucky, we could receive a fully fledged new city from time to time.”
Interestingly, the leaker mentions that the new city additions for GTA 6 won’t be as large in scope as the base game’s main city, which is claimed to be a return to Vice City. This makes sense as Rockstar can then introduce smaller and more contained areas as DLC, though it probably won’t overshadow the size of the main setting.
Take this with a pinch of salt for now. Several leaks have started springing up surrounding GTA 6 ever since Bloomberg’s report, so it’s likely that some might be incorrect information.
Source: GTA Forums