GTA V DLC release date news: Single-player story mode not a priority as Rockstar team work flat out on GTA Online

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A downloadable content pack for a story-driven and single-player mode of “Grand Theft Auto V” may not materialize as developer Rockstar is reportedly focusing its efforts on delivering new multiplayer expansions for the widely successful “Grand Theft Auto Online.”

In an interview with IGN, Rockstar North’s director of design Imran Sarwar revealed that due to the unexpected popularity of GTA Online which averages with 8 million users per week, it changed how the production works, “The shift to working on an evolving online game means there are fewer pauses in production we are constantly producing content for GTA Online alongside everything else we are working on.”

When asked about plans for more single-player modes, he said: “Right now our focus is on GTA Online which has exceeded our expectations. We currently have all key members of the team that launched Grand Theft Auto V focused on supporting GTA Online in every capacity. The community we’ve been able to foster is massive, growing each day and we have so many ideas that have yet to make it into the game.”

Eurogamer notes that Rockstar first mentioned back in April last year that they are working on a substantial update that would see the continuation of Michael, Franklin and Trevor’s exploits in Southern San Andreas. It was originally meant to launch before Christmas season but it did not happen.

Meanwhile, voice and motion-capture actor for the character of Franklin, Shawn Fonteno teased before in Instagram that he may be making an appearance for GTA V as he captioned a photo of himself with, “”Shhhh…..YALL KNOW WHY I GOT THIS SUIT ON.”

It was previously believed that he was referring to the DLC story mode but with the changes in Rockstar, it is deemed that Franklin may be included or become a part of GTA Online in the future.

The latest DLC for GTA Online includes “Freemode Events” and introduction of “Rockstar Editor” to Xbox One and Playstation 4.