Rockstar Games Touches On Why They Didn’t Create Story Expansions With GTA V

Rockstar Games have enjoyed massive success with the release of GTA V on the PC and consoles. With the PC version arriving late to the party, it seems like Rockstar’s plans were bent over time with them ending up focusing on GTA Online.

GameInformer’s Editor, Matt Bertz decided to ask Rockstar’s Director of Design, Imran Sarwar. Matt Bretz posed an excellent and viable question to Imran Sarwar about how Imran’s team designed the game’s storyline and how they ended up supporting GTA Online for the most of the part. Despite the massive success, Imran Sarwar explained how they gradually shifted with their ideas over time. He said:

“No, it was not really a conscious decision, it’s just what happened. 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.” – Imran Sarwar, Director Of Design, Rockstar

Other Reads You May Like

A lot of the points brought up by the Director, Imran Sarwar were viable. In a time where GTA V was stuck between two generations of consoles and the overhead to get a stable PC release a while later, Rockstar’s focus of single-player campaigns just seemed to fade away. Rockstar’s massive success with their DLCs and continuous support from the fans meant that they had to garner an audience where everyone was in line. Afterall, the PC version of the game did not arrive until early 2015, that’s one point worth considering.

GTA V’s continuous support and active player base are still keeping GTA V in the top 10 active games despite being released more than two years ago. The audience Rockstar has garnered are enjoying the title and are always looking forward into what Rockstar is developing in the future. However, Imran Sarwar also made it clear that they aren’t over with creating excellent single-player content at the moment.

I just wish GTA VI arrives soon, but in GTA V’s current state, my hopes seem to be otherwise. As a finishing note, how about creep up that nostalgia by reminding you guys about Midnight Club, wink wink Rockstar!

Usman Abdul Jabbar

19, Tech Enthusiast, Founder/Managing Editor at GeeksULTD and a Competitive Counter Strike Global Offensive player with aims of learning about web servers, web designing and computer hardware. Believes console exclusives are incredible and is still a strong follower of the PC Master Race. To contact me, follow me, or even constructively criticize me, contact me however you feel is right!


A UI Designer Gives Google A Lesson On Consistency With An Android Redesign There's no doubt, ever since Material design went into full effect with the debut of Android Lollipop, Google has reshaped how apps are colored within...
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 To Feature An Even Larger Killer Display The hype surrounding Samsung's surreal Galaxy S10 is increasing every day.  As we wait for Samsung Galaxy S10 to make its way to the field, rumors reg...
Nvidia’s RTX 2080 Ti Fares 60-110FPS In COD: Black Ops 4 At 4K Ultra Nvidia's new RTX cards are finally making their way to customers. Amidst the fresh full launch of Activision's Call Of Duty Black Ops 4, Nvidia decide...
Xiaomi Mi6S Leaked On GeekBench – Snapdragon 845, Android 9, 6GB RAM & More Geekbench isn't the best place to look out for legit leaks. However, in most cases, the database potentially reveals unreleased devices to the masses....
Pocophone F1’s Touch Latency Fixed With Update 8.10.11 MIUI 10 Xiaomi's Pocophone F1 has long been under our radar for quite a while now. Ever since we recieved our Pocophone F1, we've complained to Xiaomi that th...
Microsoft Now Bundling 3rd-Gen Echo Dot With Xbox One S and X Consoles Microsoft certainly is leading the pack when it comes to horsepower. Microsoft isn't a stranger to launching new Xbox One bundles frequently either. R...
We Spoke With Xiaomi Regarding The Poco F1 Issues, Poco F2 & Mi 8 Fragmentation Xiaomi has been a key contender in the smartphone market for more than a while now. Throughout the globe, Xiaomi has built its presence for its excell...

Leave a Reply

Notify of

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker