Now that Rockstar has finally confirmed an important piece of information in revealing that GTA V will be out by Spring 2013, we should expect to see a more frequent influx of GTA 5 news from the developer, right?
While Rockstar hasn’t said anything since that announcement, their publishers Take-Two have, as CEO Strauss Zelnick has teased fans further with a little few words on the game specifically related to what Rockstar are planning to do with regards to GTA V DLC, that will inevitably come out some time after release.
Take-Two will be well aware that they are in good hands after successful GTA IV expansion packs such as The Ballad of Gay Tony and The Lost and Damned, which gamers instantly threw their money at – despite initially being exclusive to the Xbox 360 version of the game.
Fans will be hoping that this doesn’t happen again for GTA V DLC, as it goes without saying that a universal and simultaneous release will be much more received, rather than Microsoft scoring some under the table agreement again, which would cause millions of PS3 and PC gamers to miss out for a second time.
During a recent investors call, CEO Strauss Zelnick revealed that Rockstar has some ‘interesting stuff’ to show us regarding DLC, adding at the same time that it will solely be down to Rockstar, not Take-Two, on how the DLC pans out and when Rockstar decides to announce something regarding DLC.
He also stated that at the moment, it is ‘far too early’ to be talking about DLC, but suggested that when information does finally come out via Rockstar, it will be well worth waiting for. The question that we want to know is, are Rockstar going to stick to their GTA IV DLC format and just release two massive DLC episodes for GTA V, or will they mix it up this time around with more frequent releases?
The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony worked very well indeed as extra content, but fans may prefer to see smaller waves of content every month, rather than episodes which may release in the space of six months for each piece of content. Rockstar are probably weighing up these thoughts too and have seen how successful the likes of Activision and EA have been with frequent DLC releases and ‘premium’ content.
Will GTA V now follow a different path, so that Rockstar can provide more smaller content, to maximize profits with more frequent releases? Or should they stick to their current formula and just release two massive episodes for GTA V. Let us know your thoughts and ideas on what the developer should do with regards to DLC.