Tracking the next GTA V DLC: rumours, speculations and analysis

Rockstar has been hosting competitions and events to keep user interest in GTA V, but activity in the title is tapering off without fresh content.

Rockstar has been hosting competitions and events to keep user interest in its title alive. But without fresh content, there is only so much that these scenario introductions can do to keep gamers engaged. So fans have taken to meta discussions on what the new update can bring. Infact, the introduction of the capture week event has fuelled speculation that the next DLC is delayed. According to MobiPicker sources, the event was introduced because Rockstar had nothing else to run with.

The DLC is expected to add stunt capabilities to vehicles, as well as a complex criminal financing simulation. This would involve inventory management and handling supplies for contraband including jewelry, medicines and narcotics. Teams will have to manage warehouses for all this. Sounds fun.

Another line of speculation is based on the football themed jerseys in the game. These could be a significant clue of what the next DLC could contain, according to The Christian Times. There could be a football based mini game, or a character who plays the sport. A casino-themed setting which allows for players to participate in horse riding is also rumoured, according to Ecumenical News. Fans are hopeful that some announcement for the DLC will be made in the upcoming E3. Neurogadget notes that the casino and stunt based updates were scheduled for a long time, so a new DLC down the line might have a biker themed update.

Some fans focused on the price of the update, considering all the work going into it. The price of the update could be as much as a new game itself. A video game insider and regular GTA V leaker has speculated that the DLC may cost as much as $49.99 according to Christian Today.

Rockstar Games is working on a sequel to the franchise. Tech Radar reported that the developers had started working on the next game. This begs the question, what is the fate of GTA V, which is one of the most popular free-roaming open world third person shooter titles around. Analysis by International Business Times shows a falling interest in the title. The data shows that regular content updates are critical for keeping the interest of the gamers. The activity keeps falling till a new DLC lands, when there is a spike, then it starts falling again. The report says that Rockstar should put in extra effort to maintain the following it enjoys from the fans.

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