Rockstar's Planned GTA5 DLCs Cancelled including Agent Trevor, Zombie Apocalypse and Alien Invasion

TapTechNews July 5th news, Rockstar originally planned to launch three large DLCs for 'GTA5', namely 'Agent Trevor', 'Zombie Apocalypse' and 'Alien Invasion', but they were all cancelled in the end.

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Regarding this, Joseph Rubino, a veteran editor who worked at Rockstar for six years, revealed when he was a guest on the SanInPlay YouTube channel that the cancellation of the 'GTA5' story DLC was because 'GTA Online' is a 'cash cow' and 'it's hard to say that an independent DLC would be better than it', and he had been involved in the development many times before the cancellation of the Trevor DLC.

During that time I was in charge of a lot of work, he revealed, I was both the main editor and the cinematographer, and I was also involved in a lot of the on-site secondary team shooting work.

Later, we divided the team into two parts, I stayed in the 'GTA Online' team, and the other part was in charge of the development of the Trevor DLC. Steven Ogg, the actor who played Trevor, played an important role in the DLC, and there were also some people in the team who were simultaneously involved in the early development work of 'Red Dead Redemption 2'.

When it comes to the reason for the cancellation of this DLC, he said that it was the 'cash cow' of 'GTA Online' that changed Rockstar's priorities, so the senior management decided to focus more on the online game.

The thing is, when 'GTA Online' was launched, it achieved huge commercial success and was also deeply loved by players. In this case, it's difficult to prove that launching an independent DLC would achieve better results than the online mode.

Looking back now, maybe they could take care of both, but after all, it is the company's business decision.

Rubino also admitted that the cancellation of the DLC made him a little frustrated, At that time I was very disappointed for this and thought, 'This setting is so great, guys, let's keep finishing it!'

He said that this DLC was about half-finished before it was decided to be cancelled, As far as I know, a lot of the content was later added to 'GTA Online' in some form, so the development results were not wasted, and that content was indeed great.

When TapTechNews inquired, it was found that Trevor's actor Steven Ogg had previously disclosed similar information in an interview in April: Trevor would work with the FBI and be involved in covert operations, We shot some '007 version of Trevor' scenes, and he was still doing his own thing but also trying his best to complete the task, Then this project just suddenly disappeared and there was no follow-up news.