GTA Online Casino Was Originally Planned As Single-Player DLC
A recent addition to Grand Theft Auto Online brings a massive casino for players to foster their digital gambling addiction with games like Blackjack, slot machines, and a giant spinning wheel. While the update has brought fans plenty of new things to do in the online component of GTA V, it seems that this particular content wasn’t always intended as such. Rather, it appears that the Diamond Casino & Resort was actually meant to be a single-player story DLC.
Rockstar made it clear back in 2017 that they had no intentions of bringing story-driven single-player content to the game and it is no surprise considering that GTA Online took off in a big way. Instead, the developers chose to support the multiplayer side of the game, adding in multiple different DLC and updates to continue growing the experience. According to two Veteran dataminers within the community, Yan2295 and Tez2, this update along with various past updates were originally intended for the single-player campaign.
It turns out that most or some of the online updates that we received in 2017 and 2018 were based on the planned single-player DLC.”
The two explained in a recent interview that clues have been hidden within the game’s code since the Beach Bum update that arrived in 2013 and included voice lines hinting the arrival of a casino as well as later data that indicated that there would be some story DLC that saw the main characters rob the casino a la Ocean’s 11 style.
Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online are both available for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, as well as last gen. Let us know your thoughts on the idea of the extra multiplayer content being taken from ideas for the single-player campaign. As always don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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