- Fans have discovered leaked database files within Grand Theft Auto 5 that reveal Rockstar’s scrapped projects, including story DLC involving Trevor and Bully 2.
- GTA 5’s immense success and focus on its multiplayer component, GTA Online, led to the cancelation of story DLC plans and possibly Bully 2.
- Despite the long wait for Grand Theft Auto 6, fans are wondering if Rockstar may have more projects in the pipeline beyond GTA and Red Dead Redemption.
Grand Theft Auto 5 story DLC, Bully 2, and more have been uncovered in a new leak from Rockstar Games. With Grand Theft Auto 5 having recently reached its tenth anniversary and its GTA Online component still seeing massive success, Rockstar Games has officially announced plans to reveal the highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto 6 early in December.
Ever since Grand Theft Auto 5‘s release in 2013, fans of the franchise have been left wondering about whether the open-world crime drama will ever receive story DLC. The previous game, Grand Theft Auto 4, was known for having some of the most memorable DLC stories ever with The Lost and the Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony. Grand Theft Auto 5 setting the stage with three different protagonists in Michael, Franklin, and Trevor, along with a bevy of strange and interesting side characters, made it seem like story DLC for GTA 5 was going to be inevitable. However, as GTA Online took off, Rockstar Games never looked back as it has seemingly spent all of its post-launch resources on updating and supporting Online for the entire decade.
Now, fans of the very secretive studio have gained insight into some of Rockstar Games’ scrapped plans post-GTA 5. As reported by Video Games Chronicle, fans have found a database file within Grand Theft Auto 5 that points towards some of Rockstar’s other projects, like Red Dead Redemption 2, GTA 4, Midnight Club Los Angeles, and Bully 2, confirming the sequel to the 2006 open-world GTA-like had been in the works at some point. The leak also revealed plans for GTA 5 story DLC involving Trevor and jetpacks, which was converted into the Doomsday Heist mission for GTA Online.
Considering the massive and ongoing success of GTA Online, it’s no surprise that any GTA 5 story DLC plans were scrapped in favor of more updates for the game’s online component. It’s also possible that Bully 2 may have been scrapped for that same reason. The sequel had reportedly been written by former Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser and others just two years after the release of the first game, with Rockstar spending over a year working on the title in the early 2010s before it was seemingly canned. Bully 2 rumors began swirling again in 2019 just after Red Dead Redemption 2‘s massive release, but unfortunately nothing had come of it.
It’s interesting to know that Bully 2 had been in development at Rockstar, as it has seemed like the studio had been exclusively focused on Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption 2 for the past decade. It begs the question whether the studio has more in the pipeline beyond Grand Theft Auto 6 and, if it does, whether there’s going to be another half-decade wait. While fans of the original Bully may be disappointed about its sequel never seeing the light of day, fans of Rockstar’s flagship franchise have a lot to be excited about with the reveal of Grand Theft Auto 6 right around the corner.
Grand Theft Auto 5
One of the most popular open-world titles of the 2010s, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto 5 is an ambitious crime game featuring three protagonists. It is an action-adventure title played in both third and first-person perspectives. As the seventh main entry into the Grand Theft Auto series, it is the most popular of the titles, and one of the most popular games of all time.
The single-player campaign is set in the fictional state of San Andreas, where the protagonists, including a retired bank robber, a gangster, and a drug dealer, attempt heists.
- PS5, PS4, PS3, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC
- September 17, 2013
- Rockstar North
- Rockstar Games
- Open-World, Action