This Is Why GTA 5 Trevor DLC Was Reportedly Scrapped

In a surprise to almost no one, a former Rockstar employee claims that planned Grand Theft Auto V story DLC was canceled because of the blockbuster success of GTA Online. It was “so much of a cash cow” that a Trevor-focused expansion was reportedly shut down after already being in the middle of production.

Joseph Rubino, who worked at Rockstar from 2010-16 as a senior camera artist and virtual cinematgrapher, spoke to YouTuber SanInPlay about the scrapped Trevor DLC project, per VGC. “What happened was when GTA Online came out, it was so much of a cash cow and people were loving it so much that it was hard to make an argument that a standalone DLC would out-compete that,” Rubino said.

As one of the people working on the DLC, Rubino admitted he was “a little sour at the time, because I was like, ‘Yo, what the f**k guys, this sh*t’s awesome, let’s keep going, let’s finish this sh*t.'” The developer has worked at Microsoft and Amazon since Rockstar, contributing to projects like Forza Motorsport and The Outer Worlds 2.

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