As the world waits for Grand Theft Auto 6’s debut trailer, further evidence has emerged of scrapped plans for Grand Theft Auto 5 story DLC as well as Bully 2.
As spotted by VGC, the latest news comes from the alleged leak of a database file for Grand Theft Auto 5, which is being dug into by the community. According to Twitter user @billsyliamgta, who credits GTA dataminers, this file includes reference to the unreleased Bully 2.
GTAV’s PDB leak contains a string relating to Bully 2.
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For the uninitiated, Bully is Rockstar’s 2006 game about a juvenile delinquent student named James "Jimmy" Hopkins, who rises through the ranks of Bullworth Academy. Fans have long-called for a sequel, which was once in development at Rockstar’s New England studio in the late 2000s. While Bully 2 was obviously never released, some of its ideas made it into other Rockstar games like Red Dead Redemption 2.
@billsyliamgta adds there’s a reference to GTA 5 playable character Trevor with a jetpack, which suggests story mode DLC was repurposed into GTA Online. In 2018, Rockstar finally unveiled GTA Online's Doomsday Heist missions alongside the Thruster, a jetpack that's still exclusive to the multiplayer mode to this day. (It didn't take long for modders to add the jetpack into GTA 5's story mode, of course.)
Cut #GTAV Story Mode DLC is further confirmed thanks to the PDB leak with a string relating to Trevor and a jet pack. The Doomsday Heist was definitely a rework of it.
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GTA 5 never did receive significant story DLC, despite the constant call from fans. Rockstar instead focused on money-spinner GTA Online, which a decade on from GTA 5’s initialRead more on ign.com