GTA 5 getting post-launch DLC, but Rockstar warn of region compatibility issues

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GTA-5-nick-5.jpgGTA V, this year’s eagerly anticipated entry into the Grand Theft Auto crime-sim game series, will be getting post-launch downloadable content, developers Rockstar have confirmed. However, the company have also warned that those looking to buy the game on import from another international region should refrain from doing so, as it will cause compatibility issues with any post-launch downloadable content the company eventually put out, as it will be region-locked.

“It is generally recommended that you buy and play games that are designated for your country to avoid potential problems with DLC region-compatibility,” reads the Rockstar statement.

“For example, a North American PS3 GTAV disc (BLUS31156 code on spine of box), Japanese PS3 GTAV disc (BLJM61019 code on the spine of the box) or Asian PS3 disc (BLAS 50639 code on spine of box for Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan. BLKS20442 for Korea) will play on a European PlayStation®3 console.

“However, if you live in Europe (where the GTAV disc code is BLES01807) you will likely have a European PSN account that will not be able to redeem a US pre-order code, and will only be able to download Region 2 (European) DLC, incompatible with non-European discs.”

Rockstar give no hint as to what the downloadable content will include, but given that Grand Theft Auto 4 received two sizeable single-player add-on campaigns in the form of The Lost and The Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, a similar approach would be both familiar and welcome news.

This Thursday will also see the grand unveiling of the game’s closely-guarded multiplayer modes, and it’d be mad not to assume that some form of DLC will accompany that portion of the game further down the line too.

Gerald Lynch
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