“The game isn’t complete yet,” a Rockstar spokesperson told Kotaku when we asked them yesterday if the release of the game’s final, announced piece of downloadable content, the Reefer Madness Vice Case, completed the game. With Reefer Madness, Rockstar has now released five downloadable cases to supplement the ones that stuffed the game’s disc(s). Could there be new cases added? Or is the game complete? You’ve seen their answer. Intriguing.
Rockstar officials have previously said that they had cut entire desks from detective Cole Phelps’ rise through the ranks of the Los Angeles Police Department, from beat cop to homicide detective. They chopped them to squeeze the game down to size, but the new downloadable cases released since the game came out in May surely restored or repurposed some of that content. Maybe not.
So what else could be on the horizon to “complete” the game? New DLC cases? How about an autumn expansion similar to the Undead Nightmare zombie spin-off to last spring’s Rockstar hit Red Dead Redemption? An Australian spring expansion/addition of a burglary desk might seem more in line with L.A. Noire‘s style than an infestation of zombies, but your guesses are as good as ours. For all we know, Rockstar will just add a few DLC suits and guns to the game and call it complete. Let’s hope it’s more.