Rockstar development boss Jeronimo Barrera has stated in a recent interview why he views the upcoming GTA IV expansion pack The Lost and Damned, which releases tomorrow, as a full game in its own right.
“There’s nothing ever been out like it,” Barrera told Major Nelson in the review, “We’ve done a full game in my opinion, in terms of the production quality and the new gameplay mechanics. We’ve literally reached the maximum memory size that we can do for DLC with Microsoft. You’re going to get a lot of game.”
Berrera also took the opportunity to comment on other premium DLC.
“That’s not to say there hasn’t been good downloadable content: obviously, there has been, but I find a lot of the time the stuff you can download to be more of an appendage to a game in terms of, you know, a new area opens up, or you can travel to another island, or something like that,” he said.
“You know, it’s cool, and it keep fans coming back, but [there's] nothing that’s crossed story arcs and that’s what we’re trying to do, to push this, to deliver… a new experience, and I think we’ve hit it right out of the ballpark.”