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GTA V DLC to be region locked

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Of course GTA V was going to get DLCs. Now the Rockstar Support page has indicated that those DLCs will be region locked.

According to the Rockstar Support Page,

It is generally recommended that you buy and play games that are designated for your country to avoid potential problems with DLC region-compatibility, such as with pre-order bonuses. […] However, if you live in Europe […] 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.  

I’m honestly not sure why that would go this route, especially for digitally distributed content. Shouldn’t the content be the same? As long as you have a copy of the game, I don’t see why they would restrict who can download from where. They have insisted that nothing was cut or changed for the various reasons, but now I’m getting a bit suspicious. If you have already purchased the game, why should it matter the region for a DLC?

As far as DLCs are concerned, what are you hoping for from the studio? Would you like to see more episodic content in expansions? I still get irritated with DLCs – the game hasn’t even released yet, just put all the extra awesome in to start with!

Last Updated: August 13, 2013


  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    August 13, 2013 at 13:26

    The only thing that could make that header image worse is knowing he has the letters “ing” on the back of his shirt.


    • ElNicko

      August 13, 2013 at 13:58

      that Sir , is bloody disturbing………


  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    August 13, 2013 at 13:28

    Do they have different content or age restrictions on the game in US and EU? That’s the only reason I can see for region-locking the DLC.


    • VinTaco

      August 13, 2013 at 15:50

      I think that’s one reason (especially for places like Germany), it also helps stop sales cannibalization between regions.

      It also helps avoid stuff like language selection. What happens if you redeem a US code on a French copy of the game? That would just cause nightmares.


  3. InsanityFlea

    August 13, 2013 at 14:02

  4. Johan du Preez

    August 13, 2013 at 17:23

    This baby is on the pirate pile


  5. cgreen93

    August 13, 2013 at 18:32

    I too dont understand. It was very annoying when I had the downloadable version of The Ballad of Gay Tony on 360 and my friend had the disc. When we tried playing together, it said the games weren’t compatible. I got TBoGT to play with friends and I cant do that when the DLC’s are restricted!
    Plus DLC’s spread out the online players on multiple sub-titles and makes it harder to find games!


  6. silverscorpio

    August 14, 2013 at 08:43

    Boo Boo Boo. Rockstar Boo on you.


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