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Take-Two teases GTA 5 DLC, promises "ground-breaking" gameplay and multiplayer

But won't budge on final Grand Theft Auto 5 release date

GTA 5 is going to destroy the very earth beneath your feet, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick has outlined in an appalling threat. Unless of course he's being figurative, in which case he probably means that GTA 5's going to be really ambitious.

Discussing the prospect of DLC with investors last night (thanks, Videogamer), Zelnick cautioned that it was "way too early to discuss those plans, and of course those discussions will come from Rockstar in the normal course".

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He added, however, that "I think you can safely assume that Rockstar, as the label that led the charge in downloadable content with Grand Theft Auto 4 - I think you'd have every reason to believe, purely because of the ground-breaking nature of the title itself and the multiplayer in the title, that there's going to be a lot of interesting stuff. But I'll leave that to Rockstar to announce."

Grand Theft Auto 4's DLC packs were an exciting bunch, from the fabulous Ballad of Gay Tony to biker adventure The Lost and Damned. Rockstar has already, in a sense, revealed much of Grand Theft Auto 5's online component - the game will use the same Crews community system as Max Payne 3.

Zelnick wouldn't be drawn on GTA 5's precise release date. "With regard to the date for Grand Theft Auto 5, spring 2013, we make those announcements based on what we think is best to market the title, and we think that's the right way to describe it, and we're thrilled with the way that is shaping up."

Once more with feeling: here's everything we know about GTA 5 in a neat, tidy bundle. I had a few highly fruity thoughts about the game's online component in June.

Reckon they'll take any risks with the DLC, or are we in for the usual, well-produced add-on campaigns? Thoughts on a postcard, pls. Or alternatively, in the comments thread below.

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