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GTA 5’s Cancelled Trevor DLC Episode Would’ve Been A “James Bond” Story

From Rockstar With Love.

One of gaming’s greatest mysteries is surely the lack of any single-player DLC for Rockstar’s gargantuan success story, Grand Theft Auto V. After GTA IV received two widely-enjoyed expansions in both The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, it seemed to make sense that the sequel – and enormous commercial success – would follow suit.

Alas, that wasn’t the case, with Rockstar teasing Story Mode DLC for the game all the way back in 2013, but confirming its cancellation a few years later.

Eagle-eyed dataminers did eventually unearth evidence of these expansions though, which would seemingly have been an episodic series that gave each protagonist a part in a totally oddball scenario. One looked to be set in a zombie apocalypse, and another an alien invasion, but the most prominent of these was an episode known as “Agent Trevor.”

Now, in a recent Q&A livestream (and shared up by The Loadout), the actor for GTA V’s Trevor, Steve Ogg, has divulged that work on Agent Trevor had actually begun in earnest and some scenes had already been shot before the DLC was cancelled. Ogg also revealed that the expansion would have seen Trevor go undercover as an agent in what he describes as “James Bond Trevor.”

“Trevor was gonna be undercover – he works for the feds,” Ogg said in the Q&A. “And we did shoot some of that stuff with ‘James Bond Trevor’ – he’s still kind of a fuck up, but he’s doing his best to pretend to be like [a secret agent]. We shot some stuff and then it just disappeared and [Rockstar] never did it, they never followed up on it.”

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While the reasons for GTA V’s Story Mode DLC being cancelled are still unclear, most fans seem to believe that the success of GTA Online led the studio to pivot, and indeed the remnants of much of Agent Trevor are widely-believed to have formed the core of GTA Online’s Doomsday and Diamond Casino heist content.

Of course, the next big thing for Rockstar is now Grand Theft Auto VI, which is slated to launch next year.

“Grand Theft Auto VI continues our efforts to push the limits of what’s possible in highly immersive, story-driven open-world experiences,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games when the company dropped its debut trailer in December of 2023. “We’re thrilled to be able to share this new vision with players everywhere.”

“Grand Theft Auto VI heads to the state of Leonida, home to the neon-soaked streets of Vice City and beyond in the biggest, most immersive evolution of the Grand Theft Auto series yet.”