More references in regards to an undead campaign DLC have been discovered in the multiplatform video game, "GTA 5." According to a report from Aus Gamers on Aug. 4, a modder going by the alias of "Chr0m3xMoDz" on Youtube found what appears to be a placeholder select screen for an upcoming expansion. One of the options is vaguely named, "Dead." When trying to select it, the game will attempt to access a file called "SPZOMBIES."
Previously, reverences of "ZMB" were found in other code strings. It appears that Rockstar North is preparing to release an undead-based single-player campaign mode, perhaps around the Halloween holiday. The company did something similar with "Red Dead Redemption." The open-world action-adventure western title came out for the PS3 and Xbox 360 on May 18, 2010. Several months later (near the end of October), "Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare" was released. The unique expansion changed the entire open-world setting as it littered the expansive areas with zombies. Several new gameplay mechanics were also introduced.
Rockstar Games did announce early this year that a new "GTA 5" DLC for the single-player mode is going to be released later this year. It now appears that it is going to be based around zombies. The undead theme is growing increasingly popular in all forms of entertainment, especially with the success of "The Walking Dead" television series and with video games such as "Resident Evil" and "The Last of Us."
Rockstar North has a lot of projects going on although "GTA 5" came out last year. The studio is still keeping "GTA Online" constantly updated with fixes and new contents, including the upcoming cooperative heists, on the PS3 and Xbox 360. The development team is also porting the same game to the PS4, Xbox One and PC with enhanced features. You can find a screen from the PS3 iteration near the top of this article (via the official Playstation Facebook webpage).