A recent post on the Rockstar Support page revealed that the post-launch DLC for “Grand Theft Auto V” will be region-locked. According to the post, the company advises fans against buying discs from other regions as it could result in issues when the pre-order bonuses or DLC are released.
The post explains:
“It is generally recommended that you buy and play games that are designated for your country to avoid potential problems with DLC region-compatibility.
For example, a North American PS3 GTAV disc (BLUS31156 code on spine of box), Japanese PS3 GTAV disc (BLJM61019 code on the spine of the box) or Asian PS3 disc (BLAS 50639 code on spine of box for Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan. BLKS20442 for Korea) will play on a European PlayStation®3 console.
However, if you live in Europe (where the GTAV disc code is BLES01807) 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.”