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Rockstar answers questions about GTAV

Rockstar games has posted a new edition of its “Asked & Answered” feature, detailing some new information about GTAV, including facts about switching characters, and customizing weapons and vehicles.

Grand Theft Auto 5 is one of the most anticipated games of the year, and we’ve all got plenty of questions about it. Rockstar Games have thus released a new edition of their “Asked & Answered” segment to give us some morsels of info about the things we’re most curious about. Many people are wondering how we’ll switch between the three protagonists in the game. This is what Rockstar had to say:

Michael, Franklin and Trevor have their own separate lives with their own sets of friends and acquaintances, and even their own preferred ways of spending their free time. When you’re not on a mission, you can freely switch in real-time to any of the three characters to drop in and out of their lives letting you see what they’re up to. And because they have their own schedules, you’ll never know what they might be doing – you might drop in on Michael in the middle of a family dispute, interrupt Franklin chatting up some ladies, or Trevor on the run from the law – or whatever else these guys do in their free time… How and when you switch between characters when you’re not on a mission is completely up to you.

In addition, each of the guys has their own missions and side jobs. There will be times on a mission when you play as one character, or as combinations of two of them, and sometimes as all three, always being able to switch between the characters mid-action.  Off mission, it’s up to you. You can play as one character on his own or hang out with either of the other two or both of them, or you can switch between any of them.

They wouldn’t say much about customization in terms of weapons or vehicles, but from what they did say, things seem promising:

Without going into detail just yet, we can tell you that both will be very customizable – with a range of weapon upgrades as well as some very deep car customization. Stay tuned for more very soon.

Rockstar also mentioned that GTAV is going to be a pretty big game. It requires installations on both the 360 and PS3 and is going to make use of everything current gen consoles have got to offer; a perfect swan song before next-gen perhaps:

Grand Theft Auto V is the largest and most ambitious game we have yet created, and takes full advantage of every ounce of processing power available in the current generation of consoles. In order to provide the best possible experience for such a massive and detailed world, the game will have installation requirements on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems.

For Xbox 360, Grand Theft Auto V will ship on two discs; Disc 1 will be used for a one-time mandatory install and Disc 2 will be used to play the game. After the install, players will be able to enjoy both Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online without any need to switch discs.

This initial install will require an Xbox 360 Hard Drive or an external 16GB USB flash drive with at least 8 GB of free space. If using a USB flash drive it must be at least USB 2.0 with a minimum 15mb/s read speed and formatted for Xbox 360 use. A new USB flash drive is recommended to ensure optimum performance.  For PlayStation 3, the game ships on one disc and will install content as soon as you insert the game. The install is roughly 8GB, and players will be able to play as soon as the install is complete.

The post also mentioned multiplayer details being released soon, and that we’d be getting some gameplay videos in the near future. Check out the official post for more details!

Via GameTrailers

David F.
A grad student in experimental physics, David is fascinated by science, space and technology. When not buried in lecture books, he enjoys movies, gaming and mountainbiking

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