Asked & Answered: GTAV

Posted on July 2 2013, 8:59am | Author: R* K | Filed Under: Games
 
Here’s a special edition of Asked & Answered addressing just a few of the frequently asked questions we’ve seen out there from fans recently. Of course we’re aware that there are many more questions and curiosities out there about GTAV, so do stay tuned for more to be revealed about the game in due time. Meanwhile, you can always feel free to drop us a line via mouthoff@rockstargames.com where we’re glad to have a look at what you have to say and help out wherever we can.
 
 
“So can you switch characters? Trevor Michael and Franklin - can you play all of those guys? And everybody has their own missions???!” @GTAVISBEST
"How is changing between characters going to work during missions?"HIBMFL
“Do you have to switch characters constantly?”killer772
 
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.
 
 
"If I play as Trevor, can I zoom out, find out where Michael is, and then go and kill him while playing as Trevor? #GTAV" @GTALAD4EVA
 
In the open world, the characters are meant to be living their own ongoing and unpredictable personal lives, so understandably it’s not always easy to track one of them down in the vast city of Los Santos or the many towns spread about Blaine County at any given moment, but you will be able to find them. Having found them, (or simply after calling them up and arranging to meet them), you’ll certainly be able to hang out with them, annoy them should you choose, and maybe even assault them, but you won’t be able to kill them. They all have remarkable powers of recovery and good health insurance. The game is based on playing all sides of these three characters’ interwoven stories rather than having generic, interchangeable leads, so permanently killing a major character in that way wouldn’t make sense. If a player is determined enough though, they may well find a way to badly injure one of the characters and switching to that character would just put you in the hospital to continue where you left off.
 
 
“Hello, I noticed that the Special Edition of GTA V includes a large "blueprint" of the map. I was wondering if the Standard Edition of GTA V will include the traditional folded paper map that, as far as I can recall, has always been included with GTA games.”received via Mouthoff
"Will a GTA V poster be included when the game is purchased?”@ny718kid
 
As in all previous Grand Theft Auto games, we’ve made a point of including a map of the world to aid players in navigating the city. In all versions of GTAV, the game disc will accompany a map with all the details players will need to navigate the world.  One big change though with this game is that with a world of this size, we created a double-sided map based poster to make sure players have all the information they might need to discover and explore the world. The blueprint map in the other editions does contain plenty of additional information and secrets on it.
 
 
“My name is Pedro and I have a doubt. When are you going to release the pre-order links of the Special Edition and Collector's Edition of Grand Theft Auto V on Brazil?”received via Mouthoff
 
Hi Pedro, we’re working hard to make the Special Edition and Collector’s Edition available for pre-order in Brazil as soon as we can. We’re currently waiting on some customs issues to be resolved before retailers in Brazil can start accepting pre-orders. To all others who have questions about whether and where the Special Edition or Collector’s Edition is available in your particular country, we’ve been maintaining the www.rockstargames.com/V/preorder page to be as up to date and accurate as possible for all territories shown – if you have additional questions beyond that, feel free to hit us up at mouthoff@rockstargames.com and we’d be happy to investigate for you.
 
 
“Would you be able to tell me to what extent are weapons and vehicles customizable?”@kieranmgklaceup
 
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, how many discs will the Xbox and PS3 versions of the game have? I am asking because I am just conscious of how many discs I will have to install onto my Xbox 360 HDD.”cj67890
“Hi R*, as you said GTAV will be the biggest game that Rockstar ever created, normally it should be the biggest in size too. So how you are going to solve Xbox 360 disc limit issues? I mean will GTAV have many discs (on Xbox 360 platform)…?”youtubos
“If we install GTAV on Xbox 360 do we have to insert other discs or not?”Persian-boy1995
 
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.
 
 
“Will we ever see some GTA V gameplay?”  – @ASTR4Lx
 
Yes. Soon (or in September if you don’t want to see it before you play it… it’s up to you) – the first Official Gameplay Video is on its way...
 
 
“Hey Rockstar, I'm curious whether you are planning on releasing GTA V on the PC...” received via Mouthoff
“You've probably been asked before, but is GTA V coming for next gen consoles also?” @tomtoon2010
 
The only versions of the game that we have announced are for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 which are set for a September 17th worldwide release. We don’t have anything to share about the possibility of a next-gen or a PC platform release at this time and we are completely focused on delivering the best possible experience for the consoles people have right now.
 
 
“When will we get information on GTA V multiplayer?” @camronbnl3
 
Expect to hear some first details soon – it’s called Grand Theft Auto Online and we’re very excited to unveil it for you sometime this summer.
 
 
“A healthy GTAIV multiplayer game is really hard to come by nowadays. By healthy I mean players play for good clean fun. Every time I join a game it's either modded or hacked. When I create a custom game, some abusive d*ck joins my game and ruins everyone's fun game. I can't just kick him out unless everyone votes. Do something about this in GTAV, Rockstar.”received via Mouthoff
 
Ever since Grand Theft Auto IV was released, we’ve continued to integrate newer and stronger methods of cheat detection and prevention for each of our games. While we have yet to reveal specifically what new anti-cheating measures we have planned for GTAV, rest assured that we’re focused on creating as level a playing field and as fair, fun (and healthy as you say) an experience as possible for everyone. There will always be some people who want to cheat but we are going to do our best to stop it. We have spent a lot of time and effort making an incredible Online experience and proper support is part of that package.
 
 
“Hello Rockstar, I have a question: how much difference will there be between the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game?”received via Mouthoff
 
Players can expect the same great gameplay experience on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms as they have both been developed in tandem.  Like all of our games, trust that we’re committed to making sure Grand Theft Auto V looks and runs as great as possible regardless of whether you pick it up for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, and we are excited for fans on both platforms to experience Grand Theft Auto V this September. We expect any visual differences to be completely negligible.
 
 
“I smell a delay...” SanViceCity
“Hope R* will release this game on September 17th. HOPE it will no be delayed AGAIN.”creed_20103
 
There’s nothing to worry about, so we aren’t quite sure what you’re smelling!  GTAV will be available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 17th.
 

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  • R* Aon July 2 2013, 9:42amFlag
    Hey all, glad everyone’s digging the A&A. We know there’s lots of other questions out there – of course we can’t answer everything and as you may know we also like to keep a lot of GTA game content secret for you to discover when you play the game. Please stay tuned though and all will be revealed in due time. Thanks!
  • Sir_Iggle_Piggle5 days, 16 hours agoReplyFlag

    Hey Rockstar,
    I am not sure if someone has already asked this, but will working out- interacting with gyms ever become a possiblity? Being able to build muscle and make ones player look better- like in San Andreas with CJ?

    • Ibrahim_NL1 week, 4 days agoReplyFlag
      Is there a JETPACK in GTA 5 online or singleplayer so we can just use it plsss say something on this question!!!!!
      • triggershotz1 week, 5 days agoReplyFlag
        will pink slip racing ever be in gta online ive been racing for months now and not to brag i think ill need a fourth garage no im only joking but not about more garages because there are so many nice cars but so little space and about those pink slips on ps3
        • gato22261 week, 6 days agoReplyFlag
          when they will put you upgrade or shall make the first person ps3???
          • hello I wonder if you'll put the dlc The GTA Online Valentine's Day Massacre for players pc?
            • Gossom4 weeks agoReplyFlag
              Hey All. I haven't played GTA in forever, which is hard for me to believe because GTA San Andreas is my All Time favorite (not joking) non-MMO game Ever. Like I said, it has been a while, lol. Have been playing WOW for the last 7 years or so and it is hard to even look at other games other than for a few hours or so. I haven't played any newer GTA since San Andreas, I know, sad but I got busy with work and girls, now wife and kids, ha. I have seen some short GTA vids that were out of this world, but I was so torn between WOW and anything else. WOW is now on hold. Maybe for a while, maybe forever. Who knows. Sorry, enough about me. Now for the question:
              I have seen some short GTA V videos in the past and was absolutely blown away. GTA V has been out for a while, I think. So whats up with the re-release of " V " ? I don't have a PS4 or X-Box One but have an OK PC. Is it worth buying the re-release now or wait until the the next one. If it comes out, that is. Just wondering about buying the game so late since its original release. Would you spend all that coin now after it has be out this long (not sure when it first came out). Coming in as a complete noob now seems questionable. Was thinking about it for a couple days now and am thinking about downloading, asap. What would you do?
              • Jovylee4 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                Hello Rockstar.
                I'm stuck when creating race in Creator:
                Can I edit props inside the train tunnel & train station?
                It would be great if that is possible.
                Thanks
                • Soniiczz-EXE4 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                  hey, i changed my lips to no sipstick and i saved it but it didnt change it so im stuck with it, i was woundering if you can let me change it. plz help
                  • Hi my gta v keeps freezing on me and i wanted to know why.
                    • CyborgRommelon April 20 2015, 2:30amReplyFlag
                      Ok so me and my sister both have GTA 5 on our PC's, now we both tried getting onto online and it seems that the network only is allowing one PC to be online at one given time, is this so or is something happening on our end?
                      • gohaywireon April 19 2015, 11:15amReplyFlag
                        Hi. I just installed my gta V for PC. at the time of installation i was asked to enter the activation code. As soon as i did and pressed submit, the page loaded again. then i again typed my activation coded and it said it was used. so i cancelled and opened it again. this time thhe 5 gb patch got downloaded and even my game got installed. i can run the game fine but i havent recieved the $120,000 pre-order currency as promised by rockstar. Please help me redeem it.
                        • draketatumon April 16 2015, 6:40pmReplyFlag
                          I recently ordered a copy of gta 5 special edition and they code redeem code they gave me says it has already been in use and will not allow me to get the bullpup shotgun and other weapons and stuff your suppose to get what do I do?
                          • SlackerDon April 16 2015, 5:53pmReplyFlag
                            When will Rockstar bring out GTA V servers in South Africa?, Rockstar apparently made $3.5billon, and a lot of South Africans have bought the game, please can someone sort out servers for South Africa.
                            Thanks.
                            • Kuyper1123on April 14 2015, 10:28amReplyFlag
                              Is playing on a modded map considered ''Illegal'?
                              • -Anson-on April 5 2015, 9:00amReplyFlag
                                Hey R*, All of my GTA online friends owns a Dukes(regular).So I decided to get one myself. But when I check the atoret(southernsan). Its not in there , It seems like im the only one having this problem . Please help me out. Thank You
                              • oPNessTakesPlaceon April 4 2015, 11:12amReplyFlag
                                Hey Rockstar, i recently completed all the Heists and i was wondering if i went to start again with my friend would it delete all my progress when the bew heists come out?? So lets say i satart the Fleeca job with a friend and the update for the new Heists comes out, will i have to carry on from the Fleeca job or can i carry on from the job after the pacific standard??
                                • Richards10on April 3 2015, 3:08pmReplyFlag
                                  Hey Rockstar................will crossfire work on day 1? Sure would be nice. Hoping to take advantage of my R9 290s in crossfire.

                                  It is simply unacceptable to be waiting months before drivers take advantage of 2nd GPU. I hope you are equally working with AMD and Nvidia to ensure crossfire and SLI will be working.
                                  • Convict78on March 23 2015, 2:35pmReplyFlag
                                    Rockstar please can you allow a complete skinhead look on our characters with the hair option, no stubble at all is it will look better.Thanks.Also the ability to sell vehicles purchased online, thanks!
                                    • PrajwalK1995on March 14 2015, 11:12amReplyFlag
                                      Will I need to put the cd all the time in my pc to play gta 5?
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