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 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 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 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.

  • 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!
  • blkhearted10174 hours, 35 minutes agoReplyFlag
    It would be great if rockstar make it to where we could choose different size rims and also should put an old school model Car made off the the 80s model four door caprice
    • Legend1692 days, 5 hours agoReplyFlag
      I would just like to know if rockstar games will bring the next gen content xbox 360 and ps3 because I dont think it is fair to have the next gen only for the xbox one and ps4 consoles when some of us cant afford those things.
      • LaNextNotch2 days, 9 hours agoReplyFlag
        I would like there to be snow in Los santos again. Could you please do that for gta online?
        • LaNextNotch2 days, 9 hours agoReplyFlag
          I would like there to be snow in Los santos again. I never played it until this year. Could you please do that RockStar?
          • CRNIKO7773 days, 1 hour agoReplyFlag
            Hello rockstar want to know when will the bank robbery?
            • BlastedParrot533 days, 3 hours agoReplyFlag
              why can't we wear ski masks? :(
            • Hello R* i have a huge problem ...
              I was rank 13 i think and my rank resetted automaticly to rank 1.
              Please help me,
              • MidNight557471 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                Hi Rockstar: Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year . I want to know if you will come more updates online video game GTA V on XBOX 360 console such as new weapons, customizable cars, new aircraft and helicopter gunships that one can buy in ELITAS or get them on the map and which can be fitted 2 players. Thank You
                • MidNight557471 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                  Hi RockStar and Seasons Greetings:

                  ¿Can able if possible RockStar include this upcoming updates in the future on XBOX 360 (new custom cars, planes and military planes and helicopters?

                  • Include in GTA V online store in Elitas to purchase or use in the military aerial base the combat military plane located in aerial military hangar, include the military plane called Hydra and the Cobra military helicopter. This all new aircrafts use two player in GTA V online (the military plane called Hydra and the Cobra military helicopter).
                  • zswick1 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                    I wish there was lift kits and super Swamper Tires
                    • Reaper5d1 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                      hi R*, just wanted to say that i would like to own the standard dukes and stallion on PS3, to own a third property, to be able to change the interior of apartments.
                      • Nesterov_A_S1 week, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                        Dear developers and members of Rockstar . Why does my second character level dropped from 59 to 1 ?
                        • MIKEYJ0111 week, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                          how do you get crew live streams from rockstar
                          • Leverman1011 week, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                            Hi Rockstar, the 'new platforms' that have been brought to Xbox one and ps4, will they ever be on Xbox 360 or ps3? I believe that if people have purchased your game, then everyone deserves the full experience and not just those who can afford to spend the £400 for next gen. Please consider this and I know I am speaking for most when I say that we also should get the update as we have been loyal to the game from the very beginning. Thanks, hope to hear from you soon
                            • GRASSHOPPER20091 week, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                              Can we please get some MC DLC that doesn't force you to wear "the lost" patch please
                              • sheriffwolfpack2 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                                people are hacking the world records 00.00.141 seconds in follow the leader sa flight school. .. f***ing hackers ruining the game for every one..
                                • Ukincdanny2 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                                  Hi rockstar when are you doing update for online heist for free mode or for missions
                                  • Chewy19752 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                                    I believe u have some melee weapons missing. I have upgraded to xbone transferred everything no problem but there is No hatchet in amunation. I did the digital download. Thanks
                                    • Copout692 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                                      Hello Rockstar, I know this is way too early to ask but i was just wondering if GTA 6 will have a new city for Grand Theft Auto or a previous city that was in Grand Theft Auto before?
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