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!
  • cdc108013 days, 1 hour agoReplyFlag
    hey rockstar i did not get my 8 millon can i get it please ineed it name cdc10801
    • cdc108013 days, 2 hours agoReplyFlag
      i did not get the 8millon that i payed for name cdc10801
      • Aron318723 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
        Hello i got a question for you guys will gta iv ever be ported-remastered on ps4-xbone when i had gta iv first on the ps3 i was dissapointed with the shooting, driving physics and especially online no this did not come from the video gta iv is better then gta v remember when you could make a free mode and put everybody and cram them in the airport, team mafiya work, cops n crooks, hangmans noose or whatever it was called lol as i am a nerd and have probably spent 400+ hours playing gta iv well u would make my day releasing gta iv on ps4-xbone back just take this video for example
        • Casey49ers1 month, 1 day agoReplyFlag
          They should put in another adder? Right?
          • rclarke6577on April 24 2016, 4:45amReplyFlag
            As you are more focused on ps4 and Xbox one ,are you able to get a team to do separate updates on the PS3 and Xbox 360 as you have basically abandoned two consoles that were the ones that started this game off in the first place and we have only had a bug fix update (1.29) so we still deserve updates and dlcs like any other console does. This could build more completion between last Gen and next gen about who has the the better update instead of who has the better console. For example for Veterans Day for last gen you could add in ww2 type planes and weapons and costumes or you could make tampered down versions of ps4 updates,a bit like what call of duty does for PS3 on black ops 3. many thanks a PS3 gamer :)
            • ntr2000on April 16 2016, 10:15amReplyFlag
              Nope this is now stupid. I sold my T20 for 1 million 300 and then I bought the super yatche hat I wanted fully customized and then it just says. "Oh your past yatch has been removed. YOU FREAKING 12 MILLION DOLLAR YATCH HAS BEEN REMOVED AND YOU DONT GET THE MONEY BACK. F YOU I WANT MY MONEY BACK NOW
              • ntr2000on April 16 2016, 9:58amReplyFlag
                Can you sell your super yatch or no. Please help
                • ntr2000on April 16 2016, 10:05amReplyFlag
                  @ntr2000 Ok this is ridiculous. I spent 12 million dollars on a yatch. 12 million. That's a lot of money. And now in 4/15/16 the game tells me that the most expensive base hatch is only 2 million. So I'm pretty sure I got ripped off here. At least can I even sell my 12 million dollar yatch?
              • astro2014on April 14 2016, 2:11pmReplyFlag
                Will gta 6 be coming out for Xbox one
              • TyBug1235618on March 20 2016, 7:35pmReplyFlag
                Why would it say insufficient funds on the Guntlet mission when i have money to customize them
                • BICNESS77on March 15 2016, 5:55pmReplyFlag
                  Yes or no PLZ. Can you play as a cop on gta5 xbox one. Or is it some bull crap mod.
                  • Sanoma95..on March 11 2016, 7:48amReplyFlag
                    when we get a comment from a player , after someone leaves a comment on any news or updates that comes out, can u put the entire comment on our profile page. everytime I get a notification that I have a comment from someone I cant read it,
                    • EpicStrikeDeathon February 18 2016, 5:05amReplyFlag
                      Hello Rockstar . Can you add First-Person Camera to Grand Theft Auto V on xbox 360 . I will be very happy if you will read it ;) Thanks .~EpicStrike
                      • N8vhunyon February 15 2016, 8:15pmReplyFlag
                        How do i remove myself from being a bodyguard
                        • Mcpig7777on February 8 2016, 6:00pmReplyFlag
                          I know this has probally been asked a lot but IS CJ AND FRANKLIN RELATED(or did they know each other?)Also how would franklin know lanora Johnson

                          • MattyWarrior_on February 7 2016, 8:37amReplyFlag
                            Hello Rockstar. I saw that in GTA V online there are only three dirt bikes and there are not the motocross glasses. If it is possible in the next update could add some dirt bikes and motocross glasses, please? thank you so much.
                            • stan03Loderon January 25 2016, 1:42amReplyFlag
                              i am curious about the blue map my gta 5 came with i got the collectors edition is it for online only or story mode or both?
                              • Kennyo123on January 21 2016, 2:12pmReplyFlag
                                I have a question about the duke I am currently in it but I can do anything like customize it because it says I'm missing a dlc but I have all of the dlc downloaded
                                • nick85867on January 10 2016, 8:58amReplyFlag
                                  Hello I got a question so I've Been playing gta 5 online on Xbox 360 for a very long time and I have good data I'm getting an Xbox one soon how can I tranfer my gta online to Xbox one
                                  • HTG254TF141on January 1 2016, 12:55pmReplyFlag
                                    Is Alan McClean ( the GTA V Lifeinvader ) making into new military DLC heist also?

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