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!
  • Nikadin494 days, 23 hours agoReplyFlag
    Are the rankings and earnings from the PS3 version able to carry over to the PS4 version? Or do I have to start over again?
    • NORWEGIAN_ETS1 week, 3 days agoReplyFlag
      Hi rockstar, the cower-system dose not work properly cause your character always tend to expose their heads from cower making it usless. Can you please ad crouching like in gta 4 so the game can be playable?
      • InsaneGamer273 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
        Rockstar. Could you make a DLC that adds a bunch of like Indy 500 cars and they will be faster than the adder but more expensive tan the adder?
      • AL_MGNAS_0073 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
        Could we upgrade gta v PS3 version to ps4 in less money like btf4 ac4 min craft ??
        • Will there be a collectors edition GTA V for next Gen .
          • LA_DODGERS074 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
            When will the first DLC come out
            • jamjab4 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
              Hey rockstar, will there be a special/collectors edition for gta 5 next gen? if so, will it be the same vehicles and weapons from previous gen? if not, but different vehicles and weapons. will the previous gen collectors editions vehicles and weapons be pre-installed in next gen?
            • aedinhi765on September 14 2014, 3:26amReplyFlag
              You should add skate boards and long boards and scooters and we should be able to have more realistec off roasting like mud or quick sand and we should be able to like build are own stuff and more creeks and forest area please please take my advice
              • TITAN1513on August 31 2014, 1:40pmReplyFlag
                Feels like Rockstar games never answer any of my or others questions? are you reading our questions R*? would be happy if you answered!?
                • JoeeLaddon August 29 2014, 9:27pmReplyFlag
                  Can you make underglow on cars pleasee!!!!!
                  • Al_gamerson August 26 2014, 9:29pmReplyFlag
                    Hey I was thinking about something wall playing sanandreas can you put the go kart back in the new game gta 5 it would be awesome!! A nother thing I thank you for this new game and I enjoy all you have done I know it's hard with people being jerks about the game but the go kart thing would be nice thank you for listening.
                    • EntityXFon August 26 2014, 8:25amReplyFlag
                      When is GTA V coming out on Xbox One? and if so will I have to replay all missons on Xbox One if I already finished the game on Xbox 360?
                      • lazylizardladon August 25 2014, 9:16pmReplyFlag
                        Will you be able to enter the back of the titan or cargobob in future updates?
                        • The_Duechtinon August 19 2014, 5:36pmReplyFlag
                          Rockstar I am having huge issues online with error messages such as unknown network error and timing out I thought it was on my end so adjusted my router added port forwarding for every port I could find my question is there specific ports for ggta5 I have good internet supposedly I also put my xbox outside the dmz too and the freezes are still happinging in freemode jobs is it me or is it you do I need to call my provider I don't think its them cause I only have this issue with gta online if you could give me a response and help me figure this out I thought the new update would help but still same issues I would hate to justify never playing online again because I cant stay onl8ne for more than 5 minutes
                          • RohirrimRideron August 19 2014, 11:34amReplyFlag
                            Will Rockstar Games ever allow us to choose the color of an aircraft when we buy it, or will it always be pot luck, you get what you get and if you don't like it then bugger off?
                            • JonnyBlaze84on August 18 2014, 10:15amReplyFlag
                              I'm a little mad at the crew member & I did a mission last night we passed the mission I was paid $37550 I was kicked out off offline & I tried to get back on & it wouldn't let me back in till a few minutes later when I finally get back on the money isn't there I still have the amount I started out with either I get the money that I earned in the mission or I'll report rockstar games that simple
                              • TITAN1513on August 31 2014, 1:34pmReplyFlag
                                @JonnyBlaze84 So your going to report rockstar games for your own bad internet connection? well good luck. your going to need it.
                            • JJAIRASSon August 15 2014, 3:34amReplyFlag
                              Disculpe rockstar pero primero mi juego se colgaba cada que moria en modo historia o en modo online, luego paso un tiempo y puse de nuevo el juego y ya no se me inicia ¿Que hago para que me funcione?/
                              • Number1Gojifan.on August 13 2014, 7:18amReplyFlag
                                If I have the normal copy of Gta 5 and I buy a copy of the Collectors Edition. Can I take the code of the Collectors Edition and insert it in the normal one? And if I can, will I get the content on the normal one? I have all my progress in my normal copy of Gta 5 and I only want to add the Collectors Edition content on to the normal version.
                                • Yami_Samuraion August 9 2014, 11:55pmReplyFlag
                                  I think it would be awesome if you could workout in the game like at the beach or something and actually get muscles or if you eat to much snacks you get fatter I know it's a lot of work to make clothes fit the right body type and stuff but it would be awesome not to look like a crack head when I have my shirt of in the game
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