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!
  • marco31-19 hours, 16 minutes agoReplyFlag
    Hello Rockstar,
    I bought the gta 5 on playstation 4. i have played before gta on the ps3. unfortunately, i created my rockstar social club account after i bought and played the game on ps4. i was hoping to get the extra content for the people who played on ps3 and xbox such as the new songs, the hatchet, and the kraken submarine. I sold my ps3 and i can't prove i played the game on ps3 because i created my rockstar social club account AFTER i bought the ps4 and sold my ps3. is there a way to prove i did played gta 5 in the ps3 or xbox360 so i could get the extra content?
    • Legend_of_Rafi1 day, 8 hours agoReplyFlag
      I just feel a bit bummed out because I just pre ordered it and got max-pain 3 with it but dose'nt seem to be for steam so I feel like when gta v comes out it will also not be on my steam :[
      • Dan64556 days, 20 hours agoReplyFlag
        Hey Rockstar,if i preorder the game on steam can i play with people that didn't preorder on steam?
        Please answer
        • Dan64554 days, 15 hours agoReplyFlag
          @Dan6455 Rockstar,if i preorder Gta v pc on steam will i be able to play with other people that didn't preorder on steam but still preordered it
      • wamzna1 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
        Hello RockStar. I haw a problem,can someone help ??? I not see my friends online but i know them play, they in next room ;) and then on another day another friends cant join me? it show my friend is in story mode but hi is online i know that (next room) lol -,,- I cant join my friends and crew members in race-DM-or free session,only if i haw luck and i meet them in random session then i can inv everybody BUT only when we already in free session -,,- can someone help me to fix PLS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        • dark_trooper_6611 week, 3 days agoReplyFlag
          Why can I play with some people. I can not join my friend that is rank 125
          • elektroecki1 week, 3 days agoReplyFlag
            Liebes Rockstar Team, bitte macht es uns möglich bei Team Deathmatches als Crew zusammen und geschlossen gegen andere Spieler zu kämpfen. Es ist einfach immer ärgerlich wenn im gegnerichen Team einer unserer Crew mitglieder gegen uns Kämpft. Bitte Bitte Feedback !!!!!
            • SUPERPROXXMASTER1 week, 5 days agoReplyFlag
              Rockstar Games Hello, just wanted to ask if there is already defined for bank robberies or rather the DLC heits, date because some say it will be released on January 27, but some say it will come out in February or weeks before the release of GTA V for PC
              • headkill4u2 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                The last time I played My private licence plates were changed on all but one of my cars . Whats the deal with that?
                • eli_17002 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                  Hey Rockstar is the inponta Phoenix taken out of gta online for the Xbox one cuz I've been looking for two day and still haven't found it
                  • SINCITYGAMER6662 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                    Hi there gaming community is there any possible way of acquiring the hotknife car without having to purchase the collectors edition of gta 5...im on ps3 my psn is sincitygamer666 please let me know if u can help. Watch youtube videos and there method doesnt work.
                    • shownwheat93232 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                      Hi Rockstar, I am a really huge fan of your game. Awesome job by the way. Im here because my GTA V account was set to level 1, but i was previsouly on level 85 or 86. Can you guys help me out, it would be tremendously good for me. Thanks again for the support and my XBL gamertag is lamBETA CliPz. THX
                      • Rockstar can u get my rank back to 90 my gt is TallCULLEN234
                        • I was at rank 90 and got reset to 1 can I fix this problem and get my rank back to 90 plz reply thx
                        • XxZBiskitBalzzxX3 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                          Hey Rockstar When I Logged On Today I Saw That I Had 0 MOney And I Was Rank 1 And I Was Hoping If You Would Bring Me Back Up To Rank 125 My Rank I Was At Before I Got Hacked Or Something And I Had Like 41 Million Dollars I Litterly Cried Because I Lost EVERYTHING Besides My Weapons And House And Cars Stuff Like That I Was Hoping If YOu Would Give My Stuff Back to Me?! Thanks! <3
                        • xXTh3BossXxi3 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                          I want to know if you guys are going to add the Roosevelt again in the next Valentine's Day Update (if there is one) that would be really awesome, mostly since i wasnt able to get it in the last one. I unfortunately didnt have GTA V at the time.
                          • CRISCD28103 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag

                            I make?

                            anyone removed my zentorno, my money and all my guns and i don't what to do and i fight for be the level I am (level 128) and get everything I have and I've spent too much money on modifications to my zentorno and amendments weapons
                            • crazyflow27453 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                              i had soicial club on my phone which also had my crew and my friends. so when i logged in soicial club on my computer it said on my gta 5 i had no crew. can some one plzz tell me how to fix that and thanks

                              • RBGLeader4 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                                Some please help me, I bought a Xbox one and played for a week then took it back because my brother convinced me several times that the Ps4 is better. I transferred my online profile from my Xbox 360 to my Ps4. Now my question is if i take back the Ps4 back and buy the Xbox one again will i be able to transfer my online from my Ps4 to my Xbox one?
                                • MedicineMan_2472 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                                  @RBGLeader The answer is probably no. As far as I know you're only allowed to change once between consoles and then one more transfer to PC but again not back.
                              • motoiza1950on December 29 2014, 3:19pmReplyFlag
                                I tried linking my ps3 account to ps4 but instead it reset my GTA 5 online character stats, what is the meaning of this?
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