GTAV: IGN Delivers New Details - First Person Experience Revealed

Posted on November 4 2014, 1:25pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

With exactly two weeks to go until launch, IGN spent some time with the new version of Grand Theft Auto V, including the all-new First Person Mode. Exclusive to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC versions of Grand Theft Auto V, this new mode gives players the chance to explore the world of Los Santos and Blaine County directly through the eyes of their character, revealing all the world's glorious details in an entirely new way. For more details about First Person Mode, check out the first of IGN's 3 exclusive feature stories this week. Here's a sampling:

"There’s so much new about this version Grand Theft Auto V, but it’s obvious Rockstar was keen to deliver something above and beyond a technical upgrade – it’s given players an entirely new way of playing the game. From shooters to action games, we’re all used to adopting the first-person, but the way in which this new perspective transforms the GTA 5 experience can’t be understated; it fundamentally alters how you inhabit and interact with this world. It rewrites the experience."  

Read the full story here:

Available in both GTAV and GTA Online, we've made a host of changes to accommodate this new perspective, including the creation of an optional first person cover system, a new targeting system, a more traditional FPS control scheme, and integrating thousands of new animations into the existing game. It's also available at the touch of a button so you can easily switch back and forth between perspectives.

Alongside the new First Person Mode, Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC features hundreds of additions and enhancements including 1080p resolution at 30FPS on PS4 and Xbox One (4K compatible on PC).

Grand Theft Auto V Release Dates and Exclusive Content Details for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
Watch the GTAV Trailer: “A Picket Fence and a Dog Named Skip”

  • slimshady_1999on April 5 2016, 1:00amReplyFlag
    Rockstar Is Right But They Should Atleast Add Yatch update If That Doesnt Supports How it shows up in michael's mission
    • staleHAERTon December 11 2015, 6:21pmReplyFlag
      At least can the ps3 player get the death sound as the ps4 or pc??? It's not a big update just this and some new car modifications ,clothing
      • futilesnake6941on August 18 2015, 6:53amReplyFlag
        plz put frist person in xbox 360 and ps3 we will repect it if u did thank you
        • xSPARTANzzzzzzon July 16 2015, 11:08pmReplyFlag
          why doesn't Xbox 360 and PS3 have the ability of first person? This is unfair, why do people with better consoles get to have more capabilities? I think all players should have the same abilities for such a great game. Don't ruin the game and make it equal.
          • XxParkourSqidxXon August 9 2015, 5:14amReplyFlag
            @xSPARTANzzzzzz I know how you feel but if you think about it we're moving into the future and not everythings gonna be how we want it because we arent the creators of the game and if rockstar could put first person for xbox and ps3 the game would be gta sa but with ragdoll and more characters
        • imtihalon May 30 2015, 1:16pmReplyFlag
          Wait a second if there is heists on last gen then y no FIRST PERSON!?
        • sillybrothers344on February 28 2015, 3:01amReplyFlag

          • iownusnitcheson February 20 2015, 7:09pmReplyFlag
            Even deleting some stupid cows deers and goats not all just some but the mountain lion f**k that mountain lion i wish the worst for it always sneaking up on me and further more it would be nice to reattach boats to trailers or haulin the ones you brought from dock tease customizing semi trucks being abled to store both semi and trailers in a garage customizing boats getting to steal or purchase an army boat or driving or storing ships like in gta 4 customizing planes purchasing your own plane fleets and doing transportation to make money getting to own the hydra picking what type of dog you get to own getting to choose if you want your vehicle dropped with hydraulics or putting a lift kit on it or hows about some actual 100% body armor that to is a lie the mechanic says him self that it can with stand a missle the hell it can bullets shoot right through the car and windows and how about the trailers you cant repair them at a shop your garage or a cheat code as well as the semi trailers you cant haul any thing in or on them why even have trailers customizations like spinning rims choosing your size would be nice too the actual gta san andreas had more to offer like the jet pack just saying both the maps are different too so gtav and san andreas are not the same place like you guys said theyed be the observatory should actuslly have a use too as a way to spot these ufos those things were a pain to find kindve just flew into them and being able to order the vehicles you own via phone through michael or trevor would come in handy too a beat up stupidly rusted impala or hippy van is useless to us cant escape the cops in that and whats up with the hospital fees 5000 millionaires cant afford insurance and door ways to tunnels you cant even access USELESS just saying
            • Leader_Whiteopson February 14 2015, 12:18amReplyFlag
              I'd like to see rockstar try to put the new gen on PS3/xbox360. See what happens hahaha.
              • drancon17on January 8 2015, 7:05pmReplyFlag
                drancon17 xbox one

                • Real-Hawkon December 22 2014, 10:44amReplyFlag
                  This is REALY awesome, I always wanted first person mode in a GTA game! This is why I bought GTA 5 again on the PS4.
                  • matuniason December 20 2014, 8:36amReplyFlag
                    Do you think rockstar would want to patch the last gen for fp support n all the animals n stuff when the optimization would be so freakin' expensive and pointless with the hardware the last gen has + they make more money this way. Why would they do it!!?? Now stop ---ing bout the graphics and fp just think about it in the companys perspective
                    i wouldn't do it and no sane man would!
                    • blased365on December 26 2014, 1:09amReplyFlag
                      @matunias yes but think of how many people dont own the ps3 or xbox 360 it would be a hell of a marketing on retailing out the stuck pile n not eating a couple thousand systems not sold or wont sell now thanks to ps4 being on the market if they did do such they could recoup some of their loss on the money they put into creating the ps4 and sell systems sitting in storage i have business degree argue with that
                  • Numeralpanic558on December 8 2014, 6:00pmReplyFlag
                    please rockstar i beg of to please add next gen for 360 and ps3 please i have a huge family that has only 360 and ps3 and we would really apprieciate it if u add next gen for xbox 360 and ps3. Me and my brothers and sisters will play together because some of my cousins live in New Jersey and thats the only way i talk to them daily on my headset and having next gen would be even better for us to play #MyMan
                    • CIassiqueon December 16 2014, 8:41amReplyFlag
                      @Numeralpanic558 Too bad for you and your 'family'.
                      Read the post below me if you want to understand why it can't happen for XBox 360/PS3.
                  • XPurpleJuicemanon December 2 2014, 8:44pmReplyFlag
                    Alright guys, before you comment saying "ADD FIRST PERSON MODE TO MY XBOX 360 OR PS3", read this.

                    The xbox 360 and Playstation 3 run this game at a lower resolution, and at a lower framerate, The lower resolution, simply means that there are less details(for those of you who don't know what resolution really means), when you move the viewpoint to first person, it makes your camera closer to everything, meaning, you'd be closer to the details, making them look really blurry(think of when you zoom in on a low quality photo online on your computer or phone in real life). First person would not only look bad on Playstation 3 and xbox 360, it would also be more taxing on the the old consoles old hardware(Your phone or computer you are reading this on is more powerful than Xbox 360/ps3).

                    So to sum this up, First person would 1.) Look bad, as the resolution is lower than Next Gen.
                    2.) It would run at a lower framerate, because your consoles are old
                    3.) It would be a big update if they did add it, and it would suffer the previous problems I mentioned, not to mention many other bugs it would possibly cause.

                    If you want first person mode, start saving up for a next gen console/Computer (or do what I am going to do, get both and enjoy the benefits of console and computer).

                    • hdwdlndon January 1 2015, 8:04pmReplyFlag
                      @XPurpleJuiceman I don't pretend to know how these games integrate with the hardware but as far as first-person goes on the XBox 360...You can use a scope and zoom in without issue and you can look first person-ish while in a car (from front bumper) or just standing on the street when left inactive (from-eye perspective). I'm not saying there is no difference between these things and true first-person because I have no idea...But from a normal user perspective I admit I don't understand what that difference would be.
                  • markeasbrotherson November 30 2014, 2:20pmReplyFlag
                    ps4 i need one rockstargames i do youtube i need it i play 2k
                    • JollyThunder75on November 30 2014, 10:09amReplyFlag
                      Hey I want to ask something.I already have bought GTA 5 for xbox 360.Fro getting 1st person I have to go and buy it again or download an update?Please respond.
                    • jesperask42on November 28 2014, 7:25amReplyFlag
                      please make the fps update to ps3, PLS :-)
                      • CoupeDeezy727on November 24 2014, 2:45amReplyFlag
                        Rockstar theres no need to give us animals and all the extra next gen content, at least give us first person. if not in car at least walking around, would be a great and better experience to have at least for last gen. missions/deathmatches etc.
                        • SomberVon November 22 2014, 1:52amReplyFlag
                          People who are getting mad at rockstar for first person being only on next gen are stupid.
                          think about it and do some research as if the old consoles could handle first person.
                          The new consoles are in fact 10 times more powerful than the old consoles under the hood of these new consoles they contain features such as an 8-core AMD Jaguar CPU (max 2.7GHz) with an 800MHz AMD Radeon GPU and 8GB of GDDR5 RAM
                          How in the world would a old console such as a ps3 or xbox360 handle this whist allowing players to play in first person.
                          • Lupus1996on November 25 2014, 6:17pmReplyFlag
                            @SomberV So you're saying the 360 and PS3 CAN'T handle 1st-person, even though they've both had MANY games in 1st-Person perspective including Call of Duty, Far Cry 2 & 3, Battlefield, Medal of Honor, Wolfenstein, Enemy Front, Borderlands 1 & 2, Rage, Fallout, Bioshock, and SO ON?

                            You. Don't. Know. D!ck. About. What. Comes. Out. Of. Your. Mouth. Clearly.

                            AND......if they're more powerful, how come they're NOT made with backwards compatibility? :P *drops the mic*
                          • Kenji246on November 25 2014, 10:13pmReplyFlag
                            @Lupus1996 Those are all fps games, solely fps games. GTA with first person included would be like call of duty running at the same time as red dead redemption. It's too much. Think before you type.
                          • Burntt0adon November 27 2014, 7:33amReplyFlag
                            @Lupus1996 Are you legit serious? The hardware on last gen systems is outdated and cannot compare to current gen. X1 and PS4 both have 8GB of ram which is much much more than the 512MB of ram.

                            Stop pretending like you know what you're talking about. Adding first person to last gen wont work because of the game already pushing the limit of the outdated hardware.

                            Also the games you're comparing to are games that were built around first person. Gta v is a third person that had an extra mode built in. It's not as simple as just placing some camera on your head and suddenly you're good to go.

                            The fact you act like you know what you're talking about when you don't pisses me off. Next time use your damn head before trying to sound like you know everything.
                          • mehsan786on December 17 2014, 7:50amReplyFlag
                            @SomberV But farcry 4 has awesome first person and everything just like a ps4 , so there is a possibility for the ps3 to get GTA5 in FPS! Atleast rockstar can release a beta version for ps3 , to which ps3 and xbox360 users can help making it for the last gen! (we arent rich to afford a ps4, as i recently bought ps3 after saving so much and then for a gta 5 , tho it has become so old ) :/
                        • captain_nicky584on November 21 2014, 5:03pmReplyFlag
                          Plessers doe fitst person for the ps3 all me friends have first person en it is so f#cking cool als You Thatcher Will You thx
                          • artskateron November 21 2014, 3:21pmReplyFlag
                            You (Rockstar) seriously need to create an update for PS3 and XBOX 360. We all love the first person shooter style (obviously). But buying a new system for the game update would be awful. Some of us can't afford a $300 or $400 system. It's very expensive and frankly some of us don't have the financial capabilities to buy a whole new system. Especially when we have a bunch of games for our current system. I honestluy dont see a point in having two different systems. I just bought the PS3 and switched over from XBOX because on Playstation you can play online for free. That's a small uprgrade, but I was really hoping to see the GTAV Update on PS3. I was super excited. But no. We don't get what we deserve. All of us gamers wanted this update just as much as anybody else. It looks f**king awesome! We really hope you can open your minds and help us out too. But then again, it is all about money, right?
                            • whatsup1234clubon November 22 2014, 3:39amReplyFlag
                              @artskater You are absolutely right man
                            • jrasmussen13on November 23 2014, 11:50amReplyFlag
                              @artskater No they shouldn't update it. For all the people that bought the game again for all these exclusive things would be ripped off if they kept updating the ps3 and xbox 360 versions. Plus many of the things simply can't be transferred because the last gen can't handle it.
                            • Lupus1996on November 25 2014, 6:20pmReplyFlag
                              @jrasmussen13 You know, considering HOW MANY games, (years after they're made), have updates, it WOULDN'T be that hard, (nowhere near impossible in fact), to update a game that is on only 5 systems, (PC included), especially, in case you're blind, this whole industry is based around TECHNOLOGY!
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