As already announced, the long-awaited preview of our colleagues from the GameInformers magazine has been released today. We have summarized the most important information from the article for you:
- As already seen on the cover, there will be three main protagonists. They are called Trevor, Franklin and Michael.
- As long as you are not on a mission, you can switch the character at any time and at any place. When switching, the camera view flies in the sky and reappears at the bottom of the now selected character.
- Each actor has its own personality, characteristics and talents. When you are not controlling the protagonists, they still continue their lives. This can include a surprise, when you return.
- Michael was a very successful bank robber, who is now retired. We already know his voice from the first trailer. He has negotiated a deal with the FIB and he takes part at a witness protection program now. Nevertheless, he is dissatisfied with his life: he has a wife, he hates, and children, he does not understand. Due to his lifestyle with much luxury, he is running out of money and that’s why he plays with the idea of becoming active again.
- He lives in a caravan, and he is a friend of Michael for many years.
- He is a former military pilot.
- At the demo, he’s cruising Vespucci Beach looking for a car he’s supposed to repossess for his boss. His target is a 9F, the equivalent of an Audi R8.
- Some characters of GTA IV will have an appearance in GTA V. Niko is not included.
- Since the player controls all three figures, he has more information as each game character for itself.
- The characters can be changed visually only by their clothes. It’s not possible to change the look by sports activities or diets.
- GTA V is based much more on "Los Angeles" than it was in San Andreas the case.
- Nevertheless, there will be huge outdoor areas such as in San Andreas: "Los Santos" will be bigger than the worlds of Red Dead Redemption, San Andreas and GTA IV together.
- Although there is no overview of the vehicles yet, there will be a lot of vehicles besides cars, motorcycles and trucks: Bikes, BMX bikes, mountain bikes, aircrafts, jet-skis, and many others.
At the beginning of the game, more vehicles are available in comparison to the other GTA titles. Furthermore, aircrafts will be available from the very beginning of the game.
- The driving physics and handling of vehicles will be improved. The boat-like behaviour from GTA IV will be history in the fifth part of the series. Overall, more emphasis is placed on realistic physics.
- Weapons are again available to anyone at any time: Ammu-nation is back!
- A large part of the game will be about robbery.
- There will be many activities outside of the missions: Yoga, jet skiing, base jumping, tennis and golf on a complete golf course! Depending on the interests of the character, the player cannot participate in all activities with each protagonist.
- Again, the main characters will have a mobile phone to call friends.
- The player will have the opportunity to interact much more with other pedestrians.