Gamers are always eager for any information that's related to Rockstar's upcoming open-world epic, Grand Theft Auto V. Rockstar has released new screenshots for what is all set to be one of the biggest releases of 2013.
The screenshots show some of the regular stuff, like cityscapes and cars, but the more interesting things shown include a submarine and a shark. Rockstar had previously mentioned that the game would have more to explore underwater, and it seems to be delivering on this promise with the inclusion of deadly sharks and submarines. The screenshots also some great attention to detail when it comes to the graphical fidelity of the game, like being able to make out the pilots in planes. The game also seems to feature a blimp, which could be an interesting setting for a mission, or even an aerial chase sequence.
Last month, a ton of information about GTA V was revealed. Rockstar is now promising greater mission variety in GTA V. One of the biggest complaints faced by GTA IV was that most of the missions consisted of driving to a location, killing your target, driving back to a safe location, and repeat. According to Rockstar, some missions in GTA V will feature one playable character, while others will feature two or three. The game will also follow an Ocean's Eleven-type progression, where a lot of missions will be preparing for and pulling off complex heists.
The game will also feature a new inventory system. At the moment, each character has his own inventory and money, but the developers have explained that this is something the company normally addresses later in the development cycle, so the system could see a change before the game's release.
When asked if features from the previous games will be making a comeback, such as underwater areas, the developers said that GTA V will have a lot of underwater areas to explore. The developers have also mentioned that none of the characters from GTA III, Vice City, or San Andreas will be making an appearance, but characters from GTA IV might visit the city.
Another interesting decision by Rockstar is having three playable characters that you can switch between at any moment. When asked if it is possible to complete the game using only one character, Rockstar said that it is not. The company has also said explicitly that there is no co-op gameplay in the main campaign.
Another 'first' for the series will be that the world of the game will be open from the very beginning. Previous Rockstar games have had the world open up as the story progressed, like completing certain missions would let you go to San Fierro in GTA: San Andreas. Rockstar has also said that San Fierro and Las Venturas will not be in GTA V, and that the company is focusing on making one proper city, Los Santos, rather than splitting the effort into creating three.
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