Posted on September 22, 2014, Ron Whitaker Deleted Rockstar Support Response Mentioned First-Person GTA 5
A now-deleted support response on the Rockstar website is driving speculation that GTA 5‘s updated versions may include a first-person mode.
The support response appeared on the site long enough for the full text to be posted to Reddit. The question was a fairly simple one: “When upgrading from the Xbox 360 or PS3 version of GTAV to a PS4, Xbox One, or PC version, what changes will I see?” It was the response that got people talking.
“Grand Theft Auto V will take full advantage of the power of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC with across-the-board graphical and technical improvements to deliver a stunning new level of detail. Increased draw distances, finer texture details, denser traffic, and enhanced resolutions all work together to bring new life to the cities, towns, deserts and oceans of Rockstar North’s epic reimagining of Southern California.
All new content and gameplay created since the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online, including an extensive array of new Jobs, an arsenal of new weapons, scores of new vehicles, new properties and player customizations will also be available for the PlayStation 4 system, Xbox One and PC with much more to come. In addition, the current community of players will have the ability to transfer their Grand Theft Auto Online characters and progression to their choice of PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC.
Grand Theft Auto V for PC will also feature a video editor designed for advanced movie-making.
In addition to the above features, you’ll see:
- A brand new first person mode for vehicles that shows the interior of the vehicle, including working speedometers, tachometers, dash lights, and more
- A brand new first person mode while on foot
- A wealth of new easter eggs and random events for Story Mode
- New animals roaming Los Santos
- Animals in GTA Online
- Players that transfer characters from Xbox 360 or PS3 will receive free new weapons and a free garage in GTA Online.
- Newly overhauled character selection screen
The response was viewable on Google cache, but is no longer visible there.
Support responses from companies typically contain the most up-to-date information, but occasionally, they’ll also get something wrong. Planned features that have been scrapped may still be listed on out-of-date documents, or there may be a miscommunication between parts of the same company. That said, a first person mode is something that gets modded into every release of Grand Theft Auto, so Rockstar creating one certainly isn’t outside the realm of possibility. It could be just the thing to get people who already purchased and played GTA 5 to completion to buy the game again for their newer systems.
In an effort to confirm if this response was revealing some yet-to be-announced information, or just a mistake tht was subsequently removed, we’ve reached out to Rockstar for more information. We’ll update this story with any comment we receive from them.
GTA 5 is releasing on PS4 and Xbox One on Nov. 18, with the PC version slated to launch on Jan. 27, 2015.
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