Rockstar Games may have accidentally leaked some of the unannounced new features coming to Grand Theft Auto V for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. A GTA Forums member discovered a post in the developer’s Support forum that reveals a change of pace from the normal third-person style for GTA V, plus the possibility of animals being introduced to GTA Online.
The Support posting by Rockstar Games was quickly pulled down. However images and a Google Web Cache copy do exist. The post appears to be incomplete based on the fact that the line of text stating animals were being added to GTA Online was highlighted in red and included a question mark at the end. There’s also a stray bullet point suggesting that someone may have hit the “publish” button when they meant only to save a draft.
These new GTA V features will be in addition to the next-gen PlayStation, Xbox, and PC features that were announced last week. That news also came with a November release date for the two console versions, and a January 2015 launch for the PC.
A first-person mode already exists in the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of GTA V. Players have discovered a glitch which enables the view as can be seen in the following YouTube video posted by TwoDynamic.
This glitch gives the impression that Rockstar may have been toying around with a first-person mode for GTA V originally. There are numerous reasons why it was likely abandoned, but its interesting to see that it could be coming back.
Here’s the full text description that was posted on the Rockstar support page.
Question: When upgrading from the Xbox 360 or PS3 version of GTAV to a PS4, Xbox One, or PC version, what changes will I see?
Answer: 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
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