After months of silence, Rockstar Games announced that Grand Theft Auto V will be arriving on PS4 and Xbox One next month, and PC on 27th January.

Along with that announcement, several new features for these versions were also revealed, including increased draw distances, higher resolutions, new weapons, vehicles and activities, additional wildlife, denser traffic, a new foliage system, enhanced damage and weather effects, and over 100 new songs and DJ mixes. But the real buzz is around a feature that Rockstar supposedly published on its website and then removed first-person mode.

The feature was supposedly mentioned in the FAQ section on Rockstar’s website for the new versions of GTAV before it was edited out. It mentioned ‘A brand new first person mode for vehicles that shows the interior of the vehicle, including working speedometers, tachometers, dash lights, and more’, and ‘A brand new first person mode while on foot’. Before you get excited, this information is now only available online via a Google cache link, and there are ways that these can be faked.

OUr TAkE:  This sounds like something modders would cook up once the PC version
is out, but we simply don’t see Rockstar adding this feature. While it wouldn’t be too hard to implement a first-person mode for driving, implementing first-person on foot is a whole different matter. Unlike most games, an open world game such as this has several character interactions that will need to be completely reworked for first-person mode, especially core gameplay mechanics like shooting and hand-to-
hand combat. More than any of that, GTA games are designed to be experienced a certain way, so even if a first-person mode was technically possible, adding it may not be the best course of action, especially given Rockstar’s perfectionist approach.

That said, we’d be overjoyed if a first-person mode was indeed added to GTAV. We’re not sure we’d actually play the game that way in its entirety, but it’ll be a great way for us to experience a game we already love in a completely new way.

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