Over the weekend, Rockstar games posted a list of features for the pre-release of Grand Theft Auto V on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (both releasing in November, and then later on the PC) in their support section. One interesting tidbit was the mention of a first-person mode when walking and driving. The page has since been taken down by Rockstar, but while it was up it listed the following information:
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 re-imagining 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.
We’re curious to see what the new first person mode will look like, as the game has traditionally been a third-person experience (at least since Grand Theft Auto III). Obviously, the game did quite well with its “normal” third-person view, so this feature begs the question: how often will this new mode be used by those who’ve long been fans of the “normal” GTA gameplay? Perhaps this new mode will be helpful during GTA Online events? We’re less than 60 days away from finding out.