Grand Theft Auto V promises to add another layer of personalization to its gameplay with an extensive amount of weapon and vehicle customization. Rockstar’s Lead Mission Designer Imran Sarwar sat down to spell it out for Game Informer.
In regards to weapons, modifications such as “extended clips, grips to improve your accuracy, weapon tints, flashlights, scopes and suppressors” are all available for purchase in the game, and each will allow you to approach missions in a different way. Both good old fashioned running and gunning and slightly more strategic plans like stealth will be viable options in Grand Theft Auto V.
Vehicle customization also extends to more than just a cosmetic paint job. “Body kits, paint jobs/finishes, wheels, exhaust tips, window tints, tire smoke color, bull-bars, extra lights” will make your flashy ride look the way you want, but “brakes, engine tuning, suspension, horns, bulletproof tires, panel armor, and of course, a general repair” will affect gameplay as well. There are over 1,000 modifications to customize your car with.
The brand new gameplay trailer just released for Grand Theft Auto V passes over a view of these details as well.
One of my biggest complaints about Grand Theft Auto IV is how controlling of a game it is for what is supposed to be an open-world experience. Each mission has one way of doing things, one specific car to use, one weapon that will work, and it was all how Rockstar wanted you to play it.
Hopefully Grand Theft Auto V will be a step in the right direction as to how to approach missions with customized cars and guns. I don’t particularly mind being funneled through a linear game if it has the mechanics to back it up, but I absolutely hate being funneled through an open-world.