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Grand Theft Auto V Q&A: Customization

A few months ago we touched on the ways Rockstar is allowing players to put their personal stamp on Grand Theft Auto V. To further expound on this idea, we quizzed producer and lead mission designer Imran Sarwar on what sort of customization his team is injecting into the most anticipated game of the year.

Weapon customization sounds like a big part of the game. What are all the types of attachments players can use?
Ammunation makes its return in GTA V, but now you can indeed customize your weapons. The player has access to a wide range of modifications, such as extended clips that allow you to fire more ammo between reloads, grips to improve your accuracy, weapon tints to color your guns, flashlights, scopes, and suppressors. Attachments such as suppressors allow the player to adapt their approach to some missions and take a stealth option. It¹s all part of broadening the range of tactical options for the player.

Was bringing back the car customization a nod to San Andreas?
Definitely, but rather than it simply being an additional option for players to experiment with, we wanted to expand it and integrate it more deeply into the game so that it would seamlessly slot in with everything else that the player can do in the world. Some missions ask you to customize vehicles in certain ways, and we have taken vehicle customization in general a lot further than we did in San Andreas.

Is all the vehicular customization handled at the Pay & Spray or do you do it at different kinds of shops (i.e. a Napa Auto Parts-type store for engine parts, a rim shop for rims, etc.)?
Pay & Spray isn't in this game - it's been replaced by LS Customs. These are located throughout the world and they're a one-stop shop for any car customization. You will be able to take in your car or bike, speak to the mechanic, and customize them. 

What are all the kinds of cosmetic alterations you can make to the vehicles? How deep do you plan to go?
In addition to the many cosmetic customization alterations such as body kits, paint jobs/finishes, wheels, exhaust tips, window tints, tire smoke color, bull-bars, extra lights, and lots of other extra accessories, we have modifications that will affect gameplay and vehicle performance. Some of the modifications that affect gameplay include brakes, engine tuning, suspension, horns, bulletproof tires, panel armor, and of course, a general repair! There are more than 1,000 modifications in total. And when you're done customizing your car, you can take a picture of it using the in-game cell phone and upload them to the Social Club.

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  • This will be frickin epic!
  • My cars never last long enough in GTA games to be worth customizing...
  • sounds cool, hopefully the customization will be similar to midnight club. but wasn't there another game that allowed you to change  tire smoke color? Not really Important but I'm gonna be thinking about it all day.

  • What I want to know is, what are the just frames on Michael's kick factor? And, what is the downward angle of Franklin's Divekick?
  • Ok best game ever? Yes. The answer is yes.
  • Another great Q&A! I'm pretty happy a more in-depth customization system is coming back for GTA V.

  • I hope along with this customization they include a garage type system like saints row. With a 1000+ customization options, it would be sad times to lose your car in a shootout for good.

    On a related note with the more in-depth clothes purchasing system returning, along with tattoos, weapons and vehicles customization, real estate purchasing, stock investing and I'm sure other unmentioned things. It looks like a lot of our biggest concerns have been put to bed about how little there was to do with money in IV.

    The only question i still have is will we finally be able to rob armored cars as we see them driving around or will it only be something that can happen during a mission.
  • Does anyone know how money is handled? Individually between characters, or one large pool?

    Side note: Those clothes/car mods are so expensive. Glad to see we'll have a lot to do with money.
  • I love my customization options and GTAV looks like it will not disappoint. My only remaining question is how car ownership is handled. Do you have an unlimited garage, or a set number of parking spaces?

  • I can't wait to customize the cars!

  • Really liking what appears to be a good amount of depth to this game. As long as there is a way to save the cars you customize I'll be happy. I use to park all my favorite cars and rarely touch them again for fear of damaging or destroying them in previous GTAs. Even if I have to pay for a fee to replace a destroyed car ill be perfectly happy.

  • So, can you customize a stolen cop car or armored vehicle?
  • What about the most important, character customization??

  • Thank god Ammunation is back! This with the weapon customization thing I can just think of that Simpsons episode: So I take it you want the accessory kit? Holster Bandolier Silencer Loudener Speed-cocker And this is for shooting down police helicopters.
  • The customization in GTA V sounds awesome.

  • I'm loving everything I heard about this game.

  • This game is going to be a blast.

  • No Pay N' Spray :( Other than that, all of this sounds fantastic. Can not wait.
  • Car customization is only a useful addition if I can be reasonably assured that I won't back over a cop on the way out of the shop, spend the next few minutes fleeing until the chase ends at the bottom of a cliff, with my pretty new tuned ride spread across the ravine and entering the water supply, never to be driven again. I'm cool with having to pay to get vehicles recovered, heck most missions in GTA4 require abandoning whatever vehicle I arrived in to take something specific to the goal, but if there's no way to keep what I pay for, why would I buy it?
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