The lights are on
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.
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
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in this game - it's been replaced by LS Customs.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
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
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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.
Another great Q&A! I'm pretty happy a more in-depth customization system is coming back for GTA V.
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.
What about the most important, character customization??
The customization in GTA V sounds awesome.
I'm loving everything I heard about this game.
This game is going to be a blast.
I'm going to spend so much time just messing around with customizing cars.