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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Pay & Spray isn't in this game - it's been replaced by LS Customs.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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    I'm going to spend so much time just messing around with customizing cars.

  • How bizarre it must be as a developer to be shoehorning such a lofty set of goals into the now entirely antiquated hardware this game is going to release for. I sure hope this makes it to current (PC) or next gen consoles so all their hard work can really shine.
  • Bulletproof tires! Proof you can now get your tires shot out in pursuit.
  • Man, BioShock Infinite, The Last of Us, and Grand Theft Auto V all within the same year? Current-gen consoles are getting one Hell of an awesome sendoff before new consoles hit.
  • Holy crackers, this sounds amazing!
  • Niiiiiiice.

  • So much awesome.

  • All sounds pretty great..As a person who dosnt play GTA iam actually becoming a little intrigued.

  • I don't really care about altering my vehicle or weapons. Can we change up our characters?

  • rockstar you better PORT THIS TO PC!!!
  • i just recently stopped working at napa and i want to know who goes there for upgrades??? not only do they only have oem stuff but their quality is sub par on a lot of things...

  • EPIC.

    All the fans need is a PS4/Xbox1/PC release!

  • Hell, I don't need a new console, because I'll be too busy playing this!

  • Ah, bulletproof tires... there we go!
  • i don't understand why this game is releasing so soon before next gen consoles.....
  • "Tire smoke color"......yeah, I'm sold.

  • Damn tire smoke color though how much more in depth can you get.

  • Should be really cool, wish i could get buff like SA tho.

  • So as deep racing systems as NFS and the customization of the sims, at least in terms of characters?

  • I'll miss the Pay & Spray :(