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GTA 5: First-person mode confirmed for PS4, Xbox One, PC

GTA 5 will have a first-person view when it's released on PS4, Xbox One and PC. See it in action here.


As detailed by CVG, the FPS mode will include assisted aim, free aim and semi-assisted aim, with choices to use first-person view and third-person cover, or variations on third-person/first-person driving and targeting.

Basically, there's plenty of choice and the first-person mode can be accessed with the tap of the PS4 pad. The mode will also available in GTA Online.

“We’ve always been in interested in it, but it’s never really been an option for us,” animation director Rob Nelson told IGN. “I don’t think we could’ve put it in the [last-gen version] because we were too busy making the game. We were too busy working on our third-person controls and the missions.”

“We were out of memory on the old consoles for animations. We were constantly fighting about what we could have and what we could still push in, and what other areas you could steal memory back from – audio, art, maps – for animation. So we could’ve added all the atoms to make a first-person mode to the level we wanted. We weren’t sure the world would have held up the way we would’ve wanted it to.”

The game runs in 1080p and 30 frames per second on the PS4, and the PC version supports 4K.

The game itself includes 20 new species of wildlife.

If you need more info on the upgraded Grand Theft Auto V, check out everything else we know about the game so far.

GTA 5 for Xbox One and PS4 is out November 18, with the PC version January 27.

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