Grand Theft Auto V reveal today: Five things we want to see
Grand Theft Auto V is coming. That’s right – a fifth Grand Theft Auto game. Later today, at 4pm GMT, Rockstar Games will give the world its very first glimpse of its next car-thefting themed open-world romper. At this moment in time nothing is known about the game, and rumours have been flying as to where it will be set. Perhaps getting ahead of ourselves, here are five things we’d love to see in Grand Theft Auto V.
An unexpected location
A new location may sound like a given, but word on the street is that Rockstar just might be thinking about a return to San Andreas. After all, Grand Theft Auto: San Andrea remains one of the most popular Grand Theft Auto (GTA) games of all time. As much as we love the vast sprawls of San Andreas, there’s always something fresh about exploring somewhere for the first time. London currently tops our wish-list, but after Rockstar revealed the game’s logo, featuring what looks like the font of a dollar bill, it looks like Grand Theft Auto is remaining stateside for now.
An evolving gameplay experience
The ability to level up and earn XP to improve your character has been creeping into games for some time now. And it’s something we’re hoping to see more of in a big way come the arrival of Grand Theft Auto V. In the GTA games players have been used to earning cash for completing objectives. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas allowed you to enter gyms and buff up, but it would be great to earn experience points to earn the ability to learn new moves. Perhaps the new protagonist can gradually learn kung-fu.
Mangling motors has always been a big part of the GTA series. It would be great to see some of that destruction carry over into the rest of the environment. Imagine hiding behind a wall, only to see it eroded away by gunfire, or nearby buildings getting torn apart in explosive crossfire. Rockstar bringing Grand Theft Auto 3 to iOS and Android
More reasons to carry on exploring the city
Up to now GTA games have done a good job of encouraging players to play on after clearing the campaign, thanks to the chance to collect hidden packages and finish any remaining sidequests. But what about after that? Rockstar has been keen to add separate downloadable content (DLC) quests, and we’d love to see that trend continue. At reasonable prices, of course. And how about some free DLC for those that put the effort in. Rockstar’s own Red Dead Redemption has gradually seen free DLC creep in so there’s plenty of hope.
Co-op mode, anyone? The Gears of War series has already shown that, done well, an excellent co-op mode can do wonders for a game’s single player campaign. And you can bet your life that Rockstar will do something not yet seen in a Grand Theft Auto game. A co-op mode would see two players simultaneously wreaking all sorts of havoc across the city. The team-working possibilities are endless. But would it work?
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