GTA 5 will be a ‘much faster’ game

Must go faster

If there’s one annoying trait that a ton of sandbox games subscribe to, it’s setting the scene with boring tutorials before throwing players straight into the action. Rockstar is no stranger to this, as Red Dead Redemption took practically forever to actually get started. But for GTA 5, that game is going to throw you into the deep end right from the beginning.

“We want to surprise people with very intense missions from the start. The pace of the game is much faster than any of its predecessors,” Rockstar North president Leslie Benzies said to Jeuxactu via OXM.

Remember that the three characters in the game are already living in the city of Los Santos and surrounding areas. They are not newcomers like Niko and Tommy Vercetti, or people returning after a long absence like CJ.

They already have contacts, they are integrated with the world and lead a busy life – these characteristics should give players a sense of immediate and total immersion.

This action translates directly into the introduction itself according to Benzies, as not all three GTA 5 characters will be playable from the start of the game:

We want to give the player the opportunity to get to know the three characters individually, and explore the world as each of them, and it would not have been possible if all three had been available from the start.

GTA 5 is out in September on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. And only those two consoles. Probably.

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Author:Darryn Bonthuys

Because he's the writer that Lazygamer deserves, but not the one it actually needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can't take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a loud-mouthed journalist, a watchful procrastinator. A dork knight.

  • Ultimo_Cleric N7

    But will the game feature a T – Rex as per the above?
    Suppose I will have to look to Saints Row for that feature.

    • TiMsTeR1033

      saints row got nothing on gta 5!

  • http://www.facebook.com/khulie.ndlovu Khulani Ndlovu

    Well that’s a good thing, the more we get to know & explore all our characters from the beginning the better for us using them to their full potential, love it :P

  • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    Good. I approve

  • Trevor Davies

    Because they feel the need… the need for speed.

  • hendrik

    Off topic. Does anyone knows when Metal Gear Legacy comes to SA? I wanna play twin snakes so badly!

  • TiMsTeR1033

    I just wanna enjoy the crap outta the driving esp after I seen the gameply trailer! dodging traffic never looked better. In gta 4 I mastered driving cops couldnt catch me for shit! plus going fro a drive in central park had many fun moments! and hobo killing! I plan to slaughter as many as i find! and dont even get me started on the animals!!!

  • Jimmy

    “and it would not have been possible if all three had been available from the start.”

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      Yeah, I’m also a bit confused

      • Lourens Jordaan

        Very confused

        • ElimiNathan

          Where am I

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            Read these 2 sentences next on after the other and you shall see why we are confused:
            “This action translates directly into the introduction itself according to Benzies, as all three GTA 5 characters will be playable from the start of the game:”

            “… it would not have been possible if all three had been available from the start.”

          • ElimiNathan

            Ye I know……… I read the article too ;)

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            Oh my bad. Honestly thought you were lost. DOH. My bad

          • ElimiNathan

            hahaha. Its ok, been a long week…

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            It’s only Wednesday now! WAAAAAAAAAAAAA *CRIES*

          • ElimiNathan

            I’m just counting down the days until GTA 5, nothing else matters right now

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            lol

          • Lourens Jordaan

            Confucius Say
            A single fact can ruin a good argument.

    • NarfZort

      very, very poor editing. but apparently very, very good weed. or pcp. who knows what these kinds of people are into these days.

  • ElimiNathan

    Awesome.. A little off topic here but when do we get our Lazygamer shirts ? I’m in Cape Town…

    • TiMsTeR1033

      im still waiting for my GTA 5 shirt i won! doubt ill ever see it :(

    • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

      Some time next week

      • ElimiNathan

        Cool thanks

    • John Ambitious

      Cape Town!

      • ElimiNathan

        My bru! lol

        • TiMsTeR1033

          joburg! ……ah who gives a shit about joburg

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            no one… not even the people that live there… like me

  • Kromas

    Am I the only one who liked the Half Life series slow start? Riding in that lift was awesome and then the train in 2. I’m sure 3 will have some sort of 10 min vehicle ride as well and it will be fun.

  • http://lazygamer.net/ OVG

    I BET THE PS3 VERSION RUNS FASTER AND HAS A LONGER DRAW DISTANCE.

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