|Cory Doyle |||Nov 04, 2014 03:30 PM EST|
(Photo : Riot-gear mission shown in First-Person Mode -IGN)
Gaming sites including IGN were lucky enough to get their hands on an early copy of the remastered "Grand Theft Auto 5" for next-gen consoles, and revealed GTA's new First-Person Mode in depth.
IGN and CVG had nothing but praise for the addition of the First-Person Mode. Rockstar Games didn't just simply change the camera angle within a character's head and call it first-person mode. They've actually done extensive rework creating a whole new perspective and a brand new way to experience the game.
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Thousands of new animations have been added to complement the first-person experience. According to reports, over 3,000 animations were created for weapon use alone including weapon recoils, reloads, weapon switching, and even bullet shells and muzzle flashes have been revamped.
In addition, gamers can also experience first-person mode while driving vehicles. Once the user enters the vehicle or puts on their helmet, sounds to the outside world becomes quieter making it much more realistic.
Each vehicle also has its own unique set of dashboard controls. Gamers will notice more details like the character bobbing their head to the music and the speedometer actually working properly. High-end vehicles will have digital displays that show the radio station and song that's being listened to.
In an interview with IGN, animation director Rob Nelson said that the company has been interested in implementing this mode in GTA for quite some time, but it wasn't even possible until the processing power of the new-gen consoles came out.
"We were out of memory on the old consoles for animations," Nelson told IGN. "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."
Add the First-Person Mode with new incredible visuals at 1080p and 60 fps, increased draw distances with denser traffic, 20 new species of animals roaming Los Santos, and it all makes for an amazingly well done remastered version of "Grand Theft Auto 5." Oh, and the PC version will also be running in up to 4k resolution.
Gamers can officially pick up their new copy on Nov. 18 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while PC users will have to wait until Jan. 27.
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