Grand Theft Auto V Summary
Howard: Grand Theft Auto V "says yes to the player a lot," inspires Fallout 4's scope of player freedom
The Fallout 4 team atare pointing to the "phenomenal" sandbox open world of Grand Theft Auto V from as a major source of inspiration in their pursuit of player freedom in the new RPG.
It's that sense of "going anywhere and doing anything" that they try to capture, and GTA V "does it so well." Game director Todd Howard wants Fallout 4 to be saying 'yes' to the player.
is getting a big new update this week, adding a whole bunch of glitzy toys for you to spend your ill-gotten funds on. Which is fitting, because the update in question is called Ill-Gotten Gains Part One.
Most of the new stuff is aimed at rich players, and is available via the various luxury in-game shops. It includes new cars with gaudy custom paintjobs, gold helicopters, a new Combat PDW gun, and “hundreds of new clothing items and accessories”.
Some clever GTA V modders have managed to make quite a breakthrough, finally figuring out a way to add their own custom maps to the game. Previously the modding community had been restricted to using only assets found in the core game.
Should you happen to possess any coding skills yourself, you might want to check out modder NTAuthority's lengthy post over on, which explains how to add custom maps to the game.
In the latestfiscal report the publisher has revealed they've "sold-in nearly 52 million" units of Grand Theft Auto V across PC and consoles. These are figures of units sold directly to retailers, not to gamers.
Evolve has meanwhile "sold-in approximately 2.5 million" units. CEO and chairman Strauss Zelnick said GTA V's PC launch "exceeded our expectations."
recently held an Asked and Answered session on its , and inevitably the thorny issue of modding in GTA V was raised. Specifically, the studio was asked to clarify its stance on the use of mods in both online and offline modes.
I'll post the full statement, because it's the first time we've heard any concrete clarification from Rockstar on the subject.