(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Rockstar has confirmed that the new versions of GTA V will in fact feature first-person mode, a rumor that has been swirling around for months now.
GTA Animation Director Rob Nelson describes the new mode to IGN as “very intense, in-your face experience…literally.”
“Obviously, we felt like one of the most compelling things you could do to make an experience people have had before feel different was the new first-person mode.”
Nelson added that they have always wanted to add a first-person mode to the game but was not able to do it for the PS3 and Xbox 360 because they were focused on their-person controls and 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.”
GTA V is slated to be released for the Xbox One and PS4 November 18th, followed by a PC release January 2015.