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article imageGrand Theft Auto V for PC could include first-person viewpoint

By James Walker     Sep 22, 2014 in Entertainment
After Grand Theft Auto V launched on Xbox 360 and PS3 last year, Xbox One, PS4 and PC releases are now finally close with new features and content. A report circulating online suggests that the new PC content could be more than anyone expected though.
A feature missing from all previous 3D versions of the game is the ability to view the world from a first-person, heads-up perspective through the eyes of the virtual player. Although a mod is available for GTA IV to add the mode in, the game by default shows everything in 3rd person perspective, behind the player, and this is the same in the current Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Grand Theft Auto V.
It looks as though that could be finally about to change for the PC gamers, however. Details from a cached version of a since-pulled Rockstar blog post indicate the existence of the feature, although it is worth taking the following with a large pinch of salt until anything official is heard.
Originally published on September 12th - close to the time that the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 release dates for the game were revealed - the post was found cached on the Rockstar website according to PC Gamer and appears to be a draft version of a future article, providing detail on the new versions of the game.
Mentions are made of features that we already know about, like the return of the in-game video editor from GTA IV. There is also information on the new graphical abilities and additional content in the next-gen editions of GTA V but the interesting bit confirms the existence of an all-new first-person perspective, usable both while on-foot or when driving vehicles: "A brand new first person mode for vehicles [and while on foot] that shows the interior of the vehicle, including working speedometers, tachometers, dash lights, and more."
This does seem a little too good to be true though - suddenly making the leap from the complete non-existence of a first-person perspective to fully modelled vehicle interiors, with functional dashboards and simulation-game reminiscent instruments. Further doubt is thrown on the matter by the mention of a "working speedometer": Currently, the game makes no reference at all to vehicle speed, keeping the controls and easy-access to a minimum.
Although it is possible that the post is genuine then, certainly wait for an official Rockstar announcement before getting too excited. It is possible that first-person mode is finally coming to Grand Theft Auto but it is easy enough to fake a "cached" webpage and some of the supposed new features seem just a little too good to be true right now. Let us know what you think on the matter in the comments below.
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