Modders bring GTA V’s character switching mechanics to GTA IV
The highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto V, set to release in just over a
month and a half now, is primed to bring updated visuals, new
game-changing features and improved core gameplay mechanics. One of the
major additions is the ability to switch between the three new
characters on the fly. We got a chance to take a look at this in-game
during the gameplay trailer Rockstar dropped earlier this month.
The three main protagonists will go about their daily lives while you
aren’t in control of them, and work together in various roles to
complete missions throughout the game’s story. Although it may be a
slightly stripped down version, this feature is on its way
to the PC version of GTA IV courtesy of mod group GTA X Scripting,
responsible for other popular GTA mods that includes bringing the likes
of Iron Man and the Hulk to Liberty City.
As you can see in the footage below, the mod will allow players to flip
between main protagonist Niko Bellic and DLC leads, Luis from The
Ballad of Gay Tony and Johnny from The Lost and Damned. It will also
emulate the zoom animation from GTA V, bringing you high above the city,
and zooming you down into the next character. The zoom animations are
still being worked out, as the mod is yet to be officially released.
In other GTA news, Rockstar has dropped a batch of new screens along with announcing that it will unveil GTA V’s multiplayer sometime in August.