Grand Theft Auto V: Gas Stations Refuelling

It may not come as a surprise that the new Grand Theft Auto will require cars to be refueled.

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iamnsuperman1457d ago

This can't be true. It reminds me of the malaria gameplay mechanic of Far Cry 2 and the eating mechanic of GTA San Andreas. Both annoying gameplay mechanics.

US8F1457d ago (Edited 1457d ago )

It makes it a little bit more realistic, with all the craziness you can do in that game. I want that news to be true so bad.

Edit: I would like to add that it also depend on how often we need to refuel. I would like to travel around the map at least once before I need to worry about the gas. Again it comes to balance on how fast it depletes

pedrof931457d ago

According to Rockstar and a few more game companies, Gas Stations are just to explode and not actually to re-fuel.

TotalHitman1457d ago

I wouldn't be surprised if it is true. R* were thinking of adding this mechanic in San Andreas before they decided against it.

b163o11457d ago

This make sooo much sense IMO, cause before you go rob that liquor store, knock that bank off, you'll need to check that gas tank. Imagine knocking off a bank and your almost Scott free and your car runs out of gas, and the police catch up with you. That my friends is so real that its life like, you can see these stories in the news and the Internet. It's just another step towards realism....

dmeador1457d ago

Yeah, and they should make it where you have to stop and take a piss after having to eat! That way its more real. (sarcasm) There is a reasons some things shouldn't be in a game. Unless it adds to the immersion or game play, I say leave it.

In a survival game, such as a "Last of Us" type setting, I can see it. But I feel thats a little much, and after the second time would be a chore every time you have to gas it up

b163o11457d ago (Edited 1457d ago )

I also look at this as you'll be more careful with your cars and not just trash them as you did before, I.E. leaving a car cause you see a car you want to drive in front of you. I wouldn't be surprised if you'd be able to pay to have your car restored, and I'm not talking pay n spray repaired. I'm talking if you drive your car into the water, car blowns up, or just beat up so bad it won't start anymore, you'd be able to have someone pick up and repair your car and have it returned to your garage after some time has passed. IDK R* will surpise us, you can bet on that...

inveni01457d ago

I wouldn't care if this were true, because new cars are just a gunshot away.

Northtouch1457d ago

Im all for refuelling cars. I would sometimes pretend to do it in GTA4. Sad but true.

xander707691457d ago

Realism is only good to a certain extent. If this game was really realistic, then once your car ran out of gas an the cops caught up to you, you would be arrested. Then for the next year every time you turn on the game you are sitting in jail until finally you get your day in court. Once convicted, for the next10 years whenever you turn the game on its just your character sitting in a prison cell. You can do push-ups, read books, and take group showers. Because realism.

I'm sorry, but realism is not a good argument for game mechanics all the time. This sounds like it would be nothing more than an annoying nuisance. No thanks.

DAS6921457d ago

CVG says that in an interview with Leslie Benzies they asked and he said no.

alien6261457d ago

Mafia 1 had this and i didnt mind it. it adds to the realism

Baylex1457d ago

In the options menu:
Gas on/off

It should do wonders.. Everyone's happy!! :D

BLAKHOODe1457d ago

Realistic is nice, but if it's down to every detail, why bother playing a game? Just go outside. Although, I guess it would be kinda funny if I robbed a bank, is being chased by the cops in a high speed chase.. and suddenly my car's fuel light comes on and it starts stalling on me, leaving me no choice, but to take on the cops in a grisly gun fight.

Scholla1457d ago

THIS WOULD BE HUGE!!! One of my Top requests for GTA along with windshield wipers and umbrellas.

SilentNegotiator1456d ago

Video games are about fun game mechanics, not realism.

What other impediments should GTA5 have? Toilet breaks? Emission tests?

Mounce1456d ago

It would at least mean that if you're not observant and you're being chased by police and haven't escaped from one vehicle and into another or any sort then your car will run out of gas and make you have to run on foot or get caught.

Definitely adds an awesome sense of realism. That and we know Tow-trucks exist in the game, so if you ran out of gas in the middle of a public road I'd think a tow truck would take it away if you couldn't get a portable jug of gasoline with you in the trunk.

Ripco_Keller1456d ago

How many of you actually keep a car intact long enough to worry about fuel anyway?

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Lulz_Boat1457d ago (Edited 1457d ago )

it's fake, and there ONE SIMPLE REASON FOR THAT.


Gster1457d ago

I think it does add to the realism, but I don't think R* will make it a frustrating experience for the gamer. They will simulate it so when you do put in a full tank of gas you'll get a few hundred miles before you gotta go back.

jlukee1457d ago (Edited 1457d ago )

There might actually be some truth to this. If you look at the recent online gameplay trailer and pause it at 2:15 it shows a wesbite for purchasing aircraft, in this case the 'Shamal.'

The description reads:
"At current gas prices, you can fly a shamal coast to coast for just $50,000..."

In CVG's recent interview of the Rockstar North President. Leslie Benzies was asked about re-fuelling cars.

How do you decide where to draw the line?

"I'm trying to remember what we did with (filling cars up with petrol). I remember thinking, "Should we do that?" maybe six months ago. I think it just sat in a list of 'Will we do that?' We do all the stuff we have to do first, and then see where we're at; if we get time. But that's such a change for the game that it would take a bigger discussion. It would take a lot more people in the company to decide if something like that was going to go in, because it would change the whole dynamic."

3rd page halfway down

It doesn't look like it, but it you never know!

Digital-Devil1457d ago

Ugh, I hope this is not true. I want to play a videogame to unwind from the real world not having to worry about my videogame car running out of videogame gas. If I wanted the driving mechanic to be more realistic I'd just go out for a drive and waste my own gas.

If it is true then hopefully it won't deplete as fast. Seriously, this gas depletion and weapon degradation mechanic have to go.

3-4-51457d ago

I bet certain cars have better gas milege

josephayal1457d ago

Re-filing gets boring and repetitive. I am thinking about canceling my GTA V pre-order

k2d1456d ago

I don't know whats more sad - the fact that YOU pre-ordered GTA V or that this will make you cancel said pre-order.

llMurcielagoll1457d ago

Im gonna have to disagree with you on this. I don't mind filling my car with gas every now and then, gives the game a little bit more realism to it, and the suspense of forgetting to refill and being on a mission chased by the fuzz and you're almost out of gas.

OpenGL1457d ago

In Mafia II you had to refuel your car but the frequency with which you had to do it was so rare that it was not an issue.

kingPoS1457d ago

So GTA 5 happens to get a dose of reality in the manner of needing to pump gas. Is that so bad?

RenegadeRocks1456d ago

Lame ! Let us have fun R* ! Why make a fab open world if we can't go crazy in it ????

showtimefolks1456d ago


GTA:SA was a lot of fun, you eat more you get fatter and if you run more your gain more stamina

i for one had a lot of fun with that

Tzuno1456d ago

oh the thrill when you are chased by cops and you run out of gas and you must exit the car and run.

BallsEye1456d ago

I'd welcome all the changes to make it more realistic. GTA cops don't give a damn untill it's their car that gets his by you, in any other cases you can just do anything and they'll pass by like nothing ever happened. Fix that!

sak5001456d ago

At all above who are saying it's unnecessary hassle and will not help in immersion. I have a V8 6.0 car in real life and i'm worrying about filling it up every week. If i need more worrying i should start robbing banks in real life not in game.