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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iamnsuperman1702d 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.

US8F1702d ago (Edited 1702d 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

pedrof931702d ago

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

TotalHitman1702d 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.

b163o11702d 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....

dmeador1702d 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

b163o11702d ago (Edited 1702d 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...

inveni01702d ago

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

Northtouch1702d ago

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

xander707691702d 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.

DAS6921702d ago

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

alien6261702d ago

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

Baylex1702d ago

In the options menu:
Gas on/off

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

BLAKHOODe1702d 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.

Scholla1702d ago

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

SilentNegotiator1702d ago

Video games are about fun game mechanics, not realism.

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

Mounce1701d 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_Keller1701d ago

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

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Lulz_Boat1702d ago (Edited 1702d ago )

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


Gster1702d 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.

jlukee1702d ago (Edited 1702d 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-Devil1702d 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.

3-4-51702d ago

I bet certain cars have better gas milege

josephayal1702d ago

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

k2d1701d 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.

llMurcielagoll1702d 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.

OpenGL1702d 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.

kingPoS1702d ago

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

RenegadeRocks1702d ago

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

showtimefolks1702d 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

Tzuno1702d ago

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

BallsEye1702d 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!

sak5001701d 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.

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-Gespenst-1702d ago

This was great in Deadly Premonition, but I'm just not sure how fun it'll feel in GTAV. Deadly Premonition's tone and world just kind of supported all that mundane stuff, and made it fun. Unless GTA has as much character as DP had, I don't know, the refueling thing just seems kind of pointless and annoying.

Ozmoses1702d ago (Edited 1702d ago )

Deadly Premonition and Mafia II both had fuel gauges and required refills... Mafia II also had speed limits.

I thought it was perfect...

I honestly have envisioned a GTA where the cops actually do cop activities... You know like chase you if you run stop signs and/or red lights... and other various things..

I know with some cars it's hard to obey the rules of the road... but, it would totally add an element if they registered things like speeding and other violations.

Jeff2571702d ago

I too have sometimes wished that the cops were programmed to look out for that kind of stuff. We get the random drivers in GTA IV sometimes just busting through traffic and nothing happens. Also I get tired of trying to keep a car in good order by going with traffic instead of just driving through it and then get honked at by other cars at a red light. Their could be some extra consequences to getting in trouble with the cops in the game. If you do a lot of little things the cops start to know who you are and it will cost you more money to get out each time you get busted. Also with the need in GTA V to recruit more members for heists, how many times you have been busted and for what could be used to sway people one way or the other on whether they work with you or not and how much more it may cost if they think it is high risk.

Tzuno1702d ago

dude your avatar is the most repulsive i have ever seen on this site. no offense.

josh143991702d ago

Im pretty sure in recent interviews the devs said that this isn't a feature. They said they toyed with idea but didn't implement it.

Prcko1702d ago (Edited 1702d ago )

i think this feature is in game,because you can steal gas from cars.
anyway, we will find out soon :)

MidnytRain1702d ago

I think players are just gonna jump out and jack a new car rather than find a gas station.

TrevorPhillips1702d ago

I like the idea of this, adds a depth to the game :)

TrevorPhillips1702d ago

Exactly! And since money plays a huge role in this, why not use it for filling up petrol am I right :)

ginsunuva1702d ago

Not realism, but it makes sure [email protected] can't just drive around for hours on end anymore without making money.

Though I suppose they'd just run over people for that.

NYC_Gamer1702d ago

This feature would make the cop/car chases more fun in my opinion

vishmarx1702d ago (Edited 1702d ago )

i admit i hadnt thought about that...
highway 100m/h 4 stars and youre running outta gas and nobodys retarded enough to let you carjack either...
yore only option is to either call a friend with a helicopter(f16 should be fine too)or jump right into the ocean filled with sharks and piranhas.....

damnnn....cant come any sooner