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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. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

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iamnsuperman  +   642d 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.
US8F  +   642d 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
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pedrof93  +   642d ago
According to Rockstar and a few more game companies, Gas Stations are just to explode and not actually to re-fuel.
TotalHitman  +   642d 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.
b163o1  +   642d 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....
dmeador  +   642d 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
b163o1  +   642d 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...
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inveni0  +   642d ago
I wouldn't care if this were true, because new cars are just a gunshot away.
Northtouch  +   642d ago | Well said
Im all for refuelling cars. I would sometimes pretend to do it in GTA4. Sad but true.
xander70769  +   642d 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.
DAS692  +   642d ago
CVG says that in an interview with Leslie Benzies they asked and he said no.
alien626  +   642d ago
Mafia 1 had this and i didnt mind it. it adds to the realism
Baylex  +   642d ago | Well said
In the options menu:
Gas on/off

It should do wonders.. Everyone's happy!! :D
BLAKHOODe  +   642d 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.
Scholla  +   642d ago
THIS WOULD BE HUGE!!! One of my Top requests for GTA along with windshield wipers and umbrellas.
SilentNegotiator  +   641d ago
Video games are about fun game mechanics, not realism.

What other impediments should GTA5 have? Toilet breaks? Emission tests?
Mounce  +   641d 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_Keller  +   641d ago
How many of you actually keep a car intact long enough to worry about fuel anyway?
Lulz_Boat  +   642d ago
it's fake, and there ONE SIMPLE REASON FOR THAT.

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Gster  +   642d 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.
jlukee  +   642d 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!
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Digital-Devil  +   642d 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.
3-4-5  +   642d ago
I bet certain cars have better gas milege
josephayal  +   642d ago
Re-filing gets boring and repetitive. I am thinking about canceling my GTA V pre-order
k2d  +   641d 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.
llMurcielagoll  +   642d 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.
OpenGL  +   642d 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.
kingPoS  +   642d ago
So GTA 5 happens to get a dose of reality in the manner of needing to pump gas. Is that so bad?
RenegadeRocks  +   641d ago
Lame ! Let us have fun R* ! Why make a fab open world if we can't go crazy in it ????
showtimefolks  +   641d 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
Tzuno  +   641d ago
oh the thrill when you are chased by cops and you run out of gas and you must exit the car and run.
BallsEye  +   641d 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!
sak500  +   641d 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.
-Gespenst-  +   642d 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.
Ozmoses  +   642d 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.
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Jeff257  +   641d 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.
Tzuno  +   641d ago
dude your avatar is the most repulsive i have ever seen on this site. no offense.
josh14399  +   642d 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.
Prcko  +   642d ago
i think this feature is in game,because you can steal gas from cars.
anyway, we will find out soon :)
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MidnytRain  +   642d ago
I think players are just gonna jump out and jack a new car rather than find a gas station.
TrevorPhillips  +   642d ago
I like the idea of this, adds a depth to the game :)
Prcko  +   642d ago
realism ftw!
TrevorPhillips  +   642d ago
Exactly! And since money plays a huge role in this, why not use it for filling up petrol am I right :)
ginsunuva  +   642d ago
Not realism, but it makes sure dumb@sses 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_Gamer  +   642d ago
This feature would make the cop/car chases more fun in my opinion
DirtyPimp  +   642d ago
goddamn right
vishmarx  +   642d 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
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AiirJordann23  +   642d ago
i really don't think this is true, but i would love to have this as a feature. how would you know how much gas you have left? there is no indication in game in car either. so how do you know that you could refuel cars?
US8F  +   642d ago
I think you would have that on your HUD when driving a car? maybe you can zoom into first person when driving and look at your fuel meter?
AiirJordann23  +   642d ago
i think that would be alot of work, maybe they customized the HUD, so you couldn't see it
Prcko  +   642d ago
maybe some hud,who knows
rockstar is always full of secrets
Hufandpuf  +   642d ago
kinda pointless. And could be annoying. I hate stopping at the gas station in real life, so how's it going to be fun for me in the game?
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SpideySpeakz  +   642d ago
Yep, same thing I was thinking. I wish I had unlimited fuel in my car.
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Bellcross  +   642d ago
This is great, too bad I'll be spending time jacking cars instead of paying for gas lol.
PFFT  +   642d ago
Make sure to have that tank full before you provoke the cops. Cause running out of gas in between a 5 star cop chase is gonna be a real bitch!
younglj01  +   642d ago
Lol it would be funny to run out of gas during an heist or police chase...
Gamesgbkiller  +   642d ago
Mafia II had it.

But I only filled once during the whole game.

I hope its not too realistic.
manchesterman22  +   642d ago
i can see both views towards this, but in all honesty i would love to have the uncertainty in the game, could you imagine you've just robbed a store, you are running away then you see a car to rob, you get in and its really low on fuel (do you drive with the bit you have, and hope. Or do you get out and run again) I personally don't think it will be in the game but could be a cool feature if it was.
mr.selfdestruct  +   642d ago
I always thought it would be cool to have a gas amount in my car, but then again my cars usually only last for a few mins before i reck them and blow them up,then jack a new one. soo, really i would hardly ever need to gas up. if they added gasing up the car, it would be cool but not used very often.
Cyfyxtfg  +   642d ago
Discod99  +   642d ago
Has this been cofirmed? This is the first I'm hearing of it.
Jeff257  +   642d ago
This could tie into the heists missions. When setting up your escape routes with the getaway vehicle you need to make sure it has plenty of gas to make the trip.
Drakesfortune  +   642d ago
Mafia 2 you could refuel cars but didnt have to worry about running
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   642d ago
I kind of dont like this,it seems annoying by making the game more realistic instead of a game.
itsRehabTime  +   642d ago
this is fake: Leslie Benzies said so in a interview.

TrevorPhillips  +   642d ago
The GTAV theme song http://youtu.be/kAwps4bbnIg
TripC50  +   641d ago
I clicked on the youtube link and then surfed youtube for over an hour without even noticing. Just commenting to let you know that you inadvertently wasted an hour of my life with music,singing dogs, fails and flying rainbow pop tart cats. Thanks a lot.
TrevorPhillips  +   641d ago
huh? what have you been smoking dude :/
NaughtyGods  +   641d ago
Wow, is this is real: what a crap song seriously. Oo
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TrevorPhillips  +   641d ago
It's been edited from the original song which sounds better
MrSwankSinatra  +   642d ago
Retarded, sorry but just because its more realistic doesn't make it good gameplay mechanic.
HardCover  +   642d ago
It's cool if you don't like it, but don't act like your perspective necessarily matters.

Besides, all they need to do is enable a cheat or toggle in the options. Boom. Problem solved. Everybody can deal with it. Go fuckin' figure.
MrSwankSinatra  +   642d ago
how about you stop being an ass, if my perspective doesn't matter neither does yours.
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grs20031  +   642d ago
Are you serious? Why do these crap articles make it to N4G? Nothing is wrong with speculation, but to pawn this crap off as factual information is absurd. All of the best info to date has come from R*.
TheMrMalro  +   642d ago
It's not true. CVG asked Leslie Benzies in an interview and he said it would change the game WAY too much.
laijka  +   637d ago
I read that article and no, he said nothing to either confirm or deny it.

He did say that it would be a gamechanger, that part you got right, but he only said that because it is a gamechanger it would take a bigger discussion to decide about. He said nothing about it being too big of a change to implement.
Red_Devilz  +   642d ago
I think it will be FUN! Imagine you are being chased by cops at 5-star wanted level, and - dang - no gas. (of course, for those who want, there is always a cheat code)
LAWSON72  +   642d ago
Might actually be cool when you think about it. You will be using more cars and having an extra factor that really could change the game for the better. Online multiplayer would be funny, "Hey we need to stop for gas", pulls into gas station then boom some random guy will shoot one bullet and you blw up lol
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DarKnightDave  +   642d ago
What if you could use the gas stations to make molotovs like in chinatown wars. that would be be cool.
Steezo  +   642d ago
Think I've read an interview recently verifying that this isn't true, although personally, I like the idea as long as there's a balance and it doesn't have to be done too often.
bromtown  +   642d ago
This isn't true at all. There was an interview with a senior designer at Rockstar and he mentioned refuelling cars, he basically said while it was something they'd considered doing, it would take the player out of the game for example stopping for gas in a police chase would suck and it wouldn't be very GTA-like. However, cars have fuel tanks and can leak petrol.
laijka  +   637d ago
Unless you're referring another article than this http://www.computerandvideo... he said nothing like that. He said that it would take a bigger discussion to decide whether it should be implemented or not but nothing about it not being GTA-like.
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