Grand Theft Auto 5 screenshot
Grand Theft Auto 5 screenshot

GTA 5's car and other vehicle customisations will be handled at a new automotive shop called LS Customs, producer and lead mission designer Imran Sarwar has told Game Informer.

"Pay & Spray isn't in this game - it's been replaced by LS Customs," explained Sarwar. "These are located throughout the world and they're a one-stop shop for any car customisation. You will be able to take in your car or bike, speak to the mechanic, and customise them."

Vehicle customisation in Grand Theft Auto 5 has also been elevated to greater importance than in previous GTA titles.

"Rather than it simply being an additional option for players to experiment with, we wanted to expand it and integrate it more deeply into the game so that it would seamlessly slot in with everything else that the player can do in the world," said Sarwar. "Some missions ask you to customise vehicles in certain ways, and we have taken vehicle customisation in general a lot further than we did in San Andreas."

Customisation doesn't stop at cosmetic changes either, with players able to tinker with over 1,000 modifications.

"In addition to the many cosmetic customisation alterations such as body kits, paint jobs/finishes, wheels, exhaust tips, window tints, tire smoke colour, bull-bars, extra lights, and lots of other extra accessories, we have modifications that will affect gameplay and vehicle performance," detailed Sarwar. "Some of the modifications that affect gameplay include brakes, engine tuning, suspension, horns, bulletproof tires, panel armour, and of course, a general repair!

"There are more than 1,000 modifications in total. And when you're done customising your car, you can take a picture of it using the in-game cell phone and upload them to the Social Club."

GTA 5 will be released September 17 for Xbox 360 and PS3. The first gameplay footage was released yesterday, and you can watch it below.

Steve shared his thoughts on the GTA 5 trailer elsewhere on VideoGamer.com.

Source: Game Informer

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NoMOOOjr

I agree with MJTH, I really hope that LS customs will be a quick way to loose the police...
Posted 20:02 on 12 July 2013
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Batmamerc

I like the car wash idea clockpunk would fit in we'll this time round. Obviously Ls customs is a play on west coast customs but its replacing one of the trademarks of the franchise like ammunition and sprunk, Shane to see it go but subtle changes to mock real world I can deal with it fits in.
Posted 12:57 on 10 July 2013
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dazzadavie

You've spent all that time and money getting you car perfect only to go roll it a few time and it lands on it roof. Boom the car gone.

Great though :D
Posted 12:43 on 10 July 2013
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Clockpunk

I'm just wondering - given the setting - if they're going to go the TDU2 and Deadly premonition route, and have cheesy car washes staffed by bikini-clad lasses...
Posted 12:13 on 10 July 2013
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munkee

"And when you're done customising your car, you can take a picture of it using the in-game cell phone and upload them to the Social Club."

They appear to have EVERYTHING covered! This game is going to be incredibly well made.
Posted 12:04 on 10 July 2013
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MJTH

Cool. Although when they say the Pay & Spray has been replaced by LS Customs, I would hope this means that the main function of a pay and spray, hasn't been removed .i.e. To quickly get the cops off your tail, but is just integrated into LS Customs.
Posted 11:31 on 10 July 2013

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Release Date: 17/09/2013
Developer: Rockstar
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Genre: Action
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