When it comes to modern shooters, players almost universally have the option of quickly firing from the hip or zooming in for a more accurate shot down the sights of the virtual weapon. The ability to fire from the hip is one of the things that previous entries in the Grand Theft Auto franchise have lacked. Rockstar has announced that it is making some changes to GTA V to make the shooting aspect of the game in line with what gamers expect.
The changes include the fact that you no longer need to aim down the sights or lock onto the target to be able to shoot them. The changes also give players the option of firing their weapons on the run. The game developers do say that sort of firing won’t be as accurate as firing while stationary and looking down the sights.
“The additional freedom is great for the kind of chaotic shootouts that emerge when you’re out in the open world causing havoc and quickly find yourself heavily outgunned and boxed in,” associate technical director and combat designer Phil Hooker told Game Informer. The latest game in the GTA franchise will offer three different aiming modes including assisted aiming, soft lock, and free aim.