Over on their Facebook page, Gamestop have revealed that in GTA 5, players will be able to use gangs as a means of escaping the cops.
The post reads; “In GTAV, street gangs are still a problem in Los Santos, while the Lost Motorcycle Club is making moves in Blaine County. Some gangs are more interested in fighting the cops than each other – use that to your advantage when escaping the authorities.”
The exact details are left to interpretation, however it hints at a much more dynamic means of loosing the police. Maybe driving through rival gang territory leads to them opening fire on the Police, drawing their attention away from yourself?
GTA 4 saw gangs take a back seat after their prominence in San Andreas. Could this be a sign of their return to the spotlight? Perhaps even back to the reputation system from previous games?
Even if that isn’t the case, this definitely sounds like an interesting evolution of the tried and tested cops and robbers car chase scenario, especially when added with the promise that the Police use “Advanced driving tactics” t put a stop to your antics.
GTA 5 is set to be released on September 17th for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.