Four months to go before the industry’s biggest game of the year arrives and a lot of fans are now going in full analysis how GTA V will actually appear inside the game.
As expected, GTAF has made one of the most realistic depiction how V’s open-world map will look like. Now, one of its users managed to design a realistic impression on how the game’s HUD will appear.
Basically, heads-up display are set of indicators most games provide for players. It’s usually floating around on the screen to give you a quick information about your character’s health for example, current score, map, etc. Likewise, this could be turned-off depending on players’ preferences.
As for GTA V, while Rockstar Games haven’t yet provided any screenshot for this, early previews provided a lot of information how its HUD will appear. Then again, a picture is worth a thousand words so here are some mock-ups. (Click here to see them in full resolution).
Those designs are made by exmpletree from GTAForums. From the first image, we can see a lot of things like the center circle which shows how character-switching might appear. Character’s statistics are also placed above and the current location of your character from the right header. Most importantly, there’s a mini-map at the lower-left portion which appears to be in a landscape orientation as seen from a GPS.
The second and third picture provide the same details and for the fourth one, the guy made a transition UI from a screenshot on Google Earth.
So why this particular design? From this preview, GTA V’s HUD is revealed from the following quotes.
“The character selection wheel is split into four triangles: Franklin, Trevor, Michael, and your multiplayer character”
“The transition between the three protagonists is smooth; the camera zooms out to a Google Earth view, the screen fills with static, the camera moves across the city and zooms back into your chosen character”
“Each character is rated in a series of skill categories: Stamina, Shooting, Strength, Stealth, Flying, Driving, Mechanic, Lung Capacity.”
While these are only mock-ups, the community is already giving favorable response to the original poster. Likewise, expect Grand Theft Auto V to arrive on PS3 & Xbox 360 on September 17.