GTA 5 Online Revives Classic Top-Down Camera For A New Mode

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As promised, Grand Theft Auto V is going old-school with a new mode in GTA Online.

Before it shifted to a traditional third-person perspective and became one of the biggest franchises in gaming, Grand Theft Auto featured a top-down camera view. Rockstar is bringing that back with Tiny Racers, a new take on the game's stunt races that forces an overhead perspective a la GTA and GTA 2.

Details are still scant; we know it's arriving on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on April 25, but we otherwise have no information beyond what's seen in the trailer above.

While we wait for that, Rockstar is offering one-day bonuses in GTA Online to mark today's 4/20 date. Today only, weed farm business and business upgrades are 50% off, and profits derived from weed sales will net 50% more money. Additionally, if you head over to LS Customs, the green tire smoke upgrade can be purchased for half price.

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These bonuses come in addition to those already announced earlier this week, when Rockstar also unlocked previously exclusive content for all players.

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Looks more fun than regular GTAV.

They really should make a new top-down GTA. Chinatown Wars was awesome.

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This might actually play online again!

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Where is the single player love? I would play the SP campaign from top down view.

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They can do this (and a whole bunch of other stuff online), but they couldn't give us one lousy DLC story pack... :(

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Fantastic, reminded me of super cars 2.

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@barcaazul: Amiga 500 days :)

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Why dont they just make more heists?

Who cares about this fluff/filler stuff.

Either more heists or a decent DLC that lasts 20 hours at least with a new area like las venturas or something

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I'd love another top down GTA, chinatown wars was the best !

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Tiny Racers = Micro Machines = Profit

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Nice, glad to see that they still supporting the game.

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please kill this game already. Hell either give us single player dlc like the ballad of gay tony, or just go ahead and start work on gta 6 (hopefully in vice city).

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@casshan01: Totally agree.I have zero interest in online but why can't i use the cars from online in offline during the campaign?

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@casshan01:

I mean, I'm happy for the GTA Online community, but the old school (campaign) fans got screwed over hard with DLC...

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@casshan01: entitled ass gamers

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Haha, awesome. Not only like the old-school GTA, but reminiscent of Micro Machines on the Megadrive and Playstation (which were also brilliant).

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First they should fix the recent hack outburst. I am one of the victims.

Cheat method affecting PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 systems in GTA Online

APRIL 11, 2017

We are aware of a new method where cheaters are manipulating the Rank and in-game funds of other players on the previous generation consoles (PS3 and Xbox 360) and PC in GTA Online. We are actively working on a fix for this issue, and may temporarily disable some minor game features while we work on a resolution. Please check back on this article for updates.

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@MasterDudau:

I got a idea for you just play on Ps4/Xbox1 and leave old gen behind

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@trueassassin86x: I am on PC. Insert joke here : .............................. .

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@MasterDudau: I had a racing snail once. It wasn't that quick and didn't win many races so I decided to take the shell off in the hope it would make it quicker but it didn't have much effect. If anything, it just made it a little more sluggish.

Thank you thank you. I'm here all week.

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Nothing in GTA Online really interests me, but I may try this out. My game is really just collecting dust until a story dlc comes out

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@Mo_mann: story dlc isn't coming.

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@Tjeremiah1988: Says who?.......I'll wait.

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@Mo_mann: Rockstar... they already said long ago they weren't making any story dlc.

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@rolento25: This was a serious question got a link?

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@Mo_mann: This was about 2 years or so ago, I'm sure you can find it some where on the interweb. They said some thing on the lines of only working on the online part of the game and had no plans of doing single player dlc.

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