Rockstar Games told Game Informer that we can’t buy properties in Grand Theft Auto V.
There Will Be No House To Buy in GTA 5
Note: This article has been posted before GTA 5 release.
We were very disappointed when we first heard the news.
They were asked by Game Informer, so they had to have some form of reply.
They could have said “no comment” but they specifically said no.
They also could have said “no but you can rent things” to soften the blow, but they didn’t, they specifically said no.
Our initial thoughts were centred on the enormous potential on buying houses, apartments and even commercial properties.
Not sure about Franklin, but Trevor and Michael seem to have their own house.
Franklin surely has to sleep somewhere, too.
They certainly need some kind of hideout to plan all their heists. Our bet is that they won’t be in Michael’s mansion when doing so.
This is a vague assumption, but having Franklin as the young ambitious hustler, maybe he is the one who can actually buy some property.
It would somehow make sense, like his girlfriend or sister saying “I don’t care how many cars you own…”
We can see Trevor not wanting to leave his deserted place in Blaine County. And Michael got his luxurious mansion, why should he buy another one? So renting an undercover apartment makes sense.
In that respect, Rockstar have already got off to a very bad start with this, by telling us that we can’t buy properties.
We are still very disappointed by that.
Of all places, Los Santos (LA) is the best place for this kind of feature in GTA 5, just imagine working hard to earn money and get that mansion on the hill with the outdoor pool and sloping drive way?
Since we can’t outright buy properties, Rockstar should come up with better solutions regarding properties.