In the November 8th issue of Game Informer last year, Rockstar announced the inclusion of “randomised dynamic missions” in its upcoming and fervently anticipated GTA V release.
Then, the developers provided certain examples of these random encounters, as they are to be known, such as encountering a broken down car or a hitchhiker on the side of the road. It was then stated that players could approach the situation, which “may extend this ordinary occurrence on to something much more”.
Those of you who have played Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption will be perfectly well aware of these “randomised dynamic missions”, or, if you have ever played Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you will also know what I am talking about.
In Skyrim, Bethesda incorporated something known as a “Radiant Quest” system which generated similarly random encounters for the player on their travels through the open world.
In Red Dead Redemption, you might encounter a thief and be given the option to either pursue and capture them for a reward or simply do nothing.
Now that we know this “randomised dynamic mission” element will be incorporated into GTA V, it throws up many possibilities and different ways in which it can be implemented.
Here, we take a look at 5 random encounters we’d like to stumble upon in the open world of San Andreas in GTA V.
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This article was first posted on February 4, 2013