Posted 06 May 2007 - 02:45 PM
The speedometer is a good idea. But actually there are mods for San Andreas that display speedometer. It can be analog or digital, km/h or mph. There is even a mod that shows firstperson while you are in car.
But realy speaking, NO! R* wouldn't put speedometer, I think. It uses to much space on the screen, and R* was always decreasing size of HUD in GTA games. I don't think HUD will be bigger in GTA4. It will probably just show time, or maybe not even that. Health display will be needed only when you are harmed, and money just when you're buying something or stealing money... You could view time and health by pressing the stats key (like TAB in SA where you could view muscle, stamina...) Example for this is that wanted stars in SA only appeared when you were chased by the police, while in LC or VC they were on always. I just don't know about weapons, they would be displayed, but probably transparent.
PS: I made up everything here, in this text, MYSELF, I DON'T KNOW THAT THIS WILL BE in the game, and I didn't READ IT ANYWHERE!