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  • ahetFIN


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Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:36 PM

What do you think the button layouts will be on PlayStation 3? And what do you hope it is like? There are many new features that will require some buttons for them, but many of the older useful features are on their spots.

This is how I expect the foot controls to be on PS3:

Right stick - Look around, aim
Left stick - Move around
Dpad up - bring out phone, select a character
Dpad down - zoom out the map, select a character
Dpad left - select a character, previous weapon
Dpad right - select a character, next weapon
Select - tap: change view, hold: bring out character selection
Start - Pause menu
X - Spring
Circle - Reload
Triangle - Enter vehicle
Square - Jump
R1 - Use cover
R2 - Shoot
R3 - Tap: special ability
L1 - Single tap: holster weapon, hold: weapon wheel
L2 - Bring out weapon, Aim down the sights
L3 - Tap: crounch, hold: Prone?

On this layout there's no place for quickly looking behind (R3 on previous GTAs) sad.gif

Any thoughts?

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:41 PM

L1/R1 shooting

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:45 PM

ew oh no not the RDR Controls i mean its cool, but not for GTA, I'll use Classic like i did when i first started IV.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:50 PM

R2 - Accelerate
L2 - Brake/reverse
R1 - Handbrake
L1 - Aim weapon
R1 with L1 held - Fire weapon (This is actually realistic. Try pulling the handbrake, turning a steering wheel and firing a submachine gun out of your window at the same time. Unless you're that blue guy from Futurama, which hopefully you aren't. Because that would be bad.)
Select - Open character wheel
Up (tap) - Bring up phone
Up (hold) - Taunt
Left/right - Change radio station
Down (tap) - Zoom out minimap, display street name, vehicle you're inside, generally the same as IV
Down (hold) - Operate retractable roof (only applies to certain vehicles)
L3 - Horn/Sirens and emergency lighting
R3 - Look behind
Square (tap) - Change weapon
Square (hold) - Switch between dimmed/full beam
X - Activate special
Circle - Nitrous
Triangle - Exit vehicle
Triangle (hold) - Switch on/off engine

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:54 PM

They said in one of the previews that the d-pad was for switching characters, so it might mean that we'll be getting the weapon wheel from RDR.

X: Sprint
Triangle: Jack car
Square: Jump/hold to roll
Circle: Melee
R1: Take cover
L1: Weapon Wheel
R2: (if not aiming) Interact with people/(if aiming) Fire weapon
L2: Aim weapon
Dpad up: (if not aiming) Michael/(if aiming) Activate special ability
Dpad left: (if not aiming) Franklin/(if aiming) Switch to left shoulder
Dpad right: (if not aiming) Trevor/(if aiming) Switch to right shoulder
Dpad down: (if not aiming) Multiplayer character/(if aiming) Do a 360 degree turn
R3: (if not aiming) Look back/(if aiming) Zoom
L3: Duck
SELECT: Access phone
START: Pause game

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:02 PM Edited by zainzombie, 05 May 2013 - 02:04 PM.

Right stick - Look around, aim
Left stick - Move around
Dpad up - Character selection wheel (up: Michael, left: Trevor, right: Franklin, down: Multiplayer)
Dpad down - Cell phone
Dpad left - Whistle/call for taxi
Dpad right - To curse and give middle finger
Select - Map
Start - Pause menu
X - Hold to sprint Sprint and a single tap to jump. (To jump while sprinting you will have to hold X and tap once when you wish to jump.)
Circle - Roll/take cover/roll from cover to cover/handbrake when driving
Triangle - Enter and exit vehicle/deploy parachute
Square - melee
R1 - Shoot
R2 - Accelerator
R3 - Tap: to reset camera to default 3rd person view, Hold to activate special ability
L1 - To open a weapon wheel and Aim, when driving it is used to select camera angle.
L2 - Reverse/brakes, hold L2 to activate human shield(when near an enemy)
L3 - Tap: crouch, hold, double tap to crawl/horn when driving

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:36 PM

On foot:

X = run (hold), sprint (tap)
Square = jump, climb obstacles, take a human shield (hold)
Triangle = enter/exit vehicles, ditch parachute / scuba gear
Circle = Reload weapon, close phone

Up arrow = Bring up phone
Down arrow = Character selection (hold), right stick to select
Left arrow = 'Stay' for Chop
Right arrow = 'Follow' for Chop

Left Stick = Move character
L3 = Flip off
Right Stick = Move camera, move crosshair
R3 = Look behind (hold)

L1 = Whistle for a cab
R1 = Weapon wheel (hold)
L2 = Aim
R2 = Shoot etc.

Select = Inventory & statistics (for skills)
Start = Pause / map

Dunno where to put the special ability. Whatever...

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:44 PM

Press circle to talk but holding it down brings up a selection of animations/phrases to say/do.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:44 PM

Select - quit the game

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 04:58 PM

The controller layout will probably be similar to GTA IV's controller layout combined with that of Red Dead Redemption. The below is my guess for GTA V's controller layout assuming there will be a "Classic Controller" option as there was in GTA IV.

Left-stick: Movement
Right-stick: Move camera, select weapon (with weapon wheel brought up), use hydraulics (when in the appropriate vehicle), Zoom in/out.

Select: Change camera viewpoint.
Start: Pause/Main Menu.

D-pad up: Bring up mobile phone (while not aiming a weapon)
D-pad down: Bring up map for character selection (tap), access multiplayer (hold), (tap, while aiming) switch between combat strafe and combat run/jog
D-pad left: Select prev. character (on foot), change radio stations (in vehicle), (tap, While aiming) left shoulder aim.
D-pad right: Select next character (on foot), change radio stations (in vehicle), (tap, While aiming) right shoulder aim.

X: Accelerate (in vehicle), Sprint (tap, on foot), run/jog (hold, on foot), dive (hold, in water), confirm purchases.
Square: Jump/Climb (on foot), Apply main brake (in vehicle)
Circle: Respond to pedestrian comments/flip off pedestrians (tap), focus on important events, reload weapon (tap, with weapon drawn), activate special (hold)
Triangle: Enter/exit vehicle.

R1: Enter/exit cover / combat roll (tap, while aiming weapon), view summary of stats (on foot), block (Melee), (in vehicle) apply handbrake, open parachute (tap, while in free-fall)
R2: (While aiming/in vehicle) Fire weapon, Melee Attack
R3: Look Behind (hold), Activate Vehicle-based Missions (tap, in appropriate vehicle)
L1: Holster/Draw weapon (tap), bring up weapon wheel (hold), (in vehicle/while aiming, tap) lob grenade/explosive weapon.
L2: Aim/Target.
L3: Horn (in car), Crouch (tap, on foot), Crawl (hold, on foot), Raise/Lower landing gear (in aircraft)

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 05:15 PM

L1/R1 shooting and L2/R2 driving, or I am using classic controls.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 05:23 PM Edited by FRA1Z3R, 05 May 2013 - 05:25 PM.

Not a control scheme, but having these bad boys on my Dualshock 3 triggers always made it easier/better.

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They are not that expensive either, $5.00 (USD). and you can find them at Gamestop, Target, best buy etc.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 06:07 PM

QUOTE (Lil Jacob 27 @ Sunday, May 5 2013, 13:41)
L1/R1 shooting

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