There will be character customization so you make your own.
No, we cannot specifically make our own character facial appearances. They are determined by our character's parents genes. We select from a pool of "parents" (mother and a father) and use the two parents to formulate the appearance of our character. We can then choose which parent we want our character to look like the most.
So I can take Claude Speed as my father and Misty as my mother. I can then put it to where my character takes up 60% of Misty's (mother) look and 40% of Claude's (father) look and then the game would generate the face of my character based off of that. Before we do this we can of course choose our sex of male or female.
We will then choose how we live our daily life such as spending most of the time watching tv or most of the time doing physical activities. This will determine the body size of our characters such as being fat, skinny, muscular etc...
The only thing we can specifically choose on our own is the clothes/hairstyles/tattoos and such.
To be fair absolutely nothing was said about fat/skinny/muscularity on characters, and there is no word on what setting your characters "daily routine" fully effects, and to what extent.
"GTA Online introduces a new spin on traditional character creation with the hereditary-based creation system. Select your character’s appearance by choosing your parent’s heritage, then use the gene dominance meter to dial-in which parent your appearance favors more. Additionally, you'll customize your character's daily activities - everything from family time to illegal work and sports to couch potato hours all have an impact on your character’s appearance and skill set (and you can always rank up your skill stats more via gameplay). As part of the Collector’s Edition package, you'll get Niko Bellic, along with both Claude and Misty from Grand Theft Auto III to use as parent options within the character creation system."
I think the daily activity setting will be more applied to skill set than physical appearance to be perfectly honest.
Edited by tre288, 07 September 2013 - 04:27 PM.