Honestly, this will all depend on how it is handled. There needs to be a decent window before police are on the lookout for the stolen car. Realistically, unless you stole the car right in front of the owner, there'd at least be a few minutes delay before he realized it had happened. Then he'd have to report the car stolen to the police, who would then have to put out an alert. So say you steal the car and then have a minute+ window to get the car re-plated before you get a wanted level. I could get behind that. But cops instantly knowing the car has been stolen is pretty lame, unless you do it in front of them.
All of you ripping this guy as if he has no reason to be concerned are stupid fan boys who cause games to become sh*tty because they support whatever sh*t a developer shoves in their face. Constructive criticism is necessary for the Grand Theft Auto series to evolve and get better. Obviously we can't know if this feature will work well in game because we haven't played it yet, but this guy wasn't saying the game is sh*t, he was just asking if we, the consumers, think it's a good idea. You guys are all dick riding the game.
We can STILL steal ANY car we can see, so it is STILL Grand Theft Auto.
Sure, we have an incentive to OWN a car, but that doesn`t mean we can`t steal any.
I don't think the OP was implying that we can't steal cars any more, rather that the spirit of the game is being changed in a pretty fundamental way. Walking up to a random vehicle and ripping the guy out before hopping in and taking off has been a staple of the GTA experience since... uh always. Making that basic experience more difficult is going to be a complete game changer, and I think a discussion on the issue is warranted. Notice I'm not saying PREORDER CANCELLED, just that there's a justified concern there.
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