+ Wednesday March 27th, 2019

Rockstar Games
Rockstar Games launched GTA V just hours ago in Australia at midnight openings across the country and have just announced that they will be releasing two companion apps for the title that will help players to get the most out of their biggest game yet.

The Rockstar Games site lists the two apps, the iFruit App – an obvious play on the Apple name – and the Game Manual Companion App as being free to download, with the mobile apps kicking off with an iOS iFruit app that is currently available in the App Store, but an Android app will be made available soon. The site advises that they ‘will update this post with more information and download links as they become available throughout the week for other platforms and devices’.

The iFruit App will hook right into the game allowing players customisation of their in-game vehicles as well as the ability to control Franklin’s – one of the three male protagonists in GTA V – canine friend :

Los Santos Customs – The Los Santos Customs app offers players the freedom to create their ultimate vehicle in Grand Theft Auto V from anywhere. At the bar, on the beach, on the toilet. This is the future, we’re almost sure of it. You can even create and reserve custom license plates for both Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online – order your personalized plates before they’re gone! Also choose from paint jobs, window tints, smoke colors, wheels, hoods and spoilers. Upgrade your engine, brakes, exhaust, suspension, and accessorize with new lights, horns, tires and body armor. Place your order on-the-go and find it waiting for you in the garage the next time you play Grand Theft Auto V, or send your order in while playing and get a call from your local mechanic to swing by. Everybody’s had some work done in Los Santos, so don’t let your ride be the exception to the rule.

Chop the Dog – Depth of content, high production values, defecation. It’s the app that has it all. Because who doesn’t love tending to a virtual pet? Chop is Franklin’s canine sidekick in Grand Theft Auto V. Look after him well in the Chop the Dog app and you will reap the benefits when playing as Franklin in Grand Theft Auto V. Pet him, feed and water him, play fetch and tug-of-war, teach him tricks. Too much or too little of an activity, however, will cause Chop to become unhappy, and nobody likes an unhappy Rottweiler. Take Chop on walks to give him a chance to work off last night’s steak and Piswasser and to mark his turf in the hood – defending his ladies, fending off gang members and even protecting the beach babes of Los Santos from unsightly tan lines by removing their bikinis.

With such a complex game, there is obviously a lot packed into it and Rockstar have advised it’s simply too large to be contained in a simple booklet included with the game, which is where the Grand Theft Auto V: The Manual companion app comes in, the 100 page digital manual will be available for both mobile devices – tablets and phones – as well as on desktops and contain valuable information such as Game Controls, Features, Credits and information on local shops and brands, also included is a fully digital version of the included paper map that will allow you to zoom in and explore the neighbourhood and indeed Los Santos and the surrounding Blaine County to its fullest.

With the US launch coming extremely soon, it would be best keeping an eye on the Rockstar Games section of the Play Store as they will probably make it live soon after the iOS version goes live.

Have you got your copy of GTA V yet?

Source: Rockstar Games.

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Is there any news? WTF


It’s absolutely ridiculous that they didn’t have the Android version ready on release as well.

There’s no excuses any more! I am so sick of this type of thing happening.


That’s only part of the hassle, Glock.
These apps also show the stupidity of game design in forcing players to have these phone apps, in order to actually be able to play the computer game the players paid fool refail price for.

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