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Rockstar has revealed that it has avoided using celebrities in Grand Theft Auto V as it saw them a potential distraction to players.

“We’ve done two or three movie shoots for this game spread out through various three week shoots,” explained Houser. “I don’t think there would be many celebrities that would be available even if we wanted to spend the money on them for the amount that we’ve used them for,” Rockstar’s Dan Houser said in the latest issue of Game Informer (via CVG). “The good thing about most famous actors is they can actually act very well or they can do their shtick really well. Sometimes it’s one, sometimes it’s the other. I think it was really useful on the PS2-era games for bringing these somewhat simplistic characters to life.”

Houser added that due to the increased graphical fidelity of current-gen consoles famous faces become much more a hindrance then a help. “When we went to PS3 and 360 I think it would become a distraction if you were like, ‘Well, that’s a famous person.’ Suddenly these characters start to feel like they were alive a lot more and you need that to sell them,” he said. “As long as you have good actors, not knowing them actually is an advantage in terms of bringing the game to life. I can’t see us moving past that for major parts in the game.”

Grand Theft Auto V is due to release in spring 2013 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, details regarding a PC release are yet to be announced.

Would you like to see more famous faces or voices in the game? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rockstar: Celebrities in Grand Theft Auto V Would Become a Distraction

Rockstar has revealed that it has avoided using celebrities in Grand Theft Auto V as it saw them a potential distraction to players.

By Matthew Bennett | 11/9/2012 07:51 AM PT

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Rockstar has revealed that it has avoided using celebrities in Grand Theft Auto V as it saw them a potential distraction to players.

“We’ve done two or three movie shoots for this game spread out through various three week shoots,” explained Houser. “I don’t think there would be many celebrities that would be available even if we wanted to spend the money on them for the amount that we’ve used them for,” Rockstar’s Dan Houser said in the latest issue of Game Informer (via CVG). “The good thing about most famous actors is they can actually act very well or they can do their shtick really well. Sometimes it’s one, sometimes it’s the other. I think it was really useful on the PS2-era games for bringing these somewhat simplistic characters to life.”

Houser added that due to the increased graphical fidelity of current-gen consoles famous faces become much more a hindrance then a help. “When we went to PS3 and 360 I think it would become a distraction if you were like, ‘Well, that’s a famous person.’ Suddenly these characters start to feel like they were alive a lot more and you need that to sell them,” he said. “As long as you have good actors, not knowing them actually is an advantage in terms of bringing the game to life. I can’t see us moving past that for major parts in the game.”

Grand Theft Auto V is due to release in spring 2013 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, details regarding a PC release are yet to be announced.

Would you like to see more famous faces or voices in the game? Let us know in the comments below.

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89