The following videos are Not Safe For Work. While Grand Theft Auto V's gameplay hasn't really changed from last year's release, the perspective has. Going from third-person to first-person changes a lot in terms of how the content is experienced and when it comes to the controversial sex scenes... it adds a whole new level naughtiness to the game.
Tumblr blog Those Video Game Moments captured some of the more controversial moments from the recently released PS4 and Xbox One version of Grand Theft Auto V, by posting a series of videos that are bound to make puritans queasy and prudes uneasy. As mentioned at the top of the article, the following content is NSFW.
Shocking right? It's also amazing how the switch from third-person to first-person completely alters how graphic the content is. From the standard third-person view you have obstructions in the way and a bit of distance from “the action”. However, in first-person it's a bit hard to escape what's really going on.
Of course, you don't actually see nudity and the sex isn't explicit, but it's still pretty NSFW. Those Video Game Moments also tossed up two additional videos with different scenarios in play, like the one below (still NSFW, in case you were wondering).
Over on the YouTube pages there's a pretty stiff debate taking place over whether or not Rockstar really crossed the line. The interesting thing here is that the content was always available and present in GTA V. This isn't new. The only thing that's new is the perspective. Interestingly enough, the debate takes on a different tone based on player perspective, which I think is very fascinating. Perspective changing intent.
There's one last video (still NSFW) that the blog posted from the recently released GTA V that you can check out below.
The comment section on the page is filled with some interesting thoughts, and the YouTube videos have even more interesting conversations going on. Yes, the YouTube comment sections have some interesting conversations going on.
I think this whole thing has been an exercise in discussing how much is too much? And, is this too far even for Rockstar?
Again, this content was already available in GTA V for the past year when it released in September, 2013 for the Xbox 360 and PS3; but going from third-person to first-person seems to have opened up a whole new can of worms when it comes to the topic of interactive sex in video games.