It looks like Rockstar will soon announce a GTA 5 iPhone and iPad app, and while it’s not going to let you play Grand Theft Auto 5 on your iPhone, it will let you perform some customization while away from your console.
Over the weekend retailers broke the GTA 5 release date, putting the much anticipated game in the hands of users across the globe and delivering a lot of new information about the GTA 5 world.
Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto games include an iFruit brand, which is a play on the iPhone. The iFruit will play a role in the game, allowing users to call characters, check a map, take photos and more.
The new GTA 5 leaks indicate there will be a GTA 5 iPhone, iPad and Android app, but it sounds like Windows Phone will be left out.
As you can see in the screenshot below, there is a prompt for the user to download the iFruit app.
This message comes includes an explanation of at least one thing gamers can do with the GTA 5 iPhone companion app.
Gamers will be able to Change Chops’ behavior and teach him tricks. The screenshot comes from a GTA 5 video stream which came out over the weekend, and has since been pulled from Reddit.
Users who visit the rockstargames.com/V/downloads prompt in the message find an assortment of GTA 5 wallpapers, but no GTA 5 app just yet. If Rockstar is indeed about to release an GTA 5 iPhone and iPad app under the iFruit name, it could arrive in the iTunes App Store on Monday and an Android version on Google Play soon after.
It’s not clear if this is the extent of the app of if it will also allow users to manage their stocks and real estate holdings in GTA 5, which play a large role in developing player wealth.
Another possible GTA 5 iPhone app feature could be to integrate with the GTA 5 Online experience, allowing gamers to see when friends are online and to customize a character.
The GTA 5 release date is set for September 17th, with midnight openings at many stores and a GTA 5 download coming to PS3 at 12:01 AM Monday night.