Grand Theft Auto 5 Multiplayer Reveal Trailer
All the hype surrounding Grand Theft Auto 5 has dealt with the new story line that has you controlling three characters on the fly. However, while that narrative has been impressive for gamers, the reveal of how multiplayer mode will factor into this installment is even more impressive. Rather than just being a competitive deathmatch romp, multiplayer will find gamers living in the game’s “dynamic and persistent” world where it will constantly evolve. Rockstar Games explained in great depth how this will affect the game:
“Grand Theft Auto Online is a dynamic and persistent online world for 16 players that begins by sharing gameplay features, geography and mechanics with Grand Theft Auto V, but will continue to expand and evolve after its launch with new content created by Rockstar Games and the Grand Theft Auto community,” the company explained. “Grand Theft Auto Online takes the fundamental Grand Theft Auto concepts of freedom, ambient activity and mission-based gameplay and makes them available to multiple players in an incredibly detailed and responsive online world.
We could, if we wanted, simulate the entire world, different countries, whatever. Whether we do that or not… But we’ve got a bunch of old stuff that we’re toying with using.
“In Grand Theft Auto Online, players have the freedom to explore alone or with friends, work cooperatively to complete missions, band together to participate in activities and ambient events, or compete in traditional game modes with the entire community, all with the personality and refined mechanics of Grand Theft Auto V.
“Players can invest in their character through customizing their appearance, improving their stats, owning customized vehicles, purchasing personal property, and taking part in missions, jobs and activities to earn reputation and cash to open up new opportunities to rise through the criminal ranks. The world of Grand Theft Auto Online will constantly grow and change as new content is added, creating the first ever persistent and dynamic Grand Theft Auto game world.
“Access to Grand Theft Auto Online is free with every retail copy of Grand Theft Auto V and launches on October 1st.”
So it appears that this could be a new game all to itself. Much like how Call of Duty has become an online monster, GTA could reap similar rewards with a deep single player mode coupled with an equally as significant online mode.
We can’t wait.