Rockstar provided an abundance of new details about the somewhat mysterious Grand Theft Auto Online, during recent interview with Game Informer magazine.
The online action will be set after the events of the single player and will feature a mix of 500 single and multiplayer missions, with even more set to come at a later date…
Nearly all of the activities available in single player will be part of the multiplayer in some form. This includes; heists, missions, robberies, assaulting gang hideouts, hijacking armored vehicles, races, tennis, golf and base jumping.
I don’t know about you but 16 player online base-jumping sounds exactly like my cup of tea.
Rockstar have developed a dynamic system for playing with others online; you can manually invite friends to join but it also automatically brings in people of a similar level. Dropping in and out could potentially become a seamless experience.
It will be possible for players to mug each other, so it’s imperative that you use those ATMs. This aspect should throw up some interesting dynamics when you’ve just finished a mission with a group. Not happy with your gang leader taking all the spoils? Wait until everyone’s dispersed and take your cut from him yourself.
GTA Online will be launching two weeks after GTA V so you’ll have a bit of time to plough through the single player before you get to grips with the extensive sounding online. On top of this, Rockstar also has plans in place to constantly tweak and update missions, as well as “adding new locations to GTA Online all the time”.