Rockstar have now released their first Trailer for Grand Theft Auto Online and unless you’ve been involved the the actual game itself, then I doubt you expected this. In a post released alongside the trailer, Rockstar describe GTA Online as “a dynamic and persistent online world for 16 players,” and looking at the trailer it does just that.
Much like the single player experience of GTA, the games Online mode will see you running through story driven missions to earn yourself stacks on stacks of cash to by cars, weapons, customisable items, apartments or a garage to hold all your shiny sets of wheels.
Along with the regular, shootouts and race events that were introduced in GTA IV, you can go in for some teamwork and band together and gang to hold up liquor stores and if you’re feeling slightly more adventurous, pull Bank Jobs.
What to lay down your arms? No problem, why not go meet your friends up for a game of tennis or invite them to your crib to hang out. GTA Online really does look to become the full multiplayer experience that fans of GTA (myself included) have always wanted.
Here’s what Rockstar have to say about Grand Theft Auto Online:
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. 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.
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.
Grand Theft Auto Online comes which Grand Theft Auto V, which is due out on the 17th September for both PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 consoles. It has been been rumored for the PC too.
If you’re excited excited for Grand Theft Auto Online like we are then let us know below, why not tell us what you’re planning when you get into the game yourself?