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Rockstar North has been considering developing Grand Theft Auto Online – the ambitious multiplayer component included with Grand Theft Auto 5 – since the studio began work on Grand Theft Auto 3 at the turn of the century, it's been revealed.

Discussing the online game in this month's issue of Game Informer, Rockstar North president Leslie Benzies revealed that "Grand Theft Auto Online has been in our minds for a long time – since we started on Grand Theft Auto 3.

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"We've always wanted to create a world with the complexity of a single-player Grand Theft Auto game with the addition of real players. We wanted a world where people could spend years without getting bored of playing the same content over and over. I think we've managed to achieve something very close to our dream."

GTA Online is a 16-player multiplayer modes that transforms the entirety of GTA 5's open world into an online universe where players can team up and take on over 500 missions.

The mode is set to go live two weeks after GTA 5's launch on October 1 with ongoing additional content expected to follow in the future.

Benzies also offered more detail on GTA Online's inventive approach to character creation, which sees players choosing their character's parents and lifestyle to determine their personality.

"I've always felt character creators in games to be a bit wacky," he continued, "pulling the ears and noses to change the way they look seems wrong. That’s not how humans are made in the real world. Normally it involves a man, a woman, and some sexy time.

"This is the basis of how we do it in Grand Theft Auto Online: Choose your mum, dad, and grandparents, then out pops your character. You then spend time choosing your lifestyle, making choices about the kinds of things your character spends time doing, whether they spend more time partying or sitting on the couch or doing criminal activities than sleeping and being athletic – and your character is complete."

GTA 5 launches next Tuesday, September 17 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Source: Game Informer | October Issue

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hajer2965's Avatar


then if they thought of it since gta 3 i guess it would be the best mutlplayer any game has
Posted 14:58 on 12 September 2013
RyanLavin90's Avatar


People have been waiting for Rockstar to announce GTA 5 on the next gen platforms...but I really don't see that happening because they have spent years preparing this game for PS3 and 360. I think the reason they aren't commenting on it's appearance next gen is because next gen GTA is going to be a totally different beast.

I want to believe that Rockstar is going to bring GTA Online to PS4 and XB One NOT GTA 5, this is based on the fact that GTA Online has always been their vision for GTA and the potential player count on next gen hardware will get them closer to that vision. GTA 5 will stay current gen because that story is done with on their part. My 2 Cents.
Posted 13:32 on 11 September 2013
Batmamerc's Avatar


"A Man, a Women and some Sexy time" best official comment ever Lol. Can't wait for online glad it's coming 2 weeks later though, gives people chance to enjoy single player without distraction. I was playing San Andreas last night got right into it again losing track of time and playing till 1230 as is the way in GTA, but all I could think of was how good this would be, even now, if it had a few more people playing. All I did was mess around I found my self racing the npcs that had decided to drive mad for some reason or help out the criminals been chased by the cops, even a game that old feels alive like its got real ppl playing, GTA online is going to be great GTA 4s online free roam mode was great too had some proper laughs in that.
Posted 06:51 on 11 September 2013
HardlyHardy's Avatar


It would have been incredible if Rockstar were able to squeeze in a couple dozen more players. Maybe, if and when its released on PC, they can bump up the player cap. Anyway.. If GTA Online lives up to the hype I've built for it, I'll probably end up spending more hours online than in singleplayer.
Posted 22:07 on 10 September 2013

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Release Date: 18/11/2014
Developer: Rockstar
Publisher: Rockstar
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 18+
Site Rank: 5 2
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