After launching a new trailer Rockstar games has today announced that their new Grand Theft Auto Online MMo game will be launching on October 1st.
No online pass or code is required for activating GTAO, simply purchase a copy of Grand Theft Auto 5 and it will be available as a selection in the character wheel.
Features of the new Grand Theft Auto Online game have also been released explaining :
- There’s a stock market, which won’t be available at launch but will be insane whenever Rockstar does put it in. You can invest in a car manufacturer and then storm around the city destroying every one of their cars so they have to pump out more (and their stock increases accordingly). Wow.
- There’s also a fascinating new take on spectator mode, GameSpot reports: you could be in your apartment and see a police car down below your window somewhere, turn on the TV, and watch one of your friends run-n-gun with cops in real time.
- “It’ll be GTA Online; it’s not part of GTA 5,” Rockstar North president Leslie Benzies toldCVG. “Obviously it’s set in the GTA 5 engine, but it’s going to grow and evolve into its own thing.”
- When the multiplayer mode launches, it’ll be accessible through your character select wheel: in addition to the main three characters, Michael, Trevor, and Franklin, you’ll have a fourth option for multiplayer.
- GTA Online will initially cover the same terrain as the pseudo-California-based GTA V. But Rockstar is hinting that we’ll be breaking those borders at some point. From the company’s official description: “Grand Theft Auto Online … begins by sharing gameplay features, geography and mechanics with Grand Theft Auto V, but will continue to expand and evolve after its launch..”
- AI characters “will react to the urgency in your voice,” CVG says. Whoa. And… “Suddenly, a Rockstar developer sat next to us starts chatting into his headset and his on-screen character does the same, lip-synching broadly in time.”
- While GTA Online seems like it’s mostly made for multiplayer, there’ll be ways to solo at least some of it. According to Rockstar: “In Grand Theft Auto Online, players have the freedom to explore alone or with friends, work cooperatively to complete missions…”
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