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While GTA Online shares features and geography with GTAV, it's a separate product with its own development and release cycle, available free to those who buy the retail version of GTAV. It unlocks two weeks after the launch of GTAV and may require a small download to activate.
We were also fortunate enough to conduct an exclusive interview with Rockstar North's illusive president Leslie Benzies, and discussed the game and the studio's ambition at length.
Both the preview and the interview are packed with details new on Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V, but for those looking for a quick overview of what's new we've picked out the key information and created an easy to digest list.
GTA Online general information
Rockstar started thinking about making Grand Theft Auto Online when they began making GTA 3
The GTA Online demo shown to press was the PS3 version
PS3 isn't the lead platform, GTA 5 is the first in the series to have a parallel development
Rockstar says "there's very, very little difference in the development state of them both. They're both very similar. It would be hard to tell them apart."
GTA Online looks like GTAV with almost no compromises, though details on cars may be streamed in slightly differently
Rockstar is already thinking about the future "in terms of missions, new content, clothes, apartments, for the next while". It plans to use data from players in building the future of GTA Online
Rockstar wants a player's online identity to exist and to be shared throughout its games, Max Payne 3's crews is an example of this
Rockstar wants to keep adding new things to build GTA Online into a world and has set it up with no limitations: "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."
Rockstar is focusing on getting the current gen version out, and will "see what happens in the future" with regards to next-gen
GTA Online gameplay details
GTA Online is a persistent online world for 16 active players, but hundreds of thousands of players (however many take part) exist in the larger universe
It retains almost all of the core gameplay from single-player; Looting, co-op heists, deathmatches, races, gang attacks, crew vs crew playlists, sports (like tennis, BASE jumping, golf and more), plus 'ambient' events like armoured van robberies, crate drops, import/export car acquisition, bounties
GTA Online looks like GTA 5, with no compromises
Characters lip-sync "broadly" when their player speak
Before starting heists or hold-ups, players can choose masks to disguise themselves. These can be ditched later to lose a Wanted star
Police have a "cone of detection" which players need to stay out of
Whoever does the job gets the cash, and can choose how to split it
Cars can be insured and replaced
Players complete missions and activities for Reputation Points, money and material a.ssets
Players can create their own missions using Creator tools
You open up the Creator and can place all your spawn points, place some props, place cars, place planes, place anything you want around the world. It is published to the Rockstar Social Club Cloud where others can download it
Players can pick preferred creators
Initially players will be able to create races and deathmatches
Rockstar will introduce new tools and content over time
GTA Online will launch two weeks after GTA 5
GTA Online is accessed through a fourth character slot in the selection wheel
There may be a small download when Online is available two weeks after launch, possible a small unlock code (TBC - details to follow)
There is a character creation system to create a multiplayer avatar, stats from the campaign will not carry over
The world of GTA Online is set slightly before the GTA 5 story
GTA Online will take you through some introductory missions to start with characters from the game explaining mechanics and systems
It flows like single-player in terms of progression, but not story
Players will be scored and ranked on individual mission types in GTA Online
Rockstar has an "internal score" that can rank people on shooting, driving, flying, parachuting
It will release enough data "for people to know exactly where they stand within all their skills"
Stats and other player information will be available through Rockstar's Social Club, it currently has no plans to release a dedicated mobile app, but you can use tablets etc to view the Social Club site
Rockstar has implemented "good cheater management" to make sure people behave
A "Passive mode" can be activated so players can't shoot people, but also can't be shot
Carrying around lots of cash can be a risk, but players can visit the bank to deposit money and keep it safe
Personal vehicles can't be stolen by others as they can be locked, however they can still be damaged or blown up
Players can be given a "Bad Sport" stat for misbehaving and if they're too bad they will be punished
Other players will be able to identify a player with a bad sport stat
Cars can be bought or stolen. When stolen, players can be modified them with a custom spray jobs and plates. If they aren't changed they may activate a wanted level if spotted by the police
A character can be employed to repair your cars and deliver them, he won't deal with stolen cars, however. You can phone him to drop off cars to you.
Camera angles during driving can be manually changed, as in GTA 4
Rockstar's long-term vision is to let players turn their finished games into a movie. Although it says it is "doable" it's just a dream at the moment
You can't share Weazel news online, you can only watch the feeds from your apartment when friends or crew members have a Wanted level
Rockstar is still balancing the money earned from missions so it fits in with the flow of purchasing property and cars
Investing in stock and shares is also available online, you can buy shares in a car company, target that company's cars to have insurance replace them and the stock price will go up
Players can form cartels but will Rockstar will a.ssume the role of "government" to "make sure there's nothing untoward happening"
Press seeing GTA Online were only shown a bit of the map, " there's a whole other chunk of map" that wasn't seen
"There's a lot of toys out there, and a lot of areas for people to use, to make their missions"
The apartment TV airs a detective show, but Rockstar North's president didn't actually know what it was since the team is still adding new content into the game
Players have access to a planning board similar to the one in single-player. It has all the maps, people, and the dots to show you where you've got to go
GTA Online missions will be "simpler" than the heists in the main game at first
Underwater gameplay isn't going to be big part of the initial GTA Online content suite, but Rockstar will start looking at it after the initial batch of "hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of missions" are delivered
Activities such as two-player tennis will be available in GTA Online
Players engaging in side-activities "won't be terrorised", they can enjoy a tennis game without being griefed
Using their phone, players can call characters and access services to help them complete missions. For example, two players can enlist in some AI-controlled characters to complete an eight-player mission, or call in an airstrike, or turn off blips to hide from other players.
New characters offering new services are introduced as players progress
Rockstar is planning "huge" things for "Crews, playlists, challenges"
The ability to mix and match missions to create playlists is a possibility
Things are sure to get even more interesting sometime after launch when the stock market is implemented: Instead of protecting cars, you'll be able to engage in a bit of lighthearted market manipulation by investing your money in a car manufacturer and running around town destroying every one of those models you come across. Suddenly that company is going to be pumping out a whole lot of new cars. Nice time to be a stockholder, eh?
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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.
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