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GTA Online detailed, has over 500 missions, ideas for it in the works since GTA 3

Wednesday, 11th September 2013 14:12 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Grand Theft Auto Online details have been posted in the October issue of Game Informer magazine via a six page hands-on preview.

According to Rockstar North president Leslie Benzies the team behind GTA Online wanted to create a world that “consists of everything we’ve done or are going to do then let the player freely move between them.”

Benzies went on to say that the ideas behind the online game have been in the works since development was started on Grand Theft Auto 3.

“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,” he told Game Informer. “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.”

Meanwhile, in the latest issue of GI Magazine, more details regarding GTA Online have been pulled.

We’ve posted a few for you below, but you can read the entire list over on CVG:

  • There’s over 500 missions – some solo and some requiring a team.
  • It takes place after the events of GTA 5.
  • Players will need to do “whatever it takes to get more money in the bank” and procure assets like cars and real estate.
  • Characters appear in cutscenes when interacting with other characters .
  • Female characters can be used in GTA Online.
  • Activities in the core game are also included such as: “heists, missions, robberies, assaulting gang hideouts, hijacking armored vehicles, races, tennis, golf and base jumping”.
  • Biker gangs can support you during missions if you’re on good terms with them.
  • Rockstar uses a “dynamic” system to populate GTA Online and “”there are options to let the game decide who to play with… or you can hand pick every player in the game”.
  • There’s a crew ranking system and a personal rank.
  • Starting skills are based on chosen lifestyles, and can be upgraded along with your character’s look.
  • The crew leader will decide who keeps the loot after a mission is completed.
  • Players can kill you and take your cash, so its best to make use of ATM machines as often as possible. Purchases can still be made using the money even if it’s in the bank.
  • If you are robbed, you can put a bounty on said player.
  • You can invite friends to your home and drink, call strippers, watch TV shows , etc.
  • Missions are controlled through Rockstar’s Social Club, which means the developer tweak them regularly.

GTA Online will launch two weeks after the GTA 5′s September 17 release and there are plans in place to add new locations to GTA Online “all the time,” Benzies told CVG during the August reveal.

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  1. Biscuitpants

    why would you make solo missions….

    #1 10 months ago
  2. Lengendaryboss

    @1
    Why? To play them solo duh:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyKoIkgVBBI :D

    Point: http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz164/zombieproof/61880-George-Michael-its-happening-i-dNrF.gif

    #2 10 months ago
  3. CyberMarco

    “You can invite friends to your home and drink, call strippers, watch TV shows , etc.”

    Things you do in your everyday life I guess! :P

    #3 10 months ago
  4. Dimaco

    Sorry, I still don’t get it: is this a standalone game or the multiplayer mode for gta V?

    #4 10 months ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    @4

    Its MP mode for GTA V at the moment but I wouldn’t put pass Rockstar to sell it as a stand alone game.

    #5 10 months ago
  6. Lengendaryboss

    @4/5
    Does this help?
    http://gamerant.com/grand-theft-auto-online-sold-separate-gta-5/
    “We don’t have any plans to sell GTA Online separately. It will come free with every copy of GTA V and doesn’t require a code, online pass, or anything like that.”

    The latter of your sentence.

    #6 10 months ago
  7. Dimaco

    @5,6: thanx, this whole different release date, name and stuff was kinda confusing… even more hyped now!

    #7 10 months ago
  8. GK

    you buy one game,but you get two.wow :)

    #8 10 months ago
  9. Animeboy413

    @Dimaco, GTA Online is multiplayer that plays like single player..

    #9 10 months ago
  10. Biscuitpants

    @2 its gta online not offline
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/v/1305413_10151591949738639_524883443_n.jpg?oh=e06a8b7db4d89797657cc17aec9c6632&oe=52328314&__gda__=1379114364_e71041df3594e72162bc6c12f2a045b4

    #10 10 months ago
  11. Lengendaryboss

    @10
    I know, my point still stands to play them solo.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST3YTDHRTQQ

    #11 10 months ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    @10

    ANd MMOs still have solo missions why is that? Because people want to play alone in a living and breathing world and just cause they are solo doesn’t mean you have to do them by yourself.

    #12 10 months ago
  13. allftw

    @12
    Totally. It’s just giving everybody an option to play the way they want. Surely no one can have a problem with that.

    #13 10 months ago
  14. Biscuitpants

    @11
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/v/1232435_10151591964663639_741473312_n.jpg?oh=100269aa4efb651dacdb6634567e1c1c&oe=5232BD05&__gda__=1379111672_4aa73ea0174b22ada2e4098b9ac25666

    #14 10 months ago
  15. Lengendaryboss

    @14
    Very sad since you brought the question up. Troll harder.

    #15 10 months ago
  16. Biscuitpants

    @15 wasnt even a troll, i didnt get why they just put the solo missions in the single player version of gta but you know thats trolling according to legen

    #16 10 months ago
  17. Lengendaryboss

    @16
    Asks question, gets response then says doesn’t care… You know what:
    http://dc498.4shared.com/img/5nLiF0lZ/s3/I_dont_even_care_anymore.gif

    Okay then your not a troll.

    #17 10 months ago
  18. Hcw87

    @16
    Single and multiplayer has two different storylines, with the latter expanding over time. Would make no sense to put them into the singleplayer.

    #18 10 months ago
  19. lookingglass

    It’s sad that 90% of PS4 users won’t be playing this because it’s always online. The 10% who have wifi, or those keep the ethernet cable plugged while they play, will be playing in ghost city Los Santos.

    #19 10 months ago
  20. mistermogul

    @1 – You sir are numpty of the day…

    #20 10 months ago
  21. deathm00n

    @19 your comment is so wrong: First, gta v will not be released for PS4, second, 90% of people don’t have wifi is a made up number, third you can’t play a online game while being offline so there will be no ghost town. Try harder next time.

    #21 10 months ago
  22. Bomba Luigi

    “Totally. It’s just giving everybody an option to play the way they want. Surely no one can have a problem with that.”

    Oh, Hello @13, it seems your for the First Time in the Internet. You will have to learn some Things :D

    #22 10 months ago
  23. SlayerGT

    Misinformation: “It takes place after the events of GTA 5.”

    This is false. After reading the actual GameInformer it states, “GTA Online takes place shortly before the events of Grand Theft Auto V”

    So if you’re like me, don’t be concerned with finishing the game before jumping in to the MP.

    #23 10 months ago