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GTA 5 multiplayer to redefine open world games, Rockstar teases

Grand Theft Auto 5's multiplayer is said to do for open world games what 2001's GTA 3 did for single player, according to Rockstar North head Leslie Benzies.

Speaking with IGN, Benzies offered a few scant teasers regarding his studio's ambition for GTA 5's multiplayer, "For GTA V we want to push all of these to a new level while incorporating new gameplay elements that would not have been possible before.

"The ability to switch between different characters allows the player to do things that wouldn't have been possible in any other GTA game, and on the multiplayer side we hope that GTA V will do for multiplayer open world games what GTA 3 did for open world single-player games."

When asked for more information on multiplayer, Benzies replied, "That's what we're working on, but we're not ready to talk about it just yet. Refining open world multiplayer into something really special has been a huge focus of development and we are very excited to share more information with people soon."

Details are thin but Benzies talks big game. We already know that GTA 5's mutliplayer will see the crew system from Max Payne 3 carried over, and that Rockstar wants your feedback on how to make its multiplayer better.

But what else would you like to see? Let us know below.

Also, bookmark our GTA 5 trailer #2 hub to watch the brand new clip from Rockstar North at 4pm today.

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