Rockstar has revealed the first gameplay video for Grand Theft Auto Online, which is the online component for Grand Theft Auto V. GTA Online is a dynamic and persistent online world for 16 players that begins by sharing gameplay features, geography and mechanics with the main game.
The full game launches in September, but the online component won’t launch until October. Rockstar has said that the online world will continue to expand and evolve after its launch with new content created by Rockstar 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.
Access to Grand Theft Auto Online is free with every retail copy of Grand Theft Auto V and launches on 1st October.