The multiplayer mode for Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V, which is separately titled GTA Online, will have players working together just as much as fighting one another. In an article from Gamespot onAug 15, after being shown the upcoming multiplayer experience for the popular open-world franchise, it was revealed that gamers will share a single pool of lives when undertaking co-op missions within GTA Online.
Every time a player dies, one life is removed from the central pool. Once all the lives are expended, the mission fails. This will hopefully make gamers player alongside their fellow players more helpfully as their failures will equate to the failure to the team as a whole.
A live sharing mechanic might make players less likely to leave a crew member behind while on a heist or similar mission. They will also be more likely to look out for one another in order to see the job completed. The backstabbing and fighting within the group can begin once the mission is successfully completed, but Rockstar Games wants players work together and get the job done first.
Grand Theft Auto V releases for the Xbox 360 and Playstation on Sept 17. GTA Online will be patched into the game on Oct 1.