Rockstar Games has clarified several general details in regards to their upcoming multiplatform product, “Grand Theft Auto Online.” According to a report by Polygon on Aug. 15, a spokesperson for the company responded to some lingering questions surrounding the release of the online multiplayer game.
The individual confirmed that Rockstar Games is not planning to sell “Grand Theft Auto Online” as a separate product. Instead, it will be packed into every copy of “GTA 5” at no additional costs. Furthermore, the online multiplayer mode won’t have any digital rights management blockades as players won’t need to enter a code or online pass. You can take a look at the comments from the spokesperson below (courtesy of Polygon):
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.
Early purchasers of “GTA 5” won’t be able to play “Grand Theft Auto Online” at launch, however. The multiplayer mode won’t be ready until two weeks after the launch of the video game. On Oct. 1, Rockstar Games will release a new title update that will unlock “Grand Theft Auto Online,” which can be accessed from the character selection menu, for all players.
“GTA 5” is going to come out on Sept. 17 for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. You can check out some screenshots of the sequel in the slideshow on the top left-hand side of this article.