A representative from Rockstar Games has issued a short response in regards to a rumor suggesting that the player count for the “Grand Theft Auto Online” mode of the recently-released “GTA 5” has been doubled. According to an exchange with a fan through Twitter on Sept. 23, the company stated that the online multiplayer section only supports 16 players as previously reported. You can check out some screenshots of the open-world action-adventure title in the slideshow to the left-hand side of this article and the full statement from the representative below (courtesy of the Rockstar Games Twitter page):
Not sure where that rumor came from but GTA Online will support 16 players.
The rumor was reported by Cinema Blend after the website discovered a string of configurations on the source code from the Xbox 360 version of “GTA 5” suggesting that the player count has been increased to 32 individuals. Among the modes within “Grand Theft Auto Online” that apparently support the rumored player count includes CnC (Cops and Crooks), Deathmatch, Races and Team Deathmatch.
“Grand Theft Auto Online” will be made available on Oct. 1. The multiplayer mode can only be accessed by players who have “GTA 5.” No additional fees are needed in order to play online.
“GTA 5” was released by the aforementioned Rockstar Games for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 current-generation gaming systems on Sept. 17 in various regions across the world such as North America. You can order the product from Amazon in the following link: “GTA 5”