In the latest issue of GameInformer released today, Rockstar Games has revealed some of the details of their upcoming GTA Online. What many are considering the multiplayer component of GTA V is really much more than that. Their goal? "To create an entire Grand Theft Auto world that consists of everything we've done or are going to do then let the player freely move between them." Meaning players will be able to move freely between Los Santos, Liberty City, and every other Grand Theft Auto locale.
"We've always wanted to create a world with the complexity of a single-player Grand Theft Auto game with the addition of real players," said Rockstar North president Leslie Benzies, "We wanted a world where people could spend years without getting bored of playing the same content over and over."
"I think we've managed to achieve something very close to our dream."
Also announced was the fact that GTA Online would ship with over 500 missions, all of which will take place after the conclusion of GTA V's story. This lends a lot of credence as to why Rockstar chose to wait to release the content until a full two weeks after the game itself comes out.
Grand Theft Auto V will release next Tuesday on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. GTA Online won't go live until October 1.