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Grand Theft Auto V online play trailer breaks out

Shows shootouts and a submarine
Fri Aug 16 2013, 09:46

GAMES DEVELOPER Rockstar has released a video trailer showing the online play involved in Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V).

It will release GTA V in September. To say that gamers are excited about GTA V is to do excitement a disservice, so the gaming world shut down yesterday to watch the online play revealed in the trailer, and Rockstar did not disappoint.

"In Grand Theft Auto Online, you'll 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," said Rockstar in a blog post.

"Access to Grand Theft Auto Online is free with every retail copy of Grand Theft Auto V and launches on October 1st."

The October 1st date suggests that the launch of online play will follow about two weeks after the game's main launch.

The video, which has a voice over track that explains the technical content and features of the game, highlights a number of vehicles that you might get to drive. We spotted at least one submarine and a motorbike.

"Redesigned mechanics" include a new weapons selection system, the wheel kind that is increasingly popular rather than a click-through menu, and activities that are structured and unstructured. For example, it looks like you can ride a motorbike off a cliff with your friends and parachute down.

Other group activities include thugging it out with your crew, robbing a liquor store, or pulling off a heist. A more sedate game of golf or tennis is also an option. In fact, says the voiceover, we can expect "almost limitless opportunities" in a "dynamic shared world". µ


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