If you have purchased a copy of Grand Theft Auto V for the sole purpose of playing its online multiplayer counterpart, you are just in luck because the world of Grand Theft Auto Online is now live.
The MMORPG, which sadly does not come as a stand-alone game, features over 500 missions and unlimited leisure activities for all players to enjoy. Of course, the game does come with its usual crime spree and job opportunities, but it also has races, sports, character and vehicle customization, and chances to earn reputation and virtual money in an ever-expanding world.
Rockstar Games, the publishing company behind Grand Theft Auto Online, encourages players to report any incidents of crashes, glitches, and bugs through email (GTAOnline at rockstargames dot com) or on in-game Social Club forums.
“This sort of thing is inevitable in a massive open-world game and there’ll surely be lots more unexpected oddities like this in the Online world,” Rockstar said in a blog entry. “Rest assured we’ll be monitoring and actively doing all we can to smooth such things out as they happen.”
Rockstar has already lined up several free updates for Grand Theft Auto Online, which will be released within the first few weeks after the game is released. One such update is the Content Creator Toolbox meant to create and publish your own Deathmatches and Races, as well as building a map for Capture the Flag from scratch. Also, updates on the Heists and Beach Bum Pack will include cooperative missions, as well as new vehicles, outfits, and weapons.
Much like many MMORPGs, Grand Theft Auto Online will include micro-transactions, wherein players have the option to pay real money in exchange for in-game currency. Players who insist on playing the game without having to swipe their credit cards can also gain access to weapons, vehicles, clothing, and accessories needed to become a high roller in the City of Los Santos. Rockstar insists the game will never have a paywall or anything that would disrupt the game’s balance.
Source: PC Magazine