8 Things to Know About Grand Theft Auto Online

by Christopher Freeburn | September 26, 2013 10:21 am

8 Things to Know About Grand Theft Auto Online

grand theft auto v 243x300 8 Things to Know About Grand Theft Auto Online[1]Video gamers are practically salivating at the upcoming debut of a massive multiplayer online version of a top selling video game[2].

The online version of Take-Two Interactive Software‘s (TTWO[3]) Grand Theft Auto video game franchise doesn’t launch until October 1. But the company is already bracing for a massive response from customers and is providing hints about players can expect.

Here are 8 things to know about Grand Theft Auto Online:

  1. The company is adding more servers to accommodate a dramatic increase in the number of expected online players.
  2. Teams of up to 16 players will be able to play simultaneously.
  3. Players can commit crime and mayhem on their own, with a partner or as part of a team.
  4. There will be a wide variety of racing activities, including road races, boat races and even aerial action.
  5. Players can take a break from violence and theft to play a bit of digital tennis and golf.
  6. Players will be able to customize their online characters, even collecting cars and weapons.
  7. Additional features will be added during the first few weeks of operation, including a Beach Bum Pack of vehicles and a new set of Heist missions.
  8. Players will be able to purchase online currency to advance gameplay with real-world cash.

Grand Theft Auto V broke release records when it debuted earlier this month, generating $800 million in sales during the first 24 hours of its release[4].

Shares of Take-Two Interactive Software climbed around 2% in Thursday morning trading.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/grand-theft-auto-v.png
  2. massive multiplayer online version of a top selling video game: http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/51422/some-more-details-on-grand-theft-auto-online.html
  3. TTWO: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TTWO
  4. during the first 24 hours of its release: http://investorplace.com/2013/09/grand-theft-auto-v-smashes-24-hour-sales-record/

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