Grand Theft Auto Online is a persistent, open-world experience that looks a lot like Grand Theft Auto V - online!
The big day is finally here - behold Grand Theft Auto Online! "A dynamic and persistent online world" for up to 16 players, GTA Online will let gamers roll solo or team up to pull off multiplayer heists and complete other mission-based content. Earn money, build your rep, buy an apartment, collect cars or just hang out and reperesentate.
It all looks very GTA, but the narrator lady says the online edition will serve up a "wide array of redesigned mechanics" and both "structured and unstructured activities" that will include "classic online modes," presumably like deathmatch or CTF. And in fact you'll be able to design your own races and deathmatches with a built-in content creator, although you won't be alone in building the world - Rockstar says GTA Online "will constantly grow and change" as it develops new content for the game.
It sounds fantastic and the trailer looks pretty great too, and in the continuing good news department you won't have to fork over extra money to give it a go: Grand Theft Auto Online goes live on October 1 and will be free with every retail copy of Grand Theft Auto V.