Whilst gamers have already had two weeks to explore Los Santos in single player, fans have now also had nearly a week to enjoy the much-anticipated online portion of the game, and Rockstar are already offering a title update to improve performance and fix some problems. Despite some technical difficulties early on, the consensus seems to be that the extensive multiplayer mode is a worthy companion to the highly praised single player offering.
Players can enjoy all of the free form mayhem of single player with up to fifteen other people, as well as engaging in traditional online multiplayer modes like races and deathmatches, or enjoying the masses of multiplayer exclusive co-operative content like jobs and heists.
Rockstar have even suggested that they will be keeping the online experience fresh with new content, although it remains to be seen at this point what form this will take – perhaps an extension of the map, or even more of a traditional expansion pack like The Lost and the Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, which were released to extend GTA IV.
Fans have been long wondered what a fully-fledged online mode for GTA could be like, and after GTA IV’s offering disappointed some, it seems like GTA V has found a winning formula for what fans are after. Combined with the post release support that Rockstar are demonstrating with this title update, GTA Online looks set to be one of the most popular multiplayer games of the year.