Rockstar Games is plotting a revolution. The ambitious publisher expects Grand Theft Auto V’s multiplayer to have a similar impact to 2001’s genre defining GTA III.
“For GTA V we want to push all of these to a new level while incorporating new gameplay elements that would not have been possible before,” Rockstar North’s gaffer Leslie Benzies told IGN. “The ability to switch between different characters allows the player to do things that wouldn’t have been possible in any other GTA game, and on the multiplayer side we hope that GTA V will do for multiplayer open world games what GTA III did for open world single-player games.”
Pushed for more information, Benzies added: “That’s what we’re working on, but we’re not ready to talk about it just yet. Refining open world multiplayer into something really special has been a huge focus of development and we are very excited to share more information with people soon.”
Grand Theft Auto V is set to get its second full trailer later this afternoon. Keep your browser pointed at Push Square for all of the action as it breaks.