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Grand Theft Auto Online is of course set to launch this Tuesday, finally allowing us to cause havoc on the streets (and deserts) of Los Santos with our friends. But why have we had to wait the two extra weeks for it rather than when GTA V itself was released? According to Dan Houser of Rockstar, it simply wasn't possible.... read more

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Postby nnnruben » 28 Sep 2013, 20:21

Could they not have started two weeks earlier...?
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Postby Decent_Jam » 29 Sep 2013, 00:06

I'm still not sure what were going to be faced with when we get in there. I mean, will players all spawn at a certain point in the map like they did for 4 or will they be wherever the other character they were just using was. I presume not otherwise it'd take half an hour just to get everyone together...

Will there be weapons about? How will the cash will work?

I'm sure I've missed a feature at some point which explains all this...
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Postby PCG The_B » 29 Sep 2013, 01:34

Decent_Jam wrote:I'm still not sure what were going to be faced with when we get in there. I mean, will players all spawn at a certain point in the map like they did for 4 or will they be wherever the other character they were just using was. I presume not otherwise it'd take half an hour just to get everyone together...

Will there be weapons about? How will the cash will work?

I'm sure I've missed a feature at some point which explains all this...

Complete guess but I wouldn't be surprised if it works similar to Red Dead where you can party up and then if you need everyone in the party to be in a specific location for a heist or whatever then you use the phone to teleport them to you.

Just my guess though, I don't think they've given specifics yet.
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Postby Decent_Jam » 29 Sep 2013, 10:55

PCG The_B wrote:
Decent_Jam wrote:I'm still not sure what were going to be faced with when we get in there. I mean, will players all spawn at a certain point in the map like they did for 4 or will they be wherever the other character they were just using was. I presume not otherwise it'd take half an hour just to get everyone together...

Will there be weapons about? How will the cash will work?

I'm sure I've missed a feature at some point which explains all this...

Complete guess but I wouldn't be surprised if it works similar to Red Dead where you can party up and then if you need everyone in the party to be in a specific location for a heist or whatever then you use the phone to teleport them to you.

Just my guess though, I don't think they've given specifics yet.


Sounds very wise, I'd forgotten about that feature but it makes a lot of sense. Hopefully you can choose who to teleport too. Though I suppose there are helicopters lying about if you did want to go and do some mischievous things in the mountains.

So long as it is elementary or well explained when we get to it. Is it just me that finds the little info boxes which pop up on the top left in this game really really small? Admittedly it's because I'm sitting at the other end of the lounge when I play but I've had to get up and walk to the TV more than once, and there doesn't seem to be an option to make them any bigger.
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Postby Metalrodent » 29 Sep 2013, 10:58

Decent_Jam wrote:Though I suppose there are helicopters lying about if you did want to go and do some mischievous things in the mountains

I know the game is an 18+ but what are you planning to do? :shock:
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Postby Decent_Jam » 29 Sep 2013, 11:00

Metalrodent wrote:
Decent_Jam wrote:Though I suppose there are helicopters lying about if you did want to go and do some mischievous things in the mountains

I know the game is an 18+ but what are you planning to do? :shock:


Oh you'll find out ;-) you can count on it.
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Postby Bezza89 » 29 Sep 2013, 19:04

Fun fact, you start off in a cargo plane and parachute into the world - if you start at the same time I'm sure you parachute together, but otherwise I'd assume you can spawn at points on the map like in RDR.
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Postby mackered » 29 Sep 2013, 22:01

nnnruben wrote:Could they not have started two weeks earlier...?


Did you not bother to read the article that you are posting to or did you just not understand it?
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Postby stusam2 » 30 Sep 2013, 13:42

nnnruben wrote:Could they not have started two weeks earlier...?


It wouldn't have made a difference. Staggering launches of this scale is the only viable option from what I've heard; friends with a couple of the devs and they'd still have had to focus on single player in the run up to launch as a priority even if they'd started a month earlier!

Would you rather have two fantastic gaming components, 2 weeks apart, or a broken, buggy single and multiplayer at the same time? :?
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