GTA V players get it for free after launch.
By Tim Colwill on August 16, 2013 at 8:42 am
Rockstar have pulled the wraps off Grand Theft Auto Online, a new multiplayer component that will allow up to 16 players to tackle cooperative missions, races and storylines together — or just drive around shooting each other in the face.
As you’ll see in the trailer below, the GTA Online experience is designed to essentially replicate that of Grand Theft Auto V, only with 15 more people in the world. Everyone who purchases GTA V (still unannounced for PC!) will get access to the Online mode for free come October 1st (post launch).
Reportedly, GTA Online will automatically match-make you with other players — it’s not clear how the hosting situation will work — and throw you into a shared world. Your avatar will progress as you play, allowing you to gain cash, kit yourself out with cool stuff, and own bigger and better cars. A great deal of backstabbing is expected and encouraged; if you’re killed you drop all the cash you’re carrying in your wallet. The only way to keep your money safe is to deposit it at the bank.
Rockstar also report that you might want to keep a close eye on whoever is driving the getaway vehicle after each heist. You know, the vehicle with all the cash stuffed in the back.