Submitted by Prcko 590d ago | news

GTA Online will support 16 players, not 32 - Rockstar Confirms

Rockstar dismisses increased player count report as "rumour". (Grand Theft Auto Online, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Stuntz  +   590d ago
Man with this and the pay to win theory gta online could be very disappointing this sucks
Feralkitsune  +   589d ago
Pay to Win? Are there Micro transactions? Also, is this even a competitive multiplayer game?
hobohunterz  +   589d ago
You can buy money for online characters, allowing you to buy properties and upgrade cars etc.
DoctorJones  +   589d ago
Where does this info come from?
Stuntz  +   589d ago
Doctor Jones it was posted that micro transactions will exist so yes more money more equals property cars ammo etc. It was posted on n4g like an hour before this article.
3-4-5  +   589d ago
Easier to make it lag less with 16 players in the world rather than 32.

I'm assuming with a PS4 or xb1 version they could easily do 32 or 64 players in the world.

Still, it's 16 more players than 0, which is what we could have.

As long as we get to sell stolen cars, and stop bank heists or do them ourselves and try to get away without the other team catching us, then I'm fine.
Blaze929  +   590d ago
kinda disappointing - especially if you played SAMP before lol
superterabyte  +   589d ago
Some good times spent on SAMP. The RPG style mods were amazing.
thejoker1000  +   590d ago
well that's disappointing
Starbucks_Fan  +   590d ago
Damn. 32 would have been so much fun, though it might be too chaotic.
Xsilver  +   589d ago
i thought in a GTA game chaotic is what we wanted shit thats what i want. but 16 isn't bad either maybe if they make next gen versions we might see 32 players.
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DeadlyFire  +   589d ago
Open World multiplayer on PS3/X360? No chance of 32 players with the amount of things they put in GTAV.

32 players likely would be PC or next gen versions if true.

We all know PS3/X360 top out at 24 players in 90% of their games and that is small scale games most of the time.
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Gamesgbkiller  +   590d ago
On the back of the game case its says " 2-16 players "

I was surprised when I heard 32 players.

But its cool :)
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   589d ago
Exactly, 32 players surprised me when I heard it. 16 players is still good. I think GTAIV had that many as well and I still found it fun.
Nekroo91  +   590d ago
well if you played rdr you would know its enough, the point of this mode is to play with your frieds, they even said youll play with players in your region. and i guess not many people have 16 friends online at the same time...

less trolls is a good thing
g4me_he4d  +   590d ago
Well at the back of the game case it does say 2-16 network players.

as mentioned by Gamesgbkiller
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DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   590d ago
Im fine with that
Pillsbury1  +   590d ago
I just hope greedy micro transactions don't ruin the fun of multiplayer.
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onyoursistersback  +   589d ago
This is my first time reading about micro transactions on GTA, so are they selling guns online or what...?!
NukaCola  +   589d ago
Same. Didn't hear anything about micro transactions until now.
It will support 16 on consoles & 32 on PC.
Feralkitsune  +   589d ago
And this is how rumors get started. People make shit up, and some people believe it and spread the misinformation.
Emilio_Estevez  +   589d ago
Actually that's not how that rumor got started.


'Journalists' looking at files
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Xsilver  +   589d ago
he said it like rockstar confirmed it.
DeadlyFire  +   589d ago
Likely if true this is the way it would be.
andrewsqual  +   589d ago
There is no reason the PS3 couldn't. We all know it could. Something is holding it back and hopefully this kind of shit will not carry over to next gen.
CrossingEden  +   589d ago
Please stop it with the fanboy nonsense. Nothing is holding it back. -_-
InMyOpinion  +   589d ago
That totally explains why GT5 only supported 16 players online and not 32. Or why Uncharted 3 only supported 10 players. I mean those games are so much more taxing than GTA 5 considering they don't have to factor in real-world equations etc. /S
Wizziokid  +   589d ago
How is the open world going to work? I'm hoping for something like TDU where if you leave an area, players closer to you will pop into your game.

If it's just 16 players per the open world, that isn't enough
metalgod88  +   589d ago
M.A.G. could handle up to 256 players at one time in one server in one match. 16 players in this huge game just...doesn't seem all that impressive to me. Things can get crazy, sure, but if M.A.G. got that many people in one game, why can't Rock*?
DoctorJones  +   589d ago
Is that a serious question?
metalgod88  +   589d ago
It's completely rhetorical =) I wish Rockstar could do something like that though.
JunioRS101  +   589d ago

Man... 16 players is nothing?

RDR had more than 24...

I'm a little disappointed in this :(

32 player free-roam would've been a whole hell of a lot better than 16.

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