GTA V Online surprise shock with player count

If the ongoing excitement of GTA V story mode wasn’t enough for you, we have even further good news on the way in relation to GTA Online. The online portion of the undoubtedly biggest game of the year is going live soon and now we have word that the player count for GTA Online has increased.

As good as GTA Online looks, originally it was only thought that the add-on mode would support 16 players – meaning teams of 8 on each side. However, some information uncovered within existing files of the game suggests that Rockstar has actually increased this number.

Upon release, we could now see GTA Online with support for a very pleasing 32 players, which obviously means that teams of 16 can duke it out across a variety of game modes. By game modes we’re talking about 32 player support for things like free-for-all death match, team deathmatch, a racing mode and possibly even a ‘cops and crooks’ mode – allowing you to play as the cops to hunt down the bad guys.

This information was apparently uncovered in the data files for the game, the same files that have seemingly confirmed that a PC, as well as next-gen PS4 and Xbox One version of GTA V is on the way next year. One thing to note though, is that the GTA V box clearly states support for 16 players, so we’ll have to wait and see if this develops further.

GTA Online is going to be immense..
GTA Online is going to be immense..

Has Rockstar been using the extra time for GTA Online to boost their servers so that double the amount of players can enjoy at any one time? Give us your thoughts on the prospect of playing through GTA Online game modes with a whopping 32 players.

Will you start online mode straight away, or are you going to complete the campaign fully first?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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