If you've been wondering how Rockstar will evolve online play for Grand Theft Auto V, your curiosity will be satisfied shortly. On Thursday, August 15, expect a new video on the connected modes the title will offer.

Grand Theft Auto IV offered 15 different types of online play, including competitive Deathmatch, objective-based team modes, competitive carjacking, and a number of co-operative choices. Whether Grand Theft Auto V will improve the formula or take the safe path is something we'll learn on Thursday. No specific time has been disclosed, but Rockstar will be showing the video here.

[Source: Rockstar Games]


Our Take
Grand Theft Auto IV's multiplayer modes got a lot of buzz prior to launch, but I don't recall anyone raving about them once the game hit retail. There's room for great open-world multiplayer modes (just look at Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption), and it will be interesting to see what Rockstar has learned since GTA IV's release in 2008.