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Last month, Rockstar released a trailer for the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V, which featured loads of gameplay and breakdowns of how various systems as diverse as deep-sea diving and real-estate investment work within the game. It ended with a tease to the game's multiplayer mode, which showed a character watching street-level mayhem from the safety of a high-rise, ending with another player blasting past the apartment in a military jet. This morning, Rockstar has released a new trailer focused on Grand Theft Auto Online.

The new clip provides insight on how the game's online multiplayer has been expanded since Grand Theft Auto IV. Players can choose to dive online alone and see what happens, or join up with friends to form crews. Crews can take on heist and robbery missions together. The money that's earned can then be used to purchase character customizations, garages, vehicles, and even an apartment. If you're not feeling up for illicit activities, the clip shows slightly less aggressive diversions such as arm wrestling, golf, tennis, and parachuting. It's GTA, after all, so the parachuting highlighted in the video takes place after a character ramps his dirt bike off a cliff.

Rockstar says they will be providing post-launch support for online, including new missions and activities. In the meantime, players will be able to use Grand Theft Auto Online's content-creation tools to design races and customize deathmatches. Once built, these can then be shared with the GTA community.

Grand Theft Auto V is set to release on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on Sept. 17. Grand Theft Auto Online will launch a few weeks after that.

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  • WOW!
  • Yawn, CoD Ghosts is going to be 10 times better. Try harder Rockstar
  • my body is ready
  • Yeah, this trailer really impressed me. The jump to next-gen can wait until I've finished with this one

  • The multiplayer looks to be a wicked good time with friends.

  • I am excited.

  • I would like them to say for sure if GTA 5 is coming to next gen. I'd hold off and get it for the PS4 if they would confirm it. I know I read at fist they said "no". Then someone asked again later on and it was some sort of answer that basically understood as "maybe". The sheer scope of this game looks like Rockstar took GTA to the next level of open world gaming and I would like to see it on any of the next gen systems. (and yes I'm including the Wii U so :P lol)
  • Rockstar: always killing it.

  • The more I see of GTA V, the more I want it.

  • Wow....just wow!!! Its hard to believe this is all current gen gameplay. I don't see how its possible lol. I'm thinking that this is going to be available for next gen as well. Either way, IM SOLD! This is a must buy and I'll be picking up a copy for 360 and X1 if its coming out for next gen too. WOW!!
  • Just a matter of time before Rockstar gives us next gen info.

  • GTA has never been my cup of tea, but I will have to pick this up day 1. From what I see there is so much replay value here.

  • Saying goodbye to reality. Permanently. This fall.

  • You guys realize that this is being treated as its own game, right?
  • Next twelve months of my life are gone now. I seriously love Rockstar, they are the only developer who continues to up the ante with each game.
  • This game is gonna be f*cking sick

  • I really did not think I would be able to get more excited for Grand Theft Auto V... but that just happened

  • I'm surprised they hadn't thought of this sooner. Excellent idea.

  • I didn't like the story line of this game cause the characters are always so generic in GTA games and with the last gya being so awful I had a lot of doubt about this game. I'll probably get it used or when a price drop happens later.

  • Is it going to be on the PC, though??