Looks like Rockstar Games will be certain to get even more of my money following the news about an online component to GTA 5
GTA Online with have a “persistent, continually expanding” environment and peripheral activities for players to participate in, like parachuting off cliffs and arm-wrestling matches.
…players will be able to earn money and reputation through the GTA Online universe’s missions.
Money and reputation that players earn can be used to customize their characters’ appearance, weapons, and vehicles. Players will also be able to buy space in the game, described as apartments where “friends can stop by and hang out.”
It was going to be a toss up between Grand Theft Auto 5 and Saint’s Row 4, but the poor review of Saint’s Row coupled with this news has probably sealed the deal in favour of GTA.