Rockstar Games has certainly raised the dial for open world games with the anticipated GTA V and it seems like they’re making a smaller impact on the MMO scene with GTA Online. Through details about the Collector’s Edition, Rockstar revealed some of the ways players will be able to create their own avatars in GTA Online. It definitely sounds interesting.
While most online games allow players to create their characters with a series of pre-determined options such as hairstyles, etc., avatars in GTA Online are created by inheriting parent traits. For example, players will choose who their parents are, who their character takes after the most, as well as the life the character has lived. This is includes things such as criminal activities, and options of being an athlete vs being a couch potato. All of these decisions will create skills, appearance, and background.
And if you saw my last GTA Online post, you’ll learn that your online character can even take after GTA characters such as Niko Bellic from GTA IV, and Claude and Misty from Grand Theft Auto III if you purchase the Collector’s Edition for $150.
I’m interested to see just how extensive the character creation will be… I’m also frightened to see what kind of characters players will inevitably make. The Grand Theft Auto world isn’t always known for being aesthetically pleasing… especially when it comes to characters.
Grand Theft Auto V releases for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 17, with GTA Online later patched on October 1. Remember that GTA Online comes free with your copy of GTA V… so I expect to see some of you online!