IGN got a chance to interview Rockstar Leeds president Gordon Hall. There are also 3 new screenshots.
Now that multiplayer is out there’s all kinds of things we’d love for you elaborate on. Are there any particularly cool technical aspects you could share with us? Why six players?
GH: Six players seems to be the sweet spot for us. It’s enough players that you can get some seriously good competition going on and split into teams that are more than just two players each. On the other hand it’s also a good number for us to implement multiplayer without having to sacrifice the things that make Grand Theft Auto great: an open, living world in a city that is populated by pedestrians, traffic and other ambient life. Any more than 6 and we would have had to pull those aspects of the game, a compromise we weren’t willing to make.