Wednesday, March 26th, 2008
OXM previews GTA IV multiplayer

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 12:22 PM MDT | By rappo
The latest issue of OXM (Official Xbox Magazine) contains a seven-page preview of Grand Theft Auto IV's multiplayer modes. The preview contains a lot of new screenshots, several new pieces of artwork, and some interesting information. Here's a summary of the new points covered:
  • The entire map is playable during multiplayer
  • You can't play as Niko during multiplayer, but you choose a male or female character with custom clothing
  • The money you earn during multiplayer, achieved by killing opponents, determines your rank - weighted 0 to 10
  • There are three styles of voice chat chosen by the host: free, team, or proximity chat
  • You can use any vehicle (that means cars, boats, helicopters, etc) in race modes
  • Hangman's NOOSE is a four-player mode that starts at the airport. In this mode, you have to take Kenny Petrovic to a safe zone in the city while pursued by the NOOSE team (National Organization of Security Enforcement), similar to "VIP" multiplayer modes in other games
  • You can skip rockets on the ground with good aim
  • Free roam has no rules or cash, and the host decides what weapons appear. It should prove to be the most popular multiplayer mode.
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excellent. i wonder if playstation network or x-box live can handle all the connections in gta iv multiplayer!!
03-26-2008 12:37 PM
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Does anyone have a transcript of the full article?
03-26-2008 01:19 PM
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Good scans are available here:
03-26-2008 01:57 PM
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I wonder how loud you'll have to scream in proximity chat...
03-26-2008 02:19 PM
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yea can someone tell me what proximity chat is i have no clue lol thanks
03-26-2008 04:26 PM
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proximity chat is where people can hear you if you are close to them. and vice versa.
03-26-2008 04:35 PM
Slim Trashman
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Skipping rockets on the ground.. should be cool to experiment with!
03-26-2008 04:38 PM
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Man my heart is aching for this game
03-26-2008 06:15 PM
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I just........can't, i can't imagine the day I get the game in my hands and if I do try to imagine it, I get a heart attack from awesomeness.
03-26-2008 06:43 PM

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