Grand Theft Auto Online Revealed (VIDEO)

Grand Theft Auto Online has been revealed - and it looks totally bonkers. More than a simple multiplayer mode for the upcoming GTA 5, the game is more like a full-featured MMO which happens to take place in the ridiculous fast-paced crime-ridden world of Grand Theft Auto. It launches October 1, and comes free with a copy of GTA V, out September 17.

Rockstar says they have taken the "fundamental GTA concepts of freedom, ambient activity and mission-based gameplay and made them available to multiple players in an incredibly detailed and responsive online world."

In Grand Theft Auto Online, you'll have the freedom to explore alone or with friends, work cooperatively to complete missions, band together to participate in activities and ambient events, or compete in traditional game modes with the entire community, all with the personality and refined mechanics of Grand Theft Auto V

Take a look at how it works in the first gameplay video, above.