An interview was held with IGN on March 22 concerning Max Payne 3. Dan Houser (a writer for the GTA video game series) revealed that the Multiplayer game mode of GTA V will allow for what Rockstar calls “Crews”. Crews will be introduced in Max Payne 3 and will supposedly be featuring in future Rockstar video game titles.
Crews essentially allow clan-style groups to be created, in which you are rewarded for playing with other crew members and completing objectives together. You will also be matched with other players of equal ability, this theoretically ensures that all players will cooperate efficiently and should be able to complete the objectives that are set.
An extract of Dan Houser’s interview is shown below.
“The beauty of this system is that crews persist over time and across future games. Multiplayer is an ever-more important part of all our games moving forward. And by creating crews through Social Club, the crews that you create in Max Payne 3 will be ready and available for you to play in Grand Theft Auto V from day one. It’s all part of our larger approach to make multiplayer deeper and richer than what’s currently available, much more easily accessible to the newcomer and rewarding for the hardcore.”
The interview gives us more information regarding the multiplayer system of Max Payne 3, however it gives us a good understanding of how the multiplayer system will work in GTA V.