The console’s online service allows up to 16 players to participate in 15 different online game types, ranging from co-operative play to cops-and-robbers team matches to free-for-alls.
Aaron Greenberg, the director of product management for Xbox 360 and Xbox Live in the US told Reuters:
"The multiplayer in this game is so well implemented that I can't imagine anyone owning a copy without trying to play it on Xbox Live.
"GTA is unique because it appeals to such a large audience. It will likely be the best-selling game launched all year and we expect it will drive a lot of new members to Xbox Live."
Greenberg added that he “wouldn't be surprised” to see the game become the most popular title on Live.