Rockstar Games has announced that Grand Theft Auto Online has broken its player record, four years after the release of the game.
According to Rockstar, December 2017 saw more players in GTA Online than ever before, although an official player count was not released. Back in November, it was announced that GTA V had sold-in 85 million copies, and it is currently one of the best selling video games of all time, ranking at #1 in the U.S. according to The NPD Group.
That late surge is down to December’s Doomsday Heist update, which added a three-act story to the online mode, each act focusing on a large heist mission.The update included items from Red Dead Redemption 2, including a revolver that, once unlocked in GTA, will reward players with an alternate version in Red Dead Redemption 2, most likely in its online multiplayer mode.
Rockstar made the announcement while highlighting the Lampadati Viseris, which is now available to players at Legendary Motorsport. Players can also head to the Vehicle Workshop to mount a pair of forward-facing machine guns for added mayhem.
Given the massive success of both GTA V and GTA Online, it’s no wonder Rockstar is bringing an online mode to Red Dead Redemption 2 when the game launches this year. It’s previously said the game will be: “an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland, the game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.”
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Brian Barnett is an IGN freelance writer. You can follow and chat with him on Twitter at @Ribnax.