Rockstar has not been short on development videos, even showing us the detailed way enemies will crumple to the ground after being gunned down, and now we get a look at what is in store for online play. Multiplayer is a new twist for the franchise, but through the latest video, Rockstar confirms that they’ve worked in Bullet Time slowdown into an arrangement of gameplay modes.
To answer the obvious question first, it appears that when Bullet Time is activated, it will only affect those in line of sight of the player trigger the power. According to the footage, this ability is only one of many, more of which Rockstar plans to reveal in future videos.
New modes like Gang Wars, which pits two teams against each other with dynamic consequences to in-game wins and losses, and Payne Killer, which puts two players in the main character roles battling hordes of regular henchmen controlled by other online players, are also detailed. Apparently, copious amounts of pain killers is the secret to Max’s durability.
As the video title indicates, this is only part one of the reveals for multiplayer. We’ll likely see new abilities in action, a new mode or two, and other features before the game launches for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on May 15.