I have some concerns regarding the multiplayer for the next installment of GTA. If you haven't played GTA IV recently, there have been a number of instances where a modder, hacker, or whatever you want to call them have been modifying the game. I borrowed the game from my friend as I sold my copy years ago, and wanted to play it before the next one came out. More to the point, I want to know if Rockstar will be keeping an eye on this in the next chapter. Granted, GTA IV has been out for quite some time now and I'm sure Rockstar is paying more attention to their recent releases, but GTA is arguably the company's biggest name. Will they let a handful of players ruin the experience for the rest in the next title?
Next is a less serious topic. My next concern is the map size. If you haven't heard, GTA V is supposed to be the biggest one yet. This is awesome, but when it comes to multiplayer, I want to know how this will work. In GTA IV the map is a reasonable size, and lag occurs every once in a while. With a bigger map and more content, who's to say that this problem won't be more severe? Just imagine that four players are running from the police, while two others are flying helicopters or planes, and a few others are just driving around. All of this on a bigger map with more vehicles, weapons, etc, and while digital civilians are driving cars and whatnot. I'd say lag is an issue that must be considered carefully.