Rumor: GTA IV multiplayer to boast 15 modes, 16 players

The kids at got their covetous mitts all over the latest issue of PSM Spain, which just so happens to feature an extensive writeup of Grand Theft Auto IV's thus far still undetailed multiplayer. Thanks to their translation efforts, we've got some potential details on what we're going to go out on a limb to say will be one of the most popular multiplayer games of the year.

There are purportedly fifteen multiplayer game modes (full list after the break) with support for up to sixteen, totally customizable players. The gametypes they sampled included two racing variants; two deathmatch variants (team-based and free-for-all); two mission-based "Mafia" variants; and a co-op version of a single-player mission. Of course, God is in the details, and after being spoiled by the elegant multiplayer systems in games like Halo 3 and Call of Duty 4, we've got equally high expectations for GTA IV.

[Thanks, Cory; via IGN]

  1. Hangman's NOOSE
  2. Car Jack City
  3. Bomb da Base
  4. Bomb da Base II
  5. Mafia Work
  6. Team Mafia Work
  7. Deathmatch
  8. Team Deathmatch
  9. Turf War
  10. Cops N Crooks
  11. Race
  12. GTA Race
  13. Deal Breaker
  14. Free Mode
  15. ????

This article was originally published on Joystiq.