Here's my theory ....
GTA 5 [what they sold us] is a base... meaning its just used for the textures, physics, etc. all the real coding is online [i think]. So they basically sold us a [prerequisite - GTA5] to have all the actual data in for online.
I think this is cool... still doesnt define why main features from previous GTA's aint there [may be online, hopefully cockstar dont go back on these feat. too.]
ive been playin the game. honestly I'll never give this game over a 7/10 just because Im not one of those arrogant R* stans who cant seem to see what they did here!
CJ, Tommy, Vince, Niko.... list goes on...... all did complete missions. Not just drive to a location and the mission is done.
500 Missions Bullsh*t
Its all about money
at the end of the day the flow looks something like this
You buy GTA5 [thinkin its the actual game] but u bought a Base DATA cd>> online requires xbox gold>>you go out and spend money>>xbox makes money>>Microsoft makes money
and some people wont understand this simple equation
on another note
... this is the game that they been developing since "before GTA4"
I got friends in game dev. man... For the amount of years they bin workin on it... this game suppose to be somewhat better... trailers, blah blahhh
Online comes out tom.
Hopefully this dont be a let down cuz GTA 5 was the biggest let down!!