Rockstar Social Club open for pre-registration tomorrow

Rockstar Social Club open for pre-registration tomorrow

Published On April 16, 2008 | By Chris Taylor | News

According to the Social Club website, pre-registration will begin tomorrow. The membership allows you to track all of your in game stats throughout upcoming Rockstar games. The first to implement this is, of course, Grand Theft Auto IV.

A press release gave us a glimpse of the features of the Social Club which included leaderboards and some other nifty things to keep the GTA players happy. A full detailed list of these features, taken from the press release is listed below.

  • LCPD Police Blotter – A virtual map and tracker of single-player criminal activity logged in Liberty City from the aggregated data of millions of connected players – showing the most dangerous areas of town, most commonly used weapons and more.

  • The Story Gang – This special single-player leaderboard recognizes players who complete Niko Bellic’s main story arc of Grand Theft Auto IV – The leaderboard ranks players according to the total amount of playing time it’s taken to complete the story, as well as a historical rank by who has completed it first. Members of this club will receive special online widgets and merit badges marking all of their in-game accomplishments.

  • The 100% Club – Watch to see who will be the first to complete 100% of the game. The first ten people to be identified on the Social Club as reaching 100% will be sent an ultra-rare commemorative ‘key to the city’ to mark their accomplishment. In the future, the 100% Club will then carry a historical leaderboard showing rankings of who has completed 100% of a game in the shortest span of playing hours.

  • The Hall of Fame — This area will dynamically recognize those singularly elite players who have reached the top of the hill on various statistical leaderboards, and will also contain a personal awards display of special in-game landmarks and successes in Social Club competitions.

  • The Liberty City Marathon — A ranking of special physical milestones achieved in the game – from the amount of miles walked, driven, or swam – to the number of bullets fired and stunt-jumps jumped. There will be additional special marathon-based competitions in the future from this area as well.

Personally, I think the LCPD Blotter looks the most interesting and could be a lot of fun to keep checking.

What are your favourite features of the Social Club? Which future Rockstar games could incorporate this into their gameplay? Will you be signing up? Leave us a comment below

About The Author

Chris is a Northern lad with a passion for video games. With his opinions on video games and his need to force these onto other people, Chris began writing for Console Monster in 2006. Chris is a bona fide nerd who enjoys any decent game that can keep his interest. Being a keen music fan, in his spare time (what little he has) he likes to go to gigs and spends most time with some music on.