Grand Theft Auto 5 is a 2013 action-adventure game developed by Rockstar North and released by Rockstar Games. This is the first major product in the Grand Theft Auto series since Grand Theft Auto IV in 2008.
This single-player story is based in Southern California and is located in the fictional state of San Andreas. It tells the story of three protagonists, retired bank robber Michael De Santa (Michael De Santa), and street gangster Franklin Clinton (Franklin Clinton). Clinton and Trevor Philips, a drug dealer and weapon smuggler, and their robbery efforts while underground. Pressure from corrupt government agencies and powerful criminals.
The open-world design allows players to roam freely in the open countryside of San Andreas and the fictional city of Los Santos (Los Santos), based in Los Angeles.
Play games from a third-person or first-person perspective, and navigate the world on foot or by car. In the entire single player game, the player can control the three main characters, and can switch between them when performing tasks and performing external tasks. The story centers on the heist sequence, and many missions involve shooting and driving gameplay. The “wanted” system controls the aggressive behavior of law enforcement officers against criminals. The online multiplayer game mode of the game: Grand Theft Auto Online (Grand Theft Auto Online), which allows up to 30 players to participate in various cooperative and competitive game modes.
Soon after Grand Theft Auto IV was released, the development of the game began and it was shared among many Rockstar studios around the world. The development team drew influence from many previous projects (such as Red Dead Redemption and Max Payne 3), and designed the game around three main characters to innovate the core structure of its predecessor. Much of the development work constitutes the creation of the open world, and some team members conducted field studies in California to capture the lens of the design team.
The game’s soundtrack has the original score created by a team of producers who have worked together for many years. It was released to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in September 2013, to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November 2014, and to Microsoft Windows in April 2015. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions are scheduled to be released in the second half of 2021.
After extensive marketing and broad expectations, the game broke industry sales records and became the fastest-selling entertainment product in history, with revenue of US$800 million in the first day and US$1 billion in the first three days. It has received widespread praise, and its multiple protagonist design, open world, presentation and gameplay have received praise. However, it caused controversy about violence and women’s portrayal.
It is considered to be one of the most important games of the seventh and eighth generation consoles and one of the best video games ever. It won praise at the end of the year, including some game publications’ best game of the year prize. It is the second best-selling video game ever, with more than 130 million copies shipped. It is one of the most financially successful entertainment products in history, with global revenue of approximately US$6 billion.