Grand Theft Auto V is a 2013 action adventure game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. This is the first major entry in the Grand Theft Auto series since 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV. Set in the fictional state of San Andreas in Southern California, the story of this single player follows three criminals and their attempted robbery under pressure from government agencies and powerful crime figures. With open world design, players can roam the San Andreas and Los Angeles-based fictional city of Los Santos.
The game is played from the perspective of a third person or a first person, and the world travels by foot or by vehicle. Players control the three main characters in a single player and switch between them, during and off the mission. The story is based on a series of robberies, and many missions include shooting games and racing. The “required” system regulates the breakdown of law enforcement response to criminals. Grand Theft Auto Online, an online multiplayer mode, allows up to 30 players to participate in a variety of cooperative and competitive game modes.
The game’s development began shortly after the release of Grand Theft Auto IV and was shared by many Rockstar studios around the world. The development team has influenced many previous projects such as Red Dead Redemption and Max Payne 3 and designed games around three main characters to innovate on the core structure. Most of the development work is open-world creation, and several team members are doing field research in California to capture images for the design team. The soundtrack of the game features original scores collected by a team of producers who have worked together for many years. It launches in September 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, in November 2014 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and in April 2015 for Microsoft Windows.
Highly advertised and highly anticipated, the game broke the sales record in the industry, becoming the best-selling entertainment product in history, with $ 800 million on its first day and $ 1 billion on its first three days. It received critical acclaim, with its focus on the main character’s design, open world, performances and games. However, there has been controversy over the portrayal of violence and women. Considered the seventh and eighth major console game titles and one of the best video games ever made, it won end-of-year awards, including Game of the Year awards from various game publications. It is the second best-selling video game of all time with over 120 million copies shipped and one of the most successful entertainment products of all time, with worldwide sales of around $ 6 billion.