Grand Theft Auto V is a 2013 action game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. This is the first major entry in the Grand Theft Auto series since Grand Theft Auto IV in 2008. The single-player story is set in a fictional state of San Andreas, Southern California, and follows three criminals and their attempts to commit abductions under pressure from a government agency and powerful criminals. The open world design allows players to explore the open landscape of San Andreas and the fictional city of Los Santos in Los Angeles.
The game is played from the perspective of a third person or first person, and the world is controlled on foot or by vehicle. Players control the three main characters of a single player and take turns both on and off missions. The story revolves around complex sequences, and many missions involve shooting and game control. The “because” system regulates the aggressive behavior of law enforcement officers for players who commit crimes. The game’s online game Grand Theft Auto Online allows up to 30 players to participate in various cooperation and competition games.
Development of the game began immediately after the release of Grand Theft Auto IV and was shared by many Rockstar studios around the world. The development team took part in many of their previous projects, such as Red Dead Redemption and Max Payne 3, and redesigned the game around three main characters to pioneer the basic structure of its predecessors. Much of the development work was about creating an open world, and several members of the research team did fieldwork in California to take photos for the design team. The soundtrack of the game has an original score, which has been put together by a team of producers who have worked together for several years. It was released 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.
The game was widely marketed and expected to break, breaking records in the field, and has become the fastest-selling entertainment product in history, with $ 800 million on the first day and $ 1 billion in the first three days. It received widespread critical acclaim and praise for the protagonist’s design, open world, presentation and games. But there was controversy over violence and the portrayal of women. Considered one of the most important seventh and eighth generation console games and one of the best video games ever made, it won high accolades at the end of the year, including the multiplayer Game of the Year awards. It is the second best-selling video game of all time, with more than 120 million copies shipped and one of the most financially successful entertainment products of all time, with a total worldwide turnover of about $ 6 billion.