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 the sale of Grand Theft Auto IV in 2008. Located in the fictional country of San Andreas, Southern California, the solo story follows three criminals and their efforts to commit theft under pressure from government agencies and criminals powerful. The open world design allows players to move freely in the rural San Andreas and beautiful Los Santos suburbs.
The game is played by a third person or a first person and the world is explored by foot or by vehicle. Players control the three main characters in single player mode and switch between them during and off the mission. The story focuses on a turn-by-turn sequence, and many missions include shooting and control of the game. The «search» system regulates the aggression of the police against the perpetrator. Grand Theft Auto Online game mode allows up to 30 players to participate in a variety of co-op game modes and contests.
Game development began shortly after the release of Grand Theft Auto IV and was shared by many Rockstar studios around the world. The development team was inspired by a number of previous projects, such as Red Dead Redemption and Max Payne 3, and redesigned the game around three main characters to innovate in its original structure. Much of the development work was done to create the open world, and several members of the team conducted surveys in California to capture images for the design team. The game’s soundtrack offers original scores created 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.
The highly-anticipated game shattered the industry’s sales record and became the best-selling entertainment product in history, earning $ 800 million on its first day and $ 1 billion on its first three days. It was criticized, praised for its multi-faceted design, open world, presentation and playfulness. However, this has sparked controversy over the violence and depiction of women. Considered one of the most important titles in the seventh and eighth generation console games and among the best video games of all time, it has won year-end awards, including Game of the Year awards in several game editions. It is the second best-selling video game of all time, with over 120 million copies shipped, and the most successful entertainment product of all time, with a turnover of around $ 6 billion..