Grand Theft Auto or GTA as it is known by many is the benchmark open-world game of the current, and many past generations. PlayStation, Xbox and PC versions of the games have sold millions and make millions a day in microtransactions.
GTA had a humble beginning but has become the biggest franchise of all time. Rockstar Games make obscene amounts of money every day from the GTAV online variant and have sold millions of copies of the game.
The single player stories for GTA have always been intriguing, the genre-defining GTA San Andreas introduced branching storylines and characters gamers would build up a true connection with.
GTA has also had the greatest soundtracks in gaming throughout its history, with multiple radio stations playing on long loops with channels to accommodate all tastes, metal, pop, rock, country and rap are all catered for. Officially licensed music, including some of the biggest hits from the time the game is set in makes for the most fantastic atmosphere.
Innovation has always been a key element of GTA games, making use of the latest ideas and aligning to social trends, poking fun in a satirical manner ensuring fans still feel like they are in on a joke.
The latest release of GTA has spanned two generations of console, without skipping beat fans jumped out to replace their Xbox 360 copies with Xbox One copies, or PlayStation 3 for PlayStation 4. PC gamers made do with upgrades and extensive modding.
Modding has underpinned the offline GTA community for some time, introducing superheroes from Marvel and DC universes. Making for ridiculous situations and leading to absolute chaos being wreaked on the citizens and police of Los Santos.
Where will the GTA series go next, when will we find out? Rockstar always plays its cards close to its chest. But time will tell.
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