The History of Grand Theft Auto

An in depth look into the conception, development, and continued growth of the industry's biggest open world action series, Grand Theft Auto. Today, Rockstar Games is a world renowned brand and a household name for millions of gamers.

But the massive franchise that continues to change and impact the industry had very small beginnings.

Grand Theft Auto, officially abbreviated to GTA, is a video game series primarily developed by Rockstar North (formerly DMA Design) and published by Rockstar Games.

The name of the series is derived from grand theft auto, a term referring to motor vehicle theft. The series has won multiple awards, and is named as one of the most universally acclaimed gaming franchises, with Grand Theft Auto III and IV considered as two of the most revolutionary and critically acclaimed video games of all time.

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