GTA-5: A New Era in Console Gaming
Saturday 30 November 2013

GTA-5: A New Era in Console Gaming

Grand Theft Auto V is a 2013 open world action-adventure video game developed and published by Rockstar Games.  It was released on 17 September 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. It is the fifteenth title in the Grand Theft Auto series, and the first main entry since Grand Theft Auto IV in 2008. In GTA V, you play as a terrible person. Well, three terrible people really, the game's major gameplay innovation from its predecessors being that you can play as three different protagonists. Grand Theft Auto V is played from a third-person perspective in an open world environment, allowing the player to interact with the game world at their leisure.

Driving through Los Santos and the rest of Blaine County - a representation of Los Angeles and the surrounding California countryside - is still the highlight of Grand Theft Auto V, and it does make you feel like you are really part of the criminal underworld of a morally bankrupt city.

The developers envisioned Grand Theft Auto V as a spiritual successor to many of their previous projects. A commercial success, Grand Theft Auto V broke industry sales records by earning US $800 million in the first 24 hours of its release, and $1 billion within its first three days, making it the fastest selling entertainment product in history.

The single-player mode of Grand Theft Auto V is played through three player-controlled protagonists: Michael, Trevor, and Franklin, criminals whose stories interconnect as they complete missions. During missions, the game may switch the player's character automatically as necessary in order to complete certain objectives. A character's avatar will flash red if they are in danger and need assistance either manually or through covering fire from another and flash white if that character has a strategically advantage or position which may aid the player's success in the mission.

Each character has a set of eight skills, which are numerical representations of their ability in certain areas, such as shooting and driving. While the player improves the skills of each character as they play, there is a skill assigned to each character that they have expertise in by default, such as Trevor's skill as a pilot.

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