What is Grand Theft Auto?
The Grand Theft Auto franchise, named after the criminal offense, is a series of open-world, action-adventure games developed by what is now known as Rockstar North, a game development studio based in Scotland that was acquired by the U.S.-based Rockstar Games in 1999. Grand Theft Auto’s gameplay has evolved over the years from a top-down shooting and driving spree into an immersive, cinematically-styled gaming experience.
How valuable is Grand Theft Auto?
Rockstar Games’ parent company, Take-Two Interactive Software, said the entire franchise has sold 410 million copies to date. (Tetris, for reference, has sold over 520 million game units worldwide.) According to Take-Two, the latest entry into the franchise, Grand Theft Auto V, reached $1 billion in retail sales “faster than any entertainment release in history.”
When is Grand Theft Auto VI going to be released?
Take-Two says Grand Theft Auto VI is coming to the next-generation consoles, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, in 2025. No specific date has been given yet.