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Grand Theft Auto the greatest game of all generations

In the 8 generations of the console game, there have many open-world games which it becomes very trendy among offline gamers such as Skyrim, watchdog, fallout, and the witcher. However, all these games can not do as much as GTA. Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is a series of action-adventure and role-playing games which creates by the Rockstar company. It is also the game that lets you do whatever you want in the simulator world. This concept was Ideal for the open-world game nowadays. The GTA has been the best seller since 1997. it is the game that the bugged of making the game is expensive as the big Hollywood film

The history of the game

The first Grand Teff Auto was released in 1997. They had got game a concept from the American car robbery, which is a popular crime during the 80s. All you can do in the game was only walk to the city and rob the car but for the 90s gamer, it is the game of the year at that moment. And it was released for the PC and the PlayStation one. Then the gameplay has changed to a 3d picture in the GTA 3 moreover, the game gives the player more options to do such as mess up with police and do the side mission. Your role play also changes to the mafia of the city called Liberty City which makes more sense for the player to play the game. In 2004 during the PlayStation 2 era rockstar company has released the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas which is the top seller game of the PlayStation 2 the strong point of this game is the diversity of cars and the bigger map. This game has changed many things in the game community. It changes both mindset and expectations from the gamer and the developers toward the open-world game. This game was the prototype of many famous open-world games in the 2010s as the Saint Roll The Third and sleeping dog. However, the GTA still being a popular game until it got banned in many countries during the rockstar company releasing the GTA IV.

How it got baned

On December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, the United States, when 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people, including 20 children between six and seven years old, and six adult staff members in Sandy Hook Elementary School. Earlier that day, before driving to the school, he shot and killed his mother at their Newtown home. Adam’s friends said that he wants to be like in the GTA game and he thinks it cool to act like a criminal as in a game. This massacre became the talk of the town and many parents had banned the GTA game from their kids.

Not only this case but also in 2008 in Thailand the 18 years old teenager had copied the acting of the video game. He planned to stole the taxi like in the GTA game but it was not easy the taxi driver had fought him back and he got capture by the police.
So, this is the reason why the GTA IV is the worst seller ever in the GTA series. The Rockstar Games at that moment was trying to strict to the player age before they buy the game and screen the content which is too violent.

The game-changer

When the PlayStation 4 had released it was the opening era of the 7 generations of the console game. The GTA V had released it too it was the big bang of the game community. Grand Theft Auto V was released to universal acclaim, holding scores of 96 and above on MetaCritic and GameRankings, as well as receiving perfect scores from over 30 reviewers. The game sold 11,210,000 copies and grossed $800,000,000 on its first day of release, setting many records, and eventually making $1,000,000,000 within 3 days of the game’s release. It is the best seller of the GTA series.

The gameplay also let the player evolves nearly every mechanic that was in the previous Grand Theft Auto games. As far as driving goes, the vehicles have been greatly improved, with Rockstar running more complex physics on them, such as making some cars hold to the ground slightly better. The driving mechanics feel more like a racing game, particularly the Midnight Club series, compared to Grand Theft Auto IV’s rocky, boat-like handling system. The shooting mechanics are better in terms of the feel of the mechanics and larger compared to the melee mechanics in the game, that being said, melee has been improved over the previous titles as well. Weapon selection has now also been changed. Instead of the old way of selecting through all the weapons sequentially, there is now a Weapon Wheel which is better than the weapon box of the previous GTA. The that is unique from the previous version is the story of the game and the character swapping feature which is one being that when the players are playing as one of three protagonists in the game, the other two are living their independent daily lives, and the player may be surprised by what they find the characters doing when they switch back into them.

GTA Online the next step of GTA saga

When GTA V becomes the money bucket for the Rockstar company. They got the idea from the fans that they want the GTA to become the game online. At many critics had said it is very impossible to do that because most of the online game in that period have the bad graphic Moreover, many of the online game which has good graphic have the unstable servers. But on 1 November 2014, GTA V had made the beta sever for the GTA online in the GTA V platform. The feedback on the beta server was great. So, the Rockstar company decided to release the GTA online on 18 November 2014 ( on steam).
Developed in tandem with GTA V, GTA Online was conceived as a separate experience to be played in a continually evolving world. Up to 30 players freely roam across a re-creation of the single-player world and enter lobbies to complete jobs.

In Grand Theft Auto Online, players create a new character specific to the online world, which shows on the screen’s Switch Wheel alongside a single-player character. Alike the single-player mode, players can level up their character’s attributes such as driving and stamina. Exclusive to GTA Online is a system of earning experience, usually by successful completion of activities. Accumulating enough experience to level up unlocks weapons, clothing, car customizations, and more advanced activities (such as parachuting and aircraft). Once unlocked, items need to be purchased with in-game currency, which can be earned or purchased with real money. This online platform remaining me of the Ready Player One movie which the story is about the game online that is simulated in the real world.

The upcoming episode

The GTA 6 release date still far into the future, we already know which characters should be coming back for the next Grand Theft Auto experience on PS5 and Xbox Series X. This will be followed by a launch on PC consoles, with other launches on streaming services also a possibility. There are some good reasons why developers of Rockstar Games will want to get GTA 6 on PC as soon as they can, but as seen with the Rockstar launch of Red Dead Redemption 2(the game of the year in 2018 ), there is no sense in rushing into anything. There have also been a lot of recent rumors regarding the setting of GTA 6, which will be a major part and the setting of the upcoming game? This question is also one of the reasons that GTA fans love to think because it is fun to predict and guess the setting of the next part of the GTA game right? Think how amazing that the setting of the upcoming game is your city or your country. The rumors said that the setting of the GTA 6 will be in Tokyo but the Rockstar said that “Tokyo is their last choice to choose because it has the complicated train and metro line”. However, who knows what gonna happen in the future maybe Rockstar company tricks us or it is what they said let wait and see how Rockstar company will surprise us. Last but not least, the video game is becoming one of the major media for people, it is not as the old-time that video game was made for kids. It is making for everyone and every age. So, let see how magic happen in the future all we can do now is cheer up the developers and play the GTA V until the GTA 6 release.