Grand Theft Auto 5 has been a monumental success for Rockstar Games, having broken all sorts of sales records following its release late last year. With a next-gen version for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as well as the PC also in the pipeline, GTA fans remain very much engaged with this immensely popular title, and none perhaps more so than the guys at Zapruder Pictures. In Spain's capital city of Madrid, the folks of Zapruder have parodied the entire trailer in real life, and the result, as you'll see below, is truly something to admire.
If you're a big fan of the Grand Theft Auto series of games then you're going to want to prick your ears up, because even thought the fifth installment in the franchise has been around for nine months, the game is still set for a big release on the next generation platforms alongside the PC. And it will be up for pre-order starting today.
You may find this hard to believe, but GTA 5 is actually the 15th release in the GTA series. The critically acclaimed action-adventure masterpiece made its initial assault on the gaming world back in September 2013 with immediate availability on Sony's PlayStation 3 and Microsoft's Xbox 360. In the time that's followed, both Sony and Microsoft have launched new consoles, with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One effectively replacing the older hardware.
Grand Theft Auto is undoubtedly one of the biggest gaming franchises around, as proven by the buzz that any new release garners. Grand Theft Auto 5 Online is the latest addition to the franchise and the game is now all set for the yearly lovefest that is Valentine's Day.
Grand Theft Auto 5 has been immensely successful this year, breaking all kinds of Guinness world records related to sales in the process. Despite selling tens of millions of copies, the first few weeks were somewhat hindered by the lack of a fully functional GTA Online from the get-go, and considering that this was one of the main reasons why many went out and purchased the game in the first place, it was a relief to finally see Rockstar iron out the kinks and launch it. Since then, multiplayer has been a joy to behold, and a new update to the fold will be allowing users to create their own deathmatches, races, and generally enjoy heaps more customization with the GTA Online experience.
Amid celebrating an unprecedented success in the gaming industry, it must have slipped the mind of the folks at Rockstar that its GTA 5 iFruit app for Android was still pending, and despite having released the iFruit app for iOS users in the middle of last month, it's taken a full six weeks for the Android version to manifest. With the launch having passed and GTA Online now well and truly establishing itself, the release of GTA iFruit seems a bit of a futile gesture, but nonetheless, it's now available over at the Google Play Store.
Although the launch of Grand Theft Auto has been, as recently confirmed by Guinness World Records, an unprecedented success by all accounts, it's fair to note that Rockstar's efforts to get GTA 5 Online up and running has been more than a struggle.
We may yet to have heard anything official from Rockstar Games, the creator of the record-smashing Grand Theft Auto 5, but Intel has chimed into GTA 5 for PC release by suggesting that a version for Windows computers will indeed be happening at some point in the near future. We already heard NVIDIA's director of investor relations slip that the popular title would be hitting the market at some point later on this fall, and although it's hard to take anything as gospel until we hear it from the horse's mouth, it's certainly encouraging for the many millions waiting for that PC release.
While it's true that the iPhone release that we recently endured is perhaps the biggest thing to happen in technology in the month of September, gamers would no doubt offer a dissenting word on the subject.
Grand Theft Auto 5 has taken the gaming world by storm, and although we've seen Call of Duty break records on an annual basis in what was becoming a one-horse race, Take Two/ Rockstar's long-awaited title has eclipsed the opening numbers of any previous CoD release. As stores continue to replenish their supplies, the game's creators have begun rolling out the online multiplayer functionality. As you might expect given the scale of the operation, there seem to be a few glitches with the service, but the take-home is that GTA Online is now in motion for both Xbox Live and Sony's PlayStation Network.