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.
With all the news being taken up with Apple and its almost impossible to find smartphones, it's easy to forget that there were other big releases this week. Just days before the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c went on sale, arguably the biggest gaming release of the year happened.
In the gaming industry, we've become accustomed to Call of Duty taking the crown as the biggest selling game year in, year out. But while we still await the impact of Call of Duty: Ghosts - set for release on November 5th - Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto 5 has already staked a claim to be this year's biggest blockbuster; grossing an eye watering $800m in just one day. To put things into perspective somewhat, last year's release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 made a paltry-by-comparison $500m, so, as some correctly predicted, Grand Theft Auto 5 is the fastest-selling game of all time.
Grand Theft Auto, or GTA, as it is more popularly known, is one of the largest and most successful gaming franchises in the history of the industry, and the upcoming GTA 5 title due for release tomorrow is only going to strengthen that. While there are still a few hours to go to that, the official companion iOS app from Rockstar games, Grand Theft Auto: iFruit, has already gone live in the iTunes App Store.
Grand Theft Auto 5 is almost here, and Rockstar Games, the developer-publisher of the popular franchise, is doing its level best to generate even more hype in anticipation of the September 17th launch than there already is. While naturally dismayed by the news that 40+ hours of the game's famed music content leaked online last week, the company's mission to feed Grand Theft Auto 5 fans plenty of teasers continues, and with several GTA 5 trailers of the title already having been released, including the GTA 5 online gameplay video, another official trailer of the lively Los Santos-based title has just been uploaded to YouTube.