The team overhauled driving mechanisms and the game's shooting to match the standards of its contemporaries. Public reception to the group's previous games was considered throughout the process.
An approximate 1,000-person team developed Grand Theft Auto V, an action-adventure video game, over several years. Rockstar Games released Grand Theft Auto V in September 2013 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, as the fifteenth entry in the Grand Theft Auto series, in November 2014 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and in April 2015 for Microsoft Windows. Development started shortly after the release of Grand Theft Auto IV and was led by the core group, who collaborated with other Rockstar Games studios of Rockstar North. The team believed that the game a successor like Red Dead Redemption and Max Payne 3 to many of the projects. Following its unexpected statement in 2011, the sport was encouraged with editions, cinematic trailers, viral marketing strategies and press showings. Its release date, though subject to a number of delays, was widely expected.
Grand Theft Auto V did not meet its initial projected March--May 2013 release date. By 30 promotional posters had spread into a listing and the web by the retailer.
Preliminary work on the PC version began during initial development with the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but gave way to concentrate on the console releases before returning to the PC. The PC development team consisted of members of the first team and PC pros from Rockstar's other studios who had attracted Grand Theft Auto IV, Max Payne 3 and L.A. Noire into the platform. The PC's recommended specifications are based on the game running a native 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second ; the team suggested 60 fps as the best performance benchmark. The PC construct supports 4K resolution and framerates that are uncapped . The team chosen to give players the option to configure the game according to their individual system specifications. Players can configure LOD draw reflections , anisotropic filtering, textures, lighting, particle effects, distances and so forth. A population density slider impacts the density of street-walking pedestrians and cars on the roads.
The game is played from a third-person or first-person standpoint and its world is navigated on foot or by automobile. Players control the 3 protagonists throughout single-player and switch between them both during and outside assignments. The narrative is centred on the heist sequences, and missions involve driving and shooting gameplay. A 'wanted' system governs the aggression of law enforcement response. Grand Theft Auto Online, the game's online multiplayer mode, lets up to 30 players engage in various different cooperative and game modes.
Work for the actors started in To prepare for his role as Michael, Luke studied Rockstar's previous games and gained 25 pounds, beginning with Grand Theft Auto IV. He considered Michael's characterisation to be an amalgamation of Hugh Beaumont's portrayal of Ward Cleaver from the American sitcom Leave It to Beaver and Al Pacino's portrayal of Tony Montana in the 1983 movie Scarface.
During a September 2009 earnings call, Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick was asked about Grand Theft Auto V, the supposed next game in the series. He replied, 'We're not going to announce it, we are not planning to announce when we are going to announce it, and we aren't going to announce a strategy about announcing it about when we are going to announce it either, or about the announcement strategy surrounding the announcement of this strategy'.
These are all things which will need to be considered beforehand to minimize a failed launch, bottleneck in production, so that in the end of the fiscal year the company may pay employees and recover loses without too high of a burn rate with returns in the red.