Today Rockstar Gaming to Celebrate Ten Years of Grand Theft Auto V

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It’s hard to believe, but Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) first hit our screens ten years ago on September 17, 2013. Yes, you read that right!. It’s a milestone that makes gamers around the world feel a little older. Today Rockstar Gaming to Celebrate Ten Years of Grand Theft Auto V on September 17, 2023.

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Back in 2013, the game made its debut on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, taking players on a rollercoaster ride through the fictional metropolis of Los Santos. It might have come two years after Skyrim, but GTA V quickly established itself as a landmark title in the gaming world.


One noteworthy detail was that it arrived on two discs for Xbox 360 due to the console’s lack of a Blu-ray drive. Despite this, GTA V managed to generate over seven billion dollars ( 7.7 Billion dollars) in sales for Rockstar Games.

The game’s enduring appeal is a testament to its exceptional design and captivating storytelling. Not only was it remastered for the following console generations, but players continue to spend countless hours, days, and even weeks immersed in the world of GTA V.

While the gaming community is eagerly anticipating Grand Theft Auto VI, there’s no denying the continued success of GTA Online. It remains a profitable venture for Rockstar Games, offering a steady stream of new content, heists, and adventures for players to enjoy.

However, one aspect that leaves some fans feeling wistful is the absence of single-player expansions. GTA IV spoiled players with two massive expansions, “The Ballad of Gay Tony” and “The Lost and the Damned.” Unfortunately, the rumored single-player content for GTA V never saw the light of day.

As for how Rockstar Games chose to celebrate this significant anniversary, it might come as a surprise to some. Rather than offering discounts on the game, they opted to inject new content into, you guessed it, GTA Online. While some were hoping for enhancements to the single-player experience, it’s clear that GTA Online remains the studio’s cash cow.

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In an official statement, the studio expressed its heartfelt thanks to the players who have embraced GTA V across multiple console generations.

One of the key reasons behind GTA V’s success is its unforgettable trio of protagonists: Michael, Franklin, and Trevor. These outfits, known as The Retired Criminal, The Homie, and The Groupie, capture the essence of each character. To get your hands on these unique fashion items, make sure to log into GTA Online by September 27.

And what lies on the horizon? As the gaming community marks a decade of Grand Theft Auto V, many are waiting with bated breath for any tidbits of information about GTA VI. Rockstar Games has been quite tight-lipped, but the anticipation of a surprise announcement still lingers.

In the end, Grand Theft Auto V’s impact on the gaming world has been undeniable, and its legacy will continue to shape the industry for years to come.