Game "GTA 5": the budget spent on its creation, developers, description
GTA V is one of the most popular games. It was spent 5 years on its creation. The genre of the game "GTA 5" is a 3D shooter with an open world. Release version for PS 3 took place in early autumn 2013, and a year later with a little on the shelves of shops and on Steam there were versions for PS 4 and Xbox. Owners of personal computers running Windows were able to enjoy the game only in the spring of 2015.
The creator of the game "GTA 5" is the Britishstudio Rockstar North. In addition to the Grand Theft Auto series, the famous products of the company include Lemmings and Max Payne 3. At the moment, the latest version of the game for PS 3 is 1.29 released in November 2015, and for Windows and PS 4 - version 1.41, submitted in late August 2017 th.
The European publisher of the game was the companyTake-Two Interactive, and in the United States of America - Rockstar Games. The shooter in Russia was the largest Russian company in the industry, SoftKlab, which released more than a hundred famous video games on the territory of the country. She was also involved in the localization of the project.
In early autumn of 2005, it was announced that,that games GTA V will not be, however after couple of months the vice-president of Rockstar Games has informed, that creation goes at full speed, and the script totals more than 1000 pages. In mid-summer 2010, the studio opened several vacancies related to the development of a new part of the cult shooter. In early November of 2011, the first trailer appeared on the web, in which you could see the city of Los Santos. After that, new information about the development of the game no longer appeared. In the summer of 2012, company representatives said they were trying to keep the intrigue before the release.
In late July, Rockstar Games publishedfinancial reports and schedule of releases for the next year. GTA V was not on the list. In late summer 2012, the game's creators posted the first 10 screenshots for the demonstration of the gameplay on the Net. In autumn, the release date for PS3 and Xbox 360 was officially announced. A week later, pre-order was opened in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. A week later, the network appeared the second official trailer, which showed the characters of the game, the gameplay and locations.
The most expensive video game in history
Creators of computer games do not really likedisclose the financial details of their products. So, there are rumors that a total of about 260 million US dollars were spent on developing WoW, but there is no official information on the World of Warcraft budget. For 6 years, almost a thousand programmers have worked hard to create a game with the most twisted and thoughtful storyline. And they succeeded. The development of "Star Wars: The Old Republic" was spent about 200 million dollars. For a while the game was the most expensive in the history of the industry.
But there was a new leader. The total budget of GTA 5, spent on its creation and promotion, was 265 million dollars. As of 2013, this amount seemed to be transcendental. Lead the shooter was only for a year, until the game came out Destiny, which cost her developers $ 300 million.
The budget of "GTA 5" in comparison with other games
A fifth of the shooter was spent three timesmore money than Elder Scrolls V, and four times more Crysis 3. GTA IV with a budget of 100 million dollars in its time seemed very expensive game, but the sequel demanded from the creators to $ 165 million more. In any case, the creators were the winners. The company announced that only American gamers have issued 2.5 million pre-orders for the game. Analysts assumed that in the first month after release, developers will be able to recoup all of their costs, as well as make a profit of about 700 million dollars. In fact, it all happened that during the first 24 hours after the game was on sale, the sales revenue was $ 800 million. Over the next two days, Rockstar North's revenue exceeded $ 1 billion. Thus, the budget of "GTA 5" paid off within the first few hours.
The cost of blockbusters in comparison with GTA V
"Throne: Heritage "," Avengers "," John Carter "and even" Avatar "- the cost of each of these feature films inferior to the budget of the game" GTA 5 ". As of 2013, the only film that cost more than GTA V, was the third part of the "Pirates of the Caribbean". The adventures of Jack Sparrow were spent 300 million US dollars.
The budget of the game "GTA 5" is not its only uniqueness. The official website of the Guinness Book of Records reported that the game managed to update at once 7 world records.
The first record GTA V set before the receipton sale. Trailers of the adventure shooter are themselves looked through among all the products of the genre. For the first day after the release, four more records were beaten:
- the best-selling game for the first 24 hours;
- The best-selling game of the genre during the first 24 hours from the moment of getting on sale;
- the most cash game for the first day after the opening of sales;
- entertainment product, which during the first 24 hours after the release brought the highest revenue.
Also, the shooter earned the first billion of revenuefaster than all its competitors in the history of video games. The developers said that in the Guinness Book of Records, not all the achievements of GTA V were indicated. Sony reported that the game set an absolute record of digital sales.
Description of the game "GTA 5". Gameplay
The uniqueness of the game is the presence of threethe main characters, what happened for the first time in the history of the series. A gamer can switch between heroes, each with its own story. Change the character is allowed at any time, but there are missions when only two heroes are available. The plot consists of 62 main missions. Due to the fact that some tasks can be completed in several ways, and the final has 3 alternative outcomes, the number of basic missions can grow to seven.
GTA V was the first game of the series, in which the mainthe characters received special skills. Abilities allow you to gain an advantage over ordinary characters. Franklin can slow down when he is behind the wheel of a vehicle. To fill the skill scale, you must avoid accidents, ride on the opposite lane and gain maximum speed. Michael also slows down time, but does it during the shooting. To fill the scale, you need to shoot opponents in the head, defeat them in close combat and develop the maximum speed. The third character, Trevor, has seizures of rabies that give him the opportunity to double his opponents twice. His skill scale fills during a quick ride, headshots and damage.
Game description: story
The scene is the fictional city of Los Santos. In addition to the city, the game has Blaine County, which is a rural area with mountains, forests and beaches, and a fictional state called North Yankton, which can only be reached in several missions. The developers paid special attention to the missions. A gamer can perform tasks by each of the protagonists in any order. All the characters pursue their goals, intertwined with each other.
The game begins in 2004 with a robberybank, in which Michael, Trevor and Brad participate. Safely leaving with the looted three friends is hindered by an FBI agent who injures Brad and Michael. Trevor runs away. Later it turns out that Michael worked for the Bureau, and his death was a dramatization.
Then the action is postponed to 2013. Michael lives a family life and meets Franklin. The guys are starting to cooperate. Franklin later rescues Michael's son. At the end of the game, the heroes rob the vault and take $ 200 million worth of gold out of it. Franklin gets the job of killing Michael. Then the gamer should make a choice: kill Trevor, kill Michael or save both. The game was very interesting and atmospheric. Dedicated to the "GTA 5" budget has justified itself.