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When Did GTA 5 Come Out?

Curious to know the Grand Theft Auto V release date across all platforms? Find out here.



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While GTA V itself is packed with amazing features that are still relevant even today, many are thinking about where it all began. When did GTA 5 come out? In this article, we will take you back to GTA V’s release date, and the launch timeline for this massively successful game in the franchise.

When did GTA 5 Come Out? Release Date Timeline

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Rockstar North (developer) and Rockstar Games (publisher) then released the game on multiple platforms over the years.

  • PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360: September 17, 2013
  • PlayStation 4 and Xbox One: November 18, 2014
  • PC: April 14, 2015 (Offering enhanced graphics and gameplay features)
  • PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S: March 15, 2022 (Expanded & Enhanced version featuring further graphical improvements and new content)

Why is GTA 5 So Popular?

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Grand Theft Auto V became a critically acclaimed action-adventure open-world game and gained widespread popularity as one of the best video games of the decade.

The game follows three interconnected protagonists: Michael, a retired bank robber drawn back into the criminal underworld; Trevor, a highly volatile man and Franklin, a young hustler trying to get out of the gang life. Their narratives connect with each other and explore themes of crime, ambition, and redemption within the bustling city of Los Santos and its surrounding areas.

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What made GTA 5 unique is that the story is filled with memorable characters, both friends and enemies, each with their unique personalities and motivations. Players can freely roam around, participate in side activities, discover hidden locations, and engage in random encounters. Activities range from driving high-performance cars and participating in thrilling chases to playing tennis, going to the movies, or even investing in the stock market.

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Due to the diverse gameplay mechanics, action, driving, shooting, and stealth elements, there was something for every type of gamer in this experience. Intense gunfights, car chases, and memorable heist missions were something that every player will remember fondly. Moreover, the online multiplayer mode allows players to create their characters and experience a persistent online world filled with cooperative and competitive activities.

All of this combined to make GTA 5 the juggernaut in gaming that it became. How GTA 6 breaks its records, remains to be seen.

Nikita has switched multiple career paths but one thing has remained constant - her love for digital content and writing. Having dabbled in creative storytelling, songwriting and long-form content, writing about video games is when she has the most fun. She's a hardcore fan of the Forza franchise, Overwatch 2, Diablo and currently playing Super Mario Bros. Wonder!

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