Below are some fun facts we gathered from several websites and from our experience about gta v:
- The Franchise has lawsuits totaling over $1 billion.
GTA just can’t seem to avoid controversy. The franchise just can’t stay out of jail. Trouble and GTA go together like peanut butter and jelly. Rockstar’s legal troubles are well-documented, especially the one filed by disgraced Florida attorney Jack Thompson, who once referred to GTA as a “cop-killing simulator.” He filed a lawsuit against Rockstar for $246 million. Rockstar has a laundry list of lawsuits filed against them, with little to none that they actually have to pay out, but in all, they total $1 billion.
- GTA V’s map size is twice the size of real-life Manhattan.
Rockstar recently stated that the map size of the upcoming GTA V is going to be greater than that of Red Dead Redemption, GTA IV, and GTA: San Andreas combined. New York’s Manhattan is only 23 square miles, while the GTA map sizes are respectively 28, 6.8 and 13.9 square miles.
- Rockstar allegedly paid for GTA to have a negative press.
Rockstar was formerly DMA Design and at one time they enlisted PR guru Max Clifford. Clifford basically planted stories in big newspapers knowing it would spark moral outrage. Though co-creator David Jones claims they never purposely tried to make the games controversial, he did say they did everything from the perspective of what would be the most fun and that just kept taking them down a dark path.
- GTA V cost more to make than Watchmen and Prometheus.
Although GTA rakes in hundreds of millions within days of launching, it’s not too shocking that the game costs just as much to make. GTA V reportedly cost in the range of $137 million, which is slightly more than blockbuster movies Watchmen and Prometheus. Both films budgeted around $130 million to make. GTA V will most likely make that money back on launch day.
- The combined length of GTA Talk Radio Stations is over 9 hours.
The hilarious radio stations in the GTA series play everything from resident DJ Lazlow to comedic political shows that butcher American culture. It’s beautifully written – all 9 hours of it! Throughout the games, there are 9 hours and 27 minutes of talk radio stations.