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Show to tell the story of the development and early days of blockbuster game franchise

The BBC is working on a 90-minute drama that will tell the story of the making of Grand Theft Auto.

Develop has obtained extra details on the show, announced earlier today as part of the BBC’s Make it Digital campaign which will see the media organisation hand out one million computing devices to children across the country.

The Grand Theft Auto drama will tell the story of how the game was conceived and created, as well as the controversy the series garnered for its violent gameplay.

A statement read: “Unlike many coding success stories, Grant Theft Auto was not created in Silicon Valley - it was the brainchild of a bunch of British gaming geniuses who had known each other since their school days. In autumn 2013 its latest iteration - GTA:V - earned $1bn in its first three days, becoming the fastest selling entertainment product in history.

“GTA offered gamers the chance to step into a fantasy world where they could behave like criminals, gun down rival gangsters and cops, hijack cars and venture deeper into an imaginary American gangland underworld.

“But the violent gameplay coupled with its outstanding success led to fierce opposition: from parents worried about children immersing themselves in such a violent world; from politicians, alarmed at the values it encourages; and above all from moral-campaigners, who have fought passionately to stop it.

“Grand Theft Auto tells the story of how the game was conceived and created and the subsequent fallout as various groups objected to its violent gameplay.”

You can read more about the BBC’s Make it Digital campaign here.


Woah, this is pretty interesting. I wonder if it's gonna be any good...

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I imagine that a behind the scenes look at the development of such a game would be very interesting.

I predict that the Wii U will sell a total of 18 million units in its lifetime. 

The NX will be a 900p machine

SubiyaCryolite said:
I imagine that a behind the scenes look at the development of such a game would be very interesting.


Already posted.

Ummm. I'll pass. Not big on the games. I do like lots of BBC's stuff, but this just seems like a bad premise.

Gotta figure out how to set these up lol.

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Will BBC delay it on streaming to PC websites like R* does?, it seems the cool hip thing to do these days.

Might give it a gander since I do like drama shows.

Step right up come on in, feel the buzz in your veins, I'm like an chemical electrical right into your brain and I'm the one who killed the Radio, soon you'll all see

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