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Grand Theft Auto 5 Feature Documentary Is In The Works

Grand Theft Auto 5 Feature Documentary Is In The Works

Grand Theft Auto V is, undoubtedly, one of the greatest, most enjoyable, revolutionary video games of all time, and quite simply - I can't imagine a world without it.

There's no hiding the fact that hype surrounding GTA V will lessen, and perhaps even disappear, with Red Dead Redemption 2 drawing ever closer, but the modern day RPG isn't finished in the limelight just yet.

New reports suggest a feature documentary, titled The Billion Dollar Game, will showcase the planning, development, success, and failure both GTA V and Rockstar Games endured over the years, with filming already underway.

Credit: Rockstar Games
Credit: Rockstar Games
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First released for last-gen consoles in 2013, the open-word criminal masterclass became the most profitable video game ever, and this new project is set to reveal how Rockstar did it.

According to Screen Daily, UK production team Salon Pictures is behind the documentary, with Breaking Habits director Rob Ryan hired to take charge.

Jan Pace and James Atherton from Quickfire Films, and Cora Palfrey from Independent are down as executive producers, with Salon's Annabel Wigoder and Nick Taussig on board as producers.

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Fans can expect the in-depth exploration to combine both archive and new interview footage. Although, you won't see it for quite some time.

The Billion Dollar Game is still in a very early stage of production, with its first introduction to buyers during November's American Film Market being the next major step.

We can't really see there being an issue with the documentary grabbing attention, and then the wallets of publishing studios. To be honest, we can't understand why it's not been done before.

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GTA V is the highest selling video game in US history, and worldwide it comes in at third (95 million) with only Minecraft (154 million) and Tetris (170 million) above it.

With that in mind, what do you think about this news? Would you like to see this documentary happen? Which other games should get the feature treatment? Let us know.

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Topics: Rockstar Games, Entertainment, gta 5, Documentary, Technology, GTA V

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.