Grand Theft Auto 5 has been one of the biggest, most important game releases in recent years. It's provided millions of gamers with hours of fun and continues to do so on a global scale. However, there are a myriad of other games in the franchise that walked the same path of success before this fifth iteration. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) wants to show you the trials and tribulations that encircled developer Rockstar Games on their way to becoming one of the most renowned studios in existence.
Rockstar Games is apparently going to be the main focus of an upcoming drama directed by the BBC. Daniel Radcliffe is reportedly taking on the role of company president Sam Houser, while Bill Paxton will portray attorney Jack Thompson. Paxton's character continually fought against the Grand Theft Auto franchise before being disbarred in 2008.
The movie is entitled "Game Changer," and the BBC has provided this synopsis, describing what exactly the drama will discuss:
“Conceived for an adult audience, this special 90-minute drama tells the story of the controversy surrounding the computer game Grand Theft Auto – arguably the greatest British coding success story since Bletchley Park. Its triumph was down to a bunch of British gaming geniuses who had known each other since their school days, and at the heart of it all was GTA’s creative mastermind, Sam Houser. In autumn 2013 its latest iteration – GTA:V – earned $1bn in its first three days, becoming the fastest selling entertainment product in history.
“But the violent gameplay coupled with its outstanding commercial success leads to fierce opposition: from parents worried about children immersing themselves in such a violent world; from politicians, alarmed at the values they say it encourages; and above all from moral campaigners, who fight passionately to ban it. At the vanguard of this crusade is the formidable campaigning lawyer Jack Thompson, a man determined to do whatever he can to stop the relentless rise of Grand Theft Auto.
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