The GTA series has been about the most popular video gaming franchise in history. The original Grand Theft Auto started out on the PC and PSOne in 1997, and has since spawned many spin offs and sequels. All of which feature to some extent car jacking, sandbox (or the freedom to run around the game world as you please), and guns. Lots of guns.
GTA 5 release date
GTA 5 is set for release on September 17th on PS3 and Xbox 360.
It was initially widely expected that the PC version would come significantly later, perhaps early 2014. However Nvidia recently stated in an earnings call that Grand Theft Auto V will be released for PC this autumn (fall for American readers).
There is no word as yet as to whether GTA 5 will be available for PS4 and Xbox One.
GTA 5 multiplayer
Rockstar has released a video detailing a multiplayer version of GTA called Grand Theft Auto Online.
Technically this is a standalone game, but it will be given away with GTA 5. It will be available on its own on October 1st.