Grand Theft Auto 5 released on September 17, 2013, on the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. The open-world action-adventure game was later re-released on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Grand Theft Auto 5 takes place in the fictional state of San Andreas, which was formerly seen in 2004's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Players take the role of Michael Townley, Trevor Philips, and Brad Snider, three criminals. The game's over the top action takes place from either the third-person or the first-person perspective, and players can switch between Michael, Trevor, and Brad.
Grand Theft Auto Online is GTA 5's multiplayer mode. In it, upwards of 30 players can wreak havoc on San Andreas, completing various heists and jobs. Players can play solo or group together in several modes, including competitive PvP. As with the GTA 5 base game, there are other activities to complete in GTA Online, including racing. Grand Theft Auto Online launched two weeks after the main game.