The History of the Grand Theft Auto Franchise in America

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  • BMG Interactive is Founded in London

    BMG Interactive is Founded in London
    BMG Interactive, developer of Grand Theft Auto, is founded in London.
  • Grand Theft Auto is released for DOS/Windows

    Grand Theft Auto is released for DOS/Windows
    The original Grand Theft Auto is released in the United States for MS-DOS and Windows.
  • Take-Two Interactive Purchases BMG Interactive

    Take-Two Interactive Purchases BMG Interactive
    Take-Two Interactive, an American publisher, developer and distributor, purchases BMG Interactive from Bertlesmann AG for approximately $14.2 million.
  • Grand Theft Auto is released for Playstation

    Grand Theft Auto is released for Playstation
    The original Grand Theft Auto is released in the United States for the Sony Playstation.
  • Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 is released for DOS, Windows and Playstation

    Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 is released for DOS, Windows and Playstation
    Grand Theft Auto: London 1969, an expansion to the original GTA, is released in the United States under the name of "Grand Theft Auto: Director's Cut" for MS-DOS, Windows and Sony Playstation.
  • Grand Theft Auto: London 1961 is released for Windows

    Grand Theft Auto: London 1961 is released for Windows
    Grand Theft Auto: London 1961, an additional expansion, is released in the United States for Windows.
  • Grand Theft Auto 2 is released for Windows

    Grand Theft Auto 2 is released for Windows
    Grand Theft Auto 2 is released in the United States for Windows.
  • Grand Theft Auto 2 is released for Playstation

    Grand Theft Auto 2 is released for Playstation
    Grand Theft Auto 2 is released in the United States for the Sony Playstation.
  • Grand Theft Auto is released in the US on Game Boy Color

    Grand Theft Auto is released in the US on Game Boy Color
    A toned-down version of the original Grand Theft Auto iw released in the United States for the Nintendo Game Boy Color.
  • Grand Theft Auto 2 is released for Windows

    Grand Theft Auto 2 is released for Windows
    A toned-down version of Grand Theft Auto 2 is released for the Nintendo Game Boy Color.
  • Grand Theft Auto 2 is released for Dreamcast

    Grand Theft Auto 2 is released for Dreamcast
    Grand Theft Auto 2 is released in the United States for the Sega Dreamcast.
  • September 11, 2001

    September 11, 2001
    The World Trade Center in New York City is struck by two hijacked passenger airliners in a coordinated terrorist attack.
  • Grand Theft Auto 3's Original Scheduled Release Date

    Grand Theft Auto 3's Original Scheduled Release Date
    Grand Theft Auto 3 was originally scheduled to release on this date, but the September 11 attacks forced publisher, Rockstar Games, to delay the game to October 22.
  • Grand Theft Auto 3 is released for Playstation 2

    Grand Theft Auto 3 is released for Playstation 2
    Grand Theft Auto 3 is released in the United States for the Sony Playstation 2.
  • Grand Theft Auto 3 is released for Windows

    Grand Theft Auto 3 is released for Windows
    Grand Theft Auto 3 is released in the United States for Windows.
  • Grand Theft Auto Vice City is released for Playstation 2

    Grand Theft Auto Vice City is released for Playstation 2
    Grand Theft Auto Vice City is released in the United States for the Sony Playstation 2.
  • Grand Theft Auto Vice City is released for Windows

    Grand Theft Auto Vice City is released for Windows
    Grand Theft Auto Vice City is released in the United States for Windows.
  • Grand Theft Auto 3 is released for Xbox

    Grand Theft Auto 3 is released for Xbox
    Grand Theft Auto 3 is released in the United States for the Microsoft Xbox.
  • Grand Theft Auto Vice City is released for Xbox

    Grand Theft Auto Vice City is released for Xbox
    Grand Theft Auto Vice City is released in the United States the Microsoft Xbox.
  • Grand Theft Auto Advance is released for the Game Boy Advance

    Grand Theft Auto Advance is released for the Game Boy Advance
    Grand Theft Auto Advnace is released in the United States for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance.
  • Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is released for the Playstation 2

    Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is released for the Playstation 2
    Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is released in the United States for the Sony Playstation 2.
  • Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is released for Windows and Xbox

    Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is released for Windows and Xbox
    Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is released in the United States for Windows and the Microsoft Xbox.
  • Hot Coffee Controversy

    Hot Coffee Controversy
    A pornographic mini-game was discovered and unlocked through hacking in Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. The hack caused the game to be recalled, rerated by the ESRB to an AO (Adults Only) rating and pulled off of shelves so that a patch could be issued, removing the content from the game. More information on Hot Coffee
  • Rockstar Games, Take Two and the FTC Settle in the "Hot Coffe" Case

    Rockstar Games, Take Two and the FTC Settle in the
    More than a year after Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is pulled off of shelves, Rockstar Games, Take Two and the FTC settle a case in the "Hot Coffe" controversy.
  • Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories is released for the PSP

    Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories is released for the PSP
    Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories, a portable remake of Grand Theft Auto 3, is released in the United States for Sony Playstation Portable.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV is released for Xbox 360/Playstation 3

    Grand Theft Auto IV is released for Xbox 360/Playstation 3
    Grand Theft Auto IV is released in the United States for the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony Playstation 3.
  • Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is released on XBLA

    Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is released on XBLA
    Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is released in the United States on the Xbox Live Marketplace.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV is released for Windows

    Grand Theft Auto IV is released for Windows
    Grand Theft Auto IV is released in the United States for Windows
  • Grand Theft Auto Lost and Damned is released on Xbox 360

    Grand Theft Auto Lost and Damned is released on Xbox 360
    Grand Theft Auto Lost and Damned, the first expansion to Grand Theft Auto 4, is released in the United States for the Microsoft Xbox 360.
  • Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars is released for Nintendo DS

    Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars is released for Nintendo DS
    Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars is released in the United States for the Nintendo DS.
  • Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars is released for PSP

    Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars is released for PSP
    A port of Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars is released in the United States for the Sony Playstation Portable
  • Grand Theft Auto The Ballad of Gay Tony is released on Xbox 360

    Grand Theft Auto The Ballad of Gay Tony is released on Xbox 360
    Grand Theft Auto The Ballad of Gay Tony, the second expansion to Grand Theft Auto 4, is released in the United States for the Microsoft Xbox 360.
  • Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars is released on iOS

    Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars is released on iOS
    Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars is released in the United States on Apple's iOS.
  • Grand Theft Auto Lost and Damned is released on Xbox 360

    Grand Theft Auto Lost and Damned is released on Xbox 360
    Grand Theft Auto Lost and Damned, the first expansion to Grand Theft Auto 4, is released in the United States for the Sony Playstation 3 and Windows.
  • Grand Theft Auto The Ballad of Gay Tony is released on PS3/Windows

    Grand Theft Auto The Ballad of Gay Tony is released on PS3/Windows
    Grand Theft Auto The Ballad of Gay Tony, the second expansion to Grand Theft Auto 4, is released in the United States for the Sony Playstation 3 and Windows.
  • Grand Theft Auto Vice City is released for MAC OS X

    Grand Theft Auto Vice City is released for MAC OS X
    Grand Theft Auto Vice City is released in the United States for MAC OS X.
  • Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is released for MAC OS X

    Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is released for MAC OS X
    Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is released in the United States for MAC OS X
  • Grand Theft Auto 3 is released for MAC OS X

    Grand Theft Auto 3 is released for MAC OS X
    Grand Theft Auto 3 is released in the United States for MAC OS X.
  • Grand Theft Auto 3 is released for iOS/Android

    Grand Theft Auto 3 is released for iOS/Android
    Grand Theft Auto 3 is released in the United States on iOS and Android.
  • Grand Theft Auto 3 is released for on the Playstation Network

    Grand Theft Auto 3 is released for on the Playstation Network
    Grand Theft Auto 3 is released in the United States on the Sony Playstation Network.
  • Grand Theft Auto Vice City is released for iOS

    Grand Theft Auto Vice City is released for iOS
    Grand Theft Auto Vice City is released in the United States for Apple's iOS.
  • Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is released on PSN

    Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is released on PSN
    Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is released in the United States on the Playstation Network.
  • Grand Theft Auto Vice City is released for Android

    Grand Theft Auto Vice City is released for Android
    Grand Theft Auto Vice City is released in the United States for Google's Android.
  • Grand Theft Auto Vice City is released for Windows

    Grand Theft Auto Vice City is released for Windows
    Grand Theft Auto Vice City is released in the United States on the Sony Playstation Network.
  • Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories is released on PSN

    Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories is released on PSN
    A version of Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories is released in the United States on the Sony Playstation Network.
  • Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories is released for the PS2

    Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories is released for the PS2
    A version of Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories is released in the United States for Sony Playstation 2.
  • Grand Theft Auto V is scheduled for release on Xbox 360 and PS3

    Grand Theft Auto V is scheduled for release on Xbox 360 and PS3
    Grand Theft Auto V, the first new entry into the series in four years, is scheduled for release in the United States for the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony Playstation 3.