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Video: The making of GTA - and how it was almost canned

Former DMA members reflect on series' origins

The original Grand Theft Auto was almost canned 'multiple times' according to former members of the DMA Design team.

In a new video published on The Guardian, several of GTA's original creators recall the origins of the franchise and how it almost came to a premature end.


GTA V is set to release on September 17 in North America and Europe on Xbox 360 and PS3. The game will launch in Japan on October 10.

Pictures of the official Grand Theft Auto 5 map have emerged online, offering an insight into how large the new game will be. New Grand Theft Auto Online details have also been released, delivering insight into character creation, activities and more.