Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is an open world action video game developed by DMA Design (now Rockstar North) and published by BMG Interactive. It was released in October 1997 for DOS and Microsoft Windows, and on 14 December 1997 for the PlayStation. The game allows the player to take on the role of a criminal who can roam freely around a big city. Various missions are set for completion, such as bank robberies, assassinations, and other crimes. It is the first title in the Grand Theft Auto series, a series that has sold more than 125 million units, as of December 2012. The game was originally intended to be named Race 'n' Chase and was nearly cancelled due to production issues. More: en.wikipedia.org.