Grand Theft Auto V is an open world, action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published byRockstar Games. It was released on 17 September 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, on 18 November 2014 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and on 14 April 2015 for Microsoft Windows. The game is the first main entry in theGrand Theft Auto series since 2008's Grand Theft Auto IV. Set within the fictional state of San Andreas, based onSouthern California, the single-player story follows three criminals and their efforts to commit heists while under pressure from a government agency. The open world design lets players freely roam San Andreas's open countryside and fictional city of Los Santos, based on Los Angeles.