You don't need me to tell you just how monumental this franchise is. Grand Theft Auto has taken the internet by storm. Almost every publication is flooded with content around Grand Theft Auto and I'm sure you noticed its abundance right here on At7addak
However, how this game became what it is now is actually a pretty interesting story. Back in 1995, Rockstar Games, formerly known as DMA design, were working on a game called "Race and Chase". The idea was to make a "fun, addictive and fast multi-player car racing and crashing game" .
This is what it looked like.
Race 'n' Chase was pretty much a horrible game. Playtesters at the time had absolutely no interest in it and dubbed a bad game. Except for one aspect, a glitch that turned the whole game around.
The infamous glitch made the police cars go crazy. Instead of pulling you over, the cops would continuously ram into you, non-stop. The glitch made the A.I in the police cars want to drive through the player's car. So, as your driving around town, the police's AI was always trying to drive through you. This caused all around mayhem in the game and the playtesters would ignore the missions and just piss off the cops.
Rockstar then scrapped Race 'n' Chase and based the whole game off the crazy cop chases caused by the glitch. The only thing that remained constant during the transformation was the bird's eye view. With that glitch, a few new mechanics and a new name, Grand Theft Auto become one of the biggest franchises in the industry. With GTA V, the franchise is now one of the most powerful names in media.