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BBC To Make A Grand Theft Auto Drama

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Don't worry - TV schedules aren't about to gain yet another gritty drama brimming with urban stereotypes undermining "the man". 

The BBC is set to make a programme about the inception and creation of Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto series.

The 90-minute feature-length programme will feature as part of a wider initiative to inspire a new generation of creatives to get to grips with coding, programming and digital technology. 

Games and technology journalist Guy Cocker, who's worked on the project, took to Twitter to flesh out the otherwise threadbare announcement:

Creation of the series began way back in 1995, when Edinburgh-based DMA Design (now Rockstar North) started work on the title Race'n'Chase - a top-down driving game designed by brothers Dan and Sam Houser that saw players attempt to escape police of three fictional US cities. The concept, mired by development concerns and delays, eventually evolved to become Grand Theft Auto - kicking off a video game series that has since sold over 150 million copies.

A release date for the drama - which will focus on the "controversies" of the game - is yet to be announced, but it should air on BBC Two before the end of the year.

[Via: BBC]

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