Shawn Fonteno, who voiced protagonist Franklin, is the real life cousin of Young Maylay, who voiced another protagonist, Carl 'C.J.' Johnson in an earlier entry of the series, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Grand Theft Auto V had a budget of $270 million, which was the largest budget for a game in history at the time of the game's release.
Grand Theft Auto V is the first game in the Grand Theft Auto series where the player can explore the entire map from the beginning of the game without having to unlock different regions.
Steven Ogg (Trevor) would actually record his lines in his underwear to help him get into character.
The character 'Trevor' very closely resembles the voice actor Steven Ogg. Face, body, and voice were all recorded to help make Trevor become as real as possible.
When saving the game, each character will sleep for a different amount of time. Michael will sleep for 6 hours, Franklin for 8, and Trevor for 12.
Grand Theft Auto V earned over $800 million within its first 24 hours of release, shattering the previous 24 hour record held by Call of Duty: Black Ops II in 2012 (roughly $500 million).
Michael De Santa: You forget a thousand things every day, pal. Make sure this is one of 'em.
Trevor Philips: I'll swing by and sign the contracts, alright? Just ignore the bodies!
Michael De Santa: I'm rich, I'm miserable - I'm pretty average for this town.
Connection to Other Media
In Franklin's Vinewood house, there is a book in the living room called Red Dead by J. Marston. This is a reference to another Rockstar game, Red Dead Redemption and its protagonist, John Marston.
In Frankin's old hideout if you go to his room, if you look closely you will see a CD from a person named OG Loc. This was one of the villians in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
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