GTA uncovered in new behind-the-scenes book

GTA uncovered in new behind-the-scenes book
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

February 27th 2012 at 12:55PM

'Jacked' author promises to 'lift the veil of secrecy' at Rockstar; Develop to publish two-page excerpt in April

A new unauthorised book on the development of Rockstar’s blockbuster Grand Theft Auto series is to be released next month.

Written by journalist David Kushner, 'Jacked' uncovers what took place during the creation of one of the biggest franchises in gaming and those responsible for making it happen.

At 300 pages long, and what the author claims brings together ten years of research, the book promises to “lift the veil of secrecy around the team to show how a blend of creative genius, daring PR campaigns, big egos and an obsessive work ethic all came together to create a monster with a tendency to spiral out of control".

'Jacked' will be released on March 15th in paperback and digital download.

Kushner has previously worked on publications such as the Wired, The New York Times Magazine and GQ.

Develop will publish an in-depth two-page excerpt of the book in our April issue.