The Grand Theft Auto games were invented by a British man called "David Jones" & he made the games in Britain (Scotland Britain) with his game company "DMA Designs"
Then 2 English brothers "Sam & Dan Houser" took over the company & the GTA Franchise (from GTA III onwards) they then opened up an office in Newyork & called it "Rockstar Games". They then changed game company "DMA Designs" in Britain to " Rockstar North" & this is where all the GTA games are made ( apart from the portable versions they are made in "Rockstar Leeds" in England/Britain)
Rockstar Games has many sub divisions all over the world but most of them are in Britain, Rockstar North ( all main GTA games are made here) Rockstar Leeds ( all portable GTA games are mdae here) Rockstar London & Rockstar Lincoln.
"David Jones" the inventor of the GTA franchise went on to invent the "Crackdown" franchise for Microsoft,he also created many other games like the "Lemmings" franchise.
Grand Theft Auto (commonly abbreviated to GTA) is a video game series created by British game programmer Dave Jones, then later by English brothers Dan Houser and Sam Houser, and game designer Zachary Clarke and primarily developed by Rockstar North (formerly DMA Design) and published by Rockstar Games.
The gameplay consists of a mixture of action, adventure, driving, and occasional role-playing, stealth and racing elements and has gained controversy for its adult nature and violent themes. The series focuses around many different protagonists who attempt to rise through the ranks of the criminal underworld, although their motives for doing so vary in each game. The antagonists are commonly characters who have betrayed the protagonist or their organization, or who has the most impact impeding their progress.
DMA Design began the series in 1997, and it currently has nine stand-alone games with two expansion packs for the original and two expansion packs released for the latest console installment, Grand Theft Auto IV. Film veterans such as Michael Madsen, Ray Liotta, Burt Reynolds, Dennis Hopper, Gary Busey, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Penn, James Woods, Joe Pantoliano, Frank Vincent, Robert Loggia, Kyle MacLachlan and Peter Fonda have all voiced major characters in many installments in the series. The name of the series and its games are derived from grand theft auto, a term referring to motor vehicle theft.
The Grand Theft Auto series may be divided into canons, based on the inclusion of a numbering after the recognizable title name (e.g. Grand Theft Auto III) after the original Grand Theft Auto's release, and to a certain extent, the type of graphics engine used.