Grand Theft Auto 5 is sure to sell millions of copies across the UK, but it could do more than line the pockets of Rockstar and Take-Two, UK games industry trade body TIGA has said.

Importantly, such a high profile high calibre title will shine a light on the potential of the game development sector in the UK.

"GTA 5 is one of those titles that gets everyone very excited and shines a light on the UK video games industry," said Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO. "It shows the world that the UK has the creativity and talent to make great games. It shows the economic potential of the game development sector. It generates interest in the achievement and potential of other studios throughout the UK."

Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia believes GTA 5 will make an operating profit of $230 million.

Grand Theft Auto 5 will be released September 17 for Xbox 360 and PS3.


Source: Press release