What is the GTA Network?
The Grand Theft Auto Network (GTA Network, or GTANet) is a network of Grand Theft Auto-related fansites and communities dedicated to the blockbuster series from Rockstar Games and Take 2 Entertainment. Our forums are home to the largest GTA community in the world, bringing together gamers from around the globe. For over half a decade, we've been delivering up-to-date, legitimate and concise news and information to gamers through our network of websites. Over the years, we've built a reputation for being one of the most respected and notable networks dedicated to the Grand Theft Auto series.
A Brief History of GTANet
Virtually every online community can trace their roots to a modest beginning as a small fan-run website. The GTA Network is no different. We began as a small GTA III website, GrandTheftAuto3.net. As time passed, the popularity of the website began to grow, eventually becoming GTA3.com. GTA3.com then expanded into GTA3Mods, GTA3Files and GTA3Forums. Activity peaked as the launch of GTA III for the PC approached, at which time GTA3.com was receiving a record 20 million visitors per month.
GTANet has continued to push forward in the development of Grand Theft Auto-related websites. So far, all major titles have had their releases covered by the GTA Network, including (but not limited to) Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto IV, as well as Grand Theft Auto V.
The original community message board at forums.grandtheftauto3.net had proved to be a great success when it was first launched, and eventually it embraced its own domain at GTA3Forums.com. As the GTA series stepped beyond GTA III and moved towards Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, GTA3Forums followed suit by dropping the specific reference to GTA III, becoming GTAForums in the process.
Now boasting an impressive count of over 350,000 users and nearly 6,000,000 posts, GTAForums is currently the largest and most influential Grand Theft Auto community on the internet.
Further Network Endeavours
Websites not directly tied to any particular Grand Theft Auto title have also been developed, catering mostly to the thriving PC modification ("modding") community. These websites are mostly community-based in nature, consisting of both a modding reference wiki (GTAModding.com) and a database for Grand Theft Auto modifications (GTAGarage.com).
For a complete listing of GTA Network websites, click here.