BBC’s GTA movie The Gamechangers was ‘random, made up bollocks’, says Rockstar

The BBC didn't consult Rockstar on the film

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The BBC’s TV film The Gamechangers was broadcast last night, and the Grand Theft Auto developers it depicted weren’t too happy with it’s version of events.

“@BBC Was Basil Brush busy? What exactly is this random, made up bollocks?” Rockstar Games said through its Twitter account, which has almost 6 million followers.

The one-off drama saw Daniel Radcliffe play Rockstar producer Sam Houser, during the developer’s legal battles in 2002 over the GTA series’ San Andreas title.

The Gamechangers had a rough ride on Twitter, with viewers and gaming afficionados blasting it for its unrealistic tech talk and inaccurate portrayal of coding.

It doesn’t come as a surprise that Rockstar didn’t enjoy the film, given that it previously tried to sue the BBC because it was in no way consulted over the project.

“@BBC This new Rentaghost isn’t as good as I remember,” Rockstar also tweeted last night, likening the film to a children’s TV comedy.

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