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Accolade to recognise achievements of hugely successful sequel

GTA V earns Rockstar North special award at Bafta Scotland

Bafta Scotland is to honour Edinburgh developer Rockstar North with a special award for its achievements with blockbuster hit Grand Theft Auto V.

The title has broken a plethora of records in both the game industry and wider entertainment sector, raking in $1 billion in three days.

Bafta Scotland said the achievement deserved special recognition at its awards event later this month.

"BAFTA Scotland is delighted to present a Special Award for 2013 to Rockstar North in recognition of the creative excellence and international success of Grand Theft Auto V," said Bafta Scotland acting director Alan de Pellette.

"It’s amazing to have such a high end work produced in Scotland and I congratulate all the many talented people involved for their fantastic achievements in making the game a world leader. Bafta takes any opportunity to recognise and reward excellence within the Games industry and BAFTA Scotland is proud to be able to honour Rockstar North and Grand Theft Auto V for their achievements in 2013."

The British Academy Scotland Awards will take place on November 17th. The event covers film, TV, animation, documentaries and games.

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