Rockstar Games co-founder Dan Hauser has said that freedom - not violence - was the motivation behind sandbox classic Grand Theft Auto III.
The first open-world game when it was released in 2001, GTA III is about to be re-discovered for its tenth anniversary, with the game hitting iPhone and Android.
He told Gamespot: "To us, sandbox has this idea of throwing things in without any sense of choice over what's going in there, while we were carefully picking features and controlling the experience in a particular way.
"It wasn't this total freeform experience. We gave the player more freedom, but it was just controlled in another way. That's why we prefer 'open-world'. It's just more descriptive of what we felt we were doing."
Coming out by the end of October, GTA III will be available on iPad 2, iPhone 4S, HTC Evo 2, Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
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