- — Description at Bawsaq.com.
In GTA V, they have a slightly larger role and are featured on the BAWSAQ. The company is likely based on Microsoft due to both companies being in the computer applications industry featuring four squares in their logo, and a mobile OS user interface design similar to that of Windows' "Metro" UI. Also, the design of Facade's computer operating system bears a strong resemblance to Windows 7, with similar icons and a theme similar to that of Windows Aero. The background resembles the default Windows Vista background. The logo also resembles the logo used for the Nintendo 64 game console. The mobile OS version is based on the Windows Phone.
Trevor Philips' phone is made by Facade. In the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game, it is based on the Nokia Lumia models (also known as Microsoft Lumia). In the enhanced version, however, it is based on the HTC Desire 600.
Lester Crest owns a Facade laptop as seen in The Doomsday Heist in Grand Theft Auto Online. His laptop appears to be a gaming laptop based on Alienware laptops, evidenced by the glowing Facade logo and the also-glowing trefoil surrounding it on the back. The laptop also sports a Hacker sticker which is based on the Facade logo.
The cloud operation system demonstrated in the Doomsday Heist is made by Facade.
They also have a video game division, Facade Game Studios. Titles produced by them include Fairy III, Watersports & Mudslides, and Cannibals II.
Events of GTA V
In the mission The Vice Assassination, Franklin must assassinate Facade's Head of Product Development, Jackson Skinner. After Lester discovers Skinner's illegal transactions, he orders Franklin to kill him while he is picking a prostitute. Jackson's death causes a major drop in Facade's stocks.
- Facade is the name given to the frontal part of houses, where windows are usually located, another reference to the company's basis.
- A Facade is a flashy object that is usually empty on the inside, this could suggest that the company produces expensive looking but poor quality devices.
- In programming the facade pattern helps masks complex underlying, structural code. Due to Facade being a tech company this may serve as inspiration for the name.