Helaas kan je niet vanaf het moment dat je GTA v opstart met alle drie de GTA v karakters gaan spelen/chaos aanrichten. Dit is onthuld door Rockstar North president, Leslie Benzies. Volgens Rockstar zou het de gameplay schaden, als je direct met alle drie de personages aan de slag kan.
Much of the game relies on the three characters and the way in which the lifestyle and actions of one affect the other two,” said Benzies. “We think of the three characters from the start but we thought that it would hurt the gameplay and the story. We want to give the player the opportunity to know the three characters individually and explore the world of each of them, and it would not have been possible if the three had been available from the start.
You can meet each character if you know where they are,” adds lead designer Imran Sarwar. “For example, if Michael leaves after a mission and you play Trevor, you can go to meet him. You can also force things, if you wish, from one character to another and make them meet. They can then become friends and spend time together. We thought to make the characters appear on the map to be able to follow the day to day in the city, but we chose to focus our efforts on the system of interchangeable characters.
Rockstar heeft overigens aangeven dat in GTA V wel meteen de hele stad te verkennen is en er niet eerst targets gehaald moeten worden om de andere delen te bezoeken 🙂