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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:54 AM

Grand Theft Auto 5's three main characters Michael, Franklin and Trevor won't all be playable at the start of the game, Rockstar has revealed.

Speaking to French website jeuxactu.com (translated via Google), Rockstar North president The Benz explained that offering players control over all three characters immediately would have "hurt the gameplay and story", while introducing the characters over a period of time will let players "explore the world of each of them".

"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 The Benz. "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."

It isn't known in which order the characters will become playable. But even though you may not be able to play as each of them at the start, GTA 5's entire map will be explorable from the beginning, and characters will be able to meet each other between missions.

"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."

GTA 5 launches on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 17. A first look at gameplay footage was revealed last week.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:56 AM

oh.my.god.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:57 AM

I expected as much.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:05 AM

A little late to the party. That preview came out a while ago. Also to add you start of as Michael only, then the other two slowly unlock

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:06 AM

BREAKING NEWS EVERYBODY!

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:09 AM

I had totally missed this.

However, I welcome it. It'll give the game more depth and make it easier to play at first.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:34 AM

Smart idea

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:38 AM

Already knew. Quite late to finding that out huh?

It could be a good concept. May not be , depending on if your opening a Focus Story & Fun Story save slots for example Focus being no cheats and 100 on the story Or Fun Slot being cheats , playin as your favourite character right away

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:44 AM

Known since the very first GI preview if I'm not mistaken sigh.gif

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:46 AM

QUOTE (Moonwalker98 @ Wednesday, Jul 17 2013, 06:56)
oh.my.god.

LOL exactly my reaction icon14.gif

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:48 AM

QUOTE (Grand Theft Savage @ Wednesday, Jul 17 2013, 07:44)
Known since the very first GI preview if I'm not mistaken sigh.gif

Nah quite recent news

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:48 AM

QUOTE (Noclue_42 @ Wednesday, Jul 17 2013, 07:46)
QUOTE (Moonwalker98 @ Wednesday, Jul 17 2013, 06:56)
oh.my.god.

LOL exactly my reaction icon14.gif

for Etc u play Micheal first and do several missions and then u meet Franklin it take off pressure of choosing between the 3

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:50 AM

This was the logical approach, many like myself expected it to play out like this.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:50 AM

QUOTE (AuSsIeThUnDeR36 @ Wednesday, Jul 17 2013, 07:48)
QUOTE (Grand Theft Savage @ Wednesday, Jul 17 2013, 07:44)
Known since the very first GI preview if I'm not mistaken  sigh.gif

Nah quite recent news

How recent? I remember the very first preview from GI saying that in the first mission, you must use Michael. They said that all characters won't be available.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:51 AM

Great idea. 100% agree with R*

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 08:06 AM

so that explains the day counter on the HUD.
that mission takes place (was it 83?) game days.
should be a long indepth story line

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 08:18 AM Edited by Chukkles, 17 July 2013 - 08:22 AM.

This is no big deal, all it means is that we'll do a couple of missions with (probably) Michael, get used to basic character functions and then he'll most likely meet Franklin and we'll get used to him and also switching between two, do a couple missions with both of them and Franklin will make Michael want to feel young again, Michael will set up the meeting with Trevor because he wants to get back into bank jobs.

Michaels antagonist is "Death" itself.




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