Hey folks !
I found something on the GTA Wiki saying that the timeline from the HD universe and the 3D universe weren't the same. Something like an parralel universe maybe.
I prefer to ask again if all events of all the games are part of a same timeline, because I don't think the infos are reliable.
Actually I even think the 3D and HD universes are related.
The source of my doubts are a few charachters which appear in the 3D universe and also the HD universe.
Let's take the example of Lazlow Jones. In GTA : Vice City he's a dj on V-Rock, after he looses his job he gets into the show "Entertaining America", which is found on the West Coast Talk Radio of GTA : San Andreas. We find him again in GTA III on Chatterbox. This was his last appearence in the 3D universe. However, we hear him again on integrity 2.0 on GTA IV and on GTA V where he hosts chattersphere with Michelle Makes and is even chased by Trevor and Michael.
Now here's the point : some say that the events of the 3D and HD universe aren't related, but, in GTA V we have explicit references to those times, when Lazlow worked on V-Rock, Chatterbox and WCTR. For example : during the interview with Brother Adrian on GTA V, Lazlow comments that he always has to interview the cults, referring to the time he interviewed Cris Formage, founder of the Epsilon Program, when he was on WCTR's Entertaining America. (GTA : SA). In Grand Theft Auto IV, when Lazlow is first mentioned on the radio, raising funds for his new radio project, Integrity 2.0, he is referred to as the host of the "long-defunct Chatterbox FM". The station also lists every other radio job Lazlow had, including working at V-Rock, in 1984 and 1986, and Entertaining America on WCTR in 1992. We also learn about him in GTA IV; being fired from Chatterbox in 2002 shortly after the events of GTA III.
So if Lazlow's past, which took place in the 3D world, is still mentionned in the HD universe and is obviously the cause of his current situation, how could those to eras not be related towards a coherent timeline ?
Another example could be Toni, also a DJ from Vice City, who appears on a billboard located in Hawick, sponsoring Vinewood Sports LS in GTA V.
So, I hope you see now, why I doubt about the timelines being separated. If some of you guys are real GTA universe pros, or have some official annoucements about this question : I'd be glad if you could help me out.
All this universe story is pretty complexe ..