and has the same voice actor? What?
Willy was in Vice City, he was in the rigged Limo, and Tommy saved him. 30 years later, he's in Whisky a Go Go in Los Santos 2013. Why would that be so hard to accept? It's years later and there is no need to mention tommy so he's not mentioned. You dont need it to be an entire different universe to understand why tommy isnt there. Willy in V is LITERALLY like having Jim Carrey as the Riddler in the Nolan films, because that's exactly what happened here. Same actor and everything. It's the same guy.
Erm, Willie was voiced by Craig Conner (Rockstar North's audio lead) in GTAV, he was voiced by someone else in Vice City, unless you're saying all Scottish people sound the same?
He even looks different, granted his only showing in VC was for that one mission, but detail wise he's completely different.
You say comparing it to comic books is like comparing Apples to Oranges, well guess what, they're not different, it's even the same method Lazlow spoke about many times in chats when describing the difference universes "think of it like Comic Books, that's what we went with".
If people want to believe it's all connected just let them. No use getting worked up about it when they're never going to let it go.
I'm not getting worked up, just pointing out that it does make sense, and it's something that's been done in many video games, movies and comics, but apparently it can't be done in the Holy Grand Theft Auto despite Rockstar already doing so when they ditched the 2D Era.