jeez, i would have liked that..
. Well there are many reasons why Ryder is never mentioned up until Photo Opportunity. R* either wasn't planning to make Ryder a traitor since unlike Smoke, there was never really any actual hints of his betrayal, but had no further use for his character, so they decided to just simply implement it, or Ryder wasn't originally going to become a main character during the makings of the game, but once the writers saw the appeal of the character, they made him one of the main members of the Grove Street Family gang members and didn't exactly write his motives very well since he was probably an afterthought character. Yeah I'm just going to stick to the first choice considering that R* is pretty notorious for indolent writing.
That second thought's an interesting take on it. Since apparently R* were planning to have three playable characters in San Andreas originally.
I imagine it would have been CJ, Cesar and Ryder as the trio, had the concept seen the light of day.
The way I see it, I think CJ would be the playable protagonist in LS.
Cesar would be the playable protagonist in SF.
And Ryder would be the playable protagonist in LV.
Yes tbh, I'd love to see that.