Meet Trevor Phillips, the unhinged, unpredictable, psychopathic career criminal and drug addict that you will play as one of the three main protagonists in Grand Theft Auto 5 in spring 2013 (Photo : Rockstar)
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"Of course at some point we would like to have one big world containing all our cities and let the player fly between them and revisit their favorite areas. In that context re-imagining Vice City would be very interesting," says Benzies.
Thus far, each GTA game has limited itself to either Liberty City, Los Santos, Vice City, or London (if you peer into the pre-GTA 3 days). Given how dense with character each setting is, the effort it would take to combine all three cities is tremendous.
Yet, the Rockstar representative expresses concern that "Vice City, perhaps more than any other GTA game, was as much about the era as the setting. Miami in the 1980's is so iconic it would feel strange to revisit the city in a different time period."
For the moment, however, players will be able to get their hands on GTA V when it launches in Spring of 2013. The successful franchise, which sold 125 million units as of November, returns after a four year hiatus and plants gamers in Los Santos, the setting for the PS2-era GTA: San Andreas.
Players will step into the shoes of three characters: Trevor, Franklin, and Michael. Missions will require the team to work together and give gamers the option to swap between each of them on the fly. Once the player chooses to change their perspective, the computer takes over for the remaining two characters and continues carrying out set objectives.