Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V or GTA 5)
GTA is an upcoming video game created by Rockstar Games. GTA V will be the next instalment in the Grand Theft Auto series, after GTA IV and Episodes from Liberty City.The game is set in modern day Los Santos, San Andreas and its surrounding countryside;, and it will be released in Spring 2013 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. A precise release is not yet known, and a PC version has yet to be confirmed. Gameplay
There are three separate protagonists: Michael, Trevor Phillips and Franklin. Dan Houser stated in an interview that one of the protagonists will be the antagonist.
At any time outside a mission (and in some missions that feature several of them), you can switch between these characters. When not being controlled, they will continue with their lives, so switching to them will put in you whatever situation they are currently in. These three protagonists will have overlapping storylines and will affect each other.
Storyline missions and some hobbies and side-missions will only be available to the specific character. But most side-missions and random encounters will be available to any. Character customisation will be limited to clothing and similar - GTA V will not include full RPG-style customisation, like the fat/thin possibilities in GTA San Andreas, due to the complexity and personalities of the three protagonists.
Michael is a retired bank robber, living under the protection of the FIB witness protection program. With his money running out, he is being drawn back into a life of crime.
Trevor is an emotionally unstable, sociopathic career criminal, suffering from drug addiction. He has previously worked with Michael in various heists, and has prior experience as a military pilot, allowing him to operate aircraft.
Franklin is "fit and fashion conscious", working for an Armenian luxury car dealer, repossessing cars of those who default on their payments. He is starting to work his way up in the criminal world.
Rockstar have confirmed that, as GTA V is part of the HD Universe (GTA IV Era onwards), certain characters from GTA IV and its episodes will return, but not major ones like Niko Bellic.