The December issue of Game Informer has revealed a Grand Theft Auto V surprise that may leave a few fans wondering what just happened. Rather than a single protagonist like Claude, Tommy Vercetti, CJ or Nico Bellic, GTA5 will share the lead role between three different characters. All of the promo art featuring multiple characters, the accent in the original trailer, it all makes sense now. Simply put, Los Santos, or "the biggest open world Rockstar has created to date," has enough room for three intertwined stories.
Other leaks mention that at least one of the three is an "east coast gangster" trying to get a fresh start, but being unable to find it. Whether that backstory fits the narrative in GTA5's first trailer, or implies that all three have moved to Los Santos for different reasons, only Rockstar knows. Maybe we'll find out on November 14 when the second trailer is released.
Grand Theft Auto V is currently announced for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, no PC reveal yet, and is scheduled for a spring 2013 release. Might I just add they all look like middle-age dads on the verge of snapping and becoming psychopaths? Yeah, this three protagonist thing might just work out fine.