If you hadn't already heard, there will be three protagonists in Grand Theft Auto V . And publisher Take-Two Interactive says to expect more of that in the future .
During a the Cowen Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference in New York, Take-Two CEO Struss Zelnick said that GTAV "is going to redefine what an open-world game is and will be." He said we should also expect to see multiple protagonists in games in the next generation.
Zelnick added that being able to switch between characters with the press of a button will allow for "unprecedented" storytelling:
"This is going to be the first video game where you can shift seamlessly among three protagonists and if you think about it, one of the complicated factors in a video game has been the first person has to play all the emotional roles in the story; the good guy, the bad guy, the victim, the policeman, the cop, the hero. And, for the first time, you're going to be able to have three protagonists and that will actually drive the story forward."
To date, the blockbuster series in question has shipped 125 million units and is arguably one of the most important franchises in all of entertainment. Zelnick made no apology whatsoever for GTA being his company's "most important franchise," as he's obviously quite proud of those games. Later, a Take-Two representative said the spirit of Zelnick's comments was that future games "must deliver innovation to succeed in the market." GTAV using multiple protagonists is an example of that necessary innovation.
So what do you think about shifting between three main characters on the fly? Looking forward to it?
Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto V