Grand Theft Auto V Has a New Type of Story, Rockstar Says

The developer is quite confident in its upcoming open-world game

After revealing the second gameplay trailer for Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar Games has begun sharing more and more details about the actual game, confirming that it’s built on five key themes, chief among which being an all-new story.

GTA V is eagerly awaited by tens of millions of people from all around the world and Rockstar has already shared plenty of official info about the game, its huge open world, and its three main protagonists.

Now, Rockstar co-founder and GTA V co-writer, Dan Houser, has talked with Japanese magazine Famitsu, via Polygon, about the game’s key themes.

“There were five key themes for this title,” he said.

“One, it should have just this really huge world. Two, it has lots of goals you need to accomplish. Three, the number of robbery missions spread throughout the game apart from the main story. Four, the three playable characters; and five, the completely new multiplayer. I think when player experience this sort of gameplay they've never seen before, they're going to say 'What the hell is this?' And I think that's the most vital point here.”

According to Houser, the new story will play a big role in the impact GTA V is going to have on both gamers and the gaming industry, as Rockstar is trying to deliver something that’s yet to be explored by other games in other genres.

“It's a completely new type of story this time,” he added.

“The three heroes are all playing out their own conflicting roles, and it makes for a deeper and more complex story than before. I'd like you to think of it as a new story, once that you've never experienced not just in games but in any other genre. I guess it sort of talks about how that beautiful West Coast, covered in these rainbows of hope, isn't really the paradise you'd imagine.”

GTA V is shaping up to be one very impressive experience so you can expect more details to appear about the game as we get closer to its release in spring, 2013, for PS3 and Xbox 360.

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