Could this Grand Theft Auto be the Fast Five of the series? I ask this question because of recent rumors regarding returning protagonists. When I heard that there was a possibility that Niko Bellic could be in this game and that you may be able to play as multiple characters from the series, I was very excited. I am looking forward to the possibilities of a team Co-Op based GTA game. This might be me swinging for the fence, but honestly how many times can RockStar have you run over a pedestrian and rob a bank, without adding something that comes off as unique and innovative. It is assumed that actor Ned Luke will be the new lead character of GTA V. Imagine if Ned’s character in this game pulls together a team composed of past GTA Hall of Famers. Such as Carl CJ Johnson from GTA San Andreas, Niko Bellic GTA 4, Claude from GTA 3, and a much older Tommy Vercetti from GTA Vice City.
Heck some rumors suggest that Ned Luke’s character may be Tommy Vercetti. So think about a 5 player Co-op game where you and your online friends can come together and take on the ultimate Grand Theft Auto title. Now if you are thinking “What about the single player experience?” My answer to you is this Drop in, and Drop out Co-Op. It will still be the same game just with an AI partner. This has worked before in games such as Gears of War, XBLA titles, and PSN titles. This means that you are not forced to play with another person, it’s just preferred for a better gaming experience. Think about how much fun the multiplayer only experience of GTA 4 was when you played with a buddy and how awesome it was to have the freedom of an open world without restrictions. Remember team objectives in GTA 4 where if your team didn’t work together the mission couldn’t be completed.
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