To those familiar with Rockstar and the studio’s ability to deliver interesting narratives swimming in massive, compelling, completely open settings, it may come as a surprise to learn that Grand Theft Auto 5 started not so much with a story, as it did a literary technique.
More interesting is that in creating their new game, one starring three equally central protagonists, the developers feel they’ve stumbled upon a paradigm shift in video game narrative. That the game’s unusual plot device might inspire metaphysical discussion is perhaps a happy accident. But the game’s impetus wasn’t.
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