With Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar has included three playable characters, which can be switched between at any time when off-mission. When not playing as a character, they will go about their daily lives doing their own thing.

Some missions in GTA V will require just one character, some will be two, and some will include all three characters. You may get the option to switch between them when playing a mission with more than one, whereas sometimes it will be mandatory to switch.