Houser said that while the "Three Leaf Clover" mission was well-received, the team had not captured the thrill of the robbery sequence to the best of their capabilities and wanted to focus on achieving that in Grand Theft Auto V.He said, "We wanted to have a couple of really strong bank robberies ...
Grand Theft Auto V was envisioned to exceed the core mechanics of the Grand Theft Auto series by giving players three lead protagonists to switch between.
The team's decided to focus on money as the game's central theme in response to the 2007–08 financial crisis; the effects of the crisis on the main characters are the catalyst for them to conduct heist missions.
The team were encouraged by the positive reaction to the "Three Leaf Clover" mission in Grand Theft Auto IV—in which an elaborate heist is coordinated and executed by the lead protagonist Niko Bellic and accomplices—to develop the story around the heists.
They then shared the results on their Instagram accounts.
In the retouched photo, Sirokai and Thorpe are slim and completely smooth like plastic […] Hard work pays off!