GTA V's massive map puts previous franchise offerings to shame

By on September 11, 2013, 7:30 AM

The fifth major installment in the Grand Theft Auto franchise is launching in less than a week and if you need something to hold you over until then, we understand. The game is said to have a map bigger than the previous two GTA titles and Red Dead Redemption combined and now, we have proof of that.

Turns out, someone accidentally sold a copy of the GTA V strategy guide before its release date and given the connected world we live in, it was only a matter of time before images of the upcoming game’s map hit the web.

Needless to say, the game’s map is absolutely massive with mountains, deserts, countryside terrain and for the first time, a completely new underwater world to explore. There’s still a downtown city area but the rest of the map dwarfs it in size.

If you were thinking the map might be a hoax, think again. Rockstar’s official Twitter account recently acknowledged the leak and confirmed it is indeed authentic as coming directly from the Brady Games strategy guide. They even complemented the efforts of fans as they tried to recreate the map based on information available thus far.

To put the map into perspective, a NeoGaf user superimposed the map from GTA: San Andreas over the one for GTA V. As you can see, well… there’s really no comparison as the new map is at least five times larger than the one from the previous game.




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5 people like this | Ranger12 Ranger12 said:

Looks awesome. Here's to hoping a PC version is well done and comes soon.

2 people like this | Guest said:

The GTA San Andreas map doesnt seem to be put in the same scale as GTA V map, look at the size of blocks

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

Looks awesome. Here's to hoping a PC version is well done and comes soon.

Yeah and not some sub par crappy console port as was the case with GTA IV.

Arris Arris said:

The GTA San Andreas map doesnt seem to be put in the same scale as GTA V map, look at the size of blocks

My thoughts exactly.

David Amine David Amine said:

Yeah but if you play it on console you will find out that PC is a lot better!!

Looks awesome. Here's to hoping a PC version is well done and comes soon.

Yeah and not some sub par crappy console port as was the case with GTA IV.

fimbles fimbles said:

Can anyone confirm it is coming to pc?

I heard there has been no official response to a petition started by players. But also that rockstar were hiring for a project that sounded like a pc port.

Guest said:

GTA should just use Google maps.

Chazz said:

The GTA San Andreas map doesnt seem to be put in the same scale as GTA V map, look at the size of blocks

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This seems to be a better scale.

IAMTHESTIG said:

I think there are many of us hoping for a solid PC port....

JC713 JC713 said:

Too bad the PC version will just be a port .

Valkyrie743 Valkyrie743 said:

http://oi40.tinypic.com/m9sxfc.jpg

***** please., this map aint big. nice try though

mccartercar said:

Shitty port? Really? Consider this, both the PS4 and the XO use x86 processors. Guess what else uses X86?

Before gtaIV was ported from a ppc( or was it cell?) architecture to x86 and that's why it was so god awful. Hopefully with the new consoles being both X86 the PC will have drop in templates just for game assets and ports will take weeks instead of months and will be 10x better than before.

All of this is of course based on the assumption that R* will release a PS4/XO/PC version around the same time. Say Christmas or maybe even Thanksgiving!

mccartercar said:

Also I see a ninja turtle.

H3llion H3llion, TechSpot Paladin, said:

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I hope you're right, would love to see PC version before Christmas ^^

Darth Shiv Darth Shiv said:

The GTA San Andreas map doesnt seem to be put in the same scale as GTA V map, look at the size of blocks

Size of the blocks doesn't determine scale on it's own... you need to know the length of the blocks as well...

St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

The GTA San Andreas map doesnt seem to be put in the same scale as GTA V map, look at the size of blocks

And look at the GTAV airport in the top-left. That would make the runway the same length as the two cities in S.A. I don't think so....

http://oi40.tinypic.com/m9sxfc.jpg

***** please., this map aint big. nice try though

Oh man, JC2, excellent game. That map was huge, but I remember when GTAV was just a speck on the horizon, all the talks of "it'll be bigger than JC2, Red Dead combined" ...

teddy bear said:

I have to upgrade my computer to play GTA V.

jeffz6 said:

The GTA San Andreas map doesnt seem to be put in the same scale as GTA V map, look at the size of blocks

Size of the blocks doesn't determine scale on it's own... you need to know the length of the blocks as well...

I agree with Arris, looks at the airport between the two, certinly missled with scale

BigMack70 said:

I'll just be glad once this game is released and people can stop talking about it. Don't understand why people get obsessed over this franchise. I've never found a GTA game enjoyable or interesting.

XENRIX XENRIX said:

You never know, the PC port may be just as good ad the console games! And it may lag less because the console CPUs aren't even touching 2Ghz :P

Guest said:

GTA is funner then all the games u play. you sir are are not enjoyable or interesting and noone cares what u think or say cause ur just a speck on the wall of people we dnt care to conversate with or care even exist....

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