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Submitted by BehindGames 1010d ago | opinion piece

GTA 5' s map too close to the real world

GTA V, is an upcoming open world action-adventure video game being developed by Rockstar North in the United Kingdom and published by Rockstar Games. GTA V is to be set in fictional Los Santos in the state of San Andreas and its surrounding areas, based on modern-day Los Angeles and Southern California. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

Wizziokid  +   1010d ago
I love how close they can get these games now
Spoon_  +   1010d ago
Cant fool me call me wen there are plenty of residential streets
minimur12  +   1010d ago
woooooooooowwwwww............. . that beach looks like the beach in real life...

WAIT is that the beach that I love close to ?!?!?!?!!?!!?!??!
it looks the same!
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irepbtown  +   1010d ago
That Helicopter shot... bloody hell it looks good.

I cannot wait :D
ZombieKiller  +   1010d ago
can't....wait....anymore.. ..head gonna EXPLODE!!!!
Lior  +   1010d ago
shame it will be in 720p, gonna buy it for my ps3 as I still have one but I will buy the pc version the minute its out and play it at 2560 1440 or 1440p
3-4-5  +   1010d ago
It's a shame Super Mario World is only in 16-bit....

It's not a shame....we should be grateful we get to play this game on any console.
Pl4sm4  +   1010d ago
shame ill get it on the ps4 not the ps3 :(
ape007  +   1010d ago
ain't no different than 1080P
PurpHerbison  +   1010d ago
It kind of is a shame to be honest.
Muffins1223  +   1010d ago
Yea i would wait for the pc or ps4 version...
ZombieKiller  +   1010d ago
@Lior- dude those are 1st world problems. a game this size running on 7 year old hardware...consider yourself lucky....and spoiled.
deafdani  +   1010d ago
If it is 720p, it will be a marked step up from GTA IV and its expansions (Gay Tony and Lost & Damned), which ran all at 640p, at least on the PS3. The resolution looked decent on my 32" 720p Sony Bravia when I first played those games, but when I replayed them on my upgraded TV (full HD 50" Viera), my eyes bled. So. Damn. Blurry.

xflo360  +   1010d ago
@3-4-5 Its a shame that more gamers aren't like me and you (cup half-full people).

We are spoilt as gamers these days: Online, free demo's, cheap games, variety and choice, great value consoles, very cheap mobile gaming etc.. Yet there are still those who moan and squabble about petty little things that just dont matter.

Just play your games people, and love life!
FlyingFoxy  +   1010d ago
1080P if you want high framerate, in game graphic settings affect much more how the game looks over resolution.

I'm waitin on the pc version anyway hoping Rockstar do a good job this time and have a huge multiplayer. otherwise its back to SA-MP again.
Blacklash93  +   1010d ago
It'll be the perfect terrorism-simulator for that area. Or at least that's what the news channels will be saying around release.

We all know it's coming. It happens with every GTA game.
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BISHOP-BRASIL  +   1010d ago
It's still not 1:1... It's really scaled down and some areas are different (and I think it's on purpose, you don't want to go too realistic when you can do whatever you want creating your own city, you have hardware/larbour time restrictions and some stuff are just more fun if you make 'em different, afterall it's game, i.e. fun, not a simulation, i.e. realistic). So no, it can't be used as a terrorist simulator...

That said, you still have a point, if anything as minor as a kid trowing a fart bomb on a school bathroom in LA area, you can be sure we'll be hearing about GTA 5 on Fox News.
MEsoJD  +   1010d ago
Being from SoCal is kind of surreal. I can't wait!
GT67  +   1010d ago
that is wrong with games now days to much like reality
not enough FUN games these days. grand theft auto,uncharted,call of duty,battlefield,destiny list go's on. to many games focus on terrorist and not FUN anymore.illuminati got you guy's just where they want you blind.
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TAURUS-555  +   1009d ago
cant wait to play it on my new PS4 ¡¡¡
ApolloTheBoss  +   1010d ago
I really need to play this to believe how big it is. I still can't picture a world map three times bigger than Red Dead.
teedogg80  +   1010d ago
I know right. And they say it's gonna be five times the size of RDR.
Oschino1907  +   1010d ago
Didn't they say the land mass was 3 1/2 RDRs or bigger then GTA IV, RDR and San Andreas combined?

Unless you are counting all the water areas also, but even though you can fly over it or swim/drive on it and Scuba dive I wouldn't quite say that it's worth counting in terms of overall map size. There will be fun things to do with the water areas for sure but not nearly as much as on land.

Unless they have submarines..... Racing sumbmarines.... and an underwater city.
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_-EDMIX-_  +   1010d ago
Now THATS WHAT I WANT TO HEAR! That is progress and classic Rockstar. No more of this "GTAIV little map DVD9 crap" I want the biggest, best GTA they can make.

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Mutant-Spud  +   1010d ago
Well thank goodness it'll have cars and planes and not horses.
turnerdc  +   1010d ago

Looks like 1996's Daggerfall is the reigning champ with a world map size of 62,394 square miles compared to Red Dead's map size of around 28 square miles.
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Elwenil  +   1010d ago
Minecraft is said to have the potential to generate a 1,575,605,688 square mile map so I would say it wins in overall size. It would literally take you days of real time to walk far enough to expand the map to that size though.
yess  +   1010d ago

Say hello to Outerra, planet size map, inc. space.

This is an engine not a game, but you can download and play around with the engine right now.
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SpideySpeakz  +   1010d ago
Elwenil. That would take 36 days to go from the middle of the map to the end.
MrDead  +   1010d ago
Frontier Elite 2 gives you a galaxy where you can fly to and around any planet and any star within the game.
Dasteru  +   1010d ago

Earth is 57,500,000 mi^2.

Minecraft 1,575,605,688 mi^2

If Outerra is planet size based on earth then minecraft is about 25-30x the size.
dogoodmatters  +   1010d ago
For the time Daggerfall released, absolutely!
rooxx  +   1010d ago
@dasteru Don't forget there's a huge difference between completely random worlds (can be made infinite) and large worlds based on real data or artistically modeled worlds.

Minecraft is essentially competing in a different category.
DeadManMcCarthy  +   1010d ago
I doubt those maps are even to scale, and not in equal proportions.
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fattyuk  +   1010d ago
it is and isn't about the size of the map,

but how unique and detailed that Map is.
ZombieKiller  +   1010d ago
that's what people with "small maps" say....ask her to be honest and she will tell you size matters
fattyuk  +   1009d ago
Are you a 13yr old virgin or something??

Is that the most intellectual comment you could come up with.... oh sorry "cum" up with hehehe.

madara0sama  +   1010d ago
Just imagine instead of open plains, there are a lot of empty buildings. I just hope it's not as bland as GTA4.
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_-EDMIX-_  +   1010d ago
Buddy, the second I heard GTAV would be the biggest, I stopped caring about what GTAIV WAS! Understand they where exteremly limited coming off DVD JUST to use DVD AGAIN! What ever MS let them do on 360 weather it be install or mulitpledisk or both etc, I'm just happy the game is not being hindered.

I'm right there with you, I don't ever want a GTA like GTAIV. Bland, small, less features, less....well everything. This GTA IS THE REAL GTAIV!
DeadManMcCarthy  +   1010d ago
Empty buildings and empty desert. Not complaining though.
-Gespenst-  +   1010d ago
Play Just Cause 2.
BozoLoco  +   1010d ago
RDR seemed very big because it was a very vasp, empty map. It was fun to explore but for the most part it was like that. I think that they will balance it out so that it feels like a really big San Andreas, more than a really big RDR. Like, the main city hubs will be a little bit bigger, and so will the country red neck towns. So I think we'll get a very similar map to San Andreas.
brodychet  +   1010d ago
5 times the size, including water.
Pintheshadows  +   1010d ago
I don't see how it being similar geographically to the real world is an issue. I can't run down countless pedestrians in real life and get away with it. My point is it is what you can do in the world that matters. The richer and more detailed that world is, the better the experience.
T2  +   1010d ago
yes and if you look at san andreas it was a great map at the time, but there weren't really enough fast travel methods at the time... I can remember losing a vehicle and riding my pedal bike from the mountains to the nearest.......... nearest...... road, only to find a tractor that topped out at 10mph... LOL good times but fast travel is essential in GTA if they are gonnna do huge maps. The taxis were good in GTAIV, good start. perhaps heli-taxi is coming...
M_Prime  +   1010d ago
I just had Brucie pick me up in the Helicopter in GTAIV
Fez  +   1010d ago
I hope to see a system where if you get in that situation and switch character, you can choose if you want the previous stranded character to make his own way back to the nearest safehouse or a user-specified location or whether to just leave him where he is.

Or just heli-taxi's, that would do!
N4OGs  +   1010d ago
if its close to the real world then when you get the game do some taxi missions and then irl you can become a real cab driver because the game helped you memorize every place without even needing the street names
KillrateOmega  +   1010d ago
Buy our new game, GTA V, or as we know it, Virtual Taxi Driver Trainer.
Oschino1907  +   1010d ago
Hey atleast kids that play will be getting themselves ready for the "real world". Maybe have an option to play as a sanitation worker or DOT worker who holds signs around road work.
LKHGFDSA  +   1010d ago
Wow, those comparisons are really impressive.
They've put so much work into this game.
SilentNegotiator  +   1010d ago
Make it a billion times larger than that for all I care. If all it manages to do is make commutes stupidly long, then who cares? Too many open world games are desolate.
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steve30x  +   1010d ago
My favourite thing to do in sandbox games is steal , cars , trucks , vans or aeroplanes and drive as fast and as far as I can. I even love to drive from one location to the destination of the next mission. So I am one who cares.
T3mpr1x  +   1010d ago
I hope this is filled with plenty of stuff to do.
Oschino1907  +   1010d ago
From what they have said so far there will be multiple times more things to do then in any other GTA and with a map with such size and variety I expect the same of the things to do, a lot of them and tons of variety.

Now I don't know about you but I loved the online of GTA IV and RDR, still play every week or so for a few hours. I mainly just free roam and my god if they translate most of the single player fun to multi along with 32 players or more I will have a hard time putting down the game.

My expectations based on previous games and their ability to take the best parts and mash them up is through the roof. Hell even with DLC I expect some great story driven expansions along with even more free roam fun for single and multi or some sort of co-op (RDR style but bigger).

Prob gonna get for PS4 even if I have to wait a bit longer. Or cave and get for both PS3 and PS4 because I don't want to pull a Cartman, freeze my self and end up dealing with talking otters and such.
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CaptainFaisal  +   1010d ago
No way! GTA V looks waayy better than real life ! look at the 2nd comparison which is better? be honest? GTA V !
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1010d ago
It's not hard to make something look better when you saturate it and make it really colorful.
cr33ping_death  +   1010d ago
like FRY from Futurama said " this is HDTV.... it has better resolution than real life" :)
RustedMan  +   1010d ago
well...these screens look like absolute crap.
what's up with the funky textures on the buildings??

Related image(s)
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steve30x  +   1010d ago
You can tell from a compressed and blurred image? Genius. I wish everybody had your eyesight.
RustedMan  +   1009d ago
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steve30x  +   1009d ago
@ RustedMan : Should go to the opticians. The buildings in Flight sim look a lot worse
RustedMan  +   1010d ago
*double post*
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Th3 Chr0nic  +   1010d ago
Are we supposed to think this is a bad thing??
Doctor_Freeman  +   1010d ago
I was thinking the same thing while my sarcastic meter was ringing.

Let's hope this pretty candy shell has a sweet taste on the inside as well.
Oh_Yeah  +   1010d ago
Let's hope the PS3 version doesn't get jipped again like in RDR and GTA 4.. Sub hd and blurry. I kind of have a feeling it might considering the size... The majority of open world games are like that on ps3 due to the ram limitations but who knows, Rock Star may have some magic up their sleeves, la noire was done well but then again there wasn't too much going on in that game.
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LKHGFDSA  +   1010d ago
Nah they've said the game was made for the PS3.
Just like L.A. Noire was.
Lone_Man  +   1010d ago

This will happen after the launch
meday354  +   1010d ago
GTA V looks great cant wait!
MuhammadJA  +   1010d ago
This will only prove that the game is getting too realistic. That's fine by me, but don't be surprised when a lot of people are gonna be disappointed because the game is too real and not fun enough.
Kran  +   1010d ago
Not that I'm dissing that screenshot...

but as real as it almost looks, it still looks video game. If you were to compare a real life screenshot to that image, you'd see lighting is different. In a video game, it's smooth lighting with rough shadows. In the real world... well... you get the picture.
kingPoS  +   1010d ago
Um so is Watch Dogs. <put on flame retardant cloths>

Flame On! [cackles wildly] I'm ready for yeah's
BlackSharinganX  +   1010d ago
must be shredding through that dimension like a boss
kB0  +   1010d ago
I'll wait for gameplay and real in game shots, not these Ubisoft touched up shots that are always taken at an appealing angle:D
HarryB  +   1010d ago
I'm also hoping for a red dead redemption 2. Love rockstar. Its bascially the only developer team that brings the entire gaming community together.
iNFAMOUZ1  +   1010d ago
im going to play this game till i shit R's oh and ^ @LKHGFDSA, ps3 isn't the lead platform, their isn't a lead platform, they are developing the game for both consoles at the same time

oh and red dead, gta iv, max payne 3, did look and perform better on 360, so we will see if that continues
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Bobby Kotex  +   1010d ago
"Too Close" for what? What a stupid title.

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