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Submitted by TNTgamer 537d ago | news

The GTA V map is 49 square miles in size

It has been revealed by early players of Grand Theft Auto V that the size of the map will be 49 square miles in size. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

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lnvisibleMan  +   537d ago
Geez that impressive for a video game. Only 5 miles shorter than Manhattan. Manhattan surface area is 87.46km2= 54.34miles.

If they can do that with current gen, what are they going to give us next gen!!!!
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TNTgamer  +   537d ago
Whole countries my friend... then... the world!
PoSTedUP  +   537d ago
operation flashpointDR's map was 107.2square miles, took 9 hours to run across. thi is incredible considering the level of detail, buildings, interaction, too much stuff to list. afterall it was all open terrain, nothing compared to gtaV
Pandamobile  +   537d ago
Minecraft's and Godus' worlds are the size of gas planets. Granted they're procedurally generated, but I'm just letting you know that we've already hit planet sized games =)
corbeaunoir  +   537d ago
They also look like utter ass because Notch is a con artist who convinced you to buy an ugly virtual lego set despite the fact that the exact same thing has been done by other people for free and with far better coding.
derek1st  +   537d ago
You say 54, the guy in the article says 23. Who's right?
TenBensons  +   537d ago
You might want to re-read the article. He says Manhattan island is 23sq miles. ;)
derek1st  +   537d ago
Yes but the guy i'm commenting on said 54.
waltercross  +   537d ago
Manhatten is 33sq miles

https://www.google.com/sear...
lnvisibleMan  +   537d ago
@ derek1st
First of all I wasn’t one of the people who disagreed with your comment, you are right to call me out man if my figure sounded a bit BS. Secondly the two figures that I and TNTgamer were based on desk research not physical field work so any mistakes made were MADE by others not us.

When I googled the area size of Manhattan the first result I got was 87.46 km². Get result in miles(y). 1km=0.6214, y=0.6214 x 87.46, y=54.347644. You can check conversion value km2 to miles here http://www.metric-conversio...

I assume TNTgamer got his figure from Wikipedia which states ‘a land area of 22.96 square miles (59.5 km2)’. But whoever submitted that conversion value on wiki was wrong. If you convert 22.96 miles to km http://www.metric-conversio... you get 36.951km2 not 59.5 km2. That not say that 22.96 sq miles is wrong but conversion value made on wiki definally is.

Not the most enlightening answer I agee but its the only answer I can give.
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Jamesjdk  +   536d ago
@ lnvisibleman

The conversion factor between km2 and miles2 isn't the same as between km and miles. There are 2 dimensions so you need to square the conversion factor. 0.6214 x 0.6214 = 0.3861. 87.46km2 x 0.3861 = 33.7683 miles2
ATi_Elite  +   537d ago
That's a nice size but many games are bigger like Arma 3 which is 168 Sq. Miles (270 kilometers) and that's not counting the seafloor area around Altis which is playable.

http://www.pcgamer.com/2013...

http://24.media.tumblr.com/...

GTAV does have a lot of variable activities packed into it and I'm looking forward to it as GTA truly is one of the greatest series in gaming.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   537d ago
Yeah, there are many games with bigger worlds but many of those games also have very bland worlds or large areas with not much going on. GTA5 seems to have a massive world but with lots of detail (knowing R* the attention to detail will be amazing).
waltercross  +   537d ago
@ ATi

There are games bigger in size, but very few reach that size with so much detail.
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Lukas_Japonicus  +   537d ago
And im going to explore every inch.

That's what she said.
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TrevorPhillips  +   537d ago
Oh no you didn't haha
TrevorPhillips  +   537d ago
Dayumm that's huge! This week is going so slow and killing me! :(
derek1st  +   537d ago
Where are you getting this number from? Source please
inmusicutrust  +   537d ago
Ya I don't see how early players can accurately measure the map....especially with limited time to play and rockstar hovering over their shoulders
zyphee  +   537d ago
Early players?
koh  +   537d ago
I think IGN said it at some point in the last week, but I'm not positive.
firelogic  +   537d ago
Why do you want a massive map? it just means more tedious and monotonous driving from marker to marker.
NexGen  +   537d ago
Just Cause 2 was huge and only 4sq miles. This seems massive.
derek1st  +   537d ago
just cause 2 was bigger than that. its way bigger than gta 5
TNTgamer  +   536d ago
That may be true but there can be times where games can be too big if you know what im saying? Just Cause 2 was one for those games, I felt that it was too baron with a lot of repetitive stuff in it (purely down to personal opinion). This by no means makes it a bad game though

I think GTA V will find that perfect balance of size and quantity that we all desire
Lykon  +   537d ago
lol 4 sq miles ! its 200 sq miles
It's actually 391 sq miles.
waltercross  +   537d ago
4 sq miles?? LOL
kalebninja  +   537d ago
project spark size is roughly 10sq miles and you can build really high plus it has infinite portals linking to entire other area's so the size is basically infinite :) but for a game like this this is huuuuge and its gnna be great
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Bathyj  +   537d ago
Bigger than the city I live in.
FRAKISTAN  +   537d ago
https://pbs.twimg.com/media...
https://pbs.twimg.com/media...

after all those fakes, finally something real

Anyeay the site is a bigot as it says that viewers from "your country" can't access the website
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TNTgamer  +   537d ago
tbh I don't want people who link spam on my site anyway.

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