Submitted by john2 1008d ago | rumor

GTA V Map Leaked

DSOGaming writes: "And here comes a major leak for Rockstar’s upcoming GTA game, GTA V. It appears that an insider has just leaked Vinewood’s map." (Grand Theft Auto V, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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WhiteLightning  +   1008d ago
If it's true why do they call the places the same as the ones featured in the old games.

Thats not Los Santos....same goes for Liberty City in GTA4

The whole point people liked SA was because of the map (at the time)....I wanted to see three cities again and one huge map.
xPhearR3dx  +   1008d ago
Because it's the same location as SA. Rockstar even called it Los Santos in their press release for the trailer. They even showed the Vinewood sign in the trailer, so yet again, same area, same name, new look.
WhiteLightning  +   1008d ago
Yeah but how can you change a look of somewhere and call it the same name when the places look completly differen't. I'd understand if they added a few things here and there but it dosen't even have the same lay out



being the same as this


Nope....not seeing what part of the map it is...


"whitelightning so stop whinging"

Please...shut the hell up, I'm not whinning, I'm pointing something out, don't tell me what to do
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kingdavid  +   1008d ago
They did the same with liberty city whitelightning so stop whinging.
xPhearR3dx  +   1008d ago
Well the original San Andreas was set in the early 90's, this is probably in modern time. 20 years can make a big difference. I live in NYC, places that were here 20 years ago are still called the same thing, but look completely different than they did back then. Even in the trailer, you could see key landmarks that were in SA on PS2 but look completely different. Rockstar would be stupid to use the exact same map layout.

Assume this is real, even parts of this map look very similar to the one in the original SA.
Joe2911  +   1008d ago
You are whining. Unless you've been missing for the past 4 years you will have noticed that GTA 4 was liberty city which looked nothing like the liberty city in GTA 3. Why would you buy a carbon copy of GTA:SA? Sure it would be good to reminisce on old memories of a great game, but I for one would like to see a new story played out in a city LIKE SA but not exactly the same.
scotchmouth  +   1008d ago
lol @ "Don't tell me what to do"
milohighclub  +   1008d ago
Dunno why you are all been dicks, whitelightning has a point. things do change but you don't lose 70% landmass over 20 years.
koh  +   1008d ago
"Yeah but how can you change a look of somewhere and call it the same name when the places look completly different"

Because it's a videogame...
HSx9  +   1007d ago
If you believe these screenshots are real you should consider thinking again. Also, If you believe that this is an "alpha" version of the game, you do realize multi-platform games as well as exclusive games, are tested on computers because it is much easier and flexible to change codes on the game, rather than having to burn it on a disk and then play it on a console. This is FAKE AS HELL. It would be such a waste of time for someone especially like Rockstar to start making copies of their alpha version for no reason, if anything it would be the beta version of the game that gets tested on consoles, and this shitty GTA4 Mod is not even close to a "beta" looking type game. So please, open your eyes and understand this article is fake and is just looking for hits. Also I like how this person who made this fake design, left "waypoint on" and "legend on" when infact nothing is on. Another thing, on the third picture, the roads don't match up with what the character is standing on, so another fail there.
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rowdyBOY  +   1008d ago
is this so called "leaked" images got anything to do with the release of saints row 3 ???

i wonder !!!
Tr10wn  +   1008d ago
Why? i mean is not like SR:3 is good, the game suck, short story and pointless action, i dont think Rockstar even care if SR is good or is bad, their games got a lo more quality in it.
Ace_Man_6  +   1008d ago
No, because this is unofficial
Commander_TK  +   1008d ago
Saints Row is what GTA was in the the past: FUN.
RayRay36  +   1008d ago
Saints Row 3 hater. And I NEVER use the term hater.
TheBlackMask  +   1008d ago
I don't get why people are disagreeing him to death, he has a point.

As Whitelightning also pointed out they did this to GTA4 aswell, I'd understand if they built new things over the course of the time frame of the two games but they've added new stuff which would be impossible to add.

They may aswell said it's set in SA but in a brand new and differen't city. I think they're just using the name to get people more hyped up
xtreampro  +   1008d ago
Are you a child? is it really that hard to understand why it looks the way it does in GTA5 R* now have the power to create LS the way they truly envisioned it to look. It now looks more realistic and it'll be far more detailed and larger than the original LS.

The only reason SA looked the way it did on the PS2 was because of hardware limitations, and their design choices were based on those limitations.

They have far more freedom now so why would they gimp themselves by making a HD version of LS when they can recreate the whole map and make it look & 1feel 100x's better?

WhiteLightning's getting so many disagrees because his comment makes no sense.
Grip  +   1008d ago
i lost my hype i'm very Disappointed from this map!... it's not even half a liberty city nor it's Quarter SA.. a very small City.. i hope it's fake
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Micro_Sony  +   1008d ago
This is what happens when you have 5 year old tech consoles trying to push modern day games.

Give R* credit for even doing what they have done with RDR and GTA 4.

All you people screaming NO WE DONT NEED A NEW CONsOLE GEN YET are in denial. Yes Uncharted,Battlefield 3 and Gears are pretty games but not everything that glitters is gold.
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CashColeTrain1337  +   1008d ago
I'd like to know how you can tell it is small.
Trainz  +   1008d ago
This is definitely fake.
The map frame and option placements are identical to GTAIV and the character model is too.
Yukicore  +   1007d ago
If San Andreas map can be made to look like this (on GTA:IV), no doubt this leak is FAKE.
egidem  +   1008d ago
At this leak rate, I don't think that there will be anything left a secret when we'll be nearing the game's release.
KwietStorm  +   1008d ago
So you never played GTAIV? I don't remember Liberty City looking quite they much like New York in GTAIII. They can do whatever they want. It's a semi fictional map in a virtual world of their own creation. They have the opportunity to create these maps with the vision they likely had all the time, now that the systems can handle it. What would you expect? You think GTA IV should have had that same tiny, non detailed map? Why are you making this out to be bigger than it is?
xtremeimport  +   1008d ago
I know GTA:4 got rated highly, but i honestly dont think it was half as fun as San Andreas or Liberty City. I really hope they manage to find that feeling they had in the Ps2 games for this one. Cant wait.
Muffins1223  +   1008d ago
I might say fake,one because the menu looks same as gta 4 just modified map,and the handgun the dude has is the exact same model in gta 4
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1008d ago
looks fake to me also.
-Alpha  +   1008d ago
I don't know, I believe it O_o

Or at least I want to, I don't see the big deal in faking a map..
gta2800  +   1008d ago
Well I hope it's fake. Stupid rumors raised my expectations really high and if this was the real map I'd be very disappointed. Just seems underwhelming. Los Santos in this map looks about the same size as the one in SA and the country area looks pointless. Like they just slapped 3 little random towns with long roads to get to each one. Highly doubt Rockstar would be dumb enough to make a map like that.
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Tr10wn  +   1008d ago
is probably in alpha, do menus even care at that point? even the map looks plain... there is a reason why developers never show alpha footage, people always think that will be the final product and it isn't.
DeadManMcCarthy  +   1008d ago
lol gun looks the same? so you're saying only one gta can have the same gun? gta 3, vice city and san andreas all had the same pistol.

its not unusual for r* to re-use gun models.
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Jayjayff  +   1008d ago
i don't know what to make of this, but it certainly looks somewhat too crowded the streets i mean. maybe im just imagining things.
cb4g  +   1007d ago
Definitely fake, look at the bottom left corner: it has 235$ not $235.
xX-StolenSoul-Xx  +   1008d ago
Looks pretty legit but still can be fake
marcoskids  +   1008d ago
This ^
DeadManMcCarthy  +   1008d ago
i dont believe it, anybody with decent photoshop skills and alot of time on their hands can make something like that easily.
MrBeatdown  +   1008d ago
If that's a fake, it's a damn well done fake. Part of me is skeptical because the city doesn't look nearly as big as Liberty City, and there's just not many roads connecting the rural areas which could make getting around a pain. But if I had to put money on it, I'd say it's legit. Someone would have to be pretty talented to fake that map and screenshot.
xX-StolenSoul-Xx  +   1008d ago
idk even the menu is like GTA IV so its really hard to tell. But the map does look small. Los santos also looks small.
MrBeatdown  +   1008d ago
Thankfully, it's a fake. Someone on the IGN GTA board proved it...

HeavenlySnipes  +   1008d ago
That's the Los Santos I know and love!
Ezio2048  +   1008d ago
my excitement for this game is increasing with every news.......ohh god!!
Motorola  +   1008d ago
Looks like a PC mod. And as for the 360 buttons. Just plug in a 360 controller and the buttons appear as they do on consoles.
blaze22-qwerty  +   1008d ago
I hope its bigger than this
jon1234  +   1008d ago
thats what she said
NoobJobz  +   1008d ago
And then I said "nope that's as big as it gets"
Rumor  +   1008d ago
Then she walks out and days later you get a mysterious package from Extenze.

.....story of my life.
Con_rTIST  +   1008d ago
You cant tell its fake with the way that character stands, its the exact same way in Gta Ballads of gay tony. Plus thats the exact same pistol in gta 4.
Agent_hitman  +   1008d ago
Let's wait for rockstar's official statement.
NYC_Gamer  +   1008d ago
100% bogus
blade206  +   1008d ago
this gen is going backwards we had three cities last gen and all we get now is one major city wtf rockstar!!!
n4gisatroll  +   1008d ago
Apparently its a gta4 mod.
Libertheme  +   1008d ago
That's what I was thinking.
Wintersun616  +   1008d ago
The city looks way too crowded. Most of it is just small squares stuffed together. The country side looks way too small and doesn't have enough roads to even seem legit. Also look at that guy, especially the face and how bland he looks. Also the color palette doesn't look nearly as bright and vibrant as it does in the trailer IMO. I say that this just a good GTA IV mod.
marcoskids  +   1008d ago
Depends on the scale of the map I suppose. Plus R* might make it like the map in RDR where at normal zoom only major place names are shown but as you zoom in more details for smaller places appear :)
degenerateguy  +   1008d ago
Something about the character's face too doesn't seem right. I'm calling fake on this one.
Kyosukedanteyui  +   1008d ago
What's up with all these leaks?
neoandrew  +   1008d ago
josephayal  +   1008d ago
Looks Like Dubai
thesummerofgeorge  +   1008d ago
So I guess the lesson is: If you're a gaming site looking for hits, a surefire bet is to photoshop yourself a fake "leaked" GTA V screen.
MMOGames  +   1008d ago
They updated the post, announcing it was fake.
Feckles  +   1008d ago
Fake. Obviously.
Sugreev2001  +   1008d ago
I wish this was real though.I mean a separate,disconnected (albeit small) island in a GTA game,would just feel awesome.All in all,a really poor attempt...especially the main character.
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Jason143  +   1008d ago
this is fake. how did this get approved?
archemides518  +   1008d ago
All this goes to show is that this website's "sources" that confirmed the map as real are crap.

And the website as well.
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dreamoner  +   1008d ago
think R* leaking these infos(fake or not) themselves and laughing their asses off of stealing the attention even in these game-paradise days :P
Der_Kommandant  +   1008d ago
This is faker than Pamela Anderson's boobs
john2  +   1008d ago
A nice comment in that site that might help some as so far it was proved that the in-game shot is fake and not the map:

"Now, the in-game screenshot is definitely fake. However I am quite convinced that the map is somewhat legitimate.
I have made some notes on the map, since many of the roads and areas on the map match up with the trailer.
Also, analysis on the other two images:
I also did I test with the error level analysis website, I took a screenshot of part of my desktop and uploaded it. Without editing it whatsoever, it still showed up with the odd colours. Implying it has been edited when it has not.
You can see it here: http://errorlevelanalysis.c...
For all of you under the impression that the map seems smaller compared to San Andreas it isn’t. The scale is absolutely huge when comparing areas on the map with scenes in the trailer."
ZBlacktt  +   1008d ago

After further investigation, it seems that the screenshots are bogus.
Kahvipannu  +   1008d ago
Almost anyone can make "screenshot" like this with PhotoShop. I'm pretty damn sure it's not legit. Hopefully it will be something like this tought.
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