Leaked Grand Theft Auto V Map Is Massive


    But is it bigger than Just Cause 2? - doesn't look like it.
    but that's certainly not a bad thing.

      It would certainly have a lot more detail.

      Believe me the is enormously massive..don't let your eyes deceive you.

      I just started replaying Just Cause 2. Hadn't played it since 2010. There is little better than grappling hooking speeding cars to the edge of cliffs and/or flying as high up as you can in a helicopter then going head first into the ground and grapple hooking at the last second.

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        yeah, i love JC2 - the multiplayer is awesome fun too.

      That's like asking will it blend and I don't think so....just cause 2 maps were 1 or 2: 1,000 sq.km and were 50X bigger than GTA IV some ridiculous number http://www.thegtabase.com/forum/index.php?/topic/636-gta-v-map-size-vs-just-cause-2-other-games/

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        thats pretty cool, coz i remember playing San Andreas and thinking that it was a pretty big world environment.

        im definitely looking forward to seeing how GTA V is and how in depth the map is. i havnt played GTA since san andreas. 3, vice city and 4 (and whatever other iterations there were) never appealed to me.

    Oh lordy...

    Blaine County? More like, find a yeti county amirite

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      Uh oh, if Los Santos is in the Pacific Northwest, then that's Sasquatch country, and there's no way I'm getting my arms virtually torn off and being virtually beaten with them. Count me out.

    I don't feel great about there being only one 'city' type area, but that is the only thing against about 9000 things I do feel great about.

      The city part is apparently bigger than GTA4's Liberty City

        I don't think the city is much bigger, I would say they are about the same.

        Well.. if all the people's math is correct and the landmass really is 126sqm, with GTA4's city being only 17sqm.. I suppose it is possible to be bigger since the city in this map looks around 25% of the landmass..

    Please be better than 4, please be better than 4...

    San Andreas is one of the greatest games of all time. 4 was one of the most overhyped average games in history. They made up for it when they released Red Dead, so I'm hoping the trend continues.

      I think it's going to be amazing (coming from a fan of GTA since the start).

      Considering they brought the fun and ridiculous back that San Andreas had, it will be better immediately.

      My thought EXACTLY, it's why I haven't pre-ordered and am gonna wait it out to see what the reviews are like.

      Rockstar have been involved in some great games since GTA IV, which I didn't enjoy, it just wasn't... fun. Too serious with a boring character in my opinion. But anyway, they published LA Noire which was a great story, as well as Red Dead which has great gameplay AND story. Haven't played Max Payne but I'm sure it was decent.

    That doesn't look that big, I'm sorry.

      gives it a bit more of a perspective on the size

        holy cow, it does put things in perspective.

        Cheers for that. It does make the map seem a lot larger, but I still think I get from one side of the map to the other in under 5 minutes by car - like I could in GTA:SA.

    Red dead map isn't really that big its just the way of getting around that takes time. I remember san andreass I would always use the Harrier or jet pack to get around. That was fun lol

      Except the harrier would travel too fast for the ground to render, so you'd hit a powerline you'd not seen before :)

    Nice, now I know where the air force base is.

    Fighter jets here I come :-)

    Hrmm.. The Airport and Port take up quite large areas.. and generally those areas have not been high in content or detail in previous games.

    One good thing I see there is at the north of the city there appears to be some outlying suburbs. I think San Andreas had these to a lesser extent and I seem to remember being able to do "break and enters" into those sort of houses.. hopefully this kind of thing will be possible again in GTA5.

    Would like to see some side-by-side, to-scale comparisons of the previous games' maps to put it all into perspective.. San Andreas felt large when it came out.. but that was mainly due to the way the map was designed. It was rather large for that generation. In any case.. yeh.. bring on the comparison images.

      When you do get a look at the Imgur image (as well as some comparison images above) you'll get a better sense of the scale and size. The main city area is somewhat larger than Liberty City alone, and even then it only takes up around 30% of the entire map. I'm loving the variety in areas particularly (Liberty City was a coffee-stained, same-same city, whereas San Andreas offered county, city, suburb and desert areas.

      Oh, and let's not forget that the entire ocean floor will be explorable. This detail actually kinda slipped my mind upon first reading this article, but that's actually pretty significant. We have a rather large map full of diverse areas including an entire ocean floor to discover. :o

    Is it bigger then arma 3? 23 square km.

      Based on the scale in the bottom left corner, the map is approx 14km long and 9km wide - 126 sq. km. For comparison, GTA 4 was 17 sq. km and San Andreas was 36 sq. km.

      I've done the scaling here:

        Well Rockstar did say, back in June, that it was going to be bigger than RDR, GTAIV and San Andreas combined.. it's just hard to tell without an official side by side at the correct scales etc

      Altis is near 400km squared. Stratis is 23km Squared.

      Now while this map will be big its no going to be as big as Altis or Panau

        True.. but you don't necessarily want a game like GTA to take 30 to 60 minutes to drive from one end to the other.. it's not a sim, it's supposed to be fun and action and all that :)

        I was just thinking, if it was roughly 15km from north to south (taking into account that the roads aren't straight and you're not really driving from tip to tip).. that's 15 minutes at 60km/h.. of course people don't drive that slow in these games.. so let's say somewhere around the 3 to 5 minute mark to get from the furthest place to the other place. That's quite a long time for a game like this.. any more and it might get annoying for non-sim fans.. I think they've found a good balance.. but we'll just have to wait and see :)

    Is this it though? I've read a few interviews with Houser where he hinted at DLC that might include San Fierro. He could have been yanking our chains, but if he wasn't, and this map is legit, right now I don't see how it could be integrated with the existing island map without being another island itself.

    But again, that's assuming he wasn't taking the piss...

      That's entirely possible.. there's no reason why there couldn't be an island that you have to fly to so it is a separate instance. In the other images that have been pieced together of the map, they show a little island off to the south-west of the main island as well, which is suspiciously absent from this map.

        Pretty much this. Look at how things were done for something like World of Warcraft. They added a lot of new landmasses, difference there is that the landmasses were present for everyone, they just places blocks to stop people from accessing the content if they didn't have the packs (ie transportation)

    I look at this & I am sad.
    I want a PC version... :'(

      Just buy a PS3. They are cheap now. You are not going to get any sympathy from anyone and you are only denying yourself waiting for the PC version which I would think will come out AFTER a next-gen console release of GTA V

        I already own a PS3.
        But all my mates who I intend to play the multiplayer with are gonna be waiting for the PC version & I'm not gonna buy the same game twice.

          Fair enough. They say they will wait but when the whole world is having fun see how long they wait

          I'm a R* fanboy i suppose, but I'm definitely going to buy at least 3 licenses for this game. 360(collectors edition already fully paid)/next gen(possibly a license for both ps4 and x1 to play with both irl friends communities)/PC(for crazy mods). That is if/when they release for those platforms.

          GTA games only came 2 times this gen and I got IV for pc and 360. Still play both weekly minimum.

    Another thing I noticed is that there are a lot of missing roads on this map.. if you compare the map to some of the screenshots, particularly the one with the Vinewood sign, you can see more roads and features in the screenshot than the map is showing. Of course the map is not going to show every tiny blade of grass.. but there are definitely missing roads.. so it's really hard to determine the true scale of this compared to other games.

      Even looking at the image in full resolution it's tricky to see some of the smaller roads so I think there's going to be a LOT we can't see on the map.

      Glad to see some smaller towns littering the place, the regional areas were some of my favourites in San Andreas.

      Yeah I was thinking that. But if we take it at 'scale value' then those roads on the map are about 100m wide. :P

    the darker shaded parts of the water on the map must be the underwater sections which look pretty huge as well

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    The thing that sticks out to me is that the urban area seems to be a similar shape and layout to the Los Santos of old

    Oh man... I was going to hold out for the PC release.. but the more I look, the more I want... the PS3 is currently sitting in the moving box where it has sat for the last few months.. but I might just be soon convinced to get it out... *sigh*..

    5 sleeps to go people. GET HYPE!

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    Mount Chiliad is back. Spent countless hours driving various vehicles off the top of that Mountain in San Andreas. Stoked.

    Its not THAT big....

    Its only *lines up finger and thumb in front of eyes* this big!

      *squints* *lines up fingers* Even smaller when you do this!!!

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