We’re just a week away from the release of the much anticipated Grand Theft Auto V video game and today we have a leaked image of the gameplay map.
GTA5, which is reportedly by far the most expensive game ever produced features a map unlike any other we’ve seen in the Grand Theft Auto series. It’s been reported that the map is so large, the city and wilderness so expansive that you could combine the maps from Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto IV and (AND!) Red Dead Redemption in it, just for a bit of scale reference. It’s literally the size of three games, at minimum.
Needless to say, all of those fancy vehicles and airplanes you saw in the trailer released a few weeks back will be of some important use considering it may take you a half hour (in real time) just to cross from one side of the map if you drove.
Rockstar has formed the map around California as it will featured a Los Angeles like city with a San Francisco like city (though not nearly as vast as ‘Los Santos’ as you make your way up the coast.
The game is scheduled to release on both XBox 360 and Playstation 3 next Tuesday, September 17th.