GTA V: Los Santos confirmed. Multiplayer confirmed. But don't expect San Fierro or Las Venturas

Rockstar has officially announced that GTA 5 is in 'full development'. Which is a good job, because otherwise all that fuss yesterday over the debut trailer would seem a bit silly. Rockstar North is once again in charge of putting all the graphics and the physics and all the other clever stuff that is assembled during what is known in the business as 'the development process'.

The announcement confirms that the game takes place in Los Santos and surrounding areas, likening the location to a 're-imagined, present day Southern California'. Reading between the geographical lines of that last bit, we think we can now safely say that the whole of San Andreas won't feature. That means no San Fierro or Las Venturas.

But having three cities would just be greedy. Rockstar is already calling GTA V the 'largest and most ambitious game' it has ever created. Perhaps Rockstar will have to move to bigger offices. Either way, there's no question that the newest Grand Theft Auto won't be absolutely huge. And in terms of scenic diversity, we've already seen countryside, mountains, beaches and various areas of the city. That's more than enough. Right kids?

Oh, the announcement also confirms online multiplayer. So that's good.

We can also sort of reveal that BIGFOOT IS CONFIRMED!!!! for GTA V. Check out our '12 things we can learn from the trailer' article for more information.

Source: Rockstar Games




  • Drphil17 - November 4, 2011 2:35 p.m.

    They said they didnt put planes in gta 4 cuz it was to samll, in the trailer to gta 5 we see a hydra jet and a private jet, i would be suprised if the other two cities weren't there especially hearing that there might be 3 playable characters
  • SGTCOOL - November 3, 2011 7:56 p.m.

    I'm bothered by people complaining about there not being three cities. This will be a much larger Los Santos than was featured in GTA San Andreas, guaranteed. If you go back and play SA I'm sure you'll find each of the cities feel pretty small as a result of there being several cities. I want ONE city filled to the brim with detail. It will be glorious!
  • GrandmaSlayer - November 3, 2011 6:14 p.m.

    Never expected those two cities anyway... EVEN though Mt.Chilliad is on the San fierro part of San andreas' map...
  • Meleedragon27 - November 3, 2011 3:44 p.m.

    While I'm kind of disappointed to see yet another R* game taking place in LA (this is the third time this gen, the other two being Midnight Club: LA and LA Noir), I am at least happy to see the wilderness making a return. Screw planes, I want to take a Huntley (or a Landstalker) and go offroading in the woods.
  • Estacado - November 3, 2011 1:20 p.m.

    not the whole San Andreas State? that sucks!!
  • RandyChimp - November 3, 2011 12:51 p.m.

    At no point in the statement does it confirm that San Fierro and Las Venturas are not in the game. I hope they are, and I'm hoping R* release trailers for both cities over the coming months, you know, like suprise reveals. Wishful thinking? Maybe.
  • MyCoolWhiteLies - November 3, 2011 8:55 a.m.

    I live in LA and I can assure people that this city is one of the most sprawling, diverse cities in the US. It should make a great setting for a game like this. Hopefully in addition to the rural areas, they'll have a smaller, Santa Barbara-esque town just outside of the main city as well.
  • JSayonara - November 3, 2011 8:52 a.m.

    Hmmm. Rockstar have always pushed the bar higher. What if San Fierro and Las Venturas are going to be DLC? They must realise that people are going to miss the whole San Andreas experience.
  • ParanoidAndroid - November 3, 2011 8:40 a.m.

    I'm glad they're keeping a focus on one city. San Fierro and Las Venturas are easily my least favourite GTA locales.
  • Jasman - November 3, 2011 7:44 a.m.

    WTF happened to GTA Cornwall!?? I'm boycotting this s**t.
  • CitizenWolfie - November 3, 2011 8:11 a.m.

    Gang Wars over cream teas and real ale? I'm in!
  • Gilligan - November 4, 2011 9:16 a.m.

    Yeah i'm hoping for a Cornwall edition, the inclusion of places like Launceston, Liskeard, Saltash haha
  • inkyspot - November 3, 2011 7:22 a.m.

    I really wanted Las Venturas in there. Anyeay, I'm sure it will still be a badass game.
  • MCN2011 - November 3, 2011 7:21 a.m.

    As long as the environment is big enough and varied enough, they can put as many or as few cities in as they want. I'd happily take an area the size of San Andreas with a single large city surrounded by countryside, mountains and small towns and villages. Think the first island of San Andreas, made bigger and with Mount Chiliad added.
  • trent-power - November 3, 2011 7:53 a.m.

    Totally agree, sir.
  • SolidBaker - November 3, 2011 7:16 a.m.

    without definite proof from Rockstar, you can't discount the fact that they may be holding back on announcing the other two cities for a later date, given the amount of hype that this single teaser has produced, and as you said "the game takes place in Los Santos and surrounding areas, likening the location to a 're-imagined, present day Southern California'." likening of Los Santos to the present day Southern California. I think you read a bit too much into it.
  • Austin_SJ - November 3, 2011 7:15 a.m.

    I guess that this game will be almost as big as San Andrea was, just with a single sprawling city.
  • CitizenWolfie - November 3, 2011 7:11 a.m.

    I'd be really happy if San Fierro was there too but I'd settle for the outlying countryside and desert areas if it means crazy hillbillies and rednecks to contend with. And Bigfoot. I always liked the creepy abandoned areas in San Andreas. I just think it seems odd to include planes (if they are indeed playable) if you only have to fly around one city. Presumably there would only be one airport if there is one city?
  • Redeater - November 3, 2011 6:42 a.m.

    That is fine with me. I would rather have a smaller city with more detail then a larger area with 80% more empty fields. And this is coming from someone who loved San Andreas.

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