Grand Theft Auto V world map leaked

Map of GTAV's setting revealed in an online leak.

The map for Rockstar Games' upcoming open-world game Grand Theft Auto V has been revealed. According to Forbes, the leak came from a "prematurely released copy of Brady Games' strategy guide." The game is set in fictional city Los Santos, which is modeled after Los Angeles.

(Credit: Forbes)

The map gives an indication of the full size and scale of Los Santos, which reportedly sports a larger gameworld than Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and Grand Theft Auto IV combined.

GTAV's three playable protagonists are Trevor, Michael, and Franklin. Players will also be able to access the online component, GTA Online, when it launches on October 1 as a free update to the game.

According to Rockstar Games, real-life gang members were brought on to contribute authentic voice-overs to the game. GTAV will also feature more than 240 licensed songs.

GTAV will be released on September 17 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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robertico7
robertico7

only the map?? the whole game was leaked. better drop this old news down.

ydnarrewop
ydnarrewop

Time to drop this "Top Story" me thinks :)

theKSMM
theKSMM

I avoid leaks like the plague.  I don't want anything ruining the surprise moments I get while playing the game.  Ditto for movies.

blackothh
blackothh

ya know..........for a company that goes against the grain on many occasions, why are there so many articles about things going wrong for their release. I did not know releasing a game could be such a failure.


I honestly could not care less what gets leaked. its not like they are losing business to a competing company making grand boost auto that is using the same assets that is realeasing  a day earlier. I swear they are a bunch of hypocrites. all this leaking is positive marketing for them no matter how you swing it.

mucking_foron
mucking_foron

screen shot of a supposed game map is top story for 5-6 days? really gs? 

Crowgasm888
Crowgasm888

But but but.... it doesn't come out till 2014!

BF4 first, then we'll worry about this one. 

Meanwhile, my PC is so big and powerful that I've put a 360 in one empty DVD bay and a PS3 in another. Utopian gaming ... the way forward. 


johnritter4141
johnritter4141

Im more excited about this than i am about the next gen consoles

johnritter4141
johnritter4141

I think this game is going to score a perfect 10..theres just no way unless a monumental mistake, that can steal this games thunder

J_Dangerously
J_Dangerously

If you click on the full map and look, towards the top, you can almost see Leonardo's head from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

lol I have a better picture of the map that doesn't have all those damn pictures on it

commander1122
commander1122

PC...PC version...ok is time for us to go rock stars forum and start spamming for PC version :D

Saikat1313
Saikat1313

the more i look at this game, more sad i become :( :( we PC gamer cant do a thing :( ... why Rockstar WHY??? 

:'( We wish to play GTA V too u knw :'(

blackothh
blackothh

@Saikat1313 Im a dedicated PC gamer  currently and I take the attitude that if Rockstar does not care about us, then the feeling is mutual and I move on to something else. No sense in dwelling on it. There are 10 times more pc games out there to play then console games.

Quanchi113
Quanchi113

People are saying: 3x bigger than Red Dead, GTA 4 and San Andreas combined, other say: 4x the map of GTA 4 and again... other people say: Red Dead 4x combined. Me, im saying, 5x bigger than the 3 games combined.

Pifaner
Pifaner

You Guys Accept with me or the words of LOKIGODX41?

LOKIIGODX41
LOKIIGODX41

I am so tired of hearing about this series I mean its a dirtbag/murder/crimelord simulator for hell sakes the name is a - FELONY - think about that for a second - the fact that anyone would want to play these things is just wrong

is this really entertainment?

Pifaner
Pifaner

@LOKIIGODX41 You have to think somewhat differently buddy.The fact is that if u dont like it there is no rule that others shouldnt like it man.No hard feelings.

saadomar90
saadomar90

@LOKIIGODX41 I'll be honest, the game is played for merely enjoyment, all the malicious deeds committed in this game do not necessarily carry over to real life. I'd like to think I'm a good person, I don't commit crimes and have a clean criminal record. But I've been playing this game series for over 7 years now. It's all about the guilty pleasure, but it doesn't mean you're actually committing crimes by sitting on front of a TV and playing this game. Just like you don't become a mass murderer/cannibal by watching Hannibal Lecter films. See what I'm saying?

Marky360
Marky360

Well its really more about the lvl of freedom allowed in the game why its so popular. I mean all the bad stuff you mentioned is there but for the most part the real reason ppl play GTA is because it has the most accurate representations of an open world city and the freedom it allows you to do what ever you want. I think even if the subject matter in GTA was different ppl would still flock to it because of its openess and freedom. Just my two cents.

LOKIIGODX41
LOKIIGODX41

@Pifaner @LOKIIGODX41 none taken - i just dont understand the appeal besides the freedom i guess or maybe its a way to play out your darker side?  I should have said questionable not wrong but its just my 2 centsand thanks for being civil

johnritter4141
johnritter4141

@LOKIIGODX41 I think that the issue you point out is one that is very easily drowned out without serious consideration.

Ja-nem-ba
Ja-nem-ba

@LOKIIGODX41 I really thought we got over this when GTA3 came out. It's an escape, nothing else, like any hobby. Don't be a chode.

Mariner32
Mariner32

@LOKIIGODX41 Personally, I like the series for its stories. Yeah, you do some pretty horrible things over the course of the games, but the stories always make it clear that it's a very high-risk lifestyle that goes wrong far more often than it goes right. Your character is never better off at the end of the game than when they started. They are rather heavy games that rarely, if ever, glorify the kind of lifestyle their characters are (often) forced to live.

mucking_foron
mucking_foron

@LOKIIGODX41 @Pifaner Sort of like how Payday seems to be about a bank robbing game. Most games revolve around violence in some way. Most gamers don't or can't draw a line between what's appropriate and what's not. You have! grats. 

chayhandsome
chayhandsome

Ive seen actual gameplay footage from people who have been putting them up on youtube and this game is better than real life, the combats tons better, graphics look great, car driving is better no matter what anyone says its better, if you don't agree play gta 4 you'll notice.

Little details make up alot of difference and Franklin's funny as hell, won't go into specific as i don't want to ruin other peoples gaming experience, but it doesn't affect me seeings though missions can be done different ways, its great i really really can't wait 2 days 12 hours its too hard.

Marky360
Marky360

Where did you find it can you post a link cause I've been looking but can't find stuff.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@Marky360 most of the videos of is that I have been finding on gta5 are FAKES and you can easily tell and also I heard they have been banning youtube accounts for post actual leak videos

chayhandsome
chayhandsome

@shadowhunter0 @Marky360 that's definitely true but believe me i know its real, you have to look constantly because yes they do get taken down so you have to watch them quickly plus other accounts copy there gameplay its impossible to stop leaks this widely spread.

I saw an actual heist mission (jewelery store), 747 flying and this map is MASSIVE. All you have to do to tell if its fake is too look at the GPS that's all. Ive been drooling all night.

chayhandsome
chayhandsome

@Marky360 you have too look them up at  youtube all the time because some get taken down overnight so just type in GTA 5 leaks and keep searching till you find something.


I watched him go into a stripper joint and it is a lot more interactive, throwing money and making it rain so BEAST, see uncensored titties. Ive seen driving like a 5min video, Ive seen parachuting, Ive seen 3 actual missions they look really real fun to play, planes, tennis golf, triathlon, underwater, the list goes on.


Oh and the map its really really really big believe me its BEAST. i would give you some links but they might have already been pulled down, so go to youtube and type GTA5 leaks, to tell if its fake check the GPS its easy to tell them from fakes glhf.

baszzer
baszzer

've seen the leaks and my I was blown. The "wasted" text is back for those longing for info. I was getting goosebumps during watching a walkthrough. I'm a pc only gamer so no spoilers for me as it was just open world. For those console owners waiting for there copies, you will be blown miles and miles away. I promise. You have not seen anything like this before. Close combat is very very improved and fluid.

so_hai
so_hai

Just goes to show: software trumps hardware every time. PC players only have their hardware to flaunt, but without the software, you're just a techie, not a gamer.

Icepick_Trotter
Icepick_Trotter

Los Santos bigger than San Andreas... Which contained Los Santos and 2 other cities?

How is that possible? And why is the state of San Andreas never even mentioned, which is ultimately where this game takes place?

tibtibtibby
tibtibtibby

but the real thing is is this the real map? whos to say this was 'leaked' for hype purposes lol why cant people just wait for the games to come out and then complain or citisize when somethings not there or included in the game ie the 2 others cities from san andras and who cares bout pc pcs are for work and studies consoles are for entertainment

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

@tibtibtibby There have livestreams going up and down for the past two days. It's great. Amazing actually. 

UrbanMessiah
UrbanMessiah

I'm set to play on the PS3, beat it, and then a year later buy it again for the PC and the mods..,life is good. -=)

crapachino
crapachino

Rockstar is still the best developer out there. Schedule's cleared for the 17th lol

so_hai
so_hai

@crapachino But they're not a very flexible developer - they really only have one way of making games.

redskinStu
redskinStu

Just Los Santos...San Fiero and Las Venturas will be DLC.

xGarrettThiefX
xGarrettThiefX

Lets hope they don't screw this game with crappy driving mechanics like the last one.

EL_Bomberdor
EL_Bomberdor

Stop crying PC gamers. This is a console exclusive. Deal with it already

Darkconclusion
Darkconclusion

@EL_Bomberdor It's called a 360 emulator. Decompile to ISO and you can play it on PC.

I'm waiting for the Xbox One though. Since it uses x86 architecture, you can expect the first "Official" quick and easy emulator to be released. (ISO's "ROMs" from the games are easy to do regardless)

Gone are the days of dealing with the few games that are console only. This stands to define why "PC Master Race" is claimed by many.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

also people like you are the reason for all the DRM crap that we have to deal with

so_hai
so_hai

@EL_Bomberdor I don't know why they'd be upset - they have the better hardware, and to them, that's all that should matter.