Map is 16 square miles

#1 Posted by NicAgent (4688 posts) -
According to http://gamingbolt.com/gta-5-world-map-size-is-49-square-miles-has-a-budget-of-170-million, it is 49 square miles. But my own sleuthing proved otherwise. In this image you see squares that are equivalent to square miles. The size is derived from the legend that is somewhat legible in the bottom-left corner of the leaked photo (you can see the difference between "1000" and "2000" feet on it). As you can tell I designated how much land area is in each square. It totals out to 16 square miles of land. Of course it is worth noting that there is underwater exploration in the game so your exploration potential is in no way limited to these 16 square miles.
#2 Posted by Justinps2hero (2197 posts) -
Its big, that's for sure. But I can't imagine that its the size of San Andrea, RDR & GTA 4 combined. That just does not compute. SA was massive on its own, & this coming from someone who's main mode of transport was the Hydra!
#3 Posted by nomadski69 (3222 posts) -

Looks can be deceiving.

 

GTA IV overlaid - https://twitter.com/iLikeGirlsDaily/status/377444829627564032/photo/1/large

 

Some context can really be gathered by the known segments overlaid on the map - http://b-i.forbesimg.com/davidthier/files/2013/09/1378822017-9999954.jpg

 

Tiny thing that bugs me is there is no visible airfield at the very top of the map, we have one at the south, west and east, but not north, so if your in the north and wanting a plane, looks like a bit of a hike.

#4 Posted by Hiddai (6090 posts) -
That's so amazing!
#5 Posted by NicAgent (4688 posts) -

Looks can be deceiving.

 

GTA IV overlaid - https://twitter.com/iLikeGirlsDaily/status/377444829627564032/photo/1/large

 

Some context can really be gathered by the known segments overlaid on the map - http://b-i.forbesimg.com/davidthier/files/2013/09/1378822017-9999954.jpg

 

Tiny thing that bugs me is there is no visible airfield at the very top of the map, we have one at the south, west and east, but not north, so if your in the north and wanting a plane, looks like a bit of a hike.

nomadski69
I saw that, but how do we know the size of the GTA IV map overlay is accurate?
#6 Posted by 3astSid3 (25 posts) -
Rockstar has no reason to lie
#7 Posted by pimpdaddyjay (399 posts) -
I agree with 3ast sid3 rockstar ain't going to lie about that.
#8 Posted by Enokku (25 posts) -

Its big, that's for sure. But I can't imagine that its the size of San Andrea, RDR & GTA 4 combined. That just does not compute. SA was massive on its own, & this coming from someone who's main mode of transport was the Hydra!Justinps2hero

 

You gotta remember SCALE.