The GI article made it pretty clear that Vercetti changed his name, and is in fact Michael.
Yeah they said bigger than Liberty City and San Andreas combined with woods, desert and stuff.
Game looks to be huge with single player content.
Ah...didn't they say it was actually SMALLER than San Andreas? Minus much of the "empty" barren desert and countryside, but plus a lot of explorable buildings and areas? --- Now playing: LittleBigPlanet, MK: Komplete Edition, Portal 2, MGS: Peace Walker HD Now anticipating: GTA V, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes