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User Info: humptyrump

3 years ago#1
i was thinking about possible settings they could use for the next grand theft auto and it hit me that it would be really cool to see the entire united states represented. obviously, it would have to be designed to fit inside of a video game and easily travel across, but it would be cool to see if you could travel across the entire continental united states, and maybe some of canada and mexico.

do you think we have the technology to create such a large world? and would developers be willing to do?

User Info: Lovecraftiangod

3 years ago#2
No it's not. Doing a space equivalent to 30 square miles is taxing so doing the entire united States is impossible
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User Info: _decitron

3 years ago#3
think about how much boring space there is between stuff. think about how boring it is just to drive to the grocery store.

its a bad concept.

User Info: ninebreaker47

3 years ago#4
Sounds too extreme. I don't know about all of that being feasible... Ever.
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User Info: Mabus51

3 years ago#5
In terms of budget. No it can't be done with a reasonable budget. GTA V already was $250 million and five years of development time.

In terms of resources, let's say you made every state the size of GTA V at PS3 quality. It would still be about 36 Blu-ray Discs. That's a lot of loading and disc swapping. Let's not forget the quality of each city. It would have to be done procedurally, because it would take to many people to go for authenticity.

People would then complain that the missions and NPCs are too similar for each city.

User Info: mjc0961

3 years ago#6
GTA V was already a hot mess starting a mission only to drive halfway or more across the map just to get to the bit where you actually play the mission. Making the map even bigger just worsens that problem.

Bigger is not always better in a sandbox game, unless they make getting around fun like in Saints Row 4. Mindless driving? No thanks, I might as well be playing Gran Forza.
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User Info: knightimex

3 years ago#7
Insert Blu Ray Disc 7 for Denver Colorado.

No thanks.
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User Info: ninebreaker47

3 years ago#8
Lol, never mind the cost of a game that needed 36 blu-ray discs to run.

GTA: "X"

SRP: $179.99
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User Info: digger2003

3 years ago#9
Even The Crew's map of the entire US, is only really 0.5% of the actual size in real life.

There are games that do map the entire US (and the whole world for that matter), such as MS Flight Simulator. But while those maps are fine when you are flying 30,000 ft in the air, they would be pretty boring to be walking around and exploring.

User Info: Melenator

3 years ago#10
They could do regions. But even that would come at a cost as said above.
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