— Brandon Wenerd (@brandonwenerd) August 30, 2013
Thanks to an image posted to the Internet by Redditor GeENie, today the world got a first look at the map for Rockstar's signature open-world. San Andreas is going to be HUGE — much, much bigger than Liberty City — and features the most green I've seen in a game since Red Dead Redemption. In otherwords, looks like hunting animals is back.
GTA producer Leslie Benzies told IGN earlier: “Because of the scale of the map and the different kinds of areas involved, a countryside without animals would feel quite hollow. At the same time, animals aren’t just a backdrop – you can expect to see dogs guarding areas and causing the player trouble when they try to sneak past them.”
I'm already stockpiling Doritos, Mt. Dew, and body spray — because bathing just isn't an option when you're going full-gamer — for the binge I'm going to go through when GTA finally comes out.
For more on the world that went into GTA 5, I highly recommend reading this incredible Buzzfeed longread:
Hype is real.