|QUOTE (Wayne Kerr @ Friday, Aug 16 2013, 22:56)|
When you say "landmass" is that literally the land only or does it include the water between the islands of GTA SA & the islands of GTA IV?
There has always been that confusion on both this thread & the Los Santo size thread. Just wanted to clear it up.
With the old, known maps, I define landmass as everything on the 2D map that is not surface water, and also within gameplay boundaries in the case of Red Dead Redemption. To be consistent, adding the lakes and rivers to the GTAV map would reduce its landmass area, but 20 square miles is only approximate for the real map due to unknown detail of the coastline and missing islands and other features.
20-21 square miles fits the description of GTAV's landmass being 3.5x the size of Red Dead Redemption, with the understanding that only the accessible, fully detailed part of RDR counts.