BUT, Los Santos sure isn't big enough to warrant the claim of being the only city.
If you guys don't believe that LS isn't large, refer to this post of deffpony.
|Ok, here is my attempt to get a good scale of LS. We know that the empire state building is scaled 1:1, and I think its safe to assume the LS Bank tower is also scaled 1:1. |
I first proportionately placed a 1:1 scale of the Bank Tower on the appropriate location of the blueprint map.
You can notice in the skydive shot that the tower has a moderate amount of room between the street and the base. I accounted for the space when placing the model on the map.
Then I added a 1:1 3d model of LC. The empire state building and LS bank tower are both scaled 1:1 so comparing them should be accuarate. The variances will lie in whether the bank tower is placed on the map correctly.
I double checked everything because LS seemed far too small but this is as accurate as possible using the two buildings as a reference. However, in my final scale comparison I made LS 5% bigger to account for any errors I may have made.
On paper this should be accurate, but the city seems ridiculously small. What do you guys think??
Now, it is well known that R* is apprently "hiding" the whole game. We practically know the outline of every single facet of the game, except for the northern part of the map.
Now I am interlinking the theories of "LS not being big enough" and "R* hiding part". Where am I heading? To La Puerta.
There have been a minimum of 25 preview articles of GTAV since November 8, and not a single preview mentions the name "La Puerta" or "Los Puerta". La Puerta also happens to be one of the only two name signs - along with Sandy Shores - that Rockstar focused on in any trailer.
There has to be another urban settlement even if not as large as Los Santos, for the proportions between the "metropolitan" city and the countryside just don't seem to gel together.
The fact that Rocktar have explicitly shown almost the full map of LS - including the streets - further suggests the presence of La Puerta, the city.
Edited by Ferocious Banger, 25 May 2013 - 12:33 PM.