fine here is it:
I have my facts straight. And no, I won't hate or bash you for your opinion.
But maybe it is your internet which is bad, because when I play in full sessions I don't have problems (unless some f*cktards with bad internet join) But even then, my last freeze was over 2 months ago... And I have a first generation xbox360.
And yeah, I play GTA Online atleast 15 hours to 25 hours a week, so I play a lot.
Well, I am pretty sure that at least the whole of San Andreas will be accessible within the same map (by bridges I guess)
This makes me feel warm on the inside. The first gaming company since Bungie to have true ambitions to take their games further than what was expected.
This is my desires above all else:
All in the GTA V engine. Oh, and the ability to take a car with us. I want to take my Dominator to the streets of Las Venturas <3
Don't expect to travel with your car from San Andreas to Liberty State tho...
For states like Liberty State, Alderney and Yankton I see them using a garage option or something.
However I would love to be wrong and that they make a giant map (like the Crew or Forza Horizon 2) so you can drive anywhere... But I don't think that will happen (not on Last Gen consoles at least)
I think it can be done. For those who have played Skyrim as an example, the map is huge and the detail is very high for your nearby surroundings, but the faraway views are low detail. They could probably do this so that you could see the bridge to San Fierro and then the city is surrounded by fog and you can just about make out the buildings through it.
Go to Chilliads peak and look at the city, and that is something similar to what I mean.
Yeah, but Skyrim was way smaller than GTA map.
However I understand your point.
In the gaming industry we call it LOD: the Level of Detail.
If you are far away a model is very low poly, the closer you come, the more detailed it will become.
They call this cell loading. A lot of games use this because it fills the RAM memory a lot less.
Skyrim however has a problem that if you play too long, you will get frequent crashes. This is because everything what you did is remembered at some point (like chests you put stuff in, dead bodies etc.)
GTA doesn't have this, except maybe your personal vehicle, so yeah, GTA doesn't have to worry about that.