And possibly Eastern San Andreas with Las Venturas and surrounding desert (for now Bone County as said in 3D universe), with influences of Monument Valley, Death Valley, Grand Canyon and Route 66 (R* would probably call this Route 69...). Although it is unknown if Las Venturas is in San Andreas. There is a chance that it has it's own state.
Las Venturas most likely does belong to a separate state from San Andreas, but with its close proximity to the border (as is the case with RealLife Las Vegas) can easily be incorporated and excepted in the San Andreas Region.
The Grand Canyon is in Arizona, and lies far beyond the scope of what i personally expect to be portrayed.
I think they would probably call it Route 68
Well... in GTA San Andreas they also featured influences from the Grand Canyon. I also said influences, because just a desert would be... yeah... boring. Expect something like Mexico in Red Dead Redemption. Multiple different deserts in close proximity to each other.
Route 68 is already in GTA V. Everyone thinks it is based of Route 66, it is not xD It is based of California State Route 86.
This is why Route 66 will probably get another name instead of Rotue 68.
Yeah I did my research xD And put WAY to much time in that...
And in the end, people wouldn't even complain about not having multiple cities if San Andreas didn't have it. But GTA V ISN'T San Andreas 2 so stop expecting it to have everything it had. GTA V may lack a lot of things from SA but what people seem to ignore is the fact that it added more than it lacked. So let GTA V just stand alone instead of forcing it to stand behind San Andreas' shadow and expect it to rise above it.
* Yeah that's just another game of ifs and buts. No one really gives a f*ck at the end of the day, the bottom line is San Andreas did have multiple cities and it did a great job of it for it's time, so many GTA fans expected GTA V to measure up to that in some way. For V, that did not have to be also about multiple cities, but Rockstar could not even get LS right and fully realize it's potential, so it's no surprise that people are crying out for multiple cities.
* No one ever said that GTA V is San Andreas 2, and no one ever said that they wanted it to be either. But with the HD and more advanced console technology now being fully utilized, many of us were understandably expecting GTA V to have everything SA had and more. We even expected it to have all the stuff seen in IV and more too, but IV ended even having more than V in certain areas like interiors and side missions to do with crime !
* GTA V may have added more stuff to the series as a whole, but to be honest, a lot of the stuff that V added was largely useless bullsh*t. Yoga, triathlon, towing trucks, dreaming about shooting aliens, detailed, but boring underwater section, huge map with hardly anything going on and disproportionate natural terrain, poorly implemented wildlife, useless businesses, it was all so mediocre.
* Sorry, but nobody forced V to be behind SA's shadow. That's the fault of Rockstar for not being able to make such a great game out of V that would have made GTA fans forget about SA in a minute. You just seem bitter at the fact that a 10-year old, last-gen game like SA can still put a very more recent-gen, HD game like V to shame.
You know that at first GTA V was supposed to have multiple cities right? They went off this idea for whatever reason... But in some postcards you can still see Northern San Andreas etc.
Probably they went off the idea because they couldn't finish it on time or just changed their business plan. Probably the last one.
Why sell a game for 60 dollars with multiple cities, if you could sell it in multiple parts (DLC/Add ons, whatever you want to call it) for more.
Everything points that there would have been multiple cities in the game. Paleto and Red county are mentioned multiple times, San Fierro is mentioned multiple times. Northern San Andreas is mentioned and SEEN on post cards of Paleto.
Also, pedestrians sometimes have conversations about San Fierro or Northern San Andreas and they act like Northern San Andreas is already there.
So, they probably cut it from the game to sell later on and to release the game sooner. Probably Northern San Andreas wasn't close to being finished. Now they have the time, and the money, to do that.
Also we have GTA Online, which is supposed to be alive and kicking for an eternity. The fanbase is already shrinking rapidly. To counter this, they must release something new... They do that by releasing GTA V for New generation and free dlc, but this will only expand the life of GTA Online and GTA V for about a year (and a half). Not any longer.
They must come up with something new to release withing a year and a half... This will probably be a map add on. It is highly anticipated and would boost sales of GTA V copies and the Add on with tens of millions. especially if you can buy it as a stand alone or retail version (like EfLC).
Also, Cash cards bring tens of millions of dollars to Rockstar, they won't just let go of this "free" money.