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Insane Grand Theft Auto V mod brings Vice City into the modern era

by Brent Koepp
Rockstar Games

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As we await the reveal of the next Rockstar game, a mind-blowing mod brings Vice City to Grand Theft Auto V, making us want to revisit Miami for the next-gen title.

Grand Theft Auto 5 made its debut in 2013 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and has gone on to make billions of dollars across console generations, becoming one of the most popular video games of all time.

However, as players wait on the edge of their seats for what the sixth title in the franchise could look like, an incredible mod answers the question of "what if the series went back to Vice City?" and it's every bit as amazing as it sounds.

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City originally released in 2002 and is a fan favorite.

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Vice City comes to Grand Theft Auto V

Gaming outlet IGN hosted a gameplay video of the Vice City: Remastered mod, which brings the popular 80s themed city to the modern GTA engine.

Created by the Vice Cry Team and credit to lunchxbles, PC players get to experience the beloved city using GTA V's gorgeous graphics to get an idea of what the sandbox game could look like as a next-gen title.

In the video, 5's protagonist Michael De Santa drives down the Miami-based city strip in its all of its neon-soaked glory, and iconic locations such as the Vercetti estate and the Malibu Club are brought to life with modern day graphics.

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Lunchxbles posted a shot-for-shot recreation of Vice City's trailer using the mod back in November, and it truly gives fans an idea of what the popular city could be like if GTA 6 takes place there.

Not only does the fan-created video sync up all the audio and hit all the cutscenes perfectly, it truly feels as though the title had been originally released in 2019, and has us salivating.

While it remains to be seen what setting the next Grand Theft Auto will take place in, at least we have a concept for how it could look like, should the iconic developer decide to take a step back in time.

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GTA 5 continues to crush it in sales by extending its longevity by releasing across multiple generations, and its online mode pulling in insane amounts of revenue.

According to sales tracking site the NPDs, the 2013 Rockstar title has consistently been in the top 10 most sold games month to month, astonishingly even six years after its initial release, cementing the franchise as a media juggernaut.