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San Andreas remake with modern graphics shows how a new GTA could look

Published: 18/Jul/2020 14:42

by Connor Bennett

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Three Grand Theft Auto fans have remade the classic San Andreas map using Unreal Engine 4, and to say that it looks stunning might be an understatement – especially as it could be something for Rockstar to follow with GTA 6.

Even though GTA V and GTA Online remain incredibly popular with Grand Theft Auto fans, the nostalgia for games like GTA IV, Vice City, and San Andreas remains. So much so that fans have even come up with the idea of Rockstar taking all of the classic maps and shoving them into one for GTA 6.

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While that seems pretty unlikely, it hasn’t stopped some fans from taking a swing at bringing the classic maps into the modern-day. 

A group of friends have even unveiled the stunning result of their project to put GTA: San Andreas onto the Unreal Engine system and it might just have you begging for a remastered version.

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San Andreas is the iconic GTA game for many fans.

The jaw-dropping result comes from the ArcadiaSquad trio of Santiago Ibarra, Fabian Álvarez, and Juan David Góngora who came up with the idea of remaking the original Los Santos map from San Andreas back in 2016.

Though, they didn’t make a start on their project until 2019 after solving their problem of not having the entire map to use as a foundation for the rebuild. “We finally managed to recreate the entire world of GTA SA in Unreal Engine and here is the result,” reads the description of their video.

Just by watching the video, you can see just how good the iconic map looks. There’s even an updated version of Grove Street with CJ’s home.

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While the map might take your breath away, it is only in beta – as some eagle-eyed viewers will be able to spot some graphical glitches where you can tell that the map isn’t fully polished up.

Yet, that means that the trio’s rebuild could look seriously more stunning in the future and we haven’t even got to get a good look at places in Los Venturas either. Just imagine how good the airport and casinos will look after some polishing.

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Grand Theft Auto movie reportedly coming before GTA 6

Published: 4/Oct/2020 11:57

by Calum Patterson

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Reports from sources who correctly revealed both the Resident Evil 4 remake and The Witcher Netflix series before their official announcements, are now claiming that a Grand Theft Auto movie is in development.

Despite no news of another GTA game (expected to be GTA 6), Rockstar is apparently focusing on another medium entirely for the franchise. According to WGTC, the Grand Theft Auto movie is likely to release before the next installment of the game.

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It’s been over seven years since GTA V was released, back in September 2013. Red Dead Redemption 2 was Rockstar’s next major project, released in October 2018, and they have been pouring lots of resources into the ever-popular GTA Online.

But, perhaps their next project really is a movie adaptation of the iconic GTA franchise, as these sources have supposedly been on the money before.

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Michael and Franklin from GTA V
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A GTA movie would no doubt be a box-office hit.

The report claims that “the project is reportedly in the early stages and will loosely adapt the events of GTA V, presumably bringing us live-action versions of characters Michael, Franklin and Trevor.”

At this point, it’s only possible to speculate about who would play these characters, but potentially the voice actors from the game would step up into the live-action roles.

It’s possible that GTA Online’s success, which continues to add new players and is something of a cash cow for Rockstar and publishers Take Two, means they are in no rush to release the sixth game.

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The movie will apparently still focus on the main characters from GTA V.

The movie industry is currently in a downturn, for obvious reasons arising from lockdowns, but if the movie is still in the “early stages”, it may be some way off still. Not to mention, filming is also made more difficult in these uncertain times.

The same can be said for game development also, and with not even a peep out of Rockstar regarding a new GTA game, that seems to be a long way off still too.