GTA V: No San Fierro, No Las Venturas

Rockstar announcement says it’s Los Santos only.

Sorry, kids. I feel like I’ve just had to tell you your dog’s dead, and now your mum is too.

The internet’s been getting all sorts of excited (which is a nice change from pessimism and bigotry) over that-trailer-you’ve-watched-20-times. But, as we do when we get excited, we go too far. The trailer only showed us Los Santos, but you wanted the whole state. Well, here’s the word from Rockstar themselves:

We are very proud to officially announce that Grand Theft Auto V is in full development.

Developed by series creator Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto V heads to the city of Los Santos and surrounding hills, countryside and beaches in the largest and most ambitious game Rockstar has yet created.

A bold new direction in open-world freedom, storytelling, mission-based gameplay and online multiplayer, Grand Theft Auto V focuses on the pursuit of the almighty dollar in a re-imagined, present day Southern California.

Nothing to cry about though. Largest most ambitious game sounds good to me. And one huge city and the surrounding terrain is better than three itty-bitty ones. As you can see from the trailer, this Los Santos has grown since San Andreas days. Plus, having Not-Las-Vegas just over a bridge from Not-San-Francisco wouldn’t quite fit with their new, realist direction.

Ok, fine, you can cry now.

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