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GTA V to be ‘biggest open world game to date’

In a recent Q&A, Rockstar claims that the next installment of Grand Theft Auto will be the “biggest open world game to date.”  How will the Los Santos airspace be like in GTA V?  Rockstar built the GTA franchise on fun sensless bloodshed and frustrating missions, so hopefully the airspace will incorporate the same elements as the ground.

In a recent Q&A, Rockstar claims that the next installment of Grand Theft Auto will be the “biggest open world game to date.”  How will the Los Santos airspace be like in GTA V?  Rockstar built the GTA franchise on fun sensless bloodshed and frustrating missions, so hopefully the airspace will incorporate the same elements as the ground.

GTA IV boasted a very impressive open world arena, but GTA V will supposedly be even better.  Cruising the streets with a stolen car in high definition is just dandy, but what about flying? 

The Rockstar crew claims that it was not possible for them to integrate an interactive high definition airspace that matched the ground because it took too much work.

“The city was simply too small for effective and enjoyable flying. It was the first time we made a high definition open world, and it was a massive amount of work to make something on that scale – we simply could not make an environment big enough for planes to work properly. Fear not, they are returning in what is our biggest open world game to date.”

Can we expect a flight simulation-esque add-on in GTA V?  Probably not, but what I’m expecting is massive amount of bullets and bloodshed from gang wars in the air.  I wonder if you can hi-jack an airplane in mid air and toss the pilot out the side of the plane.

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