At this point in time, there are twenty videos on my Youtube channel showing off a variety of my custom designed races across both the PC and Xbox One versions of GTA Online. Ever since I first got onto it in 2015, one of the first things I had done was get into the Creator and make a few races.
I sought to use a wide range of areas within the map, though even I can’t deny there were a few areas that I liked to return to. With Rockstar adding a greater range of options to build races, such as a wealth of props that easily allow players to take the action away from the limitations of the map, creations could get a lot more wild, as I started to experiment with.
New vehicles to play around with and a Transformed race mode to allow vehicle swaps mid-race brought even more options to the table. I can’t claim to be one of the best map makers, but I always try to find new ways to create a race that makes it unique from other creations. While I’m not going to detail a complete history here, I do want to talk some highlights.
The GTA series has been based in America since its inception (with one London-based exception), but the locations have always seen a complete overhaul from one era to the next. Los Santos and the greater state of San Andreas, Vice City, and Liberty City have been the three main locales whenever a new GTA comes along.
There are others that appear, such as Alderney and Ludendorff, but you won’t find them filling out an entire game other than Anywhere City, but since GTA 1 featured all three major locales in one game it was expected they’d try something different.
However, while many would want to see an HD revamp of Vice City (perhaps even extending it out to include more of south Florida), I feel the time is right to try something new. A completely new location offering completely new opportunities for exploration of not only a location, but story, world building, and the references to real world experiences.
With the rumours and leaks, it seems both are happening, and I made a rendition of the Project Americas stuff previously. This time the detail is much greater as I launch into detailing how I would go about making a GTA-verse Michigan.
I said in the monthly update that I would be unveiling the completely new state of Michigan within the GTA-verse. Instead, I’ll save that for some other time, as I want to put focus somewhere else today. And that focus is on the leaks.
The ones that say GTA VI is nearer to release than we think and give us an idea of where we’ll be exploring. So, using the information gathered by Gfinity, I’ve cooked up a concept of what that map might look like.
From the leak, we have Vice City returning, but there’s some new places that have never been seen within the GTA-verse before. A combination of Cuba and Panama will create the People’s Republic of Del Castro.
Well, it’s more like this fictional island will be based on those two places, but there’s sure to be many influences from both present. Bolivia and Columbia combine to form the Republic of Castellano, with Rio de Neve – the GTA-verse Rio de Janeiro – also being present.