GTA 5 modders are adding San Andreas locations to the already massive map

GTA 5 veterans merge San Andreas locations into the newer game map, with a small demo already available.

Over the past weekend, the tweet below pointed out that several Grand Theft Auto historians were busy working on something new for GTA 5. That would be the Las Venturas project, where a small team is busy taking two San Andreas locations – Las Venturas and Bone County – and essentially adding them to the GTA 5 map.

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The developer in charge of the new project, who is called Antasurris, writes on his Patreon (opens in a new tab) page that they felt was “something” missing from GTA 5. That “something” is both Las Venturas and Bone County, which Antasurris says are ripe for use in Grand Theft Auto given their natural cartoon nature.

The current version of the mod includes “El Castillo del Diablo, Heatstroke Highway, Historic Route 69 and several adjacent roads as well as our hotel The Melasuda”, according to Antasurris. This is spread over three square kilometers, but the final version of the mod is expected to be 70 square kilometers, almost the same size across the entire GTA 5 map.

Antasurris writes that the team plans to have a playable version of the mod available to Patreon contributors later this year in December, showcasing the most iconic road network and buildings of San Andreas sites. There’s no final date for the mod’s launch yet, but Antasurris writes that the mod team will then work until 2023 for “its progressive realization.”

This could definitely be the “most ambitious GTA mod ever,” as Antasurris touts. We’ll have to keep a close eye on the progress of the Las Venturas project over the next few months, especially as we get closer to the demo scheduled for December.

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