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Over the years, the GTA franchise has been incrementally raising player's expectations when it comes to Video Games and open world locations. Naturally, now that Rockstar is about to be finished with GTA 5 after its PC release date tomorrow, we're getting read to look ahead. Even though GTA 5 is one of the biggest games of all time, we want to see the formula grow for GTA 6.

Close to the end of 2014, we saw Ubisoft release a rather disappointing open world game, however, it did have an interesting idea. The Crew allowed players to drive around a rendition of the entirety of the USA. That sounds like a great idea, but in reality it turned out to be rather bland on its release date. But that doesn't mean that Rockstar couldn't make the idea work for the release date of GTA 6.

How can GTA 6 Improve Upon GTA 5?
How can GTA 6 Improve Upon GTA 5?

Expanding on The Crew for GTA 6?

The Crew took the USA and made it into a smaller, navigable map, which took about an hour and a half to drive straight across. An impressive feat no doubt. However, Ubisoft failed to make it feel like a living, breathing world. The cities may have featured landmarks from the likes of the Empire State in New York and the Grand Canyon in Arizona, but they didn't feel lived-in.

There were basically no NPCs, a very limited number of cars driving around the streets and to be honest, it was all just really boring. But that's not to say that this intriguing idea couldn't work under the guidance of the right team. Rockstar are kind of geniuses when it comes to developing an incredible map, and seeing as we're going to need a big step up from Los Santos, all of the USA doesn't sound so bad for GTA 6.

All of the USA for GTA 6
All of the USA for GTA 6

GTA VI - All of the USA

The question remains though, should the entire map be navigable by car? Or could we see certain cities only accessible my plane? We certainly don't want loading screens to return to the world of GTA. But the idea of say, flying over to the Hawaiian islands for a few missions sounds great. I think surfing needs to be a part of GTA VI for sure!

Loading the entirety of the USA would have its issues. I mean, driving from one city to another could be a real chore, especially if it's just filled with country side and nothing much to do in between. However, Rockstar have spoken about making all of the GTA maps so far a thing in terms of GTA V online. Obviously it didn't go ahead, but perhaps that's the goal that they have in mind for their next title!

GTA 6 Walking Away from GTA 5
GTA 6 Walking Away from GTA 5

So what do you think GTA fans? Would you like to see a version of the USA in Rockstar's GTA 6? Could we be able to drive from New York to California in one go or even head down south to Vice City again? Let us know what you think in the comments below!


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