It’s difficult to hide secrets on the Internet these days, especially when there are diligent fans on forums. A few community members on the GTAForums may have found proof that Rockstar were in fact working on recreating Liberty City in GTA 5’s engine. We don’t know whether this was for the online portion of the game or if Rockstar were planning to use it for the single player campaign, but what we do know is that this section of the map is definitely from Liberty City.
Some members of the GTAForums were looking around the portfolio of Adrian Page, an artist at Rockstar since 2011. Page’s portfolio contains several screenshots of GTA 5, including alpha and beta builds all the way up to the retail release. While most of these screenshots may not look noteworthy, one clever poster (BlackScout) noticed the environment on one of the screenshots looked incredibly familiar. Poster WildBrick142 tried to recreate the same screenshot using the video editor in GTA 4 to compare the two scenes, and it looks like it’s a match.
You can see the proof for yourself at the. As of right now, Adrian Page’s portfolio still contains the . Maybe if its later removed it will prove the forum members may have stumbled onto something they shouldn’t have. Of course, the environment being similar to GTA 4’s Liberty City may simply be a coincidence...
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