Grand Theft Auto V redefined the open-world genre with its enormous virtual rendition of Los Angeles. Now, that Grand Theft Auto VI is in development, fans are eagerly awaiting to see how Rockstar Games will up the ante in its next debaucherous sandbox.
Unconfirmed GTA 6 rumors claim that the future title will let gamers travel to different U.S. cities — like Vice City and Liberty City — and even all-new Latin America-inspired areas. Over the past few months, fan-made maps have theorized just how vast a multi-city GTA could be, but to make GTA 6 truly next-gen, Rockstar should use real-world data to match the scale of traveling long distances, just like Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 does.
While Los Santos might seem massive while gamers are weaving through traffic, it only takes a few minutes to travel anywhere in the city with a jet. It took one player just over eight minutes to fly the circumference of Los Santos in one of the game’s many airplanes. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will allow Rockstar to be much more ambitious with its world-building, and Flight Simulator 2020 servers as a great example of how the company just might pull off something much grander in scope.